A colonial political cartoon.

An Attempt to Land a Bishop in America

A colonial political cartoon.

"In the church of St. Mary, at Bury St. Edmunds, the ceiling of the eastern compartment of the south aisle, once the chantry of John Baret, is richly painted and diapered with beautifully drawn collars of SS, each collar enclosing the monogram of this zealous Lancastrian, I.B."—Aveling, 1891

Monogram of John Baret

"In the church of St. Mary, at Bury St. Edmunds, the ceiling of the eastern compartment of the south…

Also known as Benjamin Disraeli. He was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1874 to 1880.

Lord Beaconsfield

Also known as Benjamin Disraeli. He was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1874 to 1880.

The Archbishop of Canterbury from 1162 until his murder in 1170.

The Murder of Thomas Becket

The Archbishop of Canterbury from 1162 until his murder in 1170.

"After a successful summer campaign, [Caesar] made his way to the coast and cross over into Britain. He then withdrew into his winter-quarters in Gaul, but in the following year returned into the island, defeated the British Celts under their king Cassivellaunus, and reduced the country to a dependency, compelling the Britons to pay tribute and give hostages."

Landing of the Romans in Britain

"After a successful summer campaign, [Caesar] made his way to the coast and cross over into Britain.…

Britannia, the personification of Britain, is crowning a kneeling woman while four other women stand behind the kneeling woman. At Britannia's side is her Corinthian helmet and Poseidon's trident. All women are dressed in classical garb. This image was designed by Leonard C Wyon.

Britannia Crowning a Woman

Britannia, the personification of Britain, is crowning a kneeling woman while four other women stand…

Prime Minister of Great Britain for a brief amount of time in 1827.

George Canning

Prime Minister of Great Britain for a brief amount of time in 1827.

"This fortress was founded by Edward I in 1283. It is one of the most impressive of the decayed medieval strongholds of the British Isles."—Myers, 1905

Carnarvon Castle

"This fortress was founded by Edward I in 1283. It is one of the most impressive of the decayed medieval…

Charterhouse, originally Sutton's Hospital in Charterhouse, is a prominent boys independent or public school. Founded by Thomas Sutton in London in 1611 on the site of the old Carthusian monastery in Charterhouse Square, Smithfield, it is one of the original nine English public schools as defined by the Public Schools Act 1868. Today pupils are still referred to as Carthusians, and ex-pupils as Old Carthusians or OCs. It is one of Britain's most expensive schools, with annual boarding and tuition fees per pupil of more than £27,000.

Charterhouse School, 18th Century

Charterhouse, originally Sutton's Hospital in Charterhouse, is a prominent boys independent or public…

The 1st Earl of Chatham who led Britain during the Seven Years' War. He was the Prime Minister between 1766 and 1768.

William Pitt, Earl of Chatham

The 1st Earl of Chatham who led Britain during the Seven Years' War. He was the Prime Minister between…

"A market-town and municipal borough of England, in the county of Cheshire, near the border of Staffordshire, 26 miles south of Manchester by rail. it is finely situated in a deep valley, on the banks of the dane, a tributary of the Weaver." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Congleton

"A market-town and municipal borough of England, in the county of Cheshire, near the border of Staffordshire,…

The official seal of colonial Connecticut in 1635.

Seal of Connecticut

The official seal of colonial Connecticut in 1635.

A British explorer who made detailed maps of Newfoundland before he achieved the first European contact with the eastern coastline of Australia and the Hawaiian Islands.

Captain James Cook

A British explorer who made detailed maps of Newfoundland before he achieved the first European contact…

"Beneath the seat is the celebrated Scottish Stone of Scone, which was carried away from Scotland by Edward I."—Myers, 1905

Coronation Chair in Westminster Abbey

"Beneath the seat is the celebrated Scottish Stone of Scone, which was carried away from Scotland by…

The state crown of Her Majesty the Queen.

State Crown

The state crown of Her Majesty the Queen.

A range of cliffs that form part of the British coastline facing the Strait of Dover and France. Historically, the cliffs have served as a symbolic guard against any attacks and threats coming in from Continental Europe and the English Channel.

