Available as Framed Prints, Photos, Wall Art and Gift Items
Choose from 101 pictures in our Believed collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.
Florence Nightingale (1820-1910) was born in Italy. She moved to England with her wealthy family and was educated at home by her father. Although it was not deemed suitable for ladies of Florence's social standing to become nurses, she believed that it was God's chosen path for her. She trained in Kaiserswerth, near Dusseldorf and then returned to England to take a post at a Harley Street surgery. Florence Nightingale was sent along with 38 nurses to the Barrack Hospital in Scutari to assist with medical support. As she cared for the troops she gained much respect, writing letters home on the soldiers' behalf and fighting to improve the sanitary conditions of the field hospitals. When Florence returned from the Crimea she received a hero's welcome. She published two books about her opinions on hospital reforms and campaigned for better quality nursing training until her death in August 1910.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
Campaign cloak belonged to Duke of Wellington
Campaign cloak; 1803 (c)-1815 (c). Belonged to FM Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington. Believed to have been worn by the Duke during the Waterloo campaign, but it is not certain this was the one worn at the actual battle, as he probably had several on campaign. The cloak is formed from a single curved panel of navy worsted with violet velvet collar and facings. There is a small velvet button and green cord loop to fasten the collar in foul weather. The main closure has plain gilt buttons by R Bushby of St Martin's Lane, London. There are stitched remains of ribbon ties at the neck and residue of mud spatters, together with possible perspiration stains. Wellington gave the cloak to his lover Lady Caroline Lamb after the battle. Written diaries from the period show Lamb gave it later to Sir Anthony Carlisle and he then presented it to Grosvenor Charles Bedford on 14 May 1823. The cloak remained in the Bedford family until its sale on 14 Jul 2015. The cloak also matches both contemporary descriptions of Wellington's garb on campaign and later portraits of him at Waterloo, some with slight discrepancies. Date: circa 1815
© The National Army Museum / Mary Evans Picture Library
A bearded man stands in front of 3 ornately carved columns
Black and white. A bearded man stands in front of 3 ornately carved columns which are falling into disrepair - one of them has lost its middle section. At least of of the carvings represents Buddha. There are some bottles and bowls with distinctive shapes next to this column. Believed to be an image of some part of the Ajanta cave complex. This complex dates from the 2nd century BCE, and is located in the Aurangabad region of Maharashtra, India.. Part of Box 365, Miscellaneous Part 1. Slide number 5. Date: circa 1900
© The Boswell Collection, Bexley Heritage Trust / Mary Evans