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Monks Collection

Background imageMonks Collection: Coates Plymouth Gin

Coates Plymouth Gin
A label for Coates Plymouth Gin

Background imageMonks Collection: Komuso Buddhist monks, Japan

Komuso Buddhist monks, Japan. They wear a straw basket (tengai) over their head and play a bamboo flute (shakuhachi). Date: circa 1890s

Background imageMonks Collection: Old Reading Abbey Whisky

Old Reading Abbey Whisky
Old Reading Abbey, Scotch and Irish Whisky advert with monks drinking with their meal 1900s

Background imageMonks Collection: Carthusian monks process to matins at 2 am

Carthusian monks process to matins at 2 am
Carthusian monks in cowls and habits process to matins at 2 am

Background imageMonks Collection: Saint Columba with his horse

Saint Columba with his horse
Saint Columba (also known as Colum Cille, meaning dove of the church) with his horse. He was a Gaelic Irish missionary monk, thought to have introduced Christianity to the Picts

Background imageMonks Collection: Manila Carnival, The Philippines - Miss Ilocos Sur

Manila Carnival, The Philippines - Miss Ilocos Sur
Illustration after Walter Dendy Sadler (18541923) of his painting Thursday (Tomorrow will be Friday) of 1880, showing a group of jovial monks out fishing. Date: 1880

Background imageMonks Collection: Grand Harbour - Valletta, Malta

Grand Harbour - Valletta, Malta Date: circa 1910s

Background imageMonks Collection: Monks Copying Manuscript

Monks Copying Manuscript
Monastic copyists replicating manuscripts in the scriptorium of their monastery

Background imageMonks Collection: St. Albans Cathedral

St. Albans Cathedral, Hertfordshire. A sacred site from ancient times, Benedictine monks built an abbey in St. Albans memory. Later rebuilt by the Normans. Date: 1930s

Background imageMonks Collection: Switzerland St Bernard

Switzerland St Bernard
The hospice of the Great Saint Bernard, where the monks keep dogs to rescue travelers lost between Switzerland and Italy

Background imageMonks Collection: Charteuse Advert 1906

Charteuse Advert 1906
Though expelled from France by the Republican Government, the Carthusian monks exiled to Tarragona, Spain, continue to produce their world-famous Chartreuse liqueur

Background imageMonks Collection: Monk Wine Cellar 14 Cent

Monk Wine Cellar 14 Cent
A conscientious monk tastes the monastery wine to make sure it is ageing well and keeping in good condition, a duty which must be performed from time to time

Background imageMonks Collection: HAROLDs BODY FOUND 1066

HAROLDs BODY FOUND 1066
BATTLE OF HASTINGS The discovery of Harolds body after the battle; it is taken to Waltham by the monks of the abbey

Background imageMonks Collection: St. Michaels Mount

St. Michaels Mount, Cornwall, England. Edward the Confessor granted it to the Benedictine monks, who built an Abbey and a Priory on the summit

Background imageMonks Collection: Victoria Monks / Variety

Victoria Monks / Variety
VICTORIA MONKS Music hall entertainer: Bill Bailey

Background imageMonks Collection: Buddhist Monks at Angkor Wat Temple, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Buddhist Monks at Angkor Wat Temple, Siem Reap, Cambodia Date: 2014

Background imageMonks Collection: John Of God, Saint (1495-1550). Portuguese religious

John Of God, Saint (1495-1550). Portuguese religious man, founder of the ador de la Order of Charity or of Hospitallers (Hospitaller Brothers of St. John of God)

Background imageMonks Collection: Carthusian Monks

Carthusian Monks
Carthusian monks of the tranquil monastery of La Valsainte, Switzerland, drinking from the village well, oblivious of World War Two. Date: early 1940s

Background imageMonks Collection: Body of Harold II is found

Body of Harold II is found
BATTLE OF HASTINGS The discovery of Harolds body after the battle; it is taken to Waltham by the monks of the abbey Date: 14 October 1066

Background imageMonks Collection: Abbeville, France - Abbey of Saint Riquier

Abbeville, France - Abbey of Saint Riquier founded in 799 Date: circa 1850s

Background imageMonks Collection: Poster advertising Budh Gaya, India

Poster advertising Budh Gaya, India
Poster advertising India and the Budh Gaya, or Bodh Gaya, a famous place of Buddhist pilgrimage

Background imageMonks Collection: Kandy - Sri Lanka - Worshipping the tooth relic

Kandy - Sri Lanka - Worshipping the tooth relic
Kandy is very popular due to the annual Buddhist pageant known as the Esala Perahera, in which one of the inner caskets used for covering the tooth relic of Buddha is taken in a grand procession

Background imageMonks Collection: Monk with Skull, Etc

Monk with Skull, Etc
Father Leonard Parisinus, a missionary monk, with a selection of significant items - a skull, a crucifix, a missal and an empty candlestick

Background imageMonks Collection: Franciscan Monks

Franciscan Monks
Monks of the Order of Saint Francis of Assisi (Franciscans)

