Forkbeard and fivebeard rockling
Forkbeard, Phycis phycis 1 and fivebeard rockling, Ciliata mustela.2. Mustela comune, Merluzzo barbuto. Handcoloured copperplate stipple engraving from Antoine Laurent de Jussieu's Dizionario delle Scienze Naturali, Dictionary of Natural Science, Florence, Italy, 1837. Illustration engraved by Corsi, drawn by Jean Gabriel Pretre and directed by Pierre Jean-Francois Turpin, and published by Batelli e Figli. Turpin (1775-1840) is considered one of the greatest French botanical illustrators of the 19th century
Lambert Simnel working in the Royal Kitchens
Lambert Simnel (circa 1477circa 1525) - pretender to the throne of England. His claim to be Edward Plantagenet, 17th Earl of Warwick, in 1487 threatened the newly-established reign of King Henry VII. Simnel became the figurehead of a Yorkist rebellion organised by John de la Pole, Earl of Lincoln, a rebellion which was crushed in 1487. Simnel was pardoned and was thereafter employed by the Royal household as a scullion (as pictured in this illustration), and, later, as a falconer.
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The Schneider Trophy 1929 - Calshot Spit, England
Photograph from the Schneider Trophy of 1929 held at Calshot Spit, England. The Coupe d'Aviation Maritime Jacques Schneider (commonly called the Schneider Trophy or Schneider Prize), was a trophy awarded annually (and later, biannually) to the winner of an air race for seaplanes and flying boats. The winner in 1929 was Richard Waghorn in a Supermarine S.6. Date: 1929
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