Blanchard and Jeffries crossing English Channel
Jean-Pierre Blanchard and Dr John Jeffries crossing the English Channel by balloon. They left Dover, crossed the sea, and landed near Blanay, between Calais and Boulogne. It was the first aerial crossing of the English Channel. Pictured is the French coast at Calais, with jubilant spectators, ships and boats.
7 January 1785
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Henry Dundas (later 1st Viscount Melville)
Henry Dundas (1742-1811) - became 1st Viscount Melville in 1802. A Scottish advocate and Tory politician. He was the first Secretary of State for War and became, in 1806, the last person to be impeached in the United Kingdom, for misappropriation of public money. Date: circa 1780s
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
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Noah offering up sacrifices to God
Noah offering up sacrifices to God as a grateful acknowledgement for his deliverance from the Deluge - Thomas Bankes Bible, Genesis 8.20.
© Mary Evans Picture Library
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