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Background imageChallenge Collection: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by William McLaren

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by William McLaren
King Arthur welcomes the Green Knight into the Banqueting Hall and invites him to dismount and eat with the company. Everyone is amazed to see the unexpected visitor

Background imageChallenge Collection: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by William McLaren

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by William McLaren
The Green Knight rides over the bridge into Camelot Castle on New Years Day. He will set King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table a special challenge

Background imageChallenge Collection: Mount Everest Expedition 1924

Mount Everest Expedition 1924
Mount Everest Expedition, 1924. Led by General The Hon. C. B. Bruce C.B. A view of Mount Everest from the Base Camp in the Rongbuk Valley, Tibet. Sent (and signed on front) by J. B. L

Background imageChallenge Collection: Richard II interrupting a tournament

Richard II interrupting a tournament
Richard II stopping a tournament between Thomas Mowbray, Duke of Norfolk, and Henry Bolingbroke, Duke of Hereford -- a scene which comes at the beginning of Shakespeares play

Background imageChallenge Collection: Challenge / Clipper

Challenge / Clipper
The American clipper ship Challenge, of New York

Background imageChallenge Collection: The FA Cup Final 1899

The FA Cup Final 1899
The 1899 FA Cup Final was contested by Sheffield United and Derby County at Crystal Palace, London. Sheffield United won 4-1, with goals scored by John Almond, Walter Bennett

Background imageChallenge Collection: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by William McLaren

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by William McLaren
Sir Gawain takes up the challenge. As instructed by the Green Knight, he swings the battleaxe and cuts off the Green Knights head. The head falls off and rolls towards the banqueting guests

Background imageChallenge Collection: Eton Vs Blackburn 1882 / 3

Eton Vs Blackburn 1882 / 3
The Final of the Football Association Challenge Cup : The Old Etonians beaten by Blackburn Olympic

Background imageChallenge Collection: Henley Regatta 1955

Henley Regatta 1955
The final of the Ladies Challenge Plate. The Queens College Cambridge eight defeat their opponents from Lady Margaret College, Cambridge

Background imageChallenge Collection: The Schneider Trophy 1931 - Calshot Spit, England

The Schneider Trophy 1931 - Calshot Spit, England
Souvenir Programme for the Schneider Trophy of 1929 held at Calshot Spit, England. The Coupe d Aviation Maritime Jacques Schneider (commonly called the Schneider Trophy or Schneider Prize)

Background imageChallenge Collection: Lady Dufferin, Wife of 8th Viceroy of India

Lady Dufferin, Wife of 8th Viceroy of India
Hariot Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, Marchioness of Dufferin and Ava (Lady Dufferin, 1843-1936), wife of Frederick Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, 1st Marquess of Dufferin and Ava, 8th Viceroy of India

Background imageChallenge Collection: Hubert Broad, left, and his mechanic, Sid Weedon, along?

Hubert Broad, left, and his mechanic, Sid Weedon, along?
Hubert Broad, left, and his mechanic, Sid Weedon, alongside the de Havilland Super Coup Moth, G-aHR, in which they covered the 1929 La Coupe Zenith Challenge Trophy circuit of 1

Background imageChallenge Collection: Hispano-Suiza H6C racing the Baby Bootlegger Speedboat

Hispano-Suiza H6C racing the Baby Bootlegger Speedboat
A modified racing Hispano-Suiza H6C 1924 Speedster racing against the speedboat Baby Bootlegger of New York (designed by George Crouch)

Background imageChallenge Collection: The Schneider Trophy 1929 - Calshot Spit, England

The Schneider Trophy 1929 - Calshot Spit, England
Photograph from the Schneider Trophy of 1929 held at Calshot Spit, England. The Coupe d Aviation Maritime Jacques Schneider (commonly called the Schneider Trophy or Schneider Prize)

Background imageChallenge Collection: David / Goliath (Estampes)

David / Goliath (Estampes)
The young David challenges the mighty Goliath

Background imageChallenge Collection: Saab 91 Safir SE-BNN

Saab 91 Safir SE-BNN
Saab 91A Safir SE-BNN (msn 91-130), flown by Squadron Leader A.R. Moore DFC in the Grosvenor Challenge Trophy race at Elmdon, with race number 55. SaB 91a. Date: 1949

