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Exploits Collection

Background imageExploits Collection: Scotland / Lanark

Scotland / Lanark
The fine town of Lanark, Lanarkshire, Scotland, showing its parish church and fine statue of Sir William Wallace, who lived here, the scene of many of his exploits. Date: 1960s

Background imageExploits Collection: Medieval illumination: Edward the Black Prince

Medieval illumination: Edward the Black Prince
Chandos Herald manuscript: 4000 line French verse account of the exploits of Edward the Black Prince in the 100 years war

Background imageExploits Collection: Propaganda / Bismarck

Propaganda / Bismarck
Bismarck exploits the power of the Reptile Press. Date: 1889

Background imageExploits Collection: The Exploits of Elaine

The Exploits of Elaine
Slide showing an advert for the film The Exploits of Elaine. Part of Box 366. The Exploits of Elaine is a film released in 1914

Background imageExploits Collection: Beatty Book Cover

Beatty Book Cover
When Beatty kept the seas - Captain Frank H Shaws stirring patriotic adventure yarn is based on real-life naval exploits of the war

Background imageExploits Collection: Thorpe Hall, Louth, Lincolnshire

Thorpe Hall, Louth, Lincolnshire - built in 1584 for Sir John Bolle who was knighted for his military exploits during the Capture of Cadiz in 1596 - an event during the Anglo-Spanish War

Background imageExploits Collection: The American dancers Marcya and Donald, 1930

The American dancers Marcya and Donald, 1930
The American dancers Marcya and Donald on tour in Europe, 1930 - they have been doing their acrobatic and adagio exploits at the Lido, Paris Date: 1930

Background imageExploits Collection: Sinking of the Blucher in Great War Deeds, WW1

Sinking of the Blucher in Great War Deeds, WW1
A dramatic incident in the Battle of Dogger Bank: the German armoured cruiser Blucher sinking and HMS Arethusa, British light cruiser, standing in to save life

Background imageExploits Collection: Kavanaghs journey, Relief of Lucknow, Indian Mutiny

Kavanaghs journey, Relief of Lucknow, Indian Mutiny
Scenes from Thomas Henry Kavanaghs (1821-1882) perilous journey leading to the Relief of Lucknow during the Indian Mutiny, for which he was awarded the Victoria Cross

Background imageExploits Collection: Great War Deeds, Illustrated London News

Great War Deeds, Illustrated London News
Special panorama supplement produced by the Illustrated London News in 1915 - Great War Deeds featuring heroic actions of the First World War depicted by a number of ILN artists including Richard

Background imageExploits Collection: Spain (19th c. ). A la Memoria y Proezas de los

Spain (19th c. ). A la Memoria y Proezas de los
" Spain (19th c.). " A la Memoria y Proezas de los D. Quijotes de la Mancha" (To the Memory and Exploits of the D. Quijotes de la Mancha). Engraving. SPAIN. Madrid

Background imageExploits Collection: Brigadier Gerard by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Brigadier Gerard by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, based on the character in The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard (1896). First produced at the Imperial Theatre on 3rd March 1906

Background imageExploits Collection: The exploit of Michael O Leary, V. C. of the Irish Guards

The exploit of Michael O Leary, V. C. of the Irish Guards
Capturing the position practically by himself: the exploit of Michael O Leary, V.C. of the Irish Guards in 1915. A deed of valour which probably saved a whole British company: Sergeant O Leary

Background imageExploits Collection: Sir Edward Fenton

Sir Edward Fenton
SIR EDWARD FENTON British naval commander, took part in the defeat of the Spanish Armada, also exploits of navigation. Date: ? - 1603

Background imageExploits Collection: Edme Comte Desfourneaux

Edme Comte Desfourneaux
EDME ETIENNE BORNE, comte DESFOURNEAUX French military commander whose exploits ranged from Fontenoy via Austerlitz to Algeria. Date: 1767 - 1849

Background imageExploits Collection: Cartoon, War stories, WW1

Cartoon, War stories, WW1
Cartoon, War stories. A French sailor tells a group of civilians of his exploits. Date: 1916

Background imageExploits Collection: Cartoon, Stoicism, WW1

Cartoon, Stoicism, WW1
Cartoon, Stoicism -- a French aviator impresses two fashionable women with his toughness during a bombardment. Date: 1915

Background imageExploits Collection: Victoria Cross exploits in the Indian Mutiny

Victoria Cross exploits in the Indian Mutiny
Some Victoria Cross exploits in the Indian Mutiny -- Private Dempsey rescuing Ensign Erskine (centre), Mr Mangles dressing Taylors wound (top left)

Background imageExploits Collection: Title page of Great War Deeds, Illustrated London News

Title page of Great War Deeds, Illustrated London News
Title page of Great War Deeds, a special panorama supplement produced by the Illustrated London News in 1915, featuring heroic actions of the First World War. Date: 1915

Background imageExploits Collection: Monkey mascot steals enemy flag, WW1

Monkey mascot steals enemy flag, WW1
The exploits of Bebe, the pet monkey of an Italian officer who brought back the Austrian flag from the enemy trenches, snatching it

Background imageExploits Collection: British midget submarine attack by G. H. Davis

British midget submarine attack by G. H. Davis
One of the Second World Wars most daring exploits: the British midget submarine (XE3) attack which gained VCs for Lieutenant Ian Fraser RNR and Leading Seaman James Magennis

Background imageExploits Collection: Grandolph Ad Leones

Grandolph Ad Leones
LORD RANDOLPH SPENCER Churchill, Tory politician lampooned in Punch following his letters about his exploits in Africa, published in the Daily Graphic

Background imageExploits Collection: TANCRED

TANCRED Crusader, son of Otho the Good, hero of many legendary exploits : here depicted coping with some dubious ladies in the Enchanted Forest

Background imageExploits Collection: German Enthusiasm

German Enthusiasm
While the ladies knit socks for those in the trenches, a hero from the front recounts his glorious exploits

Background imageExploits Collection: Don Quixote dreaming of knightly exploits

Don Quixote dreaming of knightly exploits -- to dream the impossible dream!


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