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Archive for September, 2015

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The best pictures of Napoleon’s horse, ‘Marengo’

Posted in Animals, Best pictures, Famous battles, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Royalty, War on Wednesday, 30 September 2015

The best pictures of Napoleon’s horse, ‘Marengo’ are striking images of the splendid white charger.
The first picture is in the manner of an equestrian portrait.

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Napoleon on his favourite charger, 'Marengo' by James E McConnell

The second picture is a famous painting of Napoleon and ‘Marengo’.

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Napoleon on his favourite charger, 'Marengo' by Jean-Louis Ernest Meissonier (after)

The third picture shows man and horse at the Battle of the Nile.

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Napoleon and Marengo at the Battle of the Nile by Angus McBride

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The best pictures of Launce and Crab

Posted in Actors, Best pictures, Dogs, English Literature, Historical articles, History, Shakespeare, Theatre on Wednesday, 30 September 2015

The best pictures of Launce and his “ungentlemanlike” dog, Crab, are striking images of the comic Shakespearean character and his pet.
The first picture shows Launce’s lecture.

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The Two Gentlemen of Verona Act IV, Scene IV by T F Dicksee

The second picture shows man and dog in comic mode.

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Two Gentlemen of Verona, Act IV, Scene IV by Felix Octavius Carr Darley

The third picture shows Launce and Speed with Crab.

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The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Act II, Scene V by Henry Courtney Selous

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The best pictures of Black Beauty

Posted in Animals, Best pictures, Children, English Literature, Historical articles, History, Literature on Wednesday, 30 September 2015

The best pictures of Black Beauty are striking images of the famous horse in Anna Sewell’s classic novel.
The first picture is a portrait of Black Beauty.

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Black Beauty

The second picture shows the carriage accident in the storm.

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Black Beauty

The third picture shows an exhausted and maltreated Black Beauty.

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Black Beauty by Carlos Roume

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The best pictures of Elizabeth Barrett Browning and her spaniel, Flush

Posted in Actors, Animals, Best pictures, Cinema, Dogs, English Literature, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, London on Wednesday, 30 September 2015

The best pictures of Elizabeth Barrett and her spaniel named Flush are striking images of the invalid poet and her pet.
The first picture is a portrait.

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Elizabeth Barrett Browning and her cocker spaniel Flush by James E McConnell

The second picture shows Robert Browning meeting Elizabeth and her spaniel.

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The Poet, the Invalid and the Spaniel by C L Doughty

The third picture shows a cigarette-card still from the film The Barretts of Wimpole Street.

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Norma Shearer and 'Flush' in The Barretts of Wimpole Street

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The best pictures of Three Men in a Boat and Montmorency

Posted in Absurd, Animals, Best pictures, Boats, Dogs, English Literature, Historical articles, History, Rivers on Wednesday, 30 September 2015

The best pictures of Three Men in a Boat are vivid images of Jerome’s comic characters and their pet dog, Montmorency.
The first picture shows the chaotic trio and their dog.

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Three Men in a Boat

The second picture shows the trio in conversation on the river.

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Three Men in a Boat by Paul Rainer

The third picture shows the three in their tent with Montmorency.

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Three Men in a Boat – Cheerful! by Tom Browne

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The best pictures of Bill Sikes and his dog named Bull’s Eye

Posted in Animals, Best pictures, Dogs, English Literature, Historical articles, History, London on Wednesday, 30 September 2015

The best pictures of Bill Sikes and his dog are vivid images of illustrations to Oliver Twist.
The first picture shows Sikes trying to get rid of Bull’s Eye.

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Sikes attempting to destroy his dog by John Leech

The second picture shows a less familiar illustration by Frederick Barnard.

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Bill Sikes by Frederick Barnard

The third picture shows Bull’s Eye watching Sikes attempting to make his escape.

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The last chance by John Leech

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The best pictures of regimental pets and mascots

Posted in Animals, Best pictures, Dogs, Historical articles, History, War on Wednesday, 30 September 2015

The best pictures of regimental pets and mascots are striking images of unusual subjects.
The first picture shows the regimental pet of the Royal Madras Fusiliers.

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The Regimental Pet of the Royal Madras Fusiliers by Samuel Carter

The second picture shows the regimental pet of the 57th Middlesex.

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"Tottie", a Regimental Pet by P Macquoid

The third picture shows the regimental pet of the Sappers and Miners.

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"Sandy," from the Crimea, the Dog of the Sappers and Miners

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The best pictures of the Pet Goat of the Royal Welch Fusiliers

Posted in Animals, Best pictures, Customs, Historical articles, History, Institutions, Oddities, War on Wednesday, 30 September 2015

The best pictures of the pet goat of the Royal Welch Fusiliers are unusual images of this traditional military mascot.
The first picture shows the Welsh mascot.

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An army mascot goat by Clive Uptton

The second picture shows the goat in uniform but at ease.

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"Billy," the Pet Goat of the Welsh Regiment by Edgar G Holloway

The third picture shows the goat on parade.

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The Pet Goat of the Welsh Regiment

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The best pictures of Buzkashi players in Afghanistan

Posted in Animals, Best pictures, Historical articles, History, Sport on Wednesday, 30 September 2015

The best pictures of Afghans playing Buzkashi are striking images of the country’s most popular and very bloody sport.
The first picture shows a fierce match being played.

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Herati Horsemen playing the "Baz Gadeh Bazi" or Goat-neck Game by Sir Edward Durand

The second picture shows more players of this ancient sport.

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Horsemen playing Buzkashi (top)

The third picture shows a variety of scenes including men playing Buzkashi.

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Horsemen playing Buzkashi (bottom left)

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The best pictures of polo at Hurlingham

Posted in Animals, Best pictures, Historical articles, History, Royalty, Sport on Wednesday, 30 September 2015

The best pictures of polo at Hurlingham are vivid images of the exclusive sport.
The first picture shows the opening polo match.

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Opening Match of the Polo Club at Hurlingham

The second picture shows Royal visitors watching a polo match.

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Polo at Hurlingham before the Prince and Princess of Wales

The third picture shows a fiercely contested ball.

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Polo at Hurlingham by W Frank Calderon

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