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The best pictures from ‘The Graphic’, 58

Posted in Actors, Best pictures, Historical articles, History, Oddities, Scotland, Sport, The Graphic on Thursday, 12 November 2015

We have selected three of the best pictures from ‘The Graphic’, a nineteenth-century illustrated newspaper and rich source of remarkable engravings.
The first picture shows clowns playing cricket.

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Clowns at Cricket by W B Murray

The second picture shows a boxing match.

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A Survival of Pugilism, a Glove Fight in 1896, "Time!" by H M Paget

The third picture shows the winter sport of Curling.

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The "Roaring Game", a Scene on a Highland Loch in Winter by A S Hartrick

High-resolution scans of all the illustrations from ‘The Graphic’ (London 1870-1902) can be found in the Look and Learn picture library.

The best pictures from ‘The Graphic’, 18

Posted in Architecture, Best pictures, Engineering, Famous landmarks, Geography, Historical articles, History, Leisure, Scotland, The Graphic, Travel on Monday, 9 November 2015

We have selected three of the best pictures from ‘The Graphic’, a nineteenth-century illustrated newspaper and rich source of remarkable engravings.
The first picture shows the unfinished Forth Bridge.

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The Forth Bridge Cantilever Towers in the Course of Construction

The second picture shows a balloon and a ferris wheel.

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Rivals, a Greeting in Mid-Air by H Lanos

The third picture shows the making of the Simplon Tunnel.

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The Making of the Simplon Tunnel by H Lanos

High-resolution scans of all the illustrations from ‘The Graphic’ (London 1870-1902) can be found in the Look and Learn picture library.

The best pictures of relics of Bonnie Prince Charlie

Posted in Best pictures, Famous battles, Fashion, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Royalty, Scotland, Weapons on Sunday, 8 November 2015

The best pictures of relics of Bonnie Prince Charlie are striking images of artefacts worn and arms wielded by the Young Pretender at Culloden.
The first picture shows his tartan coat.

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Tartan Coat which belonged to Prince Charles Edward Stuart

The second picture shows his sporran.

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Sporran of Sealskin mounted in Silver, worn by Prince Charles Edward Stuart

The third picture shows his shield and sword.

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Target of Wood made in France for Prince Charles Edward Stuart, and borne by him at Culloden. Basket-Hilted Sword which belonged to Prince Charles Edward Stuart, and was worn by him at the Battles of Falkirk, Prestonpans, and Culloden

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

The best pictures of Bonnie Prince Charlie’s escape to Skye

Posted in Best pictures, Boats, Bravery, Famous battles, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Politics, Religion, Royalty, Scotland, Sea on Sunday, 8 November 2015

The best pictures of Bonnie Prince Charlie’s escape after Culloden are dramatic images of the Young Pretender’s flight across the Sea of the Hebrides to Skye.
The first picture shows Flora MacDonald helping the disguised Prince into the boat.

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Bonnie Prince Charlie, disguised as Betty Burke, maid to Flora Macdonald, is led by that brave Scottish girl to a boat and safety in Skye by Peter Jackson

The second picture shows the journey across the rough sea.

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Flora Macdonald leads the Young Pretender to safety across the sea

The third picture shows a picture history of the ‘Forty-Five’ Jacobite Rebellion.

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Over the Sea to Skye – the most romantic story in British history by Ron Embleton

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

The best pictures of the assassination of Archbishop Sharp

Posted in Best pictures, Famous crimes, Historical articles, History, Politics, Religion, Royalty, Scotland on Saturday, 7 November 2015

The best pictures of the assassination of Archbishop Sharp are dramatic images of the brutal murder of the Primate of Scotland by militant Covenanters who considered him a turncoat.
The first picture shows Sharp pleading for his life.

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Assasination of Archbishop Sharp

The second picture shows the Covenanters attacking the Archbishop of St Andrews.

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Murder of Archbishop Sharp

The third picture shows the ghastly scene of helpless victim and brutish killers.

