Alfred hid in the Somersetshire marsh country and was thought to be a poor individual. The herdsman's wife often told Alfred to turn the cakes on the fire.

Alfred In The Herdsman's Hut

Alfred hid in the Somersetshire marsh country and was thought to be a poor individual. The herdsman's…

British-Indian galloping ambulance.

Ambulance

British-Indian galloping ambulance.

Capture of the British Major Andre, which revealed Benedict Arnold as a traitor.

Capture of Andre

Capture of the British Major Andre, which revealed Benedict Arnold as a traitor.

"Angel of Edward IV., British Museum. (size of the original.)"-Whitney, 1902

Angel Coin

"Angel of Edward IV., British Museum. (size of the original.)"-Whitney, 1902

"Angelet of Henry VII., British Museum. (size of the original.)"-Whitney, 1902

Angelet

"Angelet of Henry VII., British Museum. (size of the original.)"-Whitney, 1902

"Angelot of Henry VI, British Museum."-Whitney, 1902

Angelot

"Angelot of Henry VI, British Museum."-Whitney, 1902

The Anglo-Zulu War was fought between Britain and the Zulus. Scene of the British defeat at Majuba Hill.

Anglo-Zulu War

The Anglo-Zulu War was fought between Britain and the Zulus. Scene of the British defeat at Majuba Hill.

The Anglo-Zulu War was fought between Britain and the Zulus. Scene of Battle of Isandhlwana, the dash with the colors.

Anglo-Zulu War

The Anglo-Zulu War was fought between Britain and the Zulus. Scene of Battle of Isandhlwana, the dash…

(1711-1794) British naval Rear Admiral

Marriott Arbuthnot

(1711-1794) British naval Rear Admiral

(1732-1792) Inventor of mechanical cotton-spinning

Sir Richard Arkwright

(1732-1792) Inventor of mechanical cotton-spinning

(1821-1893) British explorer who undertook the exploration of the Nile discovering its source.

Sir Samuel White Baker

(1821-1893) British explorer who undertook the exploration of the Nile discovering its source.

(1860-1937) British author that wrote Peter Pan

James E. Barrie

(1860-1937) British author that wrote Peter Pan

(1836-1901) British novelist and social reformer who wrote <I>The Children of Gideon, Conditions of Men</I> and <I>The People's Palace</I>

Walter Besant

(1836-1901) British novelist and social reformer who wrote The Children of Gideon, Conditions of Men…

(1598-1657) British Naval officer

Admiral Blake

(1598-1657) British Naval officer

A British military officer during the American Revolutionary War as well as a Mohawk leader.

Joseph Brant

A British military officer during the American Revolutionary War as well as a Mohawk leader.

A British statesman who helped form the Anti-Corn Law League. He also sat in the House of Commons from 1843 to 1889.

John Bright

A British statesman who helped form the Anti-Corn Law League. He also sat in the House of Commons from…

This is an illustration of the British searching the Colonial Americans for illegal items at the docks.

British Search

This is an illustration of the British searching the Colonial Americans for illegal items at the docks.

A British ship during the 13th century.

British Ship

A British ship during the 13th century.

An illustration of a British soldier yelling at a young boy playing a trumpet.

British Soldier and Boy

An illustration of a British soldier yelling at a young boy playing a trumpet.

An illustration of British soldiers relaxing outdoors near trees.

British Soldiers

An illustration of British soldiers relaxing outdoors near trees.

"Bronze Lamp in British Museum." &mdash;The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Bronze Lamp

"Bronze Lamp in British Museum." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

(1778-1868) British Jurist and politician that designed the brougham carriage

Lord Brougham

(1778-1868) British Jurist and politician that designed the brougham carriage

British general

General Burgoyne

British general

This cabinet is a British design that is elaborately designed with foliage and fruit. It is used to store items and for decorative purposes.

Cabinet

This cabinet is a British design that is elaborately designed with foliage and fruit. It is used to…

This cabinet is a British design with scenes of people of the cabinet doors. It is used to store items, and for decorative purposes.

