Queen Alexandra and children
Photograph from 1884 showing Queen Victoria with four of her children: from left, Princess Louise, Princess Maud (seated), Prince George (later George V), Queen Alexandra and Princess Victoria. Although not confirmed, the Queen's naval style of dress suggests they are on a boat or ship, possibly the Royal Yacht, 'Britannia'.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
Red Lion Tavern
Various aspects of the old Red Lion Tavern. Possibly dating from the mid-16th century, this rambling building stood in Chick Lane (also called West Street) near Saffron Hill in West Smithfield, and adjacent to the Fleet Ditch, a sluggish, dirty stream. It was an overcrowded area known for criminals and prostitutes. The Tavern provided accommodation for coin counterfeiters and contained a private still.
© Mary Evans / Peter & Dawn Cope Collection Mary Evans / Peter & Dawn Cope Collection
Pesh-kabz and scabbard
Pesh-kabz and scabbard, nd. Blade has traces of watering. Hilt possibly of walrus ivory. Lanyard stanchion missing. Inscription on reverse of tang explains its history. Captured at Battle of Gujerat, 2nd Sikh War, (1848-1849). Inscribed on reverse of tang: 'This dagger was taken by the Scinde Horse from the chief in command of the Afghan Cavalry at the Battle of Goozerat and presented by Lt Malcolm and his brother officers to Col the Honbl Henry Dundas commanding the Bombay Division of the Punjab'. Date: 1848
© The National Army Museum / Mary Evans Picture Library