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Background imageDuchy Collection: BIG CHEESE

BIG CHEESE
Cheese weighing 1000 pounds (lbs) given as a gift to King George III in 1793 from the Duchy of Chester. Presumably a Cheshire cheese? Two men stand by to give an idea of scale

Background imageDuchy Collection: Queen Elizabeth II - Visit to Cornwall 1962

Queen Elizabeth II - Visit to Cornwall 1962
Queen Elizabeth II, wearing an appropriately floral hat, smiles happily during a visit to the Duchy of Cornwall farms near Saltash in 1962. Date: 1962

Background imageDuchy Collection: Princess Alice and Victoria of Hesse

Princess Alice and Victoria of Hesse
Princess Alice (1843-1878), second daughter and third child of Queen Victoria, pictured in Scotland with her eldest child, Princess Victoria of Hesse

Background imageDuchy Collection: Lithographic Plate of Arms

Lithographic Plate of Arms
A lithographic plate produced by Day and Sons, showing the arms of the Archiepiscopal See of York, together with those of the Episcopal See of Manchester

Background imageDuchy Collection: Battle of Somosierra - Pensinsular War

Battle of Somosierra - Pensinsular War
Peninsular War. Battle of Somosierra (Spain). Polish troops fought in the Battle of Somosierra (November 30, 1808), during the Spanish War of Independence

Background imageDuchy Collection: Wladyslaw IV Vasa (1595-1648). King of Poland. Portrait

Wladyslaw IV Vasa (1595-1648). King of Poland. Portrait
Wladyslaw IV Vasa (1595-1648). King of Poland (1632-1648). Grand Duke of Lithuania and titular king of Sweden. He was the eldest son of Sigismund III Vasa and Anna Habsburg of Austria. Portrait

Background imageDuchy Collection: Sigismund III Vasa (1566-1632). Engraving, 1840

Sigismund III Vasa (1566-1632). Engraving, 1840
Sigismund III Vasa (1566-1632) or Sigismund III of Poland. King of Poland (1587-1632) and Sweden (1592-1599), Grand Duke of Lithuania and monarch of the united Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth

Background imageDuchy Collection: Luis de Requesens y Zuniga (1528-1576). Spanish military

Luis de Requesens y Zuniga (1528-1576). Spanish military, poltician and diplomat. Governor of the Duchy of Milan (1572-1573) and the Netherlands (1573-1576). Portrait, detail. Illustration by Llanta

Background imageDuchy Collection: Battle of Albuera, Extremadura, Spain, 16 May 1811, fought by the French Empire

Battle of Albuera, Extremadura, Spain, 16 May 1811, fought by the French Empire and the Duchy of Warsaw against the United Kingdom, Portugal and Spain, part of the Peninsular War (1807-1814)

Background imageDuchy Collection: Louisa, Duchess of Saxe-Coburg-Aaltenburg

Louisa, Duchess of Saxe-Coburg-Aaltenburg, wife of Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg. She was mother of Albert, the Prince Consort, husband of Queen Victoria

Background imageDuchy Collection: Gediminas Tower. Vilnius. Lithuania

Gediminas Tower. Vilnius. Lithuania
Lithuania. Vilnius. Gediminas tower, restored in 20th century. Only remaining part of the Upper Castle

Background imageDuchy Collection: Collecting sphagnum moss for dressings, Dartmoor, WW1

Collecting sphagnum moss for dressings, Dartmoor, WW1
Picking up sphagnum moss on the moors on the Royal Duchy of Cornwall estate near Princetown for use in surgical dressings during the First World War

Background imageDuchy Collection: Charles, Duke of Saxe-Coburg

Charles, Duke of Saxe-Coburg
Charles Edward, 2nd Duke of Albany, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (1884-1954). Charlie became Duke of Saxe-Coburg in 1899. Prince Alfreds only son had died

Background imageDuchy Collection: The Coat of Arms of The Duchy of Saxe Coburg Gotha

The Coat of Arms of The Duchy of Saxe Coburg Gotha Date: circa 1900

Background imageDuchy Collection: King Philip I of Castile (1478-1506). Engraving

King Philip I of Castile (1478-1506). Engraving
Philip I of Castile (1478-1506), known as Philip the Handsome. Engraving, 17th century

Background imageDuchy Collection: Prince Charles Alexander of Lorraine (1712-1780). Engraving

Prince Charles Alexander of Lorraine (1712-1780). Engraving
Charles Alexander of Lorraine (1712-1780). Austrian general and governor of the Austrian Netherlands. Engraving by G. Greismann. Universal History, 1885. Colored

Background imageDuchy Collection: Count Otto Honoured

Count Otto Honoured
Count Otto of Wittelsbach is given the duchy of Bavaria by the Holy Roman Emperor Friedrich I and ruled as Otto I Date: 1153

Background imageDuchy Collection: Charles, 2nd Duke of Saxe-Coburg

Charles, 2nd Duke of Saxe-Coburg
Charles Edward, 2nd Duke of Albany, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha from from 30 July 1900 to 14 November 1918, (1884-1954). in the uniform of Ninth, Charlie became Duke of Saxe-Coburg in 1899

