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The best pictures of Knossos

Posted in Ancient History, Archaeology, Architecture, Art, Best pictures, Discoveries, Exploration, Famous landmarks, games, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Legend, Literature, Myth, Royalty on Wednesday, 21 October 2015

The best pictures of Knossos are striking images of the ruins and imaginative re-creations of this doomed city, which may have served as the historical model for Atlantis.
The first picture shows Arthur Evans exploring the Palace remains.

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Arthur Evans exploring the remains of the ancient Minoan palace at Knossos

The second picture shows Knossos as it might have been.

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Re-creation of the palace of Knossos by Harry Green

The third picture shows everyday life in Knossos.

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Playing board games in the Minoan city of Knossos by Peter Jackson

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The best pictures of ball games in the Middle Ages

Posted in Best pictures, Castles, Children, games, Historical articles, History, Leisure, London on Sunday, 11 October 2015

The best pictures of ball games in the Middle Ages are colourful images of football and trap ball.
The first picture shows a game of football.

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A no-holds-barred game of football with a pig's bladder at Newgate during the medieval period by Pat Nicolle

The second picture shows trap ball, a probable origin of rounders and baseball.

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Trap ball, as could have been watched by Chaucer's pilgrims, by Pat Nicolle

The third picture shows apprentices off to play football in the street.

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A day off from sewing gloves meant a day playing football in the street for hard-working apprentices by Peter Jackson

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The best pictures of military football in wartime

Posted in Best pictures, Christmas, Famous news stories, games, Historical articles, History, Sport, War, World War 1 on Monday, 5 October 2015

The best pictures of football in wartime are striking images of soldiers playing games between offensives on military campaigns.
The first picture shows the famous Christmas Day game during World War One.

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British and German soldiers play football during the Christmas Day truce in 1914, by Angus McBride

The second picture shows a game played during the Afghan Expedition.

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The Afghan War, Football Match by the Fifty-Ninth Regiment at Khelat-i-Gilzai by Walter C Horsley

The third picture shows Gordon Highlanders playing football during the Second Boer War.

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Football under Strange Conditions, a Game interrupted on the Gordon's Ground at Ladysmith by Frank Craig

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The best pictures of traditional street football

Posted in Best pictures, Children, games, Historical articles, History, Leisure, Sport on Monday, 5 October 2015

The best pictures of street football are vivid images of the early traditional form of Britain’s most popular sport.
The first picture shows the mediaeval street game.

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Footballers of the 15th century by Pat Nicolle

The second picture shows Cromwell’s soldiers stopping street games.

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In the days of Cromwell, soldiers stopped boys playing football by Peter Jackson

The third picture shows village street football.

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Football in the streets by James E McConnell

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The best pictures of skipping games

Posted in Best pictures, Children, games, Historical articles, History on Monday, 5 October 2015

The best pictures of skipping are striking images of skipping games and competitions.
The first picture shows a skipping race in India.

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A Children's Holiday Treat in India, the Girls' Skipping-Race by Robert Barnes

The second picture shows three small girls skipping.

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Are you ready?

The third picture shows a country vicar starting the fun and games.

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A Day in the Country, Pour Encourager les Autres by Sydney P Hall

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The best pictures of hoop trundling

Posted in Best pictures, Children, games, Historical articles, History, Leisure on Monday, 5 October 2015

The best pictures of hoop trundling are lively images of hoop rollers in the streets.
The first picture shows a boy being chased by a peeler.

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Ted Sharples and the Peeler

The second picture shows a Roman hoop trundler documented by Winckelmann.

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Playing at Hoop (trochus)

The third picture shows a boy with a hoop.

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Boy with hoop

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The best pictures of people playing Hopscotch

Posted in Best pictures, Children, games, Historical articles, History, Leisure, London on Monday, 5 October 2015

The best pictures of Hopscotch are vivid images of the delightfully simple but physically challenging street game.
The first picture shows a Cheery Families playing card.

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Master Butt The Brewer's Son

The second picture shows poor London children chalking out a circular hopscotch grid.

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Hopscotch

The third picture shows the great William Hogarth playing hopscotch.

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The Colonnade under the Town Hall, Rochester, Hogarth and the other Pilgrims playing at Hopscotch on the Flagstones by Charles Green

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The best pictures of the British army off-duty in the North West Frontier

Posted in Best pictures, games, Historical articles, History, Leisure, Sport, War on Friday, 18 September 2015

The best pictures of the British expeditionary force off-duty in the North West Frontier are remarkable images of sport, leisure and unlikely entertainments.
The first picture shows the English mail arriving after dinner in an Officers’ Mess tent.

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The Afghan War, Officers' Mess Tent, Twenty-Fifth (King's Own Borderers), Jumrood, Arrival of English Mail after Dinner.

The second picture shows soldiers at a theatrical show.

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The Afghan War, Lyric Theatre in the Camp, Jellalabad by J Schonberg

The third picture shows a football match.

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The Afghan War, Football Match by the Fifty-Ninth Regiment at Khelat-i-Gilzai by Walter C Horsley

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The best pictures of rugby union players

Posted in Best pictures, games, Historical articles, History, Sport on Wednesday, 16 September 2015

The best pictures of rugby union players are exciting animated images of sporting prowess.
The first picture is of a modern rugby player.

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Rugby players

The second picture is of a match at Blackheath.

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A Rugby Football Match at Blackheath, "Handed Off" by S T Dadd

The third picture shows a try being scored from a maul.

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Football, a Maul in Goal by W B Wollen

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The best pictures of the first game of Rugby

Posted in Best pictures, Children, Education, games, Historical articles, History, Institutions, Sport, Sporting Heroes on Wednesday, 16 September 2015

The best pictures of the first game of Rugby are images of William Webb Ellis famously picking up the ball at Rugby School and making sporting history.
The first picture shows that unusual game of football at Rugby School.

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William Webb Ellis playing rugby at Rugby by Peter Jackson

The second picture is a smaller record of the handball moment.

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William Webb Ellis handling the ball at Rugby by Pat Nicolle

The third picture is a more amusing version of events on the pitch at Rugby.

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William Webb Ellis picked up the ball and ran with it… and invented rugby by Richard Hook

Many more pictures of sport can be found at the Look and Learn picture library.