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Archive for October, 2015

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The best pictures of the execution of Charles I

Posted in Best pictures, Famous crimes, Historical articles, History, Institutions, London, Politics, Revolution, Royalty on Thursday, 29 October 2015

The best pictures of the execution of Charles I are dramatic images of the final moments of England’s hapless Stuart king and martyr.
The first picture shows a photo-realist picture which views the scene from afar.

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The execution of King Charles I

The second picture shows the king and executioner.

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Execution of King Charles I by Severino Baraldi

The third picture shows the execution of the king in Whitehall.

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Execution of Charles I by Andrew Howat

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The best pictures of Charles I saying farewell to his children

Posted in Best pictures, Bravery, Children, Historical articles, History, London, Politics, Royalty on Thursday, 29 October 2015

The best pictures of Charles I saying farewell to his children are touching images which capture the intense sadness of the melancholy occasion.
The first picture shows a scene filled with pathos.

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Charles I Saying Farewell his Children by John Millar Watt

The second picture shows the family and very concerned attendants.

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King Charles I bids a sad farewell to the last two of his children to remain in England, Princess Elizabeth and Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, by Clive Uptton

The third picture shows a tearful parting.

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The day before his execution, Charles was permitted to see his children for one last time. "I have forgiven my enemies," he told them, "and I command all of you to forgive them also" – picture by C L Doughty

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The best pictures of the Trial of Charles I

Posted in Best pictures, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, Institutions, Law, London, Politics, Religion, Royalty on Thursday, 29 October 2015

The best pictures of the trial of Charles I are dramatic images of the unprecedented legal process which led to the king’s execution.
The first picture shows a contemptuous King Charles before his presumptuous judges.

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The trial of King Charles the First in Westminster Hall by Peter Jackson

The second picture shows an early engraving of the king’s trial.

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King Charles I before the High Court of Justice at Whitehall

The third picture shows Charles I after the trial.

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Charles I leaving Westminster Hall after his trial by Sir John Gilbert (after)

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The best pictures of Westminster Hall

Posted in Architecture, Arts and Crafts, Best pictures, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, Institutions, Law, London, Politics, Royalty on Thursday, 29 October 2015

The best pictures of Westminster Hall are striking images of the finest mediaeval building yet remaining from the old Palace of Westminster.
The first picture shows the building of the Hall.

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The building of Westminster Hall by Peter Jackson

The second picture shows the snow-covered Hall in the Middle Ages.

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Westminster Hall in the snow by Peter Jackson

The third picture shows the interior during the Great Fire of 1834 which destroyed the Houses of Parliament.

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The interior of Westminster Hall as it appeared when the Parliament Houses were destroyed by fire in 1834

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The best pictures of Roundheads in the New Model Army

Posted in Best pictures, Historical articles, History, Institutions, Politics, War, Weapons on Thursday, 29 October 2015

The best pictures of Roundheads or Ironsides are striking images of professional soldiers in the New Model Army created in 1645.
The first picture shows Roundhead soldiers.

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Roundhead soldiers by Angus McBride

The second picture shows a New Model Army unit on the march.

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Cromwell's New Model Army by Ron Embleton

The third picture shows the well-disciplined New Model Army.

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The New Model Army by Peter Jackson

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The best pictures of John Hampden

Posted in Best pictures, Famous battles, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Politics, Royalty on Thursday, 29 October 2015

The best pictures of John Hampden are striking images of the great Parliamentarian and his death during the Civil War.
The first picture shows John Hampden and his body of troops.

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At a time when the Parliamentarians looked like losing the Civil War, Hampden raised a body of troops who sang psalms and fought valiantly against the Royalists by C L Doughty

The second picture shows the death of Hampden.

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John Hampden was terminally wounded during the English Civil War

The third picture shows his funeral.

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The Funeral of John Hampden, 1643

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The best pictures of William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury

Posted in Best pictures, Bible, Historical articles, History, London, Politics, Religion on Thursday, 29 October 2015

The best pictures of William Laud are striking mages of this high-churchman and the humiliating trial which destroyed him.
The first picture shows a portrait after Van Dyck.

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Archbishop Laud by Van Dyck

The second picture shows the trial of Archbishop Laud.

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Trial of Archbishop Laud by Alexander Johnstone

The third picture is a pamphlet showing a woodcut of Laud’s execution and printing his last prayers on the scaffold.

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Execution of William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury (1645)

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The best pictures of Ferdinando, 2nd Lord Fairfax of Cameron

Posted in Best pictures, Famous battles, Historical articles, History, Politics, Royalty, War on Thursday, 29 October 2015

The best pictures of Lord Fairfax, the Parliamentarian general, are striking images of a forthright Yorkshireman and intelligent soldier-politician.
The first picture shows a portrait.

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Ferdinand, Lord Fairfax

The second picture shows the General deep in thought.

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Ferdinand, Lord Fairfax, General of the Northern Counties by L Hicks

The third picture shows a full length portrait.

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Ferdinand Lord Fairfax

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The best pictures of the Battle of Marston Moor

Posted in Best pictures, Famous battles, Historical articles, History, Politics, Royalty, War on Thursday, 29 October 2015

The best pictures of the Battle of Marston Moor are vivid images of the bloody northern encounter between Royalists and Parliamentarians.
The first picture shows the battle.

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Battle of Marston Moor, 1644 by Henri Dupray

The second picture shows the wounded Cromwell leading a charge.

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Cromwell at the battle of Marston Moor

The third picture shows a victorious Cromwell after the battle.

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Cromwell at Marston Moor by Ernest Crofts

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The best pictures of Edward Hyde, Earl of Clarendon

Posted in Best pictures, Historical articles, History, Law, Politics, Royalty, War on Thursday, 29 October 2015

The best pictures of Edward Hyde, Earl of Clarendon are striking images of Charles I’s Chancellor and Charles II’s Lord Chancellor.
The first picture shows Edward Hyde advising Charles I.

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The King and Hyde at Oxford by George Cattermole

The second picture shows a portrait of Hyde as Lord Chancellor after the Restoration.

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Edward Hyde, Earl of Clarendon

The third picture shows the fall of Clarendon in the great Victorian history painting by Ward.

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The Disgrace of Lord Clarendon, after his Last Interview with the King – Scene at Whitehall Palace, in 1667 by Edward Matthew Ward (after)

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