John Speed's monument in the chancel of St. Giles
John Speed's monument in the chancel of St. Giles, Cripplegate. Speed was an Elizabethan cartographer and historian 1551-1629, depicted in lace ruff and doublet, holding a book and skull. Copperplate engraving by John Thomas Smith after original drawings by members of the Society of Antiquaries from his J.T. Smith's Antiquities of London and its Environs, J. Sewell, R. Folder, J. Simco, London, 1791
Scottish rebel against English Prayer Book
The congregation rise up against the imposition of the Scottish Episcopal Book of Common Prayer as demanded by King Charles I and Archbishop Laud. Jenny Geddes, a Scottish market-trader in Edinburgh throws her stool at the Minister (the Arch-Prelate of St. Andrews) in disgust at St. Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh on Sunday 23 July 1637. She is supposed to have cried: "Devil cause you colic in your stomach, false thief: dare you say the Mass in my ear?".
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A marine serving with Mortar Platoon, 40 Commando Royal Mari
Digital photograph: A marine serving with Mortar Platoon, 40 Commando Royal Marine attached to the Black Watch Battle Group at Camp Dogwood takes an opportunity to have a field shower during a fire missions.Photographed by WO2 Giles Penfound, Army Media Operations, Iraq, Operation BRACKEN, 5 November 2004.From a CD entitled Iraq Conflict. Operation Telic, compiled by WO2 Penfound, for an exhibition at the NAM provisionally entitled Portrait (Project: Operation TELIC).Associated with 1st Battalion, The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) Battle Group, Iraq (2003-).The area occupied by the Marines consisted of a series of derelict buildings on what was a former chemical works located near Baghdad.Operation BRACKEN: The Multi National Division South East - MND(SE) - Divisional Reserve based on the 1st Battalion The Black Watch (The Royal Highland Regiment) Battle Group (1BW BG) was authorised by the British Prime Minister to conduct operations in the 24 Marine Expeditionary Unit (United States) area of operations South of Baghdad. The 1 BW BG consisted of Battle Group Headquarters (HQ), A, B, D and HQ Company as well as attachments from 40 Commando Royal Marines, B Squadron Queen's Dragoon Guards and supported by a variety of Combat Support (Signals, Royal Engineers, Intelligence Corps) and Combat Service Support (Royal Logistic Corps, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers) elements. Date: 2004
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