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Background imageSeize Collection: Cicero Speaks in Senate

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

Background imageSeize Collection: The Zulu war. Scene of the Battle of Isandula (Isandhlwana)

The Zulu war. Scene of the Battle of Isandula (Isandhlwana)
After the Battle of Isadhlwana. A description by Lieutenant Crealock reads, Day waned and the night hung over the hill, when we reached the last ridge, beyond which lay what had been our camp

Background imageSeize Collection: Crusaders Near Jerusalem

Crusaders Near Jerusalem
Crusaders under Richard I gain sight of Jerusalem, though they were unable to seize it from the Saracens

Background imageSeize Collection: Cicero in the Senate

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

Background imageSeize Collection: The Capture of the Vulcania; Second World War, 1943

The Capture of the Vulcania; Second World War, 1943
Illustration showing a German motor torpedo boat capturing the Italian passenger-liner Vulcania in the Adriatic sea during 1943

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Robin & the Sheriff
The Sheriff of Nottingham orders his men to seize Robin Hood, but Robin is prepared to defend his liberty

Background imageSeize Collection: Ghost of Patroclus

Ghost of Patroclus
Achilles tries - in vain - to seize hold of the ghost of Patroclus

Background imageSeize Collection: PARTY / DARE HE? MISTLETOE

PARTY / DARE HE? MISTLETOE
DARE HE ? A girl pauses beneath a mistletoe sprig, wondering if hes man enough to seize his chance... Date: 1920

Background imageSeize Collection: CARLO ALBERTO AT GENOVA

CARLO ALBERTO AT GENOVA
Carlo Alberto, king of Sardinia, arrives in Genova : he will attempt to seize Austrian Lombardy but will fail, abdicate and die in exile. Date: 1847

Background imageSeize Collection: SIEGE OF JULICH

SIEGE OF JULICH
When the ruler of Julich dies his lands are contested by Dutch and Empire. Imperial forces seize the town but they are besieged and ousted by the Dutch and their allies. Date: 1610

Background imageSeize Collection: DEMONS SEIZE DEAD SOUL

DEMONS SEIZE DEAD SOUL
The soul of a recently deceased person is seized by demons who drag him down to Hell. Date: 16th century

Background imageSeize Collection: ARTHUR VERSUS MORDRED

ARTHUR VERSUS MORDRED
He slays his nephew Mordred, who is trying to seize the throne (and Guinevere), at the battle of Camlann ; but unfortunately Mordred also slays him

Background imageSeize Collection: THE HALFPENNY BOAT

THE HALFPENNY BOAT
In 1861 the halfpenny boat is still the cheapest and most convenient way to get around London : street vendors seize the opportunity to offer their goods to a captive market. Date: 1861

Background imageSeize Collection: GHOST OF PATROCLUS

GHOST OF PATROCLUS
Achilles tries - in vain - to seize hold of the ghost of Patroclus Date: BC

Background imageSeize Collection: MISTLETOE ON STAIRS

MISTLETOE ON STAIRS
DARE HE ? A girl pauses beneath a mistletoe sprig, wondering if hes man enough to seize his chance... Date: 1920

Background imageSeize Collection: Heliodorus expulsed of the Temple of Jerusalem by heavenly m

Heliodorus expulsed of the Temple of Jerusalem by heavenly m
Heliodorus. 2nd century BC. Minister of the Syrian king Seleucus IV Philopator. Tried to seize the treasures of the Temple of Jerusalem. Heliodorus expulsed of the temple by heavenly messengers

Background imageSeize Collection: The Golden Fleece

The Golden Fleece
Thanks to Medeas magical powers, she is able to help Jason seize the Golden Fleece despite the creatures which guard it

Background imageSeize Collection: The Duke of Bedford opens Woburn Abbey

The Duke of Bedford opens Woburn Abbey
The Duke and Duchess of Bedford in the Queen Victoria bedroom at Woburn Abbey at the time of its opening to the public. The room is notable for the magnificent ceiling and Louis Seize furniture

Background imageSeize Collection: Conquest of Mexico. Capture of Cuauhtemoc. Engraving

Conquest of Mexico. Capture of Cuauhtemoc. Engraving
Conquest of Mexico. 16th century. Cuauhtemoc was captured by Garcia Holguin while fleeing in a canoe with her family after the defeat in the Battle of Tenochtitlan

Background imageSeize Collection: Indians Seize White Girl

Indians Seize White Girl
The capture by Native Americans of Elizabeth and Frances Callaway and Jenna Boone who are taken away in a canoe Date: 1887

Background imageSeize Collection: WW1 - German observation ballon captured by the British

WW1 - German observation ballon captured by the British
WW1 - A dramatic scene depicting a group of British soldiers capturing a German observation balloon in 1916. Date: 1916

Background imageSeize Collection: Chopper. Lower Paleolithic

Chopper. Lower Paleolithic
Chopper on pebble. Lower Paleolithic. SPAIN. CATALONIA. BARCELONA. Barcelona. Archaeology Museum of Catalonia. Proc: SPAIN. CATALONIA. GERONA. Torroella de Montgr� Cau del Duc

Background imageSeize Collection: Updike Underhill seized by the Algerines

Updike Underhill seized by the Algerines
Fictional Boston native, Updike Underhill is seized by the Algerines while on the African coast nursing sick slaves back to health. Date: 1797

Background imageSeize Collection: Louis XIII Crowned

Louis XIII Crowned
When Henri IV is murdered, his 8-year old son is crowned as Louis XIII, but his mother, the ghastly Marie de Medicis, will seize power and rule as his regent. Date: 14 May 1610

Background imageSeize Collection: FRANCE HAM

FRANCE HAM
The fortress of Ham, in Picardie, where Napoleon Bonaparte was imprisoned after his unsuccessful attempt to seize the throne. Date: circa 1800

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Gunpowder Refused
Saint-Mery, president of the Electors of Paris, refuses to let the mob seize gunpowder : after these exciting events, he will end his days as a bookseller in Philadelphia. Date: circa 14 July 1789

Background imageSeize Collection: Sofya and Supporters

Sofya and Supporters
Sofya, Peters half-sister and regent during his youth, finds herself marginalised when she tries to seize power : she appeals to her supporters for help, but in vain. Date: 1688

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SPAIN. Pealba de Castro. Cliff. Mutiny of Aranjuez (19th March 1808). Seize and prison of Manuel Godoy. Litography

Background imageSeize Collection: Catherine I of Russia

Catherine I of Russia
Ekaterina I Alexeyevna, second wife of tsar Peter I, Lithu- -anian laundry-maid who exploited laws of succession to seize power when he died - a bawdy amiable woman. Date: 1684 - 1727

Background imageSeize Collection: Peasants seizing potato crop, Ireland

Peasants seizing potato crop, Ireland
Peasants seize the potato crop of an evicted tenant near Tralee, Kerry, in Ireland. Men, women and children dig for the unharvested potatoes with shovels, spades and their bare hands

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First Partition
Stanislaw II August clutches his crown, while Catherine II of Russia, Friedrich II of Prussia and emperor Joseph II, archduke of Austria, seize chunks of his country

Background imageSeize Collection: War with Russia - 3

War with Russia - 3
When Bolshevik Russia attempts to seize the new republic of Poland, many Warsaw citizens back them : a group of communist volunteers are addressed by their commander

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War with Russia - 2
Bolshevik Russia attempts to seize the new republic of Poland, but the Poles fight for their independence with patriotic fervour : Russian prisoners and their captors

Background imageSeize Collection: War with Russia - 1

War with Russia - 1
When Bolshevik Russia attempts to seize Poland, the Poles fight for their independence with patriotic fervour : Polish cavalry in the streets of Warsaw

Background imageSeize Collection: German Invasion - 2

German Invasion - 2
With the railways in their hands, it will be easy for the Germans to seize control of a strategic town such as Colchester as headquarters (scene 2 of 4)

Background imageSeize Collection: The Portuguese Army attempts to seize a railway train, South

The Portuguese Army attempts to seize a railway train, South
Engraving showing the encounter between a British operated steam train and a detachment of the Portuguese army, Delagoa Bay, South East Africa, 1889

Background imageSeize Collection: The Civil war in America: General Burnsides expedition

The Civil war in America: General Burnsides expedition
The 9th New York (Hawkins Zouaves)and the 21st Massachusetts taking the Confederate fieldwork on Roanoke island at the point of the bayonet, during General Burnsides expedition to seize the area

Background imageSeize Collection: Battle of Nancy

Battle of Nancy
Charles le Temeraire (the Bold), duc de Bourgogne, tries to seize Lorraine, but is defated by Swiss troops while besieging Nancy, and his body is found lying in the snow

Background imageSeize Collection: New Zealand troops marching to a memorial service in Westmin

New Zealand troops marching to a memorial service in Westmin
A column of New Zealand troops marching to commemorate those who fell attempting to seize the Gallipoli peninsular during the First World War

Background imageSeize Collection: Geriah Fort. India

Geriah Fort. India
Geriah is a notorious pirate stronghold, until February 1756 when the East India Company send admiral Watson and Clive to seize the town and burn the ships

Background imageSeize Collection: Madman with Gun / 1899

Madman with Gun / 1899
A madman shoots an innocent tenant in a lodging house during an attempt to seize him

Background imageSeize Collection: Stussi at Zurich

Stussi at Zurich
Rudolf Stossi, burgomaster of Zurich, has expansionist aims for his city, but his plan to seize the neighboring canton of Schwyz lead to Switzerlands first civil war

Background imageSeize Collection: Treasury Carriage 2

Treasury Carriage 2
Terrorists use a bomb to halt and rob a landau carrying treasury funds : they seize the equivalent of 60, 000 English pounds. The carriage after tha attack

Background imageSeize Collection: Red Guards Seize Tank

Red Guards Seize Tank
Putilov Red Guard commandeer a tank from the Junkers (Young Cadets), name if after Lieutenant Schmidt a hero of the 1905 rising, and strike dramatic poses for the camera

Background imageSeize Collection: Valentine Opportunity

Valentine Opportunity
Why not seize this opportunity ?

Background imageSeize Collection: Pizarro Seizes Atahualpa

Pizarro Seizes Atahualpa
Pizarro and his men treacherously seize Atahualpa

Background imageSeize Collection: Somalis Shot?

Somalis Shot?
Italians claim that Ethiopians seize 50 Somalis accused of helping the Italians, and expose them to public ridicule in the streets of Harer and then shoot them

Background imageSeize Collection: Calvinists Rising

Calvinists Rising
The Calvinist protestants of Antwerp make an unsuccessful attempt to seize control of the city from their Spanish (Catholic) governors



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