The Cliffs of Dover

A range of cliffs that form part of the British coastline facing the Strait of Dover and France. Historically,…

"Water Dropwort is a genus of plants of the natural order Umbelliferæ. A number of species are natives of Great Briatin, large perennial plants, with a strong and generally disagreeable aromatic smell, and compound or decomposed leaves. The common water dropwort and the hemlock water dropwort, or water hemlock, are both common in wet places in Great Britain and throughout Europe, and both are narcotic acid poisons. The roots of the latter have some resemblance to parsnips, and hence fatal accidents have frequently occurred. The fine-leaved water dropwort, called water fennel by the Germans, is also common in ditches and ponds both in Great Britain and on the Continent. It is not so poisonous as the other species just named. It was at one time erroneously regarded as a specific against pulmonary consumption; but it has been advantageously employed in pulmonary complaints."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Hemlock Water Dropwort

"Water Dropwort is a genus of plants of the natural order Umbelliferæ. A number of species are…

The heraldic shield of King Edward I of England, reigning from 1272 to 1307.

Shield of Edward I

The heraldic shield of King Edward I of England, reigning from 1272 to 1307.

The heraldic shield of King Edward III of England.

Shield of Edward III

The heraldic shield of King Edward III of England.

A sceptre from the seal of Edward the Confessor.

Sceptre of Edward the Confessor

A sceptre from the seal of Edward the Confessor.

The heraldic badge of Edward V, the king of England in 1483.

Badge of Edward V

The heraldic badge of Edward V, the king of England in 1483.

The seal used to symbolize the monarch's approval of important state documents.

Great Seal of England Under the Commonwealth

The seal used to symbolize the monarch's approval of important state documents.

The King of Great Britain and Ireland from August 1, 1714 until he died on June 11, 1727.

George I, King of England

The King of Great Britain and Ireland from August 1, 1714 until he died on June 11, 1727.

The King of Great Britain and King of Ireland until their union in 1801. He continued his reign over the two countries until his death in 1820.

George III

The King of Great Britain and King of Ireland until their union in 1801. He continued his reign over…

The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1916 to 1922 and Leader of the Liberal Party from 1926 to 1931.

David Lloyd George

The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1916 to 1922 and Leader of the Liberal Party from 1926…

The Gonfanon is a flag of Great Britain.

Gonfanon

The Gonfanon is a flag of Great Britain.

British soldier, 1901

Great Britain: soldier 1901

British soldier, 1901

A British soldier and senior commander during World War I.

Sir Douglas Haig

A British soldier and senior commander during World War I.

An English politician who lived between 1595-1643.

John Hampden

An English politician who lived between 1595-1643.

An island located in the southern Atlantic Ocean. It is currently part of the British overseas territory. St. Helena has been used as a place of exile for people like Napoleon I and Dinuzulu kaCetshwayo.

The Island of St. Helena

An island located in the southern Atlantic Ocean. It is currently part of the British overseas territory.…

A Tilting helmet, used during the reign of Edward III.

Tilting Helmet

A Tilting helmet, used during the reign of Edward III.

A hotel located in Bristol, United Kingdom.

Clifton Down Hotel

A hotel located in Bristol, United Kingdom.

The common name of hymenophyllum is filmy fern. The unilaterale variety has dark green, rigid fronds. This fern is native to Great Britain.

Habit and Detached Pinna with Involucre of Hymenophyllum Unilaterale

The common name of hymenophyllum is filmy fern. The unilaterale variety has dark green, rigid fronds.…

"This Order was instituted by Her Majesty the Queen, in the year 1861, for bestowing honor upon the people of her Indian Empire. The Order consists of the Sovereign, a Grand Master, always to be Governor-General of India, and twenty-five Knights, with such Honorary Knights as the Crown may appoint. The Knights are to include both Naval, Military, and Civil officers, and natives of India."—Aveling, 1891

Insignia of the Order of the Star of India

"This Order was instituted by Her Majesty the Queen, in the year 1861, for bestowing honor upon the…

A gold coin of King James I. It was the first coin to bear the name 'Great Britain.'

Gold Coin of James I

A gold coin of King James I. It was the first coin to bear the name 'Great Britain.'

"Jamestown is now an island, for the sandy beach which once connected it with the mainland has disappeared. Only the ruins of the brick church erected in 1639 and some of the tombs in the churchyard remain."—Webster, 1920

Ruins at the Brick Church at Jamestown

"Jamestown is now an island, for the sandy beach which once connected it with the mainland has disappeared.…

John Jay, an American ambassador sent to England to negotiate a treaty with the British.

John Jay

John Jay, an American ambassador sent to England to negotiate a treaty with the British.

A historic castle in London.

The Tower of London

A historic castle in London.

An English statesman who served in several battles during the late eighteenth century.

Duke of Marlborough

An English statesman who served in several battles during the late eighteenth century.

The seal of colonial Maryland, a British colony in 1632.

Seal of Maryland

The seal of colonial Maryland, a British colony in 1632.