Cabinet

This cabinet is a British design with scenes of people of the cabinet doors. It is used to store items,…

Edward I built many castles in North Wales to help subdue the Welsh Following his conquest of the principality in 1277 and the defeat of the Prince of Wales, Llywelyn ap Gruffydd.

Caernarvon Castle

Edward I built many castles in North Wales to help subdue the Welsh Following his conquest of the principality…

Canute the Great, Danish king of England, Denmark and Norway

Canute by the Sea-Shore

Canute the Great, Danish king of England, Denmark and Norway

The remarkable escape and sufferings of Captain Wilson. Captain James Wilson was the first to bring British missionaries to Tahiti in 1797 on the ship Duff.

Escape of Captain Wilson

The remarkable escape and sufferings of Captain Wilson. Captain James Wilson was the first to bring…

When Henry VIII became king in 1509, Wolsey's affairs prospered. He became Canon of Windsor, Berkshire in 1511, the same year in which he became a member of the Privy Council. His political star was in the ascendant, and he soon became the controlling figure in all matters of state. 1514, he was made Bishop of Lincoln, and then Archbishop of York.

Cardinal Wolsey Served by Noblemen

When Henry VIII became king in 1509, Wolsey's affairs prospered. He became Canon of Windsor, Berkshire…

This fish carver is a British design that is inspired by the Moorish style.

Fish Carver

This fish carver is a British design that is inspired by the Moorish style.

The place where King Henry VII was laid to rest.

Chapel and Throne of Henry VII

The place where King Henry VII was laid to rest.

The King's trial (on charges of high treason and "other high crimes") began on January 2, but Charles refused to enter a plea, claiming that no court had jurisdiction over a monarch. He believed that his own authority to rule had been given to him by God when he was crowned and anointed, and that the power wielded by those trying him was simply that which grew out of a barrel of gunpowder. The court, by contrast, proposed that no man is above the law.

Death of Charles I

The King's trial (on charges of high treason and "other high crimes") began on January 2, but Charles…

While Washington was inspecting the terrain, seeing where it was best to station his troops, he ran into several light horseman and told him that the British were advancing. Washington rode back to camp to prepare his men. He quickly stationed a couple hundred Continentals and a couple of artillery pieces onto Chatterton Hill, to support the militia. The skirmishers, who had the job of slowing the British advance, retired soon after Washington reinforced Chatterton Hill.

Chatterton's Hill, From the Railway Station

While Washington was inspecting the terrain, seeing where it was best to station his troops, he ran…

An ancient British coin.

British coin

An ancient British coin.

Rajput (British) Commissary Carts.

Commissary Cart

Rajput (British) Commissary Carts.

Retreat of the British from Concord.

Concord

Retreat of the British from Concord.

(1738-1805) British general and statesman that served in the Seven Years war.

Charles Cornwallis

(1738-1805) British general and statesman that served in the Seven Years war.

British general, fought against the Americans in the Revolutionary War.

Lord Charles Cornwallis

British general, fought against the Americans in the Revolutionary War.

(1599-1658) English general and politician

Oliver Cromwell

(1599-1658) English general and politician

An English politician and military leader. He led a rebellion against the British Monarchy.

Oliver Cromwell

An English politician and military leader. He led a rebellion against the British Monarchy.

Worn by British Royalty.

Crown, British

Worn by British Royalty.

(1778-1829) British chemist who discovered the anesthetic use of laughing gas, discovered many elements and became President of the Royal Society.

Sir Humphrey Davy

(1778-1829) British chemist who discovered the anesthetic use of laughing gas, discovered many elements…

Wat Tyler, while talking to the King, grew violent, forgot to whom he was speaking, and laid his hand on the king's bridle, as if to threaten or take him prisoner. Upon this, the Lord Mayor, with his mace-dealt the man such a blow that he fell from his horse, and an attendant thrust him through with a sword.

Death of Wat Tyler

Wat Tyler, while talking to the King, grew violent, forgot to whom he was speaking, and laid his hand…

The death of William Rufus, the third son of William the Conqueror and King of England from 1087 until 1100. William Rufus died while hunting in New Forest when he was shot with an arrow through his heart.