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Death of Archbishop Sharp

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The best pictures of James Graham, Marquess of Montrose

Posted in Best pictures, Famous battles, Historical articles, History, Politics, Religion, Royalty, Scotland on Saturday, 7 November 2015

The best pictures of James Graham, Marquess of Montrose are striking images of the Scottish nobleman and Royalist General who was known as “the Great Montrose”.
The first picture shows his victory over the Parliamentarian Covenanters at the Battle of Auldearn.

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Battle of Auldearn by Andrew Howat

The second picture shows a captive Montrose brought before his enemy, the Earl of Argyll.

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A prisoner of Neil MacLeod, the Scottish chieftain with whom he had sought shelter, Montrose was handed over to his old and determined enemy, the Earl of Argyll by C L Doughty

The third picture shows his execution.

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The Execution of Montrose, at Edinburgh, 1650 by E M Ward

Many more pictures of the English Civil War can be found at the Look and Learn picture library.

The best pictures of the Battle of Sheriffmuir

Posted in Best pictures, Famous battles, Historical articles, History, Politics, Religion, Royalty, Scotland, Ships on Saturday, 7 November 2015

The best pictures of the Battle of Sheriffmuir are vivid images of the contest which ought to have been a Jacobite victory but for the Earl of Mar’s failure to press on into the North of England.
The first picture shows the Earl of Mar raising the Pretender’s Standard.

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The Earl of Mar raising the Old Pretender's Standard

The second picture shows Mar’s council before battle.

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Council Held by the Earl of Mar before the Battle of Sheriffmuir

The third picture shows the Young Pretender’s departure from Scotland whither he came after the battle and too late to retake the squandered advantage.

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The Young Pretender returns to France after the unnecessary defeat of his supporters at the Battle of Sherrifmuir by C L Doughty

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

The best pictures of the Scottish Covenanters

Posted in Best pictures, Historical articles, History, Politics, Religion, Royalty, Scotland on Saturday, 7 November 2015

The best pictures of the Scottish Covenanters are vivid images of the Presbyterians whose support of Parliament and the later Williamite government was a significant aid to each cause.
The first picture shows the signing of the Covenant in Edinburgh in 1638.

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Signing the Covenant, Greyfriars' Churchyard

The second picture shows Royalists harassing Covenanters.

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The covenanters by William H Weatherhead

The third picture shows open-air worship.

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Covenanters worshipping by the Banks of the Whitadder

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

The best pictures of the Massacre of Glencoe

Posted in Best pictures, Famous crimes, Historical articles, History, Politics, Religion, Royalty, Scotland on Saturday, 7 November 2015

The best pictures of the Massacre of Glencoe are striking images of this notorious night of infamy in the history of Scotland.
The first picture shows Alastair Maclain, 12th Chief of Glencoe, struggling to get to Inverary and take the Oath of Allegiance to William and Mary by the punitive deadline, which he managed to do no thanks to the weather and the authorities.

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The Old Chief of Glencoe battles his way through snow to Inverary by Peter Jackson

The second picture shows the massacre of the MacDonalds.

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The Massacre of Glencoe by Peter Jackson

The third picture shows Archibald Campbell, First Duke of Argyll, whose Regiment of Foot was billeted on the MacDonalds and perpetrated the massacre.

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Archibald Campbell, First Duke of Argyll

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

The best pictures of the Battle of Killiecrankie

Posted in Best pictures, Famous battles, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Politics, Religion, Royalty, Scotland on Saturday, 7 November 2015

The best pictures of the Battle of Killiecrankie are vivid images of the fierce clash between victorious Jacobite Highlanders and the Williamite army after the Glorious Revolution.
The first picture shows General Mackay’s Lowlanders in the Pass of Killiecrankie to confront the Highland Jacobites.

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Into the valley of the River Garry came the Lowland army of General Mackay

The second picture shows Viscount Dundee in the battle.

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Battle of Killiecrankie: The Charge of Dundee

The third picture shows the death of Dundee.

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The death of John Graham of Claverhouse, Viscount Dundee

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