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The best pictures of wood engravings by Albrecht Durer

Posted in Art, Artist, Best pictures, Famous artists, Historical articles, History, Religion, Saints on Monday, 19 October 2015

The best pictures of wood engravings by Albrecht Durer are images of his finest work in this medium.
The first picture shows The Knight, Death and the Devil.

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The Knight, Death and the Devil by Durer

The second picture shows St Jerome in his study.

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St Jerome in his study by Durer

The third picture shows Melancolia.

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Melancolia by Durer

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The best pictures of the Church of St Bartholomew the Great

Posted in Architecture, Best pictures, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, London, Medicine, Religion, Saints on Monday, 5 October 2015

The best pictures of the Church of St Bartholomew the Great are striking images of the original priory church in Smithfield.
The first picture shows a general view.

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The Church of St Bartholomew the Great, 1737

The second picture shows the tomb of Prior Rayhere, the hospital’s founder.

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Tomb of Prior Rahere, Founder of St Bartholomew's Hospital

The third picture shows the interior.

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Interior of Church of St Bartholomew the Great by Thomas Malton

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The best pictures of the martyrdom of St Stephen

Posted in Ancient History, Best pictures, Bible, Historical articles, History, Religion, Saints on Sunday, 4 October 2015

The best pictures of the martyrdom of St Stephen are vivid images of the early Christian’s terrible death by stoning.
The first picture is a famous painting showing the dead young man become an already transcendent figure.

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St Stephen, "He fell asleep" by Sir John Everett Millais

The second picture shows the stoning of Stephen.

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The Stoning of Stephen

The third picture shows a Jewish mob stoning Stephen in a barren rocky landscape.

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The Martyrdom of St. Stephen by Gustave Dore

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The best pictures of the Conversion of St Paul

Posted in Ancient History, Best pictures, Bible, Religion, Saints on Wednesday, 26 August 2015

The best pictures of the Conversion of Saul of Tarsus show the Divine light beaming down from Heaven as he travels on the road to Damascus.
The first picture cleverly shows the trance-like reactions of Paul and the other travellers without any dramatic light effect.

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Saint Paul – the first missionary's conversion on the road to Damascus.

The second picture is in the dramatic style of a great history painting or Old Master on a religious subject.

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The conversion of Saul of Tarsus by Frederic Shields

The third picture shows the Divine light at the moment of conversion.

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The road to Damascus by Clive Uptton

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The best pictures of St Paul’s escape from Damascus

Posted in Ancient History, Best pictures, Bible, Religion, Saints on Wednesday, 26 August 2015

The best pictures of St Paul’s audacious escape from Damascus show the famous basket being lowered from the tower.
The first picture shows the basket being lowered by Paul’s friends.

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St Paul makes his escape from Damascus by Clive Uptton

The second picture shows a similar dramatic scene.

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Paul's Escape from Damascus

The third picture shows a tower in Damascus, the traditional site of Paul’s descent.

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Tower from which St. Paul Descended in a Basket

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The best pictures of pilgrims at Lourdes

Posted in Best pictures, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, Medicine, Miracle, Religion, Saints on Friday, 21 August 2015

The best pictures of pilgrims at Lourdes show the pilgrimage and crowds at the shrine and sacred waters of Lourdes.
The first picture shows the procession of pilgrims at Lourdes.

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The Procession at Lourdes by Henri Lanos

The second picture shows the Grotto of Massabielle at Lourdes.

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The Grotto at Notre Dame, Lourdes

The third picture shows the immersion ceremony at Lourdes.

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The Ceremony of Immersion in the Holy Well at Lourdes by Henri Lanos

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The best pictures of friars of the Dominican Order

Posted in Best pictures, Historical articles, History, Miracle, Religion, Saints on Thursday, 20 August 2015

The best pictures of Dominican friars are vivid and unusual images of St Dominic himself and his devoted followers.
The first picture is of St Dominic levitating, a miracle witnessed by strangers as he prayed in a chapel at Castres in 1211.

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Father Dominic flies before the King of Spain

The second picture shows Dominican friars among the community.

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People often brought food for the Dominican friars, who had no money of their own by Peter Jackson

The third picture is of the martyrdom of St Peter Martyr, the Dominican friar assassinated in 1252.

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Martyrdom of St Peter the Dominican by Giorgione

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The best pictures of Louis IX of France, or Saint Louis

Posted in Best pictures, Historical articles, History, Literature, Religion, Royalty, Saints, War on Friday, 14 August 2015

The best pictures of King Louis IX, better known as Saint Louis, show the great mediaeval monarch in war and peace.
The first shows St Louis the Crusader in his Royal armour emblazoned with the fleur-de-lys.

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Louis the Ninth, leader of the last two Crusades by Dan Escott

The second picture shows St Louis with the Dominican Friar, Vincent of Beauvais, author of Speculum Maius.

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Vincent of Beauvais reading to Saint Louis by J Planella

The third picture is a portrait.

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King Louis IX of France, or Saint Louis

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The best pictures of Canterbury Cathedral

Posted in Architecture, Art, Best pictures, Bible, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, Religion, Saints on Tuesday, 11 August 2015

The best pictures of Canterbury Cathedral show the magnificent building from without and within.
The first picture is a general view of the cathedral.

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Canterbury Cathedral by Arthur Wilde Parsons

The second picture shows Saint Michael’s Chapel, known as the Warriors’ Chapel.

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The Warriors' Chapel, Canterbury Cathedral

The third picture shows a fragment of C12 wall painting in the cathedral crypt depicting the naming of John the Baptist.

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Naming of St John the Baptist. From a wall painting, 12th century, in the Crypt of Canterbury Cathedral

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The best pictures of Saint Augustine

Posted in Best pictures, Bible, British Cities, Historical articles, History, Institutions, Missionaries, Religion, Royalty, Saints on Tuesday, 11 August 2015

The best pictures of Saint Augustine show him arriving in Britain and performing various sacred rituals as England’s first Archbishop of Canterbury.
The first picture shows Saint Augustine’s arrival in the Kingdom of Kent.

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St Augustine arriving in Britain with his Benedictine monks by Pat Nicolle

The second picture shows Augustine preaching to Ethelbert, the Saxon King of Kent, in 597.

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Augustine preaches to King Ethelbert and an attentive Queen Bertha by Peter Jackson

The third picture shows Augustine baptising Ethelbert.

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St Augustine baptising King Ethelbert by Peter Jackson

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