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Saint Agatha

Posted in Bible, Religion, Saints on Sunday, 31 January 2016

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Saint Agatha of Sicily

Saint Agatha is the Patron Saint of Catania, and is one of the most revered Saints in Italy and especially Sicily, where she lived and where she died a martyr in 251. A predatory Roman prefect of base origins and baser intentions had designs on her which she spurned, for which rejection she was tortured and humiliated, ultimately being placed in a brothel run by a madam called Aphrodisia. This immoral woman advised Agatha to save herself by worshipping the Roman idols and submitting to the will of Quintianus, but she refused with simple rhetorical grandeur and profound moral sureness, proclaiming her faith in the love and power of Jesus Christ. She was subjected to appalling torture and humiliation, but clung to her faith throughout with luminous and exemplary courage. Saint Peter appeared at her martyrdom and cured her mutilated body, which now rests at the Badia di Sant Agata, Catania.

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The best pictures from educational trade cards, 109

Posted in Anniversary, Architecture, Best pictures, Christmas, Country House, Educational card, Historical articles, History, Invasions, Leisure, Music, Religion, Saints, War on Thursday, 26 November 2015

We have selected three of the best pictures from our large collection of 19th and early 20th century educational trade cards.
The first picture shows Wagner conducting Siegfried’s Idyll at Triebschen to celebrate the birth of his son, Siegfried.

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Wagner conducts Siegfried's Idyll at Triebschen to celebrate the birth of his son

The second picture shows Saladdin’s entry into Jerusalem.

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Saladdin's Entry Into Jerusalem

The third picture shows a cook roasting a goose on St Martin’s Day, Germany, in the 18th Century.

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Roasting a goose on St Martin's Day, Germany, 18th Century

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The best pictures from educational trade cards, 97

Posted in America, Ancient History, Animals, Best pictures, Bible, Bravery, Customs, Educational card, Famous battles, Flags, Geography, Geology, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Minerals, Myth, Religion, Saints, Sea, Ships, Travel, War, Weapons on Thursday, 26 November 2015

We have selected three of the best pictures from our large collection of 19th and early 20th century educational trade cards.
The first picture shows Jason making a sacrifice to the Gods to aid the Argo in its voyage.

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Sacrifice to the Gods to aid the Argo in its voyage

The second picture shows gold prospectors in Alaska.

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Gold prospectors, Alaska

The third picture shows St James the Great, patron saint of Spain.

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St James the Great, patron saint of Spain

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The best pictures from educational trade cards, 2

Posted in Actors, Best pictures, Castles, Educational card, Famous battles, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Inventions, Music, Politics, Saints, Theatre on Monday, 23 November 2015

We have selected three of the best pictures from our large collection of 19th and early 20th century educational trade cards.
The first picture shows a performance of a Nativity play in a castle in the Middle Ages.

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Performance of a Nativity play in a castle in the Middle Ages

The second picture shows Joan of Arc wounded at the Siege of Orleans, 1429.

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Joan of Arc wounded at the Siege of Orleans, 1429

The third picture shows the Phonograph.

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The phonograph

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The murder of Thomas a Becket in Canterbury Cathedral

Posted in Architecture, Famous crimes, Historical articles, History, Law, Religion, Royalty, Saints, Weapons on Saturday, 21 November 2015

Everything in this dramatic picture focuses on the radiant and threatened figure of Becket, the famous prelate whose pious and political life was famously cut short by those notorious four knights, who may well have misunderstood Henry II’s murmurings on the need to get rid of “this meddling priest”. The mitre gleams yellow, the cross casts a shadow, the candelabrum crashes to the ground as will Becket a moment later.

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The murder of Thomas a Becket in Canterbury Cathedral by Peter Jackson

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The best pictures from ‘The Illustrated Times’, 91

Posted in Architecture, Art, Best pictures, Castles, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, Institutions, Leisure, London, Religion, Saints, The Illustrated Times on Wednesday, 18 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 a Bazaar in the Grounds of Carisbrooke Castle.

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Bazaar in the Grounds of Carisbrooke Castle by P Brannon

The second picture shows the Pope at St Peter’s.

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The Pope at St Peter's

The third picture shows the proposed alteration of the National Gallery by Captain Fowkes, Architect.

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Proposed Alteration of the National Gallery, Captain Fowkes, Architect

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The best pictures from ‘The Illustrated Times’, 67

Posted in Architecture, Best pictures, Customs, Famous crimes, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, Institutions, Law, Leisure, Religion, Saints, The Illustrated Times, Trade on Tuesday, 17 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 prisoner in the Dock at the Old Bailey.

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The Prisoner in the Dock, the Old Bailey

The second picture shows the Pork Butchers’ Festival on St Anthony’s Day in Alsace.

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St Anthony's Day in an Alsace Town, the Pork Butchers' Festival

The third picture shows the old place of execution, Smithfield.

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The old place of execution, Smithfield

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The best pictures of the beheading of John the Baptist

Posted in Best pictures, Bible, Dance, Religion, Royalty, Saints, Sinners on Tuesday, 20 October 2015

The best pictures of the beheading of John the Baptist are vivid images of the notorious murder of Herod’s famous prisoner.
The first picture shows the guards arriving to behead John the Baptist.

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Death of John the Baptist, St Mark, vi, 27

The second picture shows his execution.

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Execution of John the Baptist

The third picture shows the daughter of Herodias receiving the head of John the Baptist on a charger.

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The daughter of Herodias receiving the head of John the Baptist by Gustave Dore

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The best pictures of the baptism of Jesus

Posted in Best pictures, Bible, Religion, Rivers, Saints on Tuesday, 20 October 2015

The best pictures of the baptism of Jesus are striking images of John the Baptist baptising Christ in the River Jordan.
The first picture shows the Divine light at the baptism.

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The Baptism of Christ

The second picture shows the baptism.

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The Baptism of Christ

The third picture shows a dove hovering over the baptism.

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The Baptism of Christ

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The best pictures of the Knights Hospitaller

Posted in Best pictures, Bravery, Heraldry, Historical articles, History, Religion, Saints, War, Weapons on Tuesday, 20 October 2015

The best pictures of the Knights Hospitaller are striking images of the great mediaeval Roman Catholic Order.
The first picture shows the knight on the First Crusade.

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First Crusade with a Knight Hospitaller (bottom, right) by Dan Escott

The second picture shows the knights’ heroic deeds in Jerusalem.

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Freeing of 1000 captured crusaders by the Knights Hospitaller, Jerusalem

The third picture shows The Master of the Order with Richard the Lionheart.

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Richard and the Master of St John by James E Doyle

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