The great love of the Saxons for display in dress and ornament led to a very, remarkable development of artistic skill in fashioning and decorating articles of jewelry, which were worn by men in greater profusion than by women.
Among the leaders of that party which for a time successfully opposed the attempts of Charles II. and the Duke of York to re-establish arbitrary rule, and to favor the restoration of Romanism in England, one of the most prominent was Lord Russell, usually called Lord William Russell, son of William, Earl of Bedford, and Lady Ann Carr, daughter of Carr, Earl of Somerset.
Grand Durbar at Cawnpore after the suppression of the Sepoy Revolt. Lord Canning investing the loyal Rajahs with decorations and proprietary rights by Marshall Claxton, Blackie and Son, London, Glasgow and Edinburgh, 1862.
The Escape of Charles II after the battle of Worcester. Charles as William Jackson riding with Jane Lane to Bristol.
Sir Thomas More and his daughter Margaret Margaret Roper (1505-1544), born More, was an English translator and the eldest daughter of the English humanist Sir Thomas More. She was considered… Read More
THE DAWN OF CHRISTIANITY IN BRITAIN. The first preaching of christianity in Britain. A new power had already been in operation before the coming of the Saxons,—that power before which… Read More
James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose was a Scottish nobleman who fought from 1644 to 1650 in the English Civil War in Scotland for the royal side.
The United Kingdom, known in antiquity as Britain (ie the territories of present-day England to Hadrian’s Wall, Cornwall and Wales), was from 43 BC to 440 AD, under Roman rule.
Oliver Cromwell was Lord Protector of England, Scotland and Ireland during the brief Republican period of British history.
Charles the first in the guard room. We feel now, as men felt very soon after the execution of Charles, that we cannot hope entirely to justify the means taken… Read More