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Background imageOpposing Collection: Battle of Solferino

Battle of Solferino
Austrian forces, opposing the unification of Italy, are defeated in a decisive battle at Solferino, near Verona, Italy, by French and Piedmontese forces

Background imageOpposing Collection: Jean Jaures

Jean Jaures
JEAN-JOSEPH-MARIE-AUGUSTE JAURES French socialist statesman, founded and edited L Humanite opposing militarism, assassinated

Background imageOpposing Collection: George Earl Linlithgow

George Earl Linlithgow
GEORGE LIVINGSTON. earl of LINLITHGOW - Scottish soldier and statesman, suspected of either cowardice or duplicity when opposing Covenanters. with his autograph

Background imageOpposing Collection: Barricades 1588

Barricades 1588
THE WARS OF RELIGION The Ligue Catholique organises the Day of Barricades in Paris, with street fighting between the opposing parties

Background imageOpposing Collection: Ypres Battlefield Markers and signs

Ypres Battlefield Markers and signs
Over the 40 years that we have been writing about these battlefields, there has been many attempts to signpost the places of interest

Background imageOpposing Collection: WW2 - Careless Lives

WW2 - Careless Lives
An illustrated front cover for a WW2 story book, Careless Lives, written by Desmond Leslie. The image shows tw opposing side profiles of young women

Background imageOpposing Collection: Entende Cordiale - two enemy soldiers holding hands

Entende Cordiale - two enemy soldiers holding hands
Entende Cordiale - two soldiers from opposing sides holding hands, 1920s Date: 1920s

Background imageOpposing Collection: Welsh - Caesars Nose - CWGC Cemetery

Welsh - Caesars Nose - CWGC Cemetery
This small cemetery stands on the site of a German redoubt which was called Fortin 17. Fighting around this area began in 1915

Background imageOpposing Collection: Lord Cromer, President of the Mens League Lord Cromer, President of the Mens League

Lord Cromer, President of the Mens League Lord Cromer, President of the Mens League
Evelyn Baring, 1st Earl of Cromer, British statesman, diplomat and colonial administrator, and President of the Mens League for Opposing Woman Suffrage. 1910

Background imageOpposing Collection: Cartoon, The Parliamentary Toots

Cartoon, The Parliamentary Toots -- a satirical comment on Benjamin Disraelis criticism of Lord John Russells government. Mrs Blimber (co-owner of a school)

Background imageOpposing Collection: Cartoon, The Rising Generation -- In Parliament

Cartoon, The Rising Generation -- In Parliament. A satirical comment on conflicts within the Conservative Party over Sir Robert Peels repeal of the Corn Laws

Background imageOpposing Collection: Drake attacks Santo Domingo

Drake attacks Santo Domingo
A naval attack by Francis Drake on the city of Santo Domingo on the island of Hispaniola. Various men lay dead as soldiers overcome a barricade, and opposing soldiers run to fight them off. Date: 1586

Background imageOpposing Collection: Meeting opposing the grant to Maynooth

Meeting opposing the grant to Maynooth
Great meeting at the London Tavern to oppose Prime Minister Sir Robert Peels proposal to increase government funding of Maynooth College, a Catholic theological school in Ireland. Date: 1845

Background imageOpposing Collection: Ionic Columns Date: 1550

Ionic Columns Date: 1550

Background imageOpposing Collection: St Pauls Cathedral in danger

St Pauls Cathedral in danger: why the Dean is opposing the tramway scheme. Sectional view from the south east showing the position of the waterline below the cathedral

Background imageOpposing Collection: Paracelsus at Basle

Paracelsus at Basle
Philippus Aureolus Theophrastus Bombast von Hohenheim, known as Paracelsus depicted opposing Lichtenfels at Basel. Date: circa 1527

Background imageOpposing Collection: CHARLES VIII & LOUIS DO CHARLES VIII & LOUIS DO

CHARLES VIII & LOUIS DO CHARLES VIII & LOUIS DO
Young Charles VIII releases from prison Louis dOrleans, one of the rebels opposing the crown. The reconciliation leads to Louis succeeding Charles as Louis XII Date: 1491

Background imageOpposing Collection: Wars of the roses: nobles picking roses to show allegiances

Wars of the roses: nobles picking roses to show allegiances
In the Temple Gardens, London, opposing nobles pick red or white roses according as they favour the party of Lancaster or York. Date: circa 1455

Background imageOpposing Collection: KPD POSTER / EARLY 1920 S

KPD POSTER / EARLY 1920 S
German Communist party (KPD) poster opposing German re-armament

Background imageOpposing Collection: Andre and M-J Chenier

Andre and M-J Chenier
The poets ANDRE MARIE and MARIE-JOSEPH-BLAISE de CHENIER, both revolutionaries, Andre was guillotined for opposing excesses, but his brother survived. Date: 1762 - 1794

Background imageOpposing Collection: Anti-Suffrage League Poster

Anti-Suffrage League Poster
A poster produced by the Womens National Anti-Suffrage League, stating in bold lettering, Women DO NOT Want Votes. The Womens National Anti-Suffrage League was founded in 1908

Background imageOpposing Collection: National League for Opposing Woman Suffrage

National League for Opposing Woman Suffrage. Deputation to Mr. Asquith on Womans Suffrage. Cartoon shows the male voter in a lock, captioned, Good Heavens, if she opens that lock, I shall be drowned

Background imageOpposing Collection: Ludwig And. Feuerbach

Ludwig And. Feuerbach
LUDWIG ANDREAS FEUERBACH German philosopher, pupil of Hegel but turned to naturalistic materialism, opposing organised religion

Background imageOpposing Collection: Decius Magius of Capua opposing Carthaginian domination

