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The best pictures from ‘The Illustrated Times’, 44

Posted in Architecture, Best pictures, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, London, Politics, Revolution, Rivers, The Illustrated Times, War on Monday, 16 November 2015

We have selected three of the best pictures from ‘The Illustrated Times’, a nineteenth-century illustrated newspaper and rich source of remarkable engravings.
The first picture shows an engagement between Insurgents and Spanish Troops in the River Hondo in Cuba.

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The Cuban Insurrection, Engagement between Insurgents and Spanish Troops in the River Hondo

The second picture shows the Swearing-In of New Members in the House of Commons.

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The House of Commons, Swearing-In of the Members

The third picture shows the Interior of the Fort at Agra.

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The Interior of the Fort at Agra by Frank Vizetelly

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The best pictures from ‘The Illustrated Times’, 40

Posted in America, Architecture, Best pictures, British Countryside, Country House, Famous crimes, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, Politics, Revolution, Royalty, The Illustrated Times, War on Monday, 16 November 2015

We have selected three of the best pictures from ‘The Illustrated Times’, a nineteenth-century illustrated newspaper and rich source of remarkable engravings.
The first picture shows the arrival of Her Majesty at Stoneleigh Abbey.

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The Arrival of Her Majesty at Stoneleigh Abbey

The second picture shows the dungeon of Marie Antoinette.

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The Conciergerie, Paris, Dungeon of Marie Antoinette

The third picture shows the New York 7th Regiment on Georgetown Heights, Washington.

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The Civil War in America, the Camp of the New York 7th Regiment on Georgetown Heights, Washington by A R Ward

High-resolution scans of all the illustrations from ‘The Illustrated Times’ (London 1855-1866) can be found in the Look and Learn picture library.

The best pictures of Judge Jeffreys

Posted in Best pictures, Famous crimes, Historical articles, History, Law, Revolution, Royalty on Friday, 6 November 2015

The best pictures of Judge Jeffreys are striking images of James II’s Lord Chief Justice who delivered severe verdicts at the Bloody Assizes after Monmouth’s Rebellion.
The first picture shows Jeffreys ranting at the peasantry after the Rebellion.

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Judge Jeffreys ranting at the rebellious peasants, whom he sentenced to be hanged or sent abroad as slaves by Andrew Howat

The second picture shows Jeffreys being beaten by a mob in Wapping.

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In 1688 Judge Jeffreys hoped to escape England disguised as a sailor, but was recognised and beaten by a mob outside a pub in Wapping

The third picture shows Jeffreys being led away for his own safety to the Tower, where he died the following year.

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When James II abdicated, the hated Judge Jeffreys fled for his life, but was caught at Wapping, dressed as a sailor, and conveyed to the Tower of London

Many more pictures of the life and times of James II can be found at the Look and Learn picture library.

The best pictures of Church of St Mary the Virgin, Putney

Posted in Architecture, Best pictures, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, Institutions, London, Politics, Religion, Revolution, Royalty, War on Monday, 2 November 2015

The best pictures of St Mary’s, Putney are vivid images of the church where the radical Putney Debates began in 1647.
The first picture shows a general view.

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Putney Church, London by Charles Burton

The second picture shows the magnificent early fifteenth-century chapel built by Bishop West.

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Bishop West's Chapel, Putney Church, London

The third picture shows the church from the south.

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Putney Church, London

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The best pictures of the execution of Charles I

Posted in Best pictures, Famous crimes, Historical articles, History, Institutions, London, Politics, Revolution, Royalty on Thursday, 29 October 2015

The best pictures of the execution of Charles I are dramatic images of the final moments of England’s hapless Stuart king and martyr.
The first picture shows a photo-realist picture which views the scene from afar.

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The execution of King Charles I

The second picture shows the king and executioner.

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Execution of King Charles I by Severino Baraldi

The third picture shows the execution of the king in Whitehall.

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Execution of Charles I by Andrew Howat

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The best pictures of John Kay’s Flying Shuttle

Posted in Best pictures, Engineering, Famous Inventors, Historical articles, History, Industry, Inventions, Revolution on Saturday, 24 October 2015

The best pictures of the Flying Shuttle are detailed images of the new looms which used it for speed, efficiency and weaving wider fabric.
The first picture shows a diagrammatic key to the newly versatile loom.

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The Flying Shuttle Speeds up weaving

The second picture shows a power-loom shuttle.

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Shuttle of Power-Loom

The third picture shows a hand loom with a key to its working parts.

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Hand Loom, with the unmarked fly-shuttle box beneath D in front of the heddles

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The best pictures of James Watt’s Steam Engine

Posted in Best pictures, Discoveries, Engineering, Famous Inventors, Historical articles, History, Industry, Inventions, Revolution, Science on Saturday, 24 October 2015

The best pictures of James Watt’s Steam Engine are diagrammatic images and portraits of the inventor with his revolutionary machine.
The first picture shows James Watt’s steam engine and Watt’s well-known partner, Matthew Boulton.

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Matthew Boulton and James Watt with one of the patented steam engines

The second picture shows the great steam engine.

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James Watt's Steam Engine by Peter Jackson

The third picture shows Watt and the often forgotten inventor, Roebuck.

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James Watt' and John Roebuck perfected the workings of the Steam Engine by Frank Lea

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The best pictures of Iron Bridge at Coalbrook Dale

Posted in Architecture, Best pictures, Engineering, Famous Inventors, Famous landmarks, Famous news stories, Historical articles, History, Industry, Inventions, Revolution on Friday, 23 October 2015

The best pictures of the Iron Bridge at Coalbrook Dale are striking images of the first iron bridge in Britain, a construction which heralded the Industrial Revolution.
The first picture shows the bridge.

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The first iron bridge in Britain, at Ironbridge Gorge by Angus McBride

The second picture shows the bridge and landscape of the gorge.

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The Iron Bridge at Ironbridge by Peter Jackson

The third picture shows an early engraving of the bridge.

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Iron Bridge, Erected over the Severn, at Coalbrook Dale, 1775

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The best pictures of Sydney Carton in A Tale of Two Cities

Posted in Best pictures, Bravery, English Literature, Famous Last Words, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Politics, Revolution on Wednesday, 7 October 2015

The best pictures of Sydney Carton in A Tale of Two Cities show the unlikely hero in court and facing the guillotine, his fate forever immortalised in the novel’s closing words: “It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done…”
The first picture shows Sydney Carton stoic, noble and heroic.

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Sydney Carton in A Tale of Two Cities by Ralph Bruce

The second picture shows Carton winning the acquittal of Charles Darnay, with Lucie Manette and her father in court.

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Sydney Carton's unrequited love for Lucie Manette by Barrie Linklater

The third picture shows Dickens in the foreground and Carton ascending the steps to his death.

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Sydney Carton in A Tale of Two Cities, with a portrait of Dickens writing in the foreground

Many more pictures of the novels of Charles Dickens can be found at the Look and Learn picture library.

The best pictures of Danton

Posted in Best pictures, Historical articles, History, Politics, Revolution on Wednesday, 7 October 2015

The best pictures of Georges Jacques Danton are striking images of the tragic revolutionary figure known to history as Danton.
The first picture shows Danton the rabble rouser.

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Georges Jacques Danton

The second picture shows Danton awaiting his execution.

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Georges Danton's plea for an end to the bloodbath of the French Revolution was his downfall; he was thrown into prison and later executed, by Ken Petts

The third picture shows Danton on his way to the guillotine.

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Danton and his Companions on the way to the Guillotine

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