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Britons Collection

Background imageBritons Collection: Kitchener Poster - Your Country Needs You

Kitchener Poster - Your Country Needs You
Poster, Britons - (Kitchener) wants YOU. Join your countrys army. The classic World War One recruitment poster designed by Alfred Leete. circa 1916

Background imageBritons Collection: Uffington White Horse

Uffington White Horse
The famous White Horse of Uffington, Berkshire, probably the oldest example of such a figure, believed to ascribe the victory of Alfred over the Danes in 871 AD

Background imageBritons Collection: Queen Boudicca inciting the Britons to revolt

Queen Boudicca inciting the Britons to revolt
Queen Boudicca of the Iceni tribe inciting the Britons to revolt against Roman domination. circa 60 AD

Background imageBritons Collection: Boadicea (As Forrest)

Boadicea (As Forrest)
BOADICEA (or Boudicca) Queen of the Iceni, encouraging the Britons to defend their country against the Romans

Background imageBritons Collection: Poster, Britons! Your Country Needs You

Poster, Britons! Your Country Needs You

Background imageBritons Collection: Roman Wall, Wales

Roman Wall, Wales
This fine Roman wall at Caerwent, Monmouthshire, Wales, is part of the remains of the Roman city of Venta Silurum, the tribal capital of the Silures. Date: 1st century

Background imageBritons Collection: Julius Caesar invading Britain

Julius Caesar invading Britain
Caesar at the coast of Britain surveying his new opponents who have already assembled upon a cliff on horseback awaiting Roman attack. Date: 51 B.C

Background imageBritons Collection: Two Ancient Britons, male and female

Two Ancient Britons, male and female, painted with woad (a blue dye) and armed with swords and spears

Background imageBritons Collection: Tatler front-cover: The Prince of Wales

Tatler front-cover: The Prince of Wales
The Prince of Wales, later King Edward VIII. Caption reads Our prince has the happiest of smiles- and so he ought to have, as the whole of his future subjects love him and are proud of him

Background imageBritons Collection: Britons, tattooed Caledonians and Queen Boudica

Britons, tattooed Caledonians and Queen Boudica
Ancient Briton with spear and shield, naked Caledonians with woad tattoos, and Queen Boudica with wooden chariot. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Verico from Giulio Ferrarios Costumes Ancient

Background imageBritons Collection: Julius Caesars invasion of Britain

Julius Caesars invasion of Britain
This picture shows the British forces trying to prevent Roman soldiers from landing on the shores of Kent. The Romans, following the standard bearer, wade from their ship toward the shore. Date: 54 BC

Background imageBritons Collection: Scene in a Bronze Age foundry

Scene in a Bronze Age foundry, showing men pouring molten metal into a container, and various weapons on display. BCE

Background imageBritons Collection: A Bard singing to Ancient Britons

A Bard singing to Ancient Britons
A Bard singing his poetry for the Britons around the campfire. These soldiers would be fighting their rivals in battle the next day... Date: circa 43 AD

Background imageBritons Collection: Prehistoric men hunting a mammoth in Britain

Prehistoric men hunting a mammoth in Britain
Early Prehistoric Britons prepare to hunt a Woolly Mammoth. Date: Prehistoric

Background imageBritons Collection: Selfridge and Co Advertisement

Selfridge and Co Advertisement
An advertisement illustration for Selfridge & Co, Ltd, aptly titled, The Romance of Commerce. 1, 000 years B.C. the Phoenicians traded with the Ancient Britons

Background imageBritons Collection: Branch of pink plum blossom

Branch of pink plum blossom. Color woodblock mokuhanga from Kaishien Gaden, Japanese edition of Wang Gais Jieziyuan Huazhaun or Manual of the Mustard Seed Garden, Second Collection, Ichimura Bunko

Background imageBritons Collection: King Alfred, Angles, Saxons and Norsemen

King Alfred, Angles, Saxons and Norsemen
King Alfred the Great, Angles, Saxons and Norsemen, agriculture, ships and churches. (3 of 4) 9th century

Background imageBritons Collection: Venerable Bede finishing his translation of St Johns Gospel

Venerable Bede finishing his translation of St Johns Gospel into Anglo-Saxon, not long before he died. Date: 735

Background imageBritons Collection: King William I, Normans, Architecture, Laws, Art, Learning

King William I, Normans, Architecture, Laws, Art, Learning
King William I (The Conqueror), Normans, architecture, laws, art and learning. (4 of 4) 11th century

Background imageBritons Collection: Phoenicians trading with Early Britons

Phoenicians trading with Early Britons, exchanging richly coloured cloths for animal skins and furs. Date: BCE

Background imageBritons Collection: Romans in Britain - Hadrian, Temples, Christianity

Romans in Britain - Hadrian, Temples, Christianity
Romans in Britain - Emperor Hadrian, Hadrians Wall, roads, temples and Christianity. (2 of 4) 1st century

Background imageBritons Collection: Romans in Britain - Ancient Britons and Boudicca

Romans in Britain - Ancient Britons and Boudicca, Stonehenge, cromlech or dolmen, pottery, stone weapons and tools. (1 of 4) 1st century

Background imageBritons Collection: Hunting for food in the later Ice Age

Hunting for food in the later Ice Age (Last Glacial Period), showing a family of cave dwellers with bow and arrow. At this time there was no English Channel

Background imageBritons Collection: Boadicea Haranguing the Britons

Boadicea Haranguing the Britons
Boadicea (Boudica, Queen of the Iceni) Haranguing the Britons. circa AD 60

Background imageBritons Collection: WICKER MAN (2)

