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Background imagePower Collection: The King of Kings

The King of Kings -- Jesus Christ surrounded by rulers (kings, queens, emperors, etc) from various countries and periods in history. 1916

Background imagePower Collection: Britains Sea Power Is Yours

Britains Sea Power Is Yours
World War Two propaganda poster - Britains Sea Power Is Yours - showing the might of a British King George V Class Battleship cutting a swathe through the ocean

Background imagePower Collection: Britains Sea Power Is Yours

Britains Sea Power Is Yours
World War Two propaganda poster for the Royal Navy - Britains Sea Power Is Yours - depicting a British submarine crew at action stations during an attack

Background imagePower Collection: World Map Empire McVitie

World Map Empire McVitie
A map of the world, showing the British Empire coloured in red at the end of the nineteenth century

Background imagePower Collection: Hobbes / Leviathan / Frontis

Hobbes / Leviathan / Frontis
LEVIATHAN : Frontispiece to the first edition, representing the spiritual and temporal power united in the person of the King, and ruling over the whole earth

Background imagePower Collection: Flag of the Scottish Covenanters

Flag of the Scottish Covenanters
The Flag of the Scottish Covenanters. They were Presbyterians sworn to defend their religion, part of a Protestant effort to seize power in Scotland against the English

Background imagePower Collection: Battersea Power Station

Battersea Power Station
The chimneys of Battersea Power Station, view across the River Thames, from Chelsea Reach, London

Background imagePower Collection: Cicero Speaks in Senate

Cicero Speaks in Senate
Catiline, plotting to seize power in Rome, is denounced in the Senate by Cicero

Background imagePower Collection: Britains Sea Power Is Yours

Britains Sea Power Is Yours
World War Two propaganda poster for the Royal Navy - Britains Sea Power Is Yours - showing destroyers in line ahead

Background imagePower Collection: Battersea Power Station

Battersea Power Station
Designed by Giles Gilbert Scott, building began in 1933. It was the first of a series of very large electric generators set up in order to nationalize the grid

Background imagePower Collection: Chapelcross Nuclear

Chapelcross Nuclear Power Station, near Annan, Dumfries- shire, Scotland, officially opened on 2 May 1959. Date: 1959s

Background imagePower Collection: Painting by Hs Power, artillery and horses at Ypres, WW1

Painting by Hs Power, artillery and horses at Ypres, WW1
Painting by the Australian war artist Harold Septimus Power (1877-1971), showing artillery going into action before the Battle of Ypres

Background imagePower Collection: Jacques De Molay

Jacques De Molay
JACQUES DE MOLAY French knight, Grand Maitre des Templiers, arrested and burned by Philippe IV who was jealous of the Templars power

Background imagePower Collection: Largest Gasometer in the World - East Greenwich, London

Largest Gasometer in the World - East Greenwich, London - built in 1888. Situated on the Greenwich peninsula, close to the site of the O2 Arena

Background imagePower Collection: Britains Sea Power Is Yours

Britains Sea Power Is Yours
World War Two propaganda poster for the Royal Navy - Britains Sea Power Is Yours - illustrated by an Illustrious class aircraft carrier with its escorts and aircraft

Background imagePower Collection: Battersea Power Station

Battersea Power Station on a misty morning. Date: 1940s

Background imagePower Collection: Brighton B Power Station - Southwick, West Sussex

Brighton B Power Station - Southwick, West Sussex
Brighton B Power Station, (now the Shoreham Power Station) - Southwick, West Sussex. circa late 1960s

Background imagePower Collection: Polish cavalry at the start of World War Two

Polish cavalry at the start of World War Two
Poland as a military power: cavalry, tanks and infantry (part of a spread in the Illustrated London News). Polands impressive horse cavalry are seen here, probably the best in Europe (the ILN says)

Background imagePower Collection: King Nebuchadnezzar and the Fiery Furnace

King Nebuchadnezzar and the Fiery Furnace. circa late 19th century

Background imagePower Collection: Poster, British Seagull outboard motor

Poster, British Seagull outboard motor
Poster, British Seagull, The best outboard motor in the world, Every dinghy a motor dinghy. circa 1950

Background imagePower Collection: Poster, Exide, The Long Life Car Battery

Poster, Exide, The Long Life Car Battery, needs no handle to its name. circa 1945

Background imagePower Collection: Supermarine Spitfire 2 / II

Supermarine Spitfire 2 / II
Supermarine Spitfire Mark2 Cutaway Line-Drawing with a Rolls-Royce Merlin 3 Aero-Engine

Background imagePower Collection: Female jockeys riding gentlemen like horses

Female jockeys riding gentlemen like horses
Two women jockeys with riding crops, spur on their steeds - not horses, but top-hatted and tailed gentlemen who wear bridles in their mouths

Background imagePower Collection: Ukraine Dnieper Dam

Ukraine Dnieper Dam
Dam on the Dnieper river

Background imagePower Collection: WW2 poster, Don t be fuel-ish

WW2 poster, Don t be fuel-ish
WW2 poster, The worker who left the lights on -- Don t be fuel-ish. Wasted electricity means less fuel to make the weapons we need for victory

