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Available as Framed Prints, Photos, Wall Art and Gift Items

Choose from 52 pictures in our Fails collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.

1868/'DIZZY'S MATHS' Featured Print


'Dizzy's Arithmetic' Disraeli's Tory party fails to make electoral gains in 1865. Palmerston looks on - he was taken ill before taking office and died in October. Date: 1865

© Mary Evans Picture Library

1865, 1868, Arithmetic, Britain, Cartoons, Died, Disraeli, Dizzy, Electoral, Events, Fails, Gains, Historical, History, Make, Maths, October, Office, Palmerston, Party, Taking, Tory

King Cnut the Great fails to halt the incoming tide Featured Print

King Cnut the Great fails to halt the incoming tide

Cnut the Great (circa 985 or 9951035), (or Canute), King of Denmark, England, Norway, and parts of Sweden. Henry of Huntingdon, the 12th-century chronicler, wrote (the apocryphal story) of how Cnut set his throne by the sea shore and commanded the tide to halt and not wet his feet and robes. Yet "continuing to rise as usual (the tide) dashed over his feet and legs without respect to his royal person. Then the king leapt backwards, saying: "Let all men know how empty and worthless is the power of kings, for there is none worthy of the name, but He whom heaven, earth, and sea obey by eternal laws." Date: circa 1025

© The Russell Butcher Collection / Mary Evans Picture Library

Licensing Bill Fails Featured Print

Licensing Bill Fails

The lions of Great Britain (symbolising the majority of the population) chase away the Licensing Bill, which sought to close a third of the country's licensed premises.

© Mary Evans Picture Library

1908, 25, Bill, Britain, Chase, Close, Countrys, Drinking, Fails, General, Great, Historical, History, L Aw, Licensed, Licensing, Lion, Lions, Majority, November, Politics, Population, Premises, Pubs, Sought, Symbolising