Background imageDuchy Collection: Making sphagnum moss dressings, Dartmoor, WW1

Making sphagnum moss dressings, Dartmoor, WW1
A group of cutters and machinists at Princetown on Dartmoor making cases for sphagnum moss which would become surgical dressings during the First World War

Background imageDuchy Collection: Conscientious objectors on Dartmoor

Conscientious objectors on Dartmoor
Conscientious objectors at Princetown Prison working on the Prince of Waless Duchy of Cornwall Estate (which included the prison)

Background imageDuchy Collection: Volunteer in Womens Land Army on Duchy of Cornwall farm

Volunteer in Womens Land Army on Duchy of Cornwall farm
Miss C. M. Matheson, a novelist, working as a volunteer under the Womens Land Service scheme during the First World War at the home farm near the village of Stoke Climsland

Background imageDuchy Collection: Prince Edward of Wales visiting his Duchy of Cornwall estate

Prince Edward of Wales visiting his Duchy of Cornwall estate
Prince Edward of Wales (future Edward VIII) photographed during a visit to his Duchy of Cornwall estates in August 1922. Later, Edward would become known as the Duke of Windsor

Background imageDuchy Collection: Firefighters at Lyons Maid, Stamford Street, London

Firefighters at Lyons Maid, Stamford Street, London
Firefighters and onlookers outside Lyons Maid Ltd in Stamford Street, Southwark, London SE1, on 24 April 1968. Date: 1968

Background imageDuchy Collection: Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
The picturesque capital of Luxembourg, situated between France, Belgium and Germany. Date: c. 1910

Background imageDuchy Collection: Grand Duchy of Luxembourg with portrait of Duchess Charlotte

Grand Duchy of Luxembourg with portrait of Duchess Charlotte
A map of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg with an inset portrait of Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg (18961985), who reigned from 1919 to 1964. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageDuchy Collection: The sons of the Duke of Brunswick

The sons of the Duke of Brunswick (likely to be Prince Christian Oscar of Hanover and Prince Welf Henry (Heinrich) of Hanover)

Background imageDuchy Collection: Italy (15th c. ). Duchy of Milan. Milan: tournament

Italy (15th c. ). Duchy of Milan. Milan: tournament
Italy (15th c.). Duchy of Milan. Milan: tournament held under Ludovico Sforzas government. Painting

Background imageDuchy Collection: Bronze gun (1751), melted in the Duchy of Modena

Bronze gun (1751), melted in the Duchy of Modena by master Herivel. SPAIN. Barcelona. Barcelona Maritime Museum

Background imageDuchy Collection: Duchy of Burgundy (15th c. ). The duke of Burgundy

Duchy of Burgundy (15th c. ). The duke of Burgundy
Duchy of Burgundy (15th c.). The duke of Burgundy and his court. Illuminated manuscript (16th c.). Flemish art. Miniature Painting. UNITED KINGDOM. London. The British Museum

Background imageDuchy Collection: Mount Orgveil Castle

Mount Orgveil Castle
Mont Orgueil Castle (Gorey Castle), Jersey, Channel Islands. Construction of the present castle followed the division of the Duchy of Normandy in 1204. Date: 1990

Background imageDuchy Collection: Lannion, France - Rue de Treguier

Lannion, France - Rue de Treguier. The cross (lower left) marks the spot where the heroic Breton nobleman Geoffroy de Pont-Blanc died in the defense of Lannion against the English in 1346

Background imageDuchy Collection: Chambers of the Counts of the Duchy of Nivernais

Chambers of the Counts of the Duchy of Nivernais
The rather wonderful gateway into the Chambers of the Counts of the Duchy of Nivernais, at Nevers, France. Nivernais became a Duchy in 1538

Background imageDuchy Collection: Portrait of Prince Alfred, the Duke of Edinburgh

Portrait of Prince Alfred, the Duke of Edinburgh
Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh (1844-1900), fourth child and second son of Queen Victoria. Married the Grand Duchess Marie Alexandrovna of Russia

Background imageDuchy Collection: John Bright MP, (1811-1889)

John Bright MP, (1811-1889)
Portrait of John Bright, the English orator and radical politician. As well as serving as MP for Durham and Manchester he was also appointed President of the Board of Trade

Background imageDuchy Collection: Duchy of Cornwall Office

Duchy of Cornwall Office
Situated at number 10 Buckingham Gate, SW1. Built for the Duchy of Cornwall in 1854 by Sir James Pennethorne - not Pennethorpe as this card states!

Background imageDuchy Collection: Russian Noblewoman

Russian Noblewoman
Russian noblewoman of the Grand Duchy of Moscow

Background imageDuchy Collection: Medical / Spas / Luxembourg

Medical / Spas / Luxembourg
A gentleman and three ladies near the Source at Mondorf- les-Bains, in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg



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