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Wives Collection

Background imageWives Collection: Anne Boleyn

Anne Boleyn (1507? - 1536) Second Queen of King Henry VIII from 1533 until 1536. Mother of Queen Elizabeth I. Date: 1950

Background imageWives Collection: King Henry VIII and his three wife and children

King Henry VIII and his three wife and children
King Henry VIII (1491 - 1547), England Royalty, reigned (1509 1547) with three of his wifes and children. (Left to right) wives Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Catherine Parr, children Princess Elizabeth

Background imageWives Collection: King Henry VIII & Wives

King Henry VIII & Wives
KING HENRY VIII Portrait of the King of England with all his wives SEYMOUR/CLEVES/HOWARD HENRY VIII PARR/ARAGON/BOLEYN

Background imageWives Collection: Shakespeare quotation on a greetings card

Shakespeare quotation on a greetings card (inside pages) -- Heaven give you many, many merry days (The Merry Wives of Windsor). With a colourful spray of flowers. (2 of 2) Date: circa 1890s

Background imageWives Collection: Brigham Young - Mormon Leader and Wives

Brigham Young - Mormon Leader and Wives
Brigham Young (1801-1877) - Leader in the Latter Day Saint movement and American settler. President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (The Mormons) from 1847 until 1877

Background imageWives Collection: Falstaff in Basket

Falstaff in Basket
Falstaff is hidden in a laundry basket

Background imageWives Collection: Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of France and his family

Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of France and his family
Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of France (1769-1821), pictured with his two wives, Empress Josephine (de Beauharnais) (1763-1814) and Empress Marie-Louise (of Austria) (1791-1847)

Background imageWives Collection: Reprisal! by H M Bateman

Reprisal! by H M Bateman - humorous illustration of what can happen if a woman decides to wear trousers. In this scene the reprisal for the wife wearing trousers is that her husband has taken to

Background imageWives Collection: Sir Andrew Judde, Lord Mayor of London

Sir Andrew Judde, Lord Mayor of London
Sir Andrew Judd (or Judde, c.1492-1558), merchant, six times Master of the Skinners Company, Mayor of Calais and Lord Mayor of London. He founded a school in Tonbridge, Kent. Date: circa 1600

Background imageWives Collection: Crowded London Housing

Crowded London Housing
A landscape of working class homes in London, with a handy patch of waste ground where the wives can hang up their washing and the kids can play among the stones and refuse

Background imageWives Collection: The Merry Wives of Windsor - title page

The Merry Wives of Windsor - title page - Anne Page and Slender, an inept and unsuccessful suitor. 1862

Background imageWives Collection: Brighton Station, train to London

Brighton Station, train to London
The Monday Morning Train to Town -- scene on the platform of Brighton Station, any week during the summer months, with men leaving for work in London while their wives and girlfriends stay behind

Background imageWives Collection: Large open saloon car

Large open saloon car
Taking the chaps for a spin! Two ladies and their husbands in a grand open-top Model T Roadster ready for the off

Background imageWives Collection: Garrick Theatre 1970

Garrick Theatre 1970
The Garrick Theatre, St, Martins Lane, London, where Brian Rix was starring in Let Sleeping Wives Lie. Date: 1970

Background imageWives Collection: King Henry VIII watching archery contest

King Henry VIII watching archery contest
Henry VIII and one of his wives attend an archery contest at Shooters Hill, London. circa 1530

Background imageWives Collection: Strike Meeting / Boldon

Strike Meeting / Boldon
Colliers wives are summoned to a mass meeting at Boldon, Co. Durham

Background imageWives Collection: Soldiers Marching

Soldiers Marching
SOLDIERS MARCHING British troops advancing cross-country : some of them have their wives and even children with them, to say nothing of their luggage !

Background imageWives Collection: Merry Wives / Wind. Forest

Merry Wives / Wind. Forest
Act IV, Scene iii " let them all encircle him about" ; Falstaff trapped in Windsor Forest

Background imageWives Collection: Zulu warrior and his five wives

Zulu warrior and his five wives
A Zulu warrior and his five wives - South Africa Date: circa 1905

Background imageWives Collection: Fig Tree growing out of a tomb in Watford Churchyard

Fig Tree growing out of a tomb in Watford Churchyard
A Fig Tree growing out of a tomb in Watford Churchyard - the legend runs that a lady buried in the vault from which the tree is growing was an atheist

Background imageWives Collection: Southern Africa - Zulu Chieftain with his many wives

Southern Africa - Zulu Chieftain with his many wives. The practice of having several wives indicates a mans social standing, wealth and virility

Background imageWives Collection: Naughty Wives Exchanged

Naughty Wives Exchanged
NAUGHTY WIVES EXCHANGED A distressingly politically incorrect and nauseatingly chauvinist attitude to the wedded state