"A granite Corinthian column, 145 feet high, surmounted by a statue of Nelson, 16 feet high. On the pedestal are bronze sculptures, cast with the metal of captured French cannon and representing scenes from Nelson's naval victories. Four colossal lions, modeled by Sir Edwin Landseer, crouch at the base of the monument."—Webster, 1920

The Nelson Monument

"A granite Corinthian column, 145 feet high, surmounted by a statue of Nelson, 16 feet high. On the…

An important counsellor to Henry VIII of England.

Sir Thomas More

An important counsellor to Henry VIII of England.

Also known as Populus angustifolia. The branch of a Narrowleaf Cottonwood tree, native to Great Britain.

Branch of Narrowleaf Cottonwood

Also known as Populus angustifolia. The branch of a Narrowleaf Cottonwood tree, native to Great Britain.

The seal of colonial New Hampshire in 1629.

Seal of New Hampshire

The seal of colonial New Hampshire in 1629.

"Miss Florence Nightingale did remarkable work during the Crimean War for the relief of sick and wounded British soldiers. To her self-sacrificing labors are also due many improvements in hospital management, sanitation, and the training of nurses."—Webster, 1920

Florence Nightingale

"Miss Florence Nightingale did remarkable work during the Crimean War for the relief of sick and wounded…

Frederick North was the Prime Minister of Great Britain from 1770 to 1782. He led Great Britain through most of the American Revolutionary War.

Lord North

Frederick North was the Prime Minister of Great Britain from 1770 to 1782. He led Great Britain through…

The heraldic shield of Philippa of Hainault, the Queen consort of Edward III of England.

Shield of Queen Philippa

The heraldic shield of Philippa of Hainault, the Queen consort of Edward III of England.

The youngest prime minister of Great Britain, serving from 1783 to 1801, and again from 1804 to 1806.

William Pitt the Younger

The youngest prime minister of Great Britain, serving from 1783 to 1801, and again from 1804 to 1806.

A family of the Puritan faith during King James I's reign.

A Puritan Family

A family of the Puritan faith during King James I's reign.

The official seal of colonial Rhode Island in 1636.

Seal of Rhode Island

The official seal of colonial Rhode Island in 1636.

The sceptre with a cross, used since the restoration of the English monarchy.

English Royal Sceptre

The sceptre with a cross, used since the restoration of the English monarchy.

A title in the Peerage of Great Britain, created in 1789 for James Cecil.

The Marquis of Salisbury

A title in the Peerage of Great Britain, created in 1789 for James Cecil.

An English statesman and one of the founders of the proprietary Virginia Company of London, which established the first permanent English settlement of Virginia.

Sir Edwin Sandys

An English statesman and one of the founders of the proprietary Virginia Company of London, which established…

"Sprat, (<em>Clupra sprattus</em>), a fish of the herring family, abundant on the coasts of Great Britain."&mdash;Finley, 1917

Sprat

"Sprat, (Clupra sprattus), a fish of the herring family, abundant on the coasts of Great Britain."—Finley,…

A stamp used after the Stamp Act of 1765 was passed. The stamp was required to be purchased and placed on all legal documents.

A Stamp of 1765

A stamp used after the Stamp Act of 1765 was passed. The stamp was required to be purchased and placed…

King Charles I signed a death warrant against Thomas Wentworth, the Earl of Strafford, after Parliament condemned him to death for attempting to strengthen the royal position against Parliament.

Execution of the Earl of Strafford

King Charles I signed a death warrant against Thomas Wentworth, the Earl of Strafford, after Parliament…

The heraldic seal of the archbishop of York, who worked under kings William II of England and Henry I of England.

Seal of Thurstan

The heraldic seal of the archbishop of York, who worked under kings William II of England and Henry…

Also referred to as loyalists. They were the American colonists who chose to remain loyal to Great Britain during the Revolutionary war.

A Tory

Also referred to as loyalists. They were the American colonists who chose to remain loyal to Great Britain…

The heraldic badge of Arthur Tudor, the son of King Henry VII of England.

Badge of Arthur Tudor

The heraldic badge of Arthur Tudor, the son of King Henry VII of England.

The Union Flag is the national flag of Great Britain. It is more properly called the 'Great Union', established by royal proclamation of April 12, 1606. It was formed by a combination of the crosses of St. George and St. Andrew; at the union with Ireland in 1801, the cross of St. Patrick was added. It is essentially the military flag of England. It is flown as the war jack on the jackstaff of English warships.

Union (National) Flag of Great Britain

The Union Flag is the national flag of Great Britain. It is more properly called the 'Great Union',…