Background imageMonks Collection: Montacute Priory 1733

Montacute Priory 1733
South view of Montacute Priory, Somerset, England. This priory of Cluniac monks was founded by William, Earl of Moreton, brother of William the Conqueror, c. 1091 - 1102

Background imageMonks Collection: Caldey Island, Wales - The Monastery

Caldey Island, Wales - The Monastery
Caldey Island, Wales off the southwest coast near Tenby - The Cistercian Monastery. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageMonks Collection: Throwing snowballs

Throwing snowballs
A group of cheeky monks, step outside of their monastery to throw snowballs and unsuspecting passers-by

Background imageMonks Collection: Burmese Monks Begging

Burmese Monks Begging
A group of monks pass through a Burmese village, begging for food, which two small children carry for them

Background imageMonks Collection: Domesday Book is Written

Domesday Book is Written
The Domesday book is compiled on the orders of William I

Background imageMonks Collection: Jackdaw of Reims

Jackdaw of Reims
JACKDAW OF REIMS Monks and choirboys gather round the little Jackdaw unsure of what to do

Background imageMonks Collection: The Pilgrimage of Grace

The Pilgrimage of Grace (October 1536-October 1537) - a massive protest against Henry VIIIs break with the Roman Catholic Church, the Dissolution of the Monasteries

Background imageMonks Collection: Jain monks arriving in New Delhi after fleeing Western Punja

Jain monks arriving in New Delhi after fleeing Western Punja
Victims of the violence sweeping through India following Partition in 1947 - Jain monks arrive at Willingdon airport, New Delhi from the Gujranwala district north of Lahore in Western Punjab

Background imageMonks Collection: William Wallace, Scottish leader, talking to two Dominican friars who were acting as

William Wallace, Scottish leader, talking to two Dominican friars who were acting as messengers for the English before the Battle of Stirling Bridge, 11 September 1297

Background imageMonks Collection: Field Gun outside the TJaegershof Restaurant

Field Gun outside the TJaegershof Restaurant
The restaurant has a small but interesting museum which is concerned with the activities nearby, including the St Sixtus Abbey

Background imageMonks Collection: Cartoon, The Hero and The Saint (Giuseppe Garibaldi)

Cartoon, The Hero and The Saint (Giuseppe Garibaldi)
Cartoon, The Hero and The Saint -- Giuseppe Garibaldi, Italian revolutionary, fights against the unhealthy influence of religious superstition

Background imageMonks Collection: China - Buddhist priests pre-1900

China - Buddhist priests pre-1900

Background imageMonks Collection: Italy Florence Certosa del Galluzzo Monastery pre-1900

Italy Florence Certosa del Galluzzo Monastery pre-1900

Background imageMonks Collection: Monks Eleigh

Monks Eleigh

Background imageMonks Collection: Monks Eleigh early 1900s

Monks Eleigh early 1900s

Background imageMonks Collection: Monks Bay, Bonchurch, Isle of Wight

Monks Bay, Bonchurch, Isle of Wight - Painted by landscape artist Alfred Robert Quinton for the Sevenoaks based publishing and printing company J. Salmon, and reproduced as a local view postcard

Background imageMonks Collection: Saint Jerome in his Study. Detail. Castilian School

Saint Jerome in his Study. Detail. Castilian School
Master of the Parral (active 1480-1500). Saint Jerome in his Study. Detail. Castilian School, about 1480-1490. Lazaro Galdiano Museum. Madrid. Spain

Background imageMonks Collection: Saint Jerome in his Study. Castilian School, about 1480-1490

Saint Jerome in his Study. Castilian School, about 1480-1490
Master of the Parral (active 1480-1500). Saint Jerome in his Study. Castilian School, about 1480-1490. Lazaro Galdiano Museum. Madrid. Spain

Background imageMonks Collection: With The R. A. F

With The R. A. F
A front cover illustration for a WW2 childrens book titled With The R.A.F. by Noel Monks. The image portrays an airman wearing leather helmet and goggles, smiling as he looks toward the sky

Background imageMonks Collection: Edith and the monks searching for body of King Harold

Edith and the monks searching for body of King Harold
Edith and the monks searching for the body of her father, King Harold, after the Battle of Hastings. Date: 1066

Background imageMonks Collection: Cover design, Taking Off! by Noel Monks, WW2

Cover design, Taking Off! by Noel Monks, WW2
Cover design, Taking Off! by Noel Monks, showing an RAF pilot looking up at the sky Date: circa 1941

Background imageMonks Collection: Christian Religious Orders

Christian Religious Orders - L-R (standing) Benedictine nun, Benedictine monk, Cluniac, Cistercian, Carthusian, nun of St Gilbert, regular canon of St Gilbert, Trinitarian, Knight Templar

Background imageMonks Collection: Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). Evacuation of

Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). Evacuation of 4000 Basque children to England (May 1937), operation made with the cooperation of the British Catholic Church

Background imageMonks Collection: WOLSEY

WOLSEY
CARDINAL THOMAS WOLSEY (1475? - 1530), English prelate and statesman, arriving at Leicester Abbey shortly before his death



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