Spartacus and rebellion of Gladiators
In 73 B.C Spartacus was sold, into the service of Lentulus Batiates, a man who taught at a ludus for gladiators. Spartacus and two Gallic gladiators led a riot at the school. Of about 200 gladiator slaves, less than 80 escaped. In the streets they found wagons of gladiatorial weapons, when soldiers tried to stop them, they easily defeating the them.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
Guiltcross Union Workhouse, Kenninghall, Norfolk
The Guiltcross Union Workhouse, designed by William Thorold, was erected in 1836-7 at Kenninghall, Norfolk. After its closure in 1902 the site was acquired by the Rev Harold Burden and reopened in 1904 as the Eastern Counties or East Harling Inebriates Reformatory for treating alcoholics. The site housed German prisoners during the First World War.
© Mary Evans / Peter Higginbotham Collection
Senegal - Thies Rebellion, Dieye & Fall complain about food
The circumstances surrounding the outbreak of the Thies rebellion remain obscure. An article at the time said that the rebellion began after the sentencing to 15 days in jail of Diery Fall. He did not accept the charge and with associates, attacked and killed a young colonial officer, Monsieur Chautemps. Two days later, Diery Fall was caught and killed by his own brother who cut off his head and forearm to bring the Pouvergue administrator who had them exposed publicly as a warning and intimidation. Another assassin, Sarithia Dieye was caught a few days later at St. Mary of Bathurst in Gambia. All that remains of this dramatic episode are these remarkable postcards. After being caught on camera, Canar Fall (head of Western Baol province), his brother and "courtiers" were all deported to Guyana. This photograph shows Dieye and Canar Fall complaining to Monsieur Briffaut (the Dakar Judge) about the bad quality of soup they are receiving in prison. Date: 1904
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection