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Background imageRuling Collection: Carbolic Smoke Ball / 1893

Carbolic Smoke Ball / 1893
Advertisement for The Carbolic Smoke Ball Co. which claimed to offer a cure for a wide variety of ailments. This led to a court case on grounds of deception & a landmark ruling

Background imageRuling 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 imageRuling Collection: Rasputin Caricature

Rasputin Caricature
GRIGORI RASPUTIN caricatured as the sinister leader of Russias ruling house, looming over the puppet-like figures of Nicolas II and Alexandra

Background imageRuling Collection: The Maharajah of Mysore, WW1

The Maharajah of Mysore, WW1
Krishna Raja Wadiyar IV GCSI, GBE (June 4, 1884 August 3, 1940, Bangalore Palace), also known popularly as Nalwadi Krishna Raja Wadiyar

Background imageRuling Collection: Maharaja of Patiala / Stamp

Maharaja of Patiala / Stamp
MAHARAJA BHUPINDER SINGH (1891 - 1938) Ruling Maharaja of the princely state of Patiala from 1900 to 1938. He served on the General Staff in France, Belgium

Background imageRuling Collection: Maharaja of Bharatpur / Stamp

Maharaja of Bharatpur / Stamp
MAHARAJA SIR KISHAN SINGH, KCSI (1899 - 1929) Ruling Maharaja of the princely state Bharatpur (1918 - 1929) and successor of Maharani Girraj Kaur

Background imageRuling Collection: Ottoman Empire. Functionaries Janissary Agha and Kadi Lechke

Ottoman Empire. Functionaries Janissary Agha and Kadi Lechke
Functionaries of the Ottoman Empire. Janissary Agha (left) top Ottoman military official) and Kadi Lechken (right) ruling judge of the Turkish territories). Engraving by Lemaitre, Masson and Monnin

Background imageRuling Collection: Taking a stroll at the Hurlingham Club, Fulham

Taking a stroll at the Hurlingham Club, Fulham
Lady Helen Grosvenor (1888-1970), Lady Castlereagh (1878-1959), Lord Charles Beresford (1846-1919), Lord Hugh Cecil (1869-1956) and Miss Chaplin take a summer stroll at the Hurlingham Club in Fulham

Background imageRuling Collection: Natalia Rioters Events Russia Peter Great 1682

Natalia Rioters Events Russia Peter Great 1682
natalia, rioters, events, russia, peter, great, 1682, tsaritsa, naryshkina, confronts, death, fyodor, iii, appoints, 10, year, old, son, tsar, ruling, half, witted, brother, ivan, v, 10198357

Background imageRuling Collection: Charlemagne Hears News Events France 768 Charles

Charlemagne Hears News Events France 768 Charles
charlemagne, hears, news, events, france, 768, charles, son, pepin, le, bref, learns, father, death, becomes, king, franks, will, crowned, holy, roman, emperor, ruling, western, europe, father's

Background imageRuling Collection: CUBA/CIVIL WAR 1931

CUBA/CIVIL WAR 1931
Capote directs the fight against President Machado by telephone from New York. Ex-President Menocal (hand in pocket) is seen with ruling faction of Pinar del Rio. Date: 1931

Background imageRuling Collection: Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I

Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I, 1459-1519. Maximilianus Austriacus.. Copperplate engraving from Abraham Bogaerts De Roomsche Monarchy, The Roman Monarchy, Francois Salma, Utrecht, 1697

Background imageRuling Collection: Cartoon, Ruling the Roast

Cartoon, Ruling the Roast. circa 1833

Background imageRuling Collection: Kudurru (stele) of King Marduk-zakir-shumi (852-828 BC). An

Kudurru (stele) of King Marduk-zakir-shumi (852-828 BC). An act of donation to a priest of the temple of Eana of Uruk. Mesopotamia. Limestone. Cuneiforme. Babylon exposore. Louvre. Paris

Background imageRuling Collection: Bazaar or Fair in a Maratha Camp, India

Bazaar or Fair in a Maratha Camp, India
A Bazar in Seendhiyas camp. A bazaar or fair in a Maratha Camp, showing a long avenue lined with stalls. A Maratha or Mahratta is a member of one of the major Hindu Kshatriya (warrior) groups (castes)