WICKER MAN (2)
The WICKER MAN in which the ancient Britons are supposed to have placed victims, setting it alight as a burnt offering to their gods Date: BC

Background imageBritons Collection: WICKER MAN (1)

WICKER MAN (1)
The WICKER MAN in which the ancient Britons are supposed to have placed victims, setting it alight as a burnt offering to their gods Date: BC

Background imageBritons Collection: Caractacus before Claudius

Caractacus before Claudius. Caractacus was a British King who fought against the Roman invaders. The Romans won the battle by ambushing the Britons, capturing Caractacuss wife, daughter and brother

Background imageBritons Collection: Bronze statue of Boudicca and Big Ben - Westminster

Bronze statue of Boudicca and Big Ben - Westminster
Queen of the Iceni - This bronze statue of Boadicea (Boudicca), at the foot of Westminster Bridge, London, was sculpted in 1850 by Thomas Thornycroft. The iconic shape of Big Ben looms behind

Background imageBritons Collection: Advert for Wolsey pure wool underwear 1914

Advert for Wolsey pure wool underwear 1914
Advertisement for Wolsey pure wool underwear, made in Britain, by Britons. September 1914

Background imageBritons Collection: Stamping Clay by Foot

Stamping Clay by Foot
This method of stamping clay by foot was still employed as late as the 1930s for making the large pots used for melting glass - the method used by the Ancient Britons. Date: 17 February 1933

Background imageBritons Collection: In England 2, 000 years ago: a prehistoric lake village

In England 2, 000 years ago: a prehistoric lake village
In England 2, 000 years ago: a prehistoric village organised and defended.The entrance to Glastonbury lake village of the ancient Britons: the skilfully built landing-stage

Background imageBritons Collection: Peace Day in Trafalgar Square by Eduardo Matania

Peace Day in Trafalgar Square by Eduardo Matania
Revellers in Trafalgar Square dancing and waving flags during the Peace Day celebrations in London, July 1919. Date: 1919

Background imageBritons Collection: WWI Poster, Britons! Your Country Needs You

WWI Poster, Britons! Your Country Needs You
WWI Parliamentary Recruiting Committee Poster, Britons! Your Country Needs You. Dramatic red text superimposed on a map of the British Isles. Date: 1915

Background imageBritons Collection: Reading Armistice terms on a village green by night

Reading Armistice terms on a village green by night
A small group of British villagers, having received a newspaper containing the terms of the Armistice, signalling the end of the First World War, gather around on a village green to hear the news

Background imageBritons Collection: Re-enactment at Royal Tournament, Olympia, London

Re-enactment at Royal Tournament, Olympia, London
A re-enactment of the Invasion of Britain by the Romans, at the Royal Tournament, Olympia, London. Date: 1921

Background imageBritons Collection: Wartime in London, WW1

Wartime in London, WW1
A two page spread, showing what happened in Hyde park during WW1, telling of the different lifestyles of each soldier. The illustration is showing how Hyde park had changed since the war started but

Background imageBritons Collection: The Ancient Briton on his Crannog

The Ancient Briton on his Crannog
An artists impression of the interior of an ancient British dwelling, of the type to be found at the lake village near Glastonbury, Somerset

Background imageBritons Collection: Coracle Fisherman

Coracle Fisherman
A coracle fisherman on the River Teifi, at Cenarth, Carmarthenshire, Wales. The coracle was used as a river craft by Ancient Britons. Date: 1960s

Background imageBritons Collection: Roman invasion of Britain

Roman invasion of Britain
Julius Caesar leads an attempted landing on the British mainland, somewhere on the Kent coastline. Facing the Britons gathered on the shore

Background imageBritons Collection: Cassivellaunus

Cassivellaunus, opposing Julius Caesars second invasion of Britain, rouses his followers with a speech, pointing out the Roman camp on the hill behind him, the Romans lined up for the attack

Background imageBritons Collection: Roman merchants attacked by Britons

Roman merchants attacked by Britons
A Roman merchant, travelling through a forest with his servants and merchandise, is attacked by a band of robbers Date: A.D. 1

Background imageBritons Collection: Lake-dwellers attacked

Lake-dwellers attacked
Lake-dwelling Britons near Glastonbury are attacked by rival land-dwellers

Background imageBritons Collection: Britons in Chariots

Britons in Chariots
Ancient Britons use various types of chariot to attack the invading Roman infantry. Date: 54 B.C

Background imageBritons Collection: The first Saxons in Britain

The first Saxons in Britain
When the Romans withdrew their troops from Britain after about 400 years, the British King needed help with organising his army, so two Saxons

Background imageBritons Collection: Belgic Britons Bc

Belgic Britons Bc
Belgic Briton, whose people settled in Britain during the second century BC : depicted with one of the Cassiterides Date: 2nd century BC

Background imageBritons Collection: Sunday Afternoon in a Picture Gallery, 1879

Sunday Afternoon in a Picture Gallery, 1879
Engraving showing a group of Victorian Britons admiring the paintings in an art gallery, 1879. This image was originally entitled Sunday Afternoon in a Picture Gallery and was drawn from life

Background imageBritons Collection: Immigrants arriving at Winnipeg, Canada, 1909

Immigrants arriving at Winnipeg, Canada, 1909
Photograph of crowds of immigrants arriving at the train station in Winnipeg, Canada, 1909. Winnipeg was at that time the chief distributing centre for Western Canada

Background imageBritons Collection: Losing America

Losing America
News from America, or the Patriots in the Dumps - Britons hear from lord North that their American colonies are revolting



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