Decius Magius of Capua opposing Carthaginian domination
SECOND PUNIC WAR : Decius Magius of Capua reproaches his countrymens cowardice in accepting Carthaginian domination without resistance

Background imageOpposing Collection: Patrick Henry speaking against the Stamp Act

Patrick Henry speaking against the Stamp Act
Patrick Henry, in the Virginia House of Burgesses, introduces radical resolutions opposing the Stamp Act, warning King George III that he could go the way of Caesar and Charles I

Background imageOpposing Collection: Football Thuggery - the nature of the real game at hand

Football Thuggery - the nature of the real game at hand as the players of the opposing sides knock lumps out of each other

Background imageOpposing Collection: Anti-Suffrage Demonstration 1912

Anti-Suffrage Demonstration 1912
Advertisement for a Demonstration by the National League for Opposing Woman Suffrage at the Albert Hall, 28th February, 1912

Background imageOpposing Collection: Ralph Bernal-Osborne

Ralph Bernal-Osborne
RALPH BERNAL-OSBORNE politician, noted for his wit which he aimed impartially at his fellow Liberals or the opposing party. Date: 1808 - 1882

Background imageOpposing Collection: Jacques Cathelineau

Jacques Cathelineau
JACQUES CATHELINEAU French Vendeen commander (royalist opposing the Revolution) Date: 1759 - 1793

Background imageOpposing Collection: Fridrich (Bishop)

Fridrich (Bishop)
FRIDRICH - Bishop of Utrecht murdered for opposing an incestuous saint. Date: ? - 838

Background imageOpposing Collection: Suffragette Give Me a Vote Ceramic

Suffragette Give Me a Vote Ceramic
A wild-eyed suffragette dressed in the colours of the W.S.P.U - purple, white and green, waves a flag which reads, I Want a Vote

Background imageOpposing Collection: Anti-Suffragist Demonstration 1912

Anti-Suffragist Demonstration 1912. The historic Great Demonstration Against Woman Suffrage, organised by the National League For Opposing Woman Suffrage, Royal Albert Hall, February 28th, 1912

Background imageOpposing Collection: Sermons in Stones Militant Suffragette

Sermons in Stones Militant Suffragette. A very masculine suffragette holds a bag of stones ready to aim at shop windows. Captioned

Background imageOpposing Collection: Suffragette Shouts Give me a Vote

Suffragette Shouts Give me a Vote. Anti-Suffrage view of stereotype. flag-waving screaming harridan on postcard designed by John Hassall for the National League for Opposing Womens Suffrage

Background imageOpposing Collection: As the Artist Might have Drawn it by H. L. Oakley

As the Artist Might have Drawn it by H. L. Oakley
Silhouettes by Captain H. L. Oakley, showing two opposing views of the Great War - as the artist might have drawn it, and how the censor would certainly prefer it

Background imageOpposing Collection: Dunkerque Fortified

Dunkerque Fortified
Dunkerque (Dunkirk) is fortified despite treaties prohibiting it : such incidents provoke the British into opposing France in the Austrian Succession War. Date: September 1740

Background imageOpposing Collection: Arthur Jackson

Arthur Jackson
ARTHUR JACKSON nonconformist churchman and scholar, a quiet and peaceable man, though he was obstinate in opposing The Book of Sports. Date: 1593 - 1666

Background imageOpposing Collection: Fierce shot blasts Goalkeeper into his own goal

Fierce shot blasts Goalkeeper into his own goal
A fearsome shot from an opposing striker smashes into the face of a hapless Goalkeeper, carrying the ball and the keeper back over the line

Background imageOpposing Collection: Fortified position, Siege of Przemsyl, Galicia, WW1

Fortified position, Siege of Przemsyl, Galicia, WW1
A fortified position during the Siege of Przemsyl in Galicia (now in Poland) on the eastern front during the First World War. The opposing forces were Russian and Austro-Hungarian. Date: 1914-1915

Background imageOpposing Collection: Ezra, Prophet

Ezra, Prophet
EZRA Jewish priest and scribe, a teacher of the Torah, advocate of strict observance of the law, particularly opposing the taking of foreign wives. Date: circa 459 BCE

Background imageOpposing Collection: US Football Match 1903

US Football Match 1903
The player with the ball is tackled by an opposing player, as others close in. Date: 1903

Background imageOpposing Collection: John Wyclif preaching

John Wyclif preaching
Expelled from the university, Wyclif went into the country and there wrote and taught. John Wyclif (c.1324-1384), English theologian and reformist

Background imageOpposing Collection: Junta Fleet

Junta Fleet
Government forces enter Oporto and the fleet of the Junta, opposing queen Maria II, is taken

Background imageOpposing Collection: Murder of General Brea

Murder of General Brea
General Brea, one of the commanders opposing the Paris insurgents, is captured and murdered at Fontainebleau : his body lies in state

Background imageOpposing Collection: Kiev under the Poles

Kiev under the Poles
Kiev is occupied by a Polish force opposing the Bolsheviks. But the Red Army will counter- attack and drive them out again before they can start to enjoy their victory

Background imageOpposing Collection: Anti-Revolution Cartoon

Anti-Revolution Cartoon
REPUBLIC WHICH GOOD CITIZENS DON T WANT - cartoon opposing revolutionary extremism : Marianne holds the torch of civil war and the shrouds of three prominent victims

Background imageOpposing Collection: Acrobatic Ladies Footy

Acrobatic Ladies Footy
A woman in blue kicks the ball whilst opposing players tumble around her

Background imageOpposing Collection: Catalonia Conflict 3

Catalonia Conflict 3
Council of war of revolutionaries on the outskirts of Barcelona, opposing the new regime



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