Background imageRuling Collection: Sultan Abdul Hamid II of Turkey - Constitution

Sultan Abdul Hamid II of Turkey - Constitution
The Sultan travelling to the Friday Prayers after the Proclamation of the Constitution in Constantinople, 1908. Sultan Abdul Hamid II (1842 - 1918)

Background imageRuling Collection: Sultan Abdul Hamid II of Turkey

Sultan Abdul Hamid II of Turkey
Sultan Abdul Hamid II (1842 - 1918) oversaw a period of decline in the power and extent of the Empire, ruling from 31 August 1876 until he was deposed on 27 April 1909

Background imageRuling Collection: Visit of the German Kaiser Wilhelm II to Turkey

Visit of the German Kaiser Wilhelm II to Turkey
The visit of the German Kaiser Wilhelm II and his wife Augusta Viktoria to Constantinople. Pictured here with Sultan Abdul Hamid II (1842 - 1918)

Background imageRuling Collection: WW1 - The German eagle still on top

WW1 - The German eagle still on top
WW1 - The German offensive illustrated here as an eagle, dominating the top of the mountain. Representing Germanys success in ruling the war

Background imageRuling Collection: Roberto Malatesta

Roberto Malatesta
ROBERTO MALATESTA Italian nobleman, member of the ruling house of Rimini. Date: 1440 - 1482

Background imageRuling Collection: Brahmins at a feast in a Maratha Camp, India

Brahmins at a feast in a Maratha Camp, India
A Mahratta Surdar entertaining Brahmins. Brahmins at a feast in a Maratha Camp. Some are playing musical instruments while others are eating, and servants are carrying dishes of food

Background imageRuling Collection: Maratha Family, India

Maratha Family, India
A superb photographic postcard depicting a Maratha Family. A Maratha is a member of one of the major Hindu Kshatriya (warrior) groups (castes)

Background imageRuling Collection: The Maharajah of Patiala

The Maharajah of Patiala
Bhupinder Singh (1891 - 1938) was the ruling Maharaja of the princely state of Patiala from 1900 to 1938. He is perhaps the most famous Maharaja of Patiala, best known for his extravagance

Background imageRuling Collection: Sultan Abdul Hamid II of Turkey - Turkish Propaganda

Sultan Abdul Hamid II of Turkey - Turkish Propaganda
Turkish propaganda card. Sultan Abdul Hamid II (1842 - 1918) oversaw a period of decline in the power and extent of the Empire, ruling from 31 August 1876 until he was deposed on 27 April 1909

Background imageRuling Collection: Sultan Abdul Hamid II of Turkey - Parliament

Sultan Abdul Hamid II of Turkey - Parliament
Opening of the Turkish Parliament - the Sultan arrives in his box and delivers the Royal Speech(back centre). There is a balcony on the upper right full of the diplomatic Corp

Background imageRuling Collection: Wilhelm II, German Emperor 1888

Wilhelm II, German Emperor 1888
Wilhelm II or William II (1859 1941), last German Emperor (Kaiser) and King of Prussia, ruling the German Empire and the Kingdom of Prussia from 15 June 1888 to 9 November 1918. Date: 1888

Background imageRuling Collection: The Radical Party - their promises are seen as all froth

The Radical Party - their promises are seen as all froth and no substance - a propaganda postcard mocking the ruling government (labelled the Radical Party )

Background imageRuling Collection: Relief inside the funeral chapel of Meroitic queen, probably

Relief inside the funeral chapel of Meroitic queen, probably
Relief inside the pyramid chapel of the meroitic queen, probably Shanakdakhete, the first woman who came to the throne of Meroe. Pyramid 11. Southern Wall. Meroe. Ptolemaic Period. 3rd century BC

Background imageRuling Collection: Berenice Chigi

Berenice Chigi
BERENICE CHIGI Italian noblewoman, wife of the popes nephew, member of the ruling family of Siena, patrons of the arts Date: ? - 1696

Background imageRuling Collection: Alessandro Farnese / Unive

Alessandro Farnese / Unive
ALESSANDRO FARNESE Duke of Parma, general and diplomat. Spanish governor general of the Netherlands (1578-86), ruling as regent for Philip II of Spain Date: 1545 - 1592

