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The best pictures of Fairfax House, Putney

Posted in Architecture, Best pictures, Country House, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, London, Politics, War on Saturday, 31 October 2015

The best pictures of Fairfax House are picturesque images of an Elizabethan house much altered in the seventeenth century, when Putney was a Parliamentarian stronghold and it was occupied by General Fairfax; it was demolished in the 1880s.
The first picture shows a general view.

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Fairfax House, Putney

The second picture shows the entrance.

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The doorway of Fairfax House, Putney by Waldo Sargeant

The third picture shows the stables.

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The stables of General Fairfax's House, High Street, Putney

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The best pictures of the widowed Queen Victoria at Osborne House

Posted in Best pictures, Children, Country House, Historical articles, History, Politics, Royalty on Wednesday, 28 October 2015

The best pictures of the widowed Queen Victoria at Osborne House are telling images of the determined old lady as monarch and demanding mother of her captive youngest daughter.
The first picture shows a State Dinner in her favourite Durbar Room.

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The King of Siam's Visit to the Queen by W Small

The second picture shows a superb family group in the gardens with the Queen.

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A Royal Family Party at Osborne, August 1898

The third picture shows the Queen at her desk and Princess Beatrice at the piano.

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Her Majesty and the Princess Beatrice at Osborne House

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The best pictures of Osborne House

Posted in Architecture, Best pictures, British Countryside, Country House, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, Royalty on Wednesday, 28 October 2015

The best pictures of Osborne House are striking images of the Italianate country house designed and built by Prince Albert on the Isle of Wight.
The first picture shows a view of the house.

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Osborne House – Isle of Wight

The second picture shows the house and some of the interiors.

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Osborne House, the Queen's Residence in the Isle of Wight

The third picture shows the centrepiece of the Queen’s new extension, the fabulous Indian Durbar Room.

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The New Indian Durbar Room in the New Wing of Osborne House

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The best pictures of Queen Victoria’s sad departure from Osborne

Posted in Best pictures, Country House, Famous news stories, Historical articles, History, News, Politics, Royalty on Wednesday, 28 October 2015

The best pictures of Queen Victoria’s sad departure from Osborne are remarkable documentary images of her Lying-in-State and departure.
The first picture shows the Lying-in-State.

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Her Court was Pure; Her Life Serene; God gave her Peace – the Lying-in-State at Osborne by A Forestier

The second picture shows the Royal Estate tenants paying their last respects.

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Tenants at Osborne paying their Last Tribute to the Illustrious Dead by Gunning King

The third picture shows the coffin being carried from Osborne to its carriage.

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Starting on the First Stage of the Last Sad Journey by Frank Dadd

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The best pictures of the last days of Queen Victoria

Posted in Best pictures, Country House, Famous news stories, Historical articles, History, News, Politics, Royalty on Wednesday, 28 October 2015

The best pictures of the last days of Queen Victoria are remarkable images of the Queen-Empress at Osborne House.
The first picture shows the Queen’s last carriage drive beyond the gates of Osborne.

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The Queen's Last Drive beyond the Gates of Osborne, 15 January by S Begg

The second picture shows the Queen’s last moments.

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Queen Victoria on her deathbed surrounded by her family including the Prince of Wales and the Kaiser by Achille Beltrame

The third picture shows dawn at Osborne on 23 January, 1901.

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Half-Mast High, Dawn at Osborne, 23 January by George Scott

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The best pictures of a timber-framed Tudor house

Posted in Architecture, Best pictures, Country House, Historical articles, History on Sunday, 25 October 2015

The best pictures of a timber-framed Tudor house are vivid images of the appearance and construction of this iconic example of Elizabethan domestic architecture.
The first picture shows builders working on the house.

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Building a Tudor House by Peter Jackson

The second picture shows the construction almost completed.

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Building a Tudor House – the finished building by Peter Jackson

The third picture shows the exterior and interior.

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A Tudor House by Leslie Ashwell Wood

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The best pictures of William Wordsworth

Posted in Best pictures, British Countryside, Country House, English Literature, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, Literature, Nature on Thursday, 22 October 2015

The best pictures of William Wordsworth are images of the poet at various stages of his long life.
The first picture shows a young Wordsworth.

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William Wordsworth

The second picture shows Wordsworth at Dove Cottage.

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William Wordsworth at Dove Cottage by Harry Green

The third picture shows Wordsworth and his sister, Dorothy.

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Dorothy Wordsworth was the inspiration for many poems by her brother William

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The best pictures of the Linderhof Palace

Posted in Architecture, Art, Arts and Crafts, Best pictures, Castles, Country House, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, Royalty on Monday, 19 October 2015

The best pictures of the Linderhof Palace are striking images of this small but perfect example of the neo-rococo in architecture and interior design.
The first picture shows the palace.

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Linderhof Palace, Bavaria

The second picture shows the dining room and famous dumb waiter.

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Linderhof, Dining Room with "Tischlein deck dich!"

The third picture shows the Blue Grotto.

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The Blue Grotto, near the Bavarian King's palace at Linderhof

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The best pictures of Winston Churchill with his famous cigar

Posted in Art, Artist, Best pictures, Country House, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, World War 2 on Friday, 9 October 2015

The best pictures of Winston Churchill smoking a cigar are striking images of the great British war leader in familiar pose.
The first picture shows Churchill on board ship.

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Churchill in a Naval Scene by Roger Payne

The second picture is an heroic portrait in profile.

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Churchill by Dan Escott

The third picture shows Churchill relaxing after the war.

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Winston Churchill painting at Chartwell by Harry Green

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The best pictures of Isaac Watts

Posted in Best pictures, Bible, Country House, Education, English Literature, Historical articles, History, London, Music, Religion on Tuesday, 6 October 2015

The best pictures of Isaac Watts are images of the theologian and places associated with him.
The first picture shows a portrait of the “Father of English Hymnody”.

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Isaac Watts from the portrait in Dr Williams' Library

The second picture shows the statue of Dr Watts by Edward Baily.

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Dr. Watts' Monument, Abney Park Cemetery by Edward Hodges Baily, sculptor

The third picture shows Abney House where Dr Watts lived for over thirty years as a member of the household.

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Abney House, 1845

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