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Images Dated 17th May 2011 (#4)

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Background imageImages Dated 17th May 2011: Wills forgery trial

Wills forgery trial
Three lawyers at the Wills forgery case in 1844: Mr Clarkson, counsel for the prosecution; Mr Wilkins, counsel for William Henry Barber; and Mr Ballantine, counsel for Joshua Fletcher

Background imageImages Dated 17th May 2011: A domestic difference

A domestic difference
A housewife prepares to throw a piece of dough at her husband, who is clearly in the dog house. Date: 1885

Background imageImages Dated 17th May 2011: Frontispiece to Dodds Discourses

Frontispiece to Dodds Discourses
The frontispiece to a publication by William Dodd, an English forger and cleric. Date: 19th Century

Background imageImages Dated 17th May 2011: Charles Price

Charles Price
The notorious swindler and bank-note forger, Charles Price, who committed suicide in 1786. Date: 18th Century

Background imageImages Dated 17th May 2011: Fight between a landlady and soldier

Fight between a landlady and soldier
Meg Dods and Captain McTurk ; the Captain protects himself from the onslaught of the furious landlady, Meg. Date: 1843

Background imageImages Dated 17th May 2011: Japanese martial arts

Japanese martial arts
A satirical comment on Japanese martial arts, one of the opponents tucked up in a tight ball so as to avoid serious injury. Date: 1901

Background imageImages Dated 17th May 2011: French highwayman

French highwayman
A French highwayman surprises a passing coach and horse, shooting the driver a point blank range. Date: c. 1894

Background imageImages Dated 17th May 2011: Highwaymen in Germany

Highwaymen in Germany
A carriage is attacked in the woods by a gang of highwaymen in Germany. Chaos ensues. Date: 13th Century

Background imageImages Dated 17th May 2011: Men fighting for power

Men fighting for power
Two men fight for power, wrestling for the crown which has been taken from the Kings head. Date: 1553

Background imageImages Dated 17th May 2011: Culmination of fight

Culmination of fight
An altercation between two men on a cliff top ends with the loser falling over the cliff edge to his death. Date: 19th Century

Background imageImages Dated 17th May 2011: Title page of Smiths History

Title page of Smiths History
Title page of Smiths The History of the Lives of the most Noted Highwaymen, Housebreakers, Shop-lifts and Cheats. Date: 1714

Background imageImages Dated 17th May 2011: A political discussion

A political discussion
Turn-coats and cut-throats. Men fight each other on the stairway with batons, causing quite a scene. A sign above the stairs reads Freedom of Election. Date: 1796

Background imageImages Dated 17th May 2011: Pierre Simplin, the strangler

Pierre Simplin, the strangler
Pierre Simplon enters his victims room through the window; she is startled and afraid, as well she might be

Background imageImages Dated 17th May 2011: A Highwayman

A Highwayman
A highwayman bows at a wanted poster for himself, clearly impressed that his skills as a highwayman are so renowned. Date: 1888

Background imageImages Dated 17th May 2011: A street riot on Giltspur Street, London

A street riot on Giltspur Street, London
Crowds attack the carriage in which Mr Sloane is riding as he travels to court, accused of horrendous cruelty to a servant girl

Background imageImages Dated 17th May 2011: Assassination attempt on Jacob Br Scavenius Estrup Assassination attempt on Jacob

Assassination attempt on Jacob Br Scavenius Estrup Assassination attempt on Jacob Br�Scavenius Estrup
Assassination attempt on Jacob Br Scavenius Estrup, a Danish politician who was Council President and Finance Minister from 1875-1894

Background imageImages Dated 17th May 2011: Englishman asserting his authority

Englishman asserting his authority
Three Spaniards outnumbered by an Englishmen in combat. While they draw their swords, the Englishmen responds with his quarterstaff. Date: 17th Century

