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Background imageImages Dated 12th February 2020: Ancient Greek method of mounting and riding a horse

Ancient Greek method of mounting and riding a horse bareback. A cavalry man mounts a horse by holding lance and bridle in his right hand

Background imageImages Dated 12th February 2020: Founding of the Bank of England

Founding of the Bank of England - proposed by William Paterson, the Bank of England was formed with Sir John Houblon as its first Governor, initially located in Mercers Hall. Date: 1694

Background imageImages Dated 12th February 2020: Zazel, Royal Aquarium, Westminster, London

Zazel, Royal Aquarium, Westminster, London
Zazel (Rossa Matilda Richter), female acrobatic performer and human cannonball, at the Royal Aquarium, Westminster, London, with verses from Punch magazine. 1877

Background imageImages Dated 12th February 2020: Sketches from Tigers Cub, Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Sketches from Tigers Cub, Theatre Royal, Glasgow
Sketches from the dramatic play, Tigers Cub, at the Theatre Royal, Glasgow, Scotland, previously at the Garrick Theatre and Queens Theatre, London. With Sybil Arundale. circa 1916

Background imageImages Dated 12th February 2020: King James II throwing Great Seal into the River Thames

King James II throwing Great Seal into the River Thames
King James II throwing Great Seal of England into the River Thames near Whitehall. The Seal was used for stamping the kings assent on all important documents

Background imageImages Dated 12th February 2020: Yvonne as Astarte, the Goddess of the Moon, Dalys Theatre

Yvonne as Astarte, the Goddess of the Moon, Dalys Theatre
Yvonne as Astarte, the Goddess of the Moon, at Dalys Theatre, London. Yvonne was a musical comedy with book and lyrics by Percy Greenbank, and music by Jean Gilbert and Vernon Duke (Dukelsky)

Background imageImages Dated 12th February 2020: Temple of Zeus or Jupiter at Mount Olympus

Temple of Zeus or Jupiter at Mount Olympus
Elevation and plan of the Temple of Zeus or Jupiter at Mount Olympus. Pianta ed Elevazione del Tempio di Giove Olimpico. Handcoloured copperplate engraving after Antoine-Chrysostome Quatremere de

Background imageImages Dated 12th February 2020: Rebecca Riots in South Wales against toll gate charges

Rebecca Riots in South Wales against toll gate charges
Rebecca Riots in South Wales against excessive toll gate charges - many of the rioters were men dressed as women. Date: 1843

Background imageImages Dated 12th February 2020: Cartoon, The End of the Rotten Borough

Cartoon, The End of the Rotten Borough -- the Reform Bill of 1832 did away with these so-called rotten boroughs, which were constituencies with a very small electorate

Background imageImages Dated 12th February 2020: General view of Manchester and Salford

General view of Manchester and Salford as they were in 1730, before the industrial revolution changed the emphasis from agriculture to factories and machinery. Date: 1730

Background imageImages Dated 12th February 2020: Zuyder Zee, a revue, Cardiff and Swansea, Wales

Zuyder Zee, a revue, Cardiff and Swansea, Wales
Zuyder Zee, a revue by R E Jones Ltd, in Cardiff and Swansea, Wales -- None but the Brave Deserve the fair. early 20th century

Background imageImages Dated 12th February 2020: The Youngest of Three, New Theatre, Cambridge

The Youngest of Three, New Theatre, Cambridge
The Youngest of Three, a play by H F Maltby, at the New Theatre, Cambridge, with a scene from Act 3. First performed in Jersey in 1905. circa 1911

Background imageImages Dated 12th February 2020: Would-Be Actors, Palace Theatre, London

Would-Be Actors, Palace Theatre, London
Would-Be Actors, at the Palace Theatre, London, with Carter Livesey, Albert Mason and Lilian Rosebery. 1906

Background imageImages Dated 12th February 2020: The Walls of Jericho, Garrick Theatre, London

The Walls of Jericho, Garrick Theatre, London
The Walls of Jericho, a satirical comedy by Alfred Sutro, at the Garrick Theatre, London, starring Arthur Bourchier as Samson. 1904

Background imageImages Dated 12th February 2020: Scene from Tom Jones, comic opera by Edward German

Scene from Tom Jones, comic opera by Edward German
Scene from Tom Jones, a comic opera by Edward German, based on the 18th century novel by Henry Fielding, with a libretto by Robert Courtneidge and Alexander Thompson, and lyrics by Charles Taylor

Background imageImages Dated 12th February 2020: The marriage of Penelope and Ulysses

The marriage of Penelope and Ulysses. Nozze di Penelope e di Ulisse. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Roberto Freschi from Giulio Ferrarios Costumes Ancient

Background imageImages Dated 12th February 2020: Pronaos or vestibules of the Temple of Zeus

Pronaos or vestibules of the Temple of Zeus
View of the front 1 and rear 2 pronaos or vestibule of the Temple of Zeus or Jupiter, Mount Olympus. Pronao anteriore del Tempio di Giove Olimpico

Background imageImages Dated 12th February 2020: Leto, Neptune, a Grace and a Fury

Leto, Neptune, a Grace and a Fury
Leto with her children Apollo and Artemis 6, one of the Graces 7, Neptune 8, and one of the Furies 9. Morfeo, Nettuno e delle Furie. From a vase in Aubin Louis Millins Peintures de Vases Antiques

