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Archive for October, 2015

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The best pictures of Fairfax House, Putney

Posted in Architecture, Best pictures, Country House, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, London, Politics, War on Saturday, 31 October 2015

The best pictures of Fairfax House are picturesque images of an Elizabethan house much altered in the seventeenth century, when Putney was a Parliamentarian stronghold and it was occupied by General Fairfax; it was demolished in the 1880s.
The first picture shows a general view.

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Fairfax House, Putney

The second picture shows the entrance.

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The doorway of Fairfax House, Putney by Waldo Sargeant

The third picture shows the stables.

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The stables of General Fairfax's House, High Street, Putney

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The best pictures of Oliver Cromwell

Posted in Best pictures, Historical articles, History, London, Politics, War on Friday, 30 October 2015

The best pictures of Oliver Cromwell are striking images of the farmer-turned-regicide and Lord Protector.
The first picture shows a portrait.

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Oliver Cromwell by Andrew Howat

The second picture shows a young Cromwell speaking in Parliament during the early years of Charles I’s reign.

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In Parliament, Oliver Cromwell spoke for the "poor commoners" with blunt, forthright speeches

The third picture shows Oliver Cromwell within as his man tells the Lords he will not accept the crown.

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Cromwell refusing the crown

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The best pictures of Charles II hiding in the Boscobel Oak

Posted in Best pictures, British Countryside, Famous battles, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, Legend, Plants, Politics, Royalty, War on Friday, 30 October 2015

The best pictures of Charles II hiding in the Boscobel Oak are striking images of the famous incident reported by the king himself many years after his flight from the Battle of Worcester.
The first picture shows a close-up of the king.

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King Charles II hiding in an oak tree

The second picture shows Cromwell directing the search for Charles in the Boscobel woodland.

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The Boscobel Oak by Ernest Crofts

The third picture shows the Roundhead search party below and the hidden king above.

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King Charles the Second hiding in an oak tree by Peter Jackson

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The best pictures of Thomas, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron

Posted in Best pictures, Bravery, Castles, Famous battles, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Politics, Royalty, War on Friday, 30 October 2015

The best pictures of Lord Thomas Fairfax are striking images of 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron and General of the Parliamentarian Army.
The first picture shows a martial portrait.

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General Sir Thomas Fairfax

The second picture shows an equestrian portrait with the army beyond.

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Sir Thomas Fairfax Knight, General of the Forces raised by the Parliament

The third picture shows Fairfax before the redoubtable Countess of Derby, who ever refused to surrender her castle, Lathom House, the last Royalist stronghold in Lancashire.

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General Sir Thomas Fairfax before the Countess of Derby during the first siege of Lathom House

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The best pictures of the Battle of Worcester

Posted in Best pictures, Famous battles, Historical articles, History, Politics, Royalty, War on Friday, 30 October 2015

The best pictures of the Battle of Worcester are striking images of the decisive battle in the Second Civil War.
The first picture shows the flight of the Royalists from the battle.

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Flight of the Royalists from the Battle of Worcester

The second picture shows the flight of Charles II, the uncrowned king without a kingdom.

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Flight of the Charles II from the Battle of Worcester

The third picture shows Cromwell’s Roundheads striking home their advantage.

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The Battle of Worcester

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The best pictures of Scotland’s capitulation to Cromwell

Posted in Best pictures, Historical articles, History, Politics, Royalty, Scotland, War on Friday, 30 October 2015

The best pictures of Scotland’s capitulation to Cromwell are images of fierce resistance and inevitable defeat.
The first picture shows Fairfax’s army routing the Scots.

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The Roundheads crush the Royalist clansmen by Ron Embleton

The second picture shows the Roundheads billeted at Glamis Castle.

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Glamis Castle occupied by the Roundheads by Harry Green

The third picture shows the Scottish regalia being hidden from Cromwell’s men.

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The Regalia or Honours of Scotland being hidden from Cromwell's army circa 1651

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The best pictures of the Battle of Dunbar

Posted in Best pictures, Famous battles, Historical articles, History, Politics, Royalty, Scotland on Friday, 30 October 2015

The best pictures of the Battle of Dunbar are dramatic images of Cromwell’s victory over the Stuart sympathisers in Scotland.
The first picture shows Cromwell before the Battle of Dunbar.

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Cromwell before the Battle of Dunbar, 1650

The second picture shows Crowell and his troops singing psalms before the battle.

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Cromwell and his troops at Dunbar singing the 118th Psalm by A C Gow

The third picture shows Oliver Cromwell in battle.

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Cromwell at the Battle of Dunbar, 1650

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The best pictures of Charles I

Posted in Best pictures, Historical articles, History, Politics, Religion, Royalty on Friday, 30 October 2015

The best pictures of Charles I are striking portraits and scenes of unexpectedly heroic valour.
The first picture shows a portrait by Vandyck.

The second picture shows Charles I in the field as Commander-in-Chief of the Royalist Army.

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Battle scene showing Royalists led by Charles I who was one of the finest horsemen of his day by Paul Rainer

The third picture shows a portrait.

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Charles I by Ron Embleton

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The best pictures of Henrietta Maria, Queen of England

Posted in Best pictures, Historical articles, History, Politics, Royalty, War on Friday, 30 October 2015

The best pictures of Henrietta Maria are vivid pictures of Charles I’s unfortunate consort.
The first picture shows her sitting with the gloomy king.

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Charles I and Henrietta Maria by Fortunino Matania

The second picture shows her portrait.

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Henrietta Maria, Queen of Charles the First. From the original of Vandyke

The third picture shows the queen in hiding.

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Henrietta Maria

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The best pictures of Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

Posted in Best pictures, Historical articles, History, Institutions, Law, London, Politics, Religion, Royalty on Friday, 30 October 2015

The best pictures of the Earl of Strafford are striking images of scenes from the rise and fall of Thomas Wentworth, the statesman and Royalist from Wentworth Woodhouse in Yorkshire.
The first picture shows the trial of Strafford.

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Trial of Lord Strafford by William Fiske

The second picture shows Strafford on his way to execution being blessed by the outstretched hands of imprisoned Archbishop Laud.

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The Earl of Strafford on his way to execution by Hippolyte (Paul) Delaroche (after)

The third picture shows his execution.

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Execution of Lord Strafford by Kronheim

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