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Archive for October, 2015

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The best pictures of Charles I in the Royalist city of Oxford

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

The best pictures of Charles I in the Royalist city of Oxford are striking images of the army’s confident arrival and the king’s nocturnal flight.
The first picture shows the King’s arrival in Oxford.

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Arrival of Charles I at Oxford

The second picture shows the King’s rejection of Parliamentarian terms.

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Charles I refusing to give assent to the treaty at Oxford

The third picture shows Charles I’s escape from Oxford.

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Flight of Charles from Oxford over Magdalen Bridge

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The best pictures of the Battle of Newbury

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

The best pictures of the Battle of Newbury are striking images of the first major Royalist defeat in the Civil War.
The first picture shows the Royalist camp.

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The King's Camp, before Donnington Castle by George Cattermole

The second picture shows Sir Philip Stapleton, who commanded the left wing of the Parliamentarian army in the battle.

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Sir Philip Stapleton (1603-1647) by Bulfinch (after)

The third picture shows Essex returning to London after the battle.

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Entry of Essex into London after the Battle of Newbury, 1643

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The best pictures of Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex

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

The best pictures of Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex are striking images of the courtier and Parliamentarian whose reluctance to crush the king at Edgehill led to a prolonged Civil War.
The first picture shows Essex in gleaming armour.

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Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex and Lord General of the Army

The second picture shows a fine contemporary equestrian portrait.

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Robert Devereux Earle of Essex his Excellency,. Lord Generall of the Forces called by the Authority of the Parliament for the defence of the King and Kingdoms

The third picture shows a full length portrait.

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Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex and General of the Army

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The best pictures of the Battle of Edgehill

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

The best pictures of the Battle of Edgehill are dramatic images of the first battle of the English Civil War.
The first picture shows the battle.

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Parliamentarian cavalry break through the Royalist lines at Edgehill by Ron Embleton

The second picture shows the battle and the battle plan.

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Battle of Edgehill with (inset) the Earl of Essex and Charles I by Andrew Howat

The third picture shows Prince Rupert’s cavalry charge at the Battle of Edgehill.

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Prince Rupert's cavalry charge at Edgehill, 1642 by Harry Payne (after)

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The best pictures of the Coronation of Charles I

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

The best pictures of the Coronation of Charles I are striking images of the unfortunate king twenty-three years almost to the day before his execution.
The first picture shows the King on his way to the Abbey.

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Progress of King Charles I to Westminster Abbey by William Hatherell

The second picture shows the sacred anointing of Charles I.

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The anointing of Charles I, a sacred ritual which confirmed the ruinous political concept of Divine Right of Kings by A Forestier

The third picture shows a colourful cigarette card image of the Coronation.

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Coronation of Charles I

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The best pictures of Carisbrooke Castle

Posted in Architecture, Best pictures, Castles, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, Royalty on Thursday, 29 October 2015

The best pictures of Carisbrooke Castle are picturesque images of the island stronghold and important scenes from its history.
The first picture shows the castle.

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Carisbrooke Castle on the Isle of Wight

The second picture shows a brief illustrated history of Carisbrooke.

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Carisbrooke Castle by Gerry Embleton

The third picture shows an explanatory image of the famous well at Carisbrooke.

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Drawing Water at Carisbrooke Castle

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The best pictures of Queen Alexandra

Posted in Best pictures, Famous news stories, Fashion, Historical articles, History, Politics, Royalty on Thursday, 29 October 2015

The best pictures of Queen Alexandra are striking portraits of the Queen Consort and Empress of India.
The first picture shows a Coronation portrait.

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Queen Alexandra

The second picture shows a Vanity Fair cartoon.

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Queen Alexandra

The third picture shows the Queen and her pages at the Coronation.

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Queen Alexandra with her pages carrying the Coronation robe

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The best pictures of the Coronation of King Edward VII

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

The best pictures of the Coronation of King Edward VII are colourful images of the historic scenes in Westminster Abbey on 9 August 1902.
The first picture shows King Edward VII entering the Abbey.

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King Edward VII entering Westminster Abbey on his coronation by William Henry Margetson

The second picture shows the Coronation.

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Coronation of King Edward VII by Byam Shaw

The third picture shows a Coronation portrait.

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His Majesty King Edward VII in full coronation robe by S Begg

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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 Edward VII’s court at Cowes

Posted in Best pictures, British Towns, Historical articles, History, Leisure, Philanthropy, Royalty on Wednesday, 28 October 2015

The best pictures of Edward VII’s court at Cowes are vivid images of the Royal family having welcome fun among the charitable visits.
The first picture shows Queen Alexandra making a charitable visit.

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The Court at Cowes, a Charitable Visit by Melton Prior

The second picture shows princes and princesses cycling.

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The Court at Cowes, a Royal Cycling Party by A Forestier

The third picture shows a Royal shopping expedition.

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The Prince of Wales, Princess Victoria, Princess Maud, and Prince Charles of Denmark shopping at Cowes by H C Seppings Wright

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