Background imageChallenge Collection: The Schneider Trophy 1927 - Venice, Italy

The Schneider Trophy 1927 - Venice, Italy
Photograph from the Schneider Trophy of 1927 held at Venice, Italy. The Coupe d Aviation Maritime Jacques Schneider (commonly called the Schneider Trophy or Schneider Prize)

Background imageChallenge Collection: Garrett Showman's Tractor number: 33419, 'Challenge'

Garrett Showman's Tractor number: 33419, 'Challenge'
Garrett Showman's Tractor, number: 33419, 'Challenge', regn. BJ4201, at Stratford-on-Avon on 14 July 1973. Built in 1919 by Richard Garrett & Sons at Leiston in Suffolk

Background imageChallenge Collection: Garrett Showman's Tractor number: 33419, 'Challenge'

Garrett Showman's Tractor number: 33419, 'Challenge'
Garrett Showman's Tractor, number: 33419, 'Challenge', regn. BJ4201, at Stratford-on-Avon on 14 July 1973. Built in 1919 by Richard Garrett & Sons at Leiston in Suffolk

Background imageChallenge Collection: Houdini & Daily MIrror Challenge - handcuffs 1904

Houdini & Daily MIrror Challenge - handcuffs 1904
The handcuffs with which the Daily Mirror challenged Harry Houdini at the London Hippodrome in March 1904. The cuff was allegedly made by a Birmingham blacksmith, Nathaniel Hart

Background imageChallenge Collection: Houdini & Daily MIrror Challenge

Houdini & Daily MIrror Challenge
Houdinis great lock-picking feat at the London Hippodrome. Harry Houdini shown on stage at the London Hippodrome, having specially made cuffs locked to his wrists in the presence of representatives

Background imageChallenge Collection: Miles M. 77 Sparrowjet G-ADNL

Miles M. 77 Sparrowjet G-ADNL
Miles M.77 Sparrowjet G-ADNL at Shoreham Airport. G-ADNL had a moderately successful racing career, winning the SBAC Challenge Cup at Yeadon on 21 May 1956

Background imageChallenge Collection: Babcock and Wilcox 6 ton Steam Roller YB7976 Toby

Babcock and Wilcox 6 ton Steam Roller YB7976 Toby (msn 95/4009). Seen with a 1955 Standard 10 motor car 200CPJ at a 1959 Walford Cross auction. Built in 1925 to the design of Messrs

Background imageChallenge Collection: Two mile challenge cycle race, early 1900s

Two mile challenge cycle race, early 1900s

Background imageChallenge Collection: Two Mile Challenge Race

Two Mile Challenge Race

Background imageChallenge Collection: Two Mile Challenge Bicycle Race Victorian period

Two Mile Challenge Bicycle Race Victorian period

Background imageChallenge Collection: 2 Mile Challenge bicycle race

2 Mile Challenge bicycle race

Background imageChallenge Collection: Lady and a veteran car, early 1900s

Lady and a veteran car, early 1900s Date: circa 1900s

Background imageChallenge Collection: A Challenge veteran car, early 1900s

A Challenge veteran car, early 1900s Date: circa 1900s

Background imageChallenge Collection: Poster, Sebring 12 hour race, 24 March 1972 Camel GT

Poster, Sebring 12 hour race, 24 March 1972 Camel GT
Motorsport - Sebring 12 hour race, 24 March 1972, Camel GT Challenge, colour promotional poster. 27 x 20 inches. Date: 1972

Background imageChallenge Collection: King George's Cup Yachts

King George's Cup Yachts
Contenders for the King George's Perpetual Challenge Cup at Brixham regatta, an event open to ketch-rigged trawlers over forty tons. Date: 1931

Background imageChallenge Collection: Il Leone di Caprera. Sailing schooner

Il Leone di Caprera. Sailing schooner of 9 meters of length that crewed by three Italians wanted to cross the Atlantic Ocean with a sextant as the only guide

