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Georges Carpentier (1894-1975) Featured People Image

Georges Carpentier (1894-1975)

Photograph showing Georges Carpentier, the French boxer, pictured c.1912. Carpentier was European Champion in both welterweight and middleweight in 1912 and later challenged Jack Dempsey for the heavyweight championship of the world

© Mary Evans Picture Library 2015 -

07, 1894, 1912, 1975, 21, Boxer, C1912, Carpentier, Challenged, Champion, Championship, Dec, Dempsey, European, French, Heavy Weight, Historical, History, Iln, Import, Jack, Middle Weight, Pictured, Showing, Welter Weight, World

Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh, 1954 Featured People Image

Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh, 1954

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh pictured together in the Grand Entrance in Buckingham Palace in 1954. The Queen is wearing a yellow tulle evening gown decorated with sprays of mimosa and gold pailette embroidery and is wearing the blue Ribbon and Star of the Garter. Her necklace was a wedding present from the Nizam of Hyderabad; the tiara also a wedding present from Queen Mary. The bow brooch and drop earrings are set with diamonds. The Duke is wearing the uniform of the Admiral of the Fleet. Date: 1954

© Mary Evans Picture Library 2015 -

Lawrence - Henry William Paget N070452 Featured People Image

Lawrence - Henry William Paget N070452

APSLEY HOUSE, London. "Henry William Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey" (1768-1854) by Sir Thomas LAWRENCE (1769-1830). WM 1474-1948. Despite personal differences with the Duke of Wellington, in 1815 General Paget commanded the Cavalry Corps. He successfully covered the withdrawal of the Allies following the Battle of Quatre Bras. At the Battle of Waterloo he led a spectacular cavalry charge that turned back D'Erlon's Corps from their assault. One of the last cannon shots fired that day hit Paget in the right leg, necessitating its amputation. According to anecdote he was close to Wellington when he was hit, exclaiming, "By God, sir, I've lost my leg!" To which Wellington replied, "By God, sir, so you have!"

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