Background imageRuling Collection: Alessandro Farnese / Anon

Alessandro Farnese / Anon
ALESSANDRO FARNESE Duke of Parma, general and diplomat. Spanish governor general of the Netherlands (1578-86), ruling as regent for Philip II of Spain Date: 1545 - 1592

Background imageRuling Collection: Italy - Genoa - Palazzo Ducale

Italy - Genoa - Palazzo Ducale
Coloured lantern slide of the Doges (Ducale) Palace in Genoa, Italy. Once the home of the Doges of Genoa (oligarchy ruling of small selection of merchant families)

Background imageRuling Collection: Picnics - Russian High society

Picnics - Russian High society
A picnic held in 1913 that is seemingly entirely consisting of members of the Russian aristocracy. Date: 1913

Background imageRuling Collection: Matteo Visconti

Matteo Visconti
MATTEO VISCONTI duce di Milano Italian noble, member of the ruling family of Milan. Date: 1250 - 1322

Background imageRuling Collection: Azzo Visconti

Azzo Visconti
AZZO VISCONTI Italian noble, member of the ruling family of Milan Date: 1302 - 1339

Background imageRuling Collection: Sigismondo Malatesta 2

Sigismondo Malatesta 2
SIGISMONDO PANDOLFO MALATESTA Italian nobleman, member of the ruling house of Rimini, a noted patron of the arts. Date: 1417 - 1468

Background imageRuling Collection: Sigismondo Malatesta 1

Sigismondo Malatesta 1
SIGISMONDO PANDOLFO MALATESTA Italian nobleman, member of the ruling house of Rimini, a noted patron of the arts. Date: 1417 - 1468

Background imageRuling Collection: Hasburgs Empire. Casa de Austria (Hasburgs

Hasburgs Empire. Casa de Austria (Hasburgs
" Hasburgs Empire. " Casa de Austria" (Hasburgs dynasty ruling Spain). Work by Sebastiᮠ Herreras school

Background imageRuling Collection: Cambodia - Phumi Prey Mlu - The Tribal Elite

Cambodia - Phumi Prey Mlu - The Tribal Elite Date: circa 1910s

Background imageRuling Collection: Jacques Cl魥nt, assassin of King Henri III

Jacques Cl魥nt, assassin of King Henri III
The fanatical Dominican friar, Jacques ClÚ¡Ñnt, who with the encouragement of the Catholic League, stabbed and killed King Henri III, thus bringing to an end the ruling Valois dynasty of France

Background imageRuling Collection: Italy - Brescia - Courtyard of the Broletto

Italy - Brescia - Courtyard of the Broletto (the seat of the Medieval Lords who ruled the city). The word Broletto refers to an orchard which originally occupied the site. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageRuling Collection: The Restoration of the Constitution

The Restoration of the Constitution
A patriotic postcard celebrating the Constitution of July 1908. Sultan Abdul Hamid II (1842 - 1918) oversaw a period of decline in the power and extent of the Empire

Background imageRuling Collection: Wilhelm Opens Reichstag

Wilhelm Opens Reichstag
Kaiser Wilhelm II opening the White Hall of Berlin Castle (Reichstag). Date: 25 June 1888

Background imageRuling Collection: Social Scenes / India

Social Scenes / India
A ruling prince of Western India with his vassals Date: 19th century

Background imageRuling Collection: Visit of German Kaiser to Turkey

Visit of German Kaiser to Turkey
The Visit of the German Kaiser Wilhelm II to Turkey for an official state meeting with Sultan Abdul Hamid II (1842 - 1918). They are visiting the German School at Constantinople

Background imageRuling Collection: Sultan Abdul Hamid II of Turkey and Crete

Sultan Abdul Hamid II of Turkey and Crete
In this cartoon postcard, John Bull, and personifications of France, Austria, Germany, Italy and Russia watch on, as Sultan Abdul Hamid II (1842 - 1918) wields a knife in a dispute over Crete

Background imageRuling Collection: Turkey - Visit of ther Kaiser Wilhelm II

Turkey - Visit of ther Kaiser Wilhelm II
The visit of the German Kaiser Wilhelm II (with his wife Augusta Viktoria) to meet with the Turkish Sultan, Abdul Hamid II (1842 - 1918)

Background imageRuling Collection: The Ruling Princes of India

The Ruling Princes of India



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