Background imageChallenge Collection: Advert for Whitbread's Pale Ale

Advert for Whitbread's Pale Ale
An advert for Whitbread's Pale Ale, featuring rowers and referencing the Henley Regatta, which would have been held in the week this issue was published

Background imageChallenge Collection: The challenge eights final. Date: 1907

The challenge eights final. Date: 1907

Background imageChallenge Collection: Comic postcard, Railway passenger and station porter Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Railway passenger and station porter Date: 20th century

Background imageChallenge Collection: The special pair of handcuffs from which Houdini had to extract himself

The special pair of handcuffs from which Houdini had to extract himself, taking over an hour at a highly publicised event sponsored by the Daily Mirror at the Hippodrome

Background imageChallenge Collection: A group of writers dining at the house of a rich citizen

A group of writers dining at the house of a rich citizen
A group of writers drinking punch and dining at the house of a rich citizen. Fabricious Description of the Poets. Handcoloured copperplate engraving designed

Background imageChallenge Collection: Black-breasted red game birds

Black-breasted red game birds, Gallus gallus domesticus, bred by Captain Heaton, winners of the two challenge cups at Birmingham 1886

Background imageChallenge Collection: Duck-winged game birds: Simon and Miss Etty

Duck-winged game birds: Simon and Miss Etty
Duck-winged game birds, Gallus gallus domesticus. Bred by John Goodwin. Simon, cup winner at Birmingham 1885 and Miss Etty, first prize at the Dairy Show 1885

Background imageChallenge Collection: The Dry Stane Dykes of Galloway, Scotland

The Dry Stane Dykes of Galloway, Scotland - Quality and Quantity: Mr Cs Jardine standing alongside the excellent dyke he built in four hours to win both a special award for speed

Background imageChallenge Collection: The mutiny on board Columbuss ship

The mutiny on board Columbuss ship. circa 1492

Background imageChallenge Collection: Marchioness of Lansdowne presents cup to Harris St. John

Marchioness of Lansdowne presents cup to Harris St. John
The Marchioness of Lansdowne presenting the Col. John McKie Memorial Challenge Cup to Jajor E. D. Harris-St.John, who won the race at the Perth Hunt meeting, Scone Palace on Rough Proof. Date: 1950

Background imageChallenge Collection: The Dewar Challenge Cup, 1904

The Dewar Challenge Cup, 1904
Non-stop motoring: the Dewar Challenge Cup. The gift of Scottish whisky distiller 1st Baron Thomas R. Dewar(1864-1930), the cup was wrought in solid silver and richly chased by Messrs Elkington

Background imageChallenge Collection: Accepting the challenge 1387

Accepting the challenge 1387
King Richard II overseeing an Appeal of Treason. This process was used three times during Richards reign, the first one being in November 1387, when the Duke of Gloucester

Background imageChallenge Collection: Association Challenge Cup match at the Crystal Palace 1895

Association Challenge Cup match at the Crystal Palace 1895
The Association Challenge Cup (or FA Cup) match at the Crystal Palace, 1895. This was the first FA Cup final to be played at the Crystal Palace, and was between Aston Villa and West Bromwich Albion

Background imageChallenge Collection: LCC-LFB Greenwich Station firemen, Challenge Cup winners

LCC-LFB Greenwich Station firemen, Challenge Cup winners for Smartest Turn Out, 1920. Date: 1920

Background imageChallenge Collection: Garrett Showmans Tractor 33419, Challenge

Garrett Showmans Tractor 33419, Challenge at Bristol steam rally. Maker: Richard Garrett & Sons, in Leiston, Suffolk Type: Showmans Tractor Number: 33419 Built: 1919 Registration: BJ 4201 Cylinders

Background imageChallenge Collection: The Schneider Trophy 1929 - Calshot Spit, England

The Schneider Trophy 1929 - Calshot Spit, England
Photograph from the Schneider Trophy of 1929 held at Calshot Spit, England. The Coupe dAviation Maritime Jacques Schneider (commonly called the Schneider Trophy or Schneider Prize)



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