Background imageImages Dated 12th February 2020: Heracles on his 11th labor

Heracles on his 11th labor, taking golden apples from the Garden of the Hesperides guarded by the serpent Ladon. From a vase in Aubin Louis Millins Peintures de Vases Antiques

Background imageImages Dated 12th February 2020: Ancient goddesses from antique vases

Ancient goddesses from antique vases
Ancient goddesses Diana 1, Proserpina 2, Ceres 3, Iris 4, Venus and Amor 5. From antique vases by Aubin Louis Millin. Diana, Proserpina, Cerere, Iride, &c

Background imageImages Dated 12th February 2020: Capotoline sarcophagus representing the Nine Muses

Capotoline sarcophagus representing the Nine Muses
Capotoline sarcophagus bas relief representing the Nine Muses. Clio 1, Thalia 2, Erato 3, Euterpe 4, Polyhymnia 5, Terpsichore 6, Calliope 7, Urania 8, Melpomene 9

Background imageImages Dated 12th February 2020: Statue of Zeus or Jupiter at Olympia

Statue of Zeus or Jupiter at Olympia, giant seated figure by the Greek sculptor Phidias around 435 BC at the sanctuary of Olympia, Greece. Giove Olimpico

Background imageImages Dated 12th February 2020: Principal Greek gods on Mount Olympus

Principal Greek gods on Mount Olympus. Jupiter, Juno, Hebe, Ganymede, the Graces, the Hours, Zodiac, Zephyr, Iris, the Fates, the Parcae, Nemesis, Ceres, Morpheus, Saturn, Proserpina, Pluto, Bacchus

Background imageImages Dated 12th February 2020: Theodosius I on horseback with sceptre

Theodosius I on horseback with sceptre. Theodosius the Great with sceptre, plumed helmet and caparisoned horse. From a column in Istanbul built after his victory over Magnus Maximus. Porta Aurea

Background imageImages Dated 12th February 2020: Militiades, Themistocles and Pyrrhus I

Militiades, Themistocles and Pyrrhus I
Busts and gems of Athenian politicians Miltiades the Younger 1, 2, Themistocles 3, 4, and King Pyrrhus I 5. Milziade, Temistocle, &c

Background imageImages Dated 12th February 2020: Ancient Greek method of riding a horse bareback

Ancient Greek method of riding a horse bareback. A young man returns with a chlamys on his lance to a woman offering drinks to both man and horse (top) and a rider holding lance and bridle

Background imageImages Dated 12th February 2020: Cartoon, The Indignant Bystander (Gladstone and Disraeli)

Cartoon, The Indignant Bystander (Gladstone and Disraeli)
Cartoon, The Indignant Bystander -- in a fairground analogy, Gladstone criticises the Conservative governments Savings Banks Bill, which was later withdrawn

Background imageImages Dated 12th February 2020: Cartoon, Heads I Win, Tails You Lose (Disraeli, Gladstone)

Cartoon, Heads I Win, Tails You Lose (Disraeli, Gladstone)
Cartoon, Heads I Win, Tails You Lose -- a satirical comment on the rivalry between Disraeli (left) and Gladstone (right) over the electoral reform question

Background imageImages Dated 12th February 2020: Cartoon, Political Kidnapping (Electoral Reform)

Cartoon, Political Kidnapping (Electoral Reform)
Cartoon, Political Kidnapping -- a satirical comment on the transfer of the electoral reform initiative from the Liberals (Lord John Russell) to the Conservatives (Lord Derby)

Background imageImages Dated 12th February 2020: Londons first omnibus

Londons first omnibus, carrying up to twelve passengers and drawn by horses, introduced by Mr Shillibeer. Date: 1829

Background imageImages Dated 12th February 2020: Aerial view of Red Lion Square, Holborn, London

Aerial view of Red Lion Square, Holborn, London, in about 1730, with fields visible in the near distance. The villages of Hampstead, Highgate and Islington can be seen on the horizon. Date: 1730

Background imageImages Dated 12th February 2020: King James IIs flight from Ireland after his defeat

King James IIs flight from Ireland after his defeat by William of Orange at the Battle of the Boyne. Date: 1690

Background imageImages Dated 12th February 2020: Cartoon, Edward, Prince of Wales, Masonic Grand Master

Cartoon, Edward, Prince of Wales, Masonic Grand Master
Cartoon, EDWARD, Prince of Wales, as Masonic Grand Master - Mr Punch hopes for an improvement to public architecture, especially the dwellings of the poor. Date: 1875

Background imageImages Dated 12th February 2020: The White and White, Exentric-Act

The White and White, Exentric-Act, creator of the step-dance on the human pedestal. 20th century

Background imageImages Dated 12th February 2020: The Way to Treat a Woman, Duke of Yorks Theatre, London

The Way to Treat a Woman, Duke of Yorks Theatre, London
The Way to Treat a Woman, a play by Walter Hackett, at the Duke of Yorks Theatre, St Martins Lane, London. 1930

Background imageImages Dated 12th February 2020: Traffic, by Noel Scott, Lyceum Theatre, London

Traffic, by Noel Scott, Lyceum Theatre, London
Traffic, a play by Noel Scott, at the Lyceum Theatre, Strand, London, starring Mary Glynne and Dennis Neilson-Terry. 1930


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