Background imageImages Dated 17th May 2011: Wills forgery trial

Wills forgery trial
The defendants, Barber, Fletcher, Dorey and Griffin, at Mansion House, during the trial. Date: April 1844

Background imageImages Dated 17th May 2011: Paris Cinema opening night, 1939

Paris Cinema opening night, 1939
Celebrities at the opening of the Paris Cinema theatre, London. Lady Oxford and Asquith with(on the right)Princess Hohenlohe and Mr

Background imageImages Dated 17th May 2011: Mary Churchill christens a new bomber, 1944

Mary Churchill christens a new bomber, 1944
After breaking a bottle of Coca-Cola across the nose of a new Fortress aircraft and naming it Stage Door Canteen, Miss Mary Churchill left the airfield with some of the officers

Background imageImages Dated 17th May 2011: Coiners detected

Coiners detected
Police apprehend a gang of counterfeiters forging money, while their children play innocently in the foreground. Date: 1838

Background imageImages Dated 17th May 2011: Highwaymen

Highwaymen jump out from the woods to to attack a passing carriage. Guns pointed, the passengers have little choice but to hand over their possessions to the outlaws. Date: 19th Century

Background imageImages Dated 17th May 2011: The Pigott forgery

The Pigott forgery
Richard Pigott, (1835-1889), an Irish journalist who is best know for forging a number of letters. He later admitted his crime, fled to Spain and committed suicide in 1889. Date: 1887

Background imageImages Dated 17th May 2011: Trial of the highwayman at the Old Bailey

Trial of the highwayman at the Old Bailey
The manacled rogue is seen in the foreground, his head bowed in despair as the witness by his side unfolds his damning evidence

Background imageImages Dated 17th May 2011: Highwayman

Highwayman
Highwaymen attack a stagecoach at night, the female passenger terrified as she stares down the barrel of a gun. Date: 19th Century

Background imageImages Dated 17th May 2011: Wills forgery trial

Wills forgery trial
Defendants take the stand during the Wills forgery trial in 1844: Sanders and Mrs Sanders. Date: April 1844

Background imageImages Dated 17th May 2011: Village squire ejected from cottage

Village squire ejected from cottage
The squire of a town is flung out of a cottage by angry villagers, one man flexing his muscles ready to continue the fight if necessary. Date: 1870

Background imageImages Dated 17th May 2011: Wills forgery trial

Wills forgery trial
Defendants take the stand during the Wills forgery trial in 1844: Barber, Fletcher and Mrs Dorey. Date: April 1844

Background imageImages Dated 17th May 2011: The rescue

The rescue
Two horsemen draw their swords to fight for a maiden. Date: 18th Century

Background imageImages Dated 17th May 2011: Highwaymen

Highwaymen
Two highwaymen gallop along on either side of a coach, shooting at the horses and their riders in order to bring them to a halt and steal their possessions. Date: 19th Century

Background imageImages Dated 17th May 2011: Joseph Hunton

Joseph Hunton at the bar of the Old Bailey, tried for forgery on 28th October 1828. Date: 1828

Background imageImages Dated 17th May 2011: Lorna Doone / Devon Scene

Lorna Doone / Devon Scene
Lornas bower, Exmoor. Date: First published: 1869

Background imageImages Dated 17th May 2011: District Nurse / 1893

District Nurse / 1893
The district nurse Date: 1893

Background imageImages Dated 17th May 2011: Socialism in Hyde Park

Socialism in Hyde Park
A Socialist orator at Speakers Corner in Londons Hyde Park, near the Marble Arch, attracts an audience of working men, while a gentleman in a top hat passes by Date: 1892

Background imageImages Dated 17th May 2011: EDWARD V

EDWARD V The elder of the Princes in the Tower. He was never crowned & is shown here with the crown hovering above his head. Date: 1470 - 1483

Background imageImages Dated 17th May 2011: King Richard III

King Richard III
KING RICHARD III OF ENGLAND (1452 - 1485) Ruled 1483 - 1485



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