Royal Wedding 1947 - family tree
Family tree showing how Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh are both descended from Queen Victoria. Philip is the son of Princess Alice of Battenburg, who in turn was daughter of Princess Victoria of Hesse, eldest daughter of Princess Alice (second daughter of Queen Victoria). The Queen is descended directly from Alice's brother, King Edward VII. Date: 1947
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
Five illustrations of 'An exact representation of M. Garnerin's Balloons with an accurate view of the ascent and descent of the parachute'. Top left: ascended from Ranelagh, 28 June 1802, passengers Garnerin and Snowden, landed 45 minutes later near Colchester, Essex. Bottom left: ascended from Lord's Cricket Ground, 5 July 1802, passengers Garnerin and Locker, landed 15 minutes later at Chingford Green, Essex. Centre: ascended from North Audley Street, 21 September 1802, passenger Garnerin, landed 10 minutes later in a parachute near St Pancras Church -- claimed to be the first parachute descent in England. Top right: ascended from Vauxhall Gardens, 3 August 1802, passengers Garnerin, Madame Garnerin and Glassford, a cat descended by parachute partway through the journey, and the balloon landed on Hampstead Hill 62 minutes after takeoff. Bottom right: ascended from Sydney Gardens, Bath, 7 September 1802, passengers Garnerin and Glassford, landed 110 minutes later near Mells Park, 16 miles from Bath. The maximum height reached was 10, 000 feet on 28 June.
© The Royal Aeronautical Society (National Aerospace Library)/Mary Evans