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The best pictures of freeing the Thames bridges

Posted in Architecture, Best pictures, Communications, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, London, Royalty, Transport, Travel on Tuesday, 3 November 2015

The best pictures of freeing ceremonies are vivid images of the royal and civic occasions when London’s bridges were at last made free of toll charges to the public.
The first picture shows Putney Bridge.

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Freeing the Thames Bridges, the Prince and Princess of Wales at Putney Bridge

The second picture shows Lambeth Bridge.

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Freeing the bridges – the presentation of the address to the Prince and Princess of Wales at Lambeth Bridge

The third picture shows Wandsworth, Putney and Hammersmith bridges.

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Opening of Wandsworth, Putney, and Hammersmith Bridges, Free of Toll, by the Prince and Princess of Wales

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The best pictures of the Proclamation of King Edward VII

Posted in Best pictures, Communications, Customs, Famous news stories, Historical articles, History, London, Politics, Royalty on Wednesday, 28 October 2015

The best pictures of the Proclamation of King Edward VII are striking images of the ceremonial proclaiming of his accession to the throne.
The first picture shows the Proclamation at Temple Bar.

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The Proclamation of King Edward at Temple Bar, January 24, 1901 by Charles M Sheldon

The second picture shows the Proclamation at St James’s Palace.

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Edward VII being proclaimed king by the Duke of Norfolk at St James' Palace, London

The third picture shows the Duke of Norfolk’s Proclamation from the palace courtyard.

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The Proclamation at St James's Palace, 24 January, "Edward the Seventh, by the Grace of God, King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India" by Van Anrooy and W L Bruckman

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The best pictures of the late Queen’s final journey to Portsmouth

Posted in Best pictures, Boats, British Cities, Communications, Famous news stories, Historical articles, History, News, Religion, Royalty, Sea, Ships on Tuesday, 27 October 2015

The best pictures of Queen Victoria’s last journey from Osborne to Portsmouth are melancholy images of the royal coffin being solemnly borne on the Royal Yacht “Alberta”.
The first picture shows the news of the Queen’s death being signalled at Portsmouth.

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The Queen is Dead, flashing the News to all the Warships off Portsmouth by J Nash

The second picture shows the “Alberta” in the harbour.

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Night, the Royal Yacht "Alberta" in Portsmouth Harbour by Charles Dixon

The third picture shows the Catafalque.

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The Catafalque on the Royal Yacht "Alberta" by F C Dickinson

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The best pictures of travel in the Old Coaching Days

Posted in Animals, Best pictures, British Cities, British Countryside, British Towns, Communications, Historical articles, History, Transport, Travel on Thursday, 22 October 2015

The best pictures of travel in the Old Coaching Days are vivid images of the golden age of the English stagecoach.
The first picture shows scenes from the old coaching days including passengers taking breakfast at a coach stop.

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Scenes on the Road in the Old Coaching Days, I by H Bundury,H Alken,J L Agasse,J Pollard

The second picture shows nightfall on the rural highway.

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Old Coaching Days by A C Gow

The third picture shows more scenes from the old coaching days.

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Scenes on the Road in the Old Coaching Days by Sir John Dean Paul,J Pollard,W Heath,T Rowlandson,H Alken

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The best pictures of the Britannia Tubular Railway Bridge

Posted in Architecture, Best pictures, Communications, Disasters, Engineering, Famous Inventors, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, Railways, Transport, Travel on Thursday, 22 October 2015

The best pictures of the Britannia Bridge are striking images of the remarkable tubular bridge constructed by Robert Stephenson across the Menai Strait.
The first picture shows the construction of the bridge from Anglesey.

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Present State of the "Britannia" Tubular Railway Bridge, across Menai Strait, from the Anglesey Abutment

The second picture shows the completed bridge in use, with a pair of lions couchant at each approach.

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The Britannia tubular railway bridge designed by Robert Stephenson and completed in 1850 by Harry Green

The third picture shows the old bridge, the disastrous fire which caused irreparable damage, and the newly rebuilt bridge.

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The Britannia Bridge before, during and after the fire in 1970

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The best pictures of the Menai Suspension Bridge

Posted in Architecture, Best pictures, Communications, Engineering, Famous Inventors, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, Inventions, Trade, Transport, Travel on Thursday, 22 October 2015

The best pictures of the Menai Suspension Bridge are striking images of Thomas Telford’s world-famous iron bridge across the Menai Strait.
The first picture shows the grand opening of the magnificent bridge.

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The Menai Bridge, built by Thomas Telford

The second picture shows the bridge from below.

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The Menai Suspension Bridge

The third picture shows the height and span of the bridge across the Strait.

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The Menai Suspension Bridge

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The best pictures of the embassies of Charlemagne and Harun al-Raschid

Posted in Best pictures, Communications, Customs, Historical articles, History, Politics, Religion, Royalty on Thursday, 15 October 2015

The best pictures of the embassies between the courts of Charlemagne and Harun al-Raschid are images of the ambassadors, the rulers and the presents they sent each other.
The first picture shows Charlemagne’s embassy to the Caliph.

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Harun-al-Raschid Receives Charlemagne's Ambassadors

The second picture shows Charlemagne receiving Harun al-Raschid’s magnificent water-clock.

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Harun al-Raschid's ambassadors gave a water-clock and other presents to Charlemagne

The third picture shows the Caliph’s ambassadors bearing silks and embroidery.

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Charlemagne receiving samples of fabrics and embroidery from the ambassadors of the Abbasid Caliph Harun al-Rashid

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The best pictures of Scheherazade

Posted in Best pictures, Communications, Customs, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Legend, Leisure, Literature, Royalty on Thursday, 15 October 2015

The best pictures of Scheherazade are striking images of the Caliph’s wife whose survival depended on her remarkable storytelling of the famous One Thousand and One Nights.
The first picture shows the legendary Arabic queen.

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Scheherazade

The second picture shows Scheherazade.

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Scheherazade by Ferdinand Keller

The third picture shows Schariar and Scheherazade.

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Schariar and Scheherazade

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The best pictures of the Treaty of San Stefano

Posted in Best pictures, Communications, Famous news stories, Historical articles, History, Politics, War on Wednesday, 14 October 2015

The best pictures of the Peace Treaty between Russia and Turkey document the diplomatic ceremonies after the Russo-Turkish War.
The first picture shows the house where the treaty was signed.

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House at San Stefano where treaty was signed

The second picture shows the signing.

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Signing the Treaty of Peace between Russia and Turkey at San Stefano, near Constantinople

The third picture shows the clerks at work.

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Ladies and Politics, San Stefano, Five O'Clock in the Morning of the Day on which Peace was signed, the Countess Ignatieff keeping the Chancellery Clerks at Work by G Durand

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The best pictures of correspondents in the Russo-Turkish War

Posted in Best pictures, Communications, Famous news stories, Historical articles, History, Invasions, Literature, News, War on Tuesday, 13 October 2015

The best pictures of war correspondents in the Russo-Turkish War are striking images of life for the journalist in the Balkan wars of the 1870s.
The first picture shows the correspondents’ tent.

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With the Russians before Plevna, Correspondents' Quarters by H Johnson

The second picture shows correspondents in the trenches.

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"Times'" and "Illustrated London News'" Correspondents in the Russian Advanced Trenches by C Robinson

The third picture shows journalists visiting the front line.

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Colonel Wellesley, the "Scotsman," and "The Graphic" visiting the Great Redoubt at Gravitza by G Durand

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