Death of William Rufus

The death of William Rufus, the third son of William the Conqueror and King of England from 1087 until…

(1812-1870) English novelist who wrote many classics such as Great Expectations, Oliver Twist and A Tale of Two Cities

Charles Dickens

(1812-1870) English novelist who wrote many classics such as Great Expectations, Oliver Twist and A…

A portrait of one of the English Language's greatest writers, Charles Dickens.

Charles Dickens

A portrait of one of the English Language's greatest writers, Charles Dickens.

(1843-1911) Radical British politician.

Sir Charles Dilke

(1843-1911) Radical British politician.

(1804-1881) British Statesman and Prime Minister who wrote the novels <I>Vivian Grey</I><I> Coningsby</I> and <I>Sybil</I>

Benjamin Disraeli

(1804-1881) British Statesman and Prime Minister who wrote the novels Vivian Grey Coningsby and Sybil

Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield, KG, PC, FRS, born Benjamin D'Israeli, (21 December 1804 &ndash; 19 April 1881), was a British Conservative statesman and literary figure. He served in government for three decades, twice as Prime Minister. An Anglican, he was nonetheless the country's first and thus far only Prime Minister of Jewish heritage. He played an instrumental role in the creation of the modern Conservative Party after the Corn Laws schism of 1846.

Benjamin Disraeli

Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield, KG, PC, FRS, born Benjamin D'Israeli, (21 December 1804…

"While Paul Revere is riding out through Medford, Ebenezer Door, mounted on an old plod-jogging horse, with his saddle-bags flopping at every step of the animal, is going out over Boston Neck."&mdash;Coffin, 1879

Ebenezer Dorr

"While Paul Revere is riding out through Medford, Ebenezer Door, mounted on an old plod-jogging horse,…

King Edward II was sent to prison for neglecting his Queen and fooling around with other men.

Edward II. And His Jailers

King Edward II was sent to prison for neglecting his Queen and fooling around with other men.

Edward III was one of the most successful English kings of medieval times. His fifty-year reign began when his father, Edward II of England killed. Edwards reign was marked by an expansion of English territory through wars in Scotland and France. Edward's parentage and his prodigious offspring provided the basis for two lengthy and significant events in European and British history, the Hundred Years' War and the Wars of the Roses, respectively.

Edward III

Edward III was one of the most successful English kings of medieval times. His fifty-year reign began…

Edward VI became King of England and Ireland on January 28, 1547, at just nine years of age. Edward, the son of Henry VIII and Jane Seymour, was the third monarch of the Tudor dynasty and England's first ruler who was Protestant at the time of his ascension to the throne. Edward's entire rule was mediated through a council of regency as he never reached majority. The council was first led by his uncle, Edward Seymour, and then by John Dudley.

Edward VI. Writing His Journal

Edward VI became King of England and Ireland on January 28, 1547, at just nine years of age. Edward,…

(1820-1880) English novelist during the Victorian era that wrote books such as Middlemarch and The Mill on the Floss

George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)

(1820-1880) English novelist during the Victorian era that wrote books such as Middlemarch and The Mill…

Elizabeth being carried on a gondola by eight men.

Elizabeth

Elizabeth being carried on a gondola by eight men.

When Charles was beheaded on January 30, 1649, Phillip Henry records that a moan was heard from the assembled crowd, some of whom then dipped their handkerchiefs in his blood, thus starting the cult of the Martyr King.

Execution of King Charles

When Charles was beheaded on January 30, 1649, Phillip Henry records that a moan was heard from the…

Fort Erie was captured and destroyed during the War of 1812.

Ruins of Fort Erie, 1860

Fort Erie was captured and destroyed during the War of 1812.

The obverse and reverse sides of the fourpenny piece, or groat, an English silver coin worth fourpence.

Fourpenny Piece of Queen Victoria

The obverse and reverse sides of the fourpenny piece, or groat, an English silver coin worth fourpence.

(1835--) Lead British geologist, wrote the book <I>The Life of a Boulder: Textbook of Geology</I>

Sir Archibald Geikie

(1835--) Lead British geologist, wrote the book The Life of a Boulder: Textbook of Geology

"Engraved Gem in the British Museum." &mdash; Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Gem

"Engraved Gem in the British Museum." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893