Background imagePower Collection: Power jets W2 / 700

Power jets W2 / 700
Power jets W2/700

Background imagePower Collection: Symbols of Power and Glory and of Christian Faith

Symbols of Power and Glory and of Christian Faith. S. Edwards Crown, The Imperial State Crown, The Sovereigns Orb and the head of the Royal Sceptre with Cross

Background imagePower Collection: Painting by Hs Power, War, WW1

Painting by Hs Power, War, WW1
Painting entitled War by the Australian war artist Harold Septimus Power (1877-1971), showing soldiers on horseback, pulling heavy artillery across a field

Background imagePower Collection: British Mark IV tank with Tadpole Tail, WW1

British Mark IV tank with Tadpole Tail, WW1
British Mark IV tank with Tadpole Tail, introduced in 1917 and used during the latter part of the First World War. The Tadpole Tail was an elongation of the rear horns to increase trench-crossing

Background imagePower Collection: A Tiger approaches

A Tiger approaches
A fantastic picture of a large male Tiger approaching with menace. Pastel drawing by Raymond Sheppard

Background imagePower Collection: Humber Hawk advertisement

Humber Hawk advertisement
Advertisement for the 1954 Humber Hawk car, packed with power and aready to prove it. Apparently, the powerful overhead valve engine gave vivid exciting acceleration

Background imagePower Collection: Invention of the Cube Car

Invention of the Cube Car. This box-like car, designed by French-Vietnamese designer and engineer Quasar Kahn, was produced in limited numbers between 1967

Background imagePower Collection: Painting in Cossack Museum, Zaporozhye, Ukraine

Painting in Cossack Museum, Zaporozhye, Ukraine
A painting in the Cossack Museum on Khortytsaya Island, Zaporozhye, Ukraine, depicting an Ottoman enemy (possibly the Sultan) making a proclamation, probably a 17th century event

Background imagePower Collection: George V and Mary, Coronation Durbar, Delhi, India

George V and Mary, Coronation Durbar, Delhi, India
King George V and Queen Mary sitting on their imperial thrones on the day following the Coronation Durbar ceremony in Delhi, India

Background imagePower Collection: Trial of Anchors at the Royal Dockyard, Sheerness, July 1852

Trial of Anchors at the Royal Dockyard, Sheerness, July 1852
Engraving of a trial of various anchor designs, held at the Royal Dockyard Sheerness, from the Illustrated London News, 17th July 1852

Background imagePower Collection: Britains Sea Power Is Yours

Britains Sea Power Is Yours
World War Two propaganda poster for the Royal Navy - Britains Sea Power Is Yours - illustrated by ships and warships of all kinds, designed to reassure with a shared sense of patriotism

Background imagePower Collection: Zulu War Britannia 1879

Zulu War Britannia 1879
British Imperialism symbolically represented at the time of the Zulu War

Background imagePower Collection: Paddle Steamer Leith 1837

Paddle Steamer Leith 1837
The paddle steamer Leith arriving at Grantham Pier, Edinburgh. Built by R.Menzies & Sons for the General Steam Navigation Co 1837 and used by GSNC for coastal service between Leith and London

Background imagePower Collection: Engineering workshop model

Engineering workshop model, based on the Royal Arsenal, Woolwich workshop c.1893-1910

Background imagePower Collection: The Graphic, 23rd January 1915, Christmas truce

The Graphic, 23rd January 1915, Christmas truce
Page from The Graphic, 23rd January 1915 - the Power of Peace in the Time of War. The Christmas 1914 truce, and a crucifix in a shell-torn area of war. Date: 23rd January 1915

Background imagePower Collection: Poster against American capitalism

Poster against American capitalism, showing a man in a stranglehold, with a stars and stripes design on the aggressors sleeve. 1944

Background imagePower Collection: Calder Hall Power Stn

Calder Hall Power Stn
Calder Hall Nuclear Power Station, Cumbria, England, Britains first, it opened in 1956. The first in the world to produce electricity on a commercial scale. Closed 2003

Background imagePower Collection: Power Loom Weaving

Power Loom Weaving
Interior of cotton mill in Lancashire: power loom weaving- man and woman tend machine

Background imagePower Collection: Atomic Motorbike

Atomic Motorbike
Motor Cycle Driven by Atomic Power

Background imagePower Collection: Cicero in the Senate

Cicero in the Senate
Catiline, plotting to seize power in Rome, is denounced in the Senate by Cicero

Background imagePower Collection: Atomic Power Predicted

Atomic Power Predicted
Atomic power plants predicted

Background imagePower Collection: In Praise of the British Empire

In Praise of the British Empire - Physical representations of the British territories of Canada, India, New Zealand, South Africa and Australia give thanks to King George V

Background imagePower Collection: WW2 poster, Britains Sea Power, Destroyers in line ahead, maintain it with your savings

WW2 poster, Britains Sea Power, Destroyers in line ahead, maintain it with your savings. Date: circa 1940



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