Background imageWives Collection: Runswick Bay - Lifeboat Wives

Runswick Bay - Lifeboat Wives

Background imageWives Collection: Stornoway Isle of Lewis Gutting Herring early 1900s

Stornoway Isle of Lewis Gutting Herring early 1900s

Background imageWives Collection: Newhaven Fishwives early 1900s

Newhaven Fishwives early 1900s

Background imageWives Collection: North Shields Fish Girls early 1900s

North Shields Fish Girls early 1900s

Background imageWives Collection: North Shields Fish Wives early 1900s

North Shields Fish Wives early 1900s

Background imageWives Collection: Holy Island fishwives Victorian period

Holy Island fishwives Victorian period

Background imageWives Collection: Newhaven Fish Wives early 1900s

Newhaven Fish Wives early 1900s

Background imageWives Collection: Herring gutters Stornoway Isle of Lewis Victorian period

Herring gutters Stornoway Isle of Lewis Victorian period

Background imageWives Collection: Port St. Mary Isle of Man gutting herring early 1900s

Port St. Mary Isle of Man gutting herring early 1900s

Background imageWives Collection: Newhaven near Edinburgh Fish Wives early 1900s

Newhaven near Edinburgh Fish Wives early 1900s

Background imageWives Collection: Whitby Waiting for the Boats Victorian period

Whitby Waiting for the Boats Victorian period

Background imageWives Collection: Russia - Tsar Nicholas II meeting veterans at Borodino

Russia - Tsar Nicholas II meeting veterans at Borodino
Russia - Tsar Nicholas II meeting veteran soldiers and their wives at Borodino (the site of a bloody battle of the Napoleonic Wars, fought during Napoleon's invasion of Russia)

Background imageWives Collection: Iraqi Minister of Development Mohammad Ghussein & colleagues

Iraqi Minister of Development Mohammad Ghussein & colleagues
The Iraqi Minister of Development Mohammad Ghussein, colleagues and their spouses at the Department of Development - Baghdad, Iraq. Date: circa 1950s

Background imageWives Collection: Portrait of Lady Islington

Portrait of Lady Islington
Anne Dundas, Lady Islington, was the wife of Sir John Poynder Dickson-Poynder, Governor-General of New Zealand from 1910 until 1912. Date: 1910

Background imageWives Collection: Mabel Poulton in five Archibald Nettlefold films

Mabel Poulton in five Archibald Nettlefold films - Virginia's Husband, Troublesome Wives, Wild Cat Hetty, The Silent House, and The Lavender Lad Date: 1929

Background imageWives Collection: Estelle Brody and Jameson Thomas in Weekend Wives

Estelle Brody and Jameson Thomas in Weekend Wives
Estelle Brody and Jameson Thomas in British International Pictures film Weekend Wives Date: 1929

Background imageWives Collection: Miners wives rally 1984

Miners wives rally 1984
Arthur Scargill, President of the National Union of Mineworkers, speaks to a large audience of miners, their wives and families

Background imageWives Collection: Welsh miners wives banner

Welsh miners wives banner
Welsh miners wives hold up their banner on a demonstration during the national miners strike of 1984 - 85. The banner reads

Background imageWives Collection: Scottish miners demonstration

Scottish miners demonstration
Scottish miners, their wives and children on a demonstration during the 1984-85 miners strike Date: 1984

Background imageWives Collection: Doncaster Miners Gala 1986

Doncaster Miners Gala 1986
Part of the parade at the 99th Doncaster Miners Gala, organised by the Yorkshire branch of the National Union of Mineworkers. The Barnsley Miners Wives Action Group march with their banner

Background imageWives Collection: A group of women standing over a couple of barrels cleaning fish. Date: 1908

A group of women standing over a couple of barrels cleaning fish. Date: 1908

Background imageWives Collection: The Newfoundland cod fleet leaves Saint-Malo in Brittany. Launched in the middle of the 16th century

The Newfoundland cod fleet leaves Saint-Malo in Brittany. Launched in the middle of the 16th century, cod fishing was at its peak in the 19th century

Background imageWives Collection: Comic postcard, Unhappy husbands whose wives don t understand them Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Unhappy husbands whose wives don t understand them Date: 20th century

Background imageWives Collection: King Henry VIII - counts his wives on his fingers

King Henry VIII - counts his wives on his fingers
Original Artwork - King Henry VIII (1491-1547) - counts the number of his wives on his fingers! Date: circa 1937

Background imageWives Collection: Photograph showing a group of Scottish women standing over the barrels that are being

Photograph showing a group of Scottish women standing over the barrels that are being packed with herring in brine, ready for export. Date: November1901

Background imageWives Collection: Scottish lasses knitting jerseys for the fishermen during their dinner hour

Scottish lasses knitting jerseys for the fishermen during their dinner hour. Date: November 1912



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