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1808 Collection

"1808: A Year of Triumphs and Tragedies" Step back in time to the eventful year of 1808, where history unfolded with remarkable battles, cultural spectacles

Background image1808 Collection: Battle of the Pyrenees, 1813

Battle of the Pyrenees, 1813. Watercolour by Richard Simkin. The 95th Rifles (now Rifle Brigade) Pyrenees, 1813. Associated with the Peninsular War (1808-1814). Date: 1813

Background image1808 Collection: Map of the Macedonian and Thracian Empire

Map of the Macedonian and Thracian Empire. Date: 1808

Background image1808 Collection: St Marys Church, Eastbourne, Sussex

St Marys Church, Eastbourne, Sussex. 1808

Background image1808 Collection: Sadlers Wells Interior

Sadlers Wells Interior
Rebuilt in 1765, this developed from a variety hall to a legitimate theatre, often of a spectacular nature as depicted here, with Poseidon riding the waves

Background image1808 Collection: Steady the Drums and Fifes

Steady the Drums and Fifes, 1811. Colour photolithograph after Lady Butler, published 1960 (c). Associated with 57th (West Middlesex) Regiment of Foot, Battle of Albuera, 1811

Background image1808 Collection: Advert for Dunvilles Whisky, Belfast 1911

Advert for Dunvilles Whisky, Belfast 1911
Advertisement for Dunvilles Special Liqueur Whisky and Sunvilles Fine Old Whisky - " Going since 1808 - Quality now better than ever". Dunville & Co. Ltd

Background image1808 Collection: Recruiting poster for the 7th Regiment of Light Dragoons

Recruiting poster for the 7th Regiment of Light Dragoons
Recruiting poster for the 7th (or The Queen?s Own) Regiment of (Light Dragoons), 1809.The 7th (or The Queen?s Own) Regiment of (Light Dragoons) had served in Sir John Moore

Background image1808 Collection: Peninsular War, with riflemen of 95th Reg

Peninsular War, with riflemen of 95th Reg
An action during the Peninsular War, with riflemen of 95th (Rifle) Regiment acting as snipers, 1810 (c).Watercolour attributed to Denis Dighton

Background image1808 Collection: LEJEUNE, Louis-Fran篩s, baron (1775-1848). Visiting

LEJEUNE, Louis-Fran篩s, baron (1775-1848). Visiting
LEJEUNE, Louis-Fran篩 s, baron (1775-1848). Visiting a Bivouac on the Eve of the Battle of Austerlitz, 1st December 1805, 1808. Oil on canvas. FRANCE. Ό E-DE-FRANCE. YVELINES. Versailles

Background image1808 Collection: LONDON: WHITEHALL PALACE. The Palace of Whitehall as it appeared about the reign of James II

LONDON: WHITEHALL PALACE. The Palace of Whitehall as it appeared about the reign of James II (1685-1688). Wood engraving, 1808

Background image1808 Collection: BELL ROCK LIGHTHOUSE. Scotland, built in 1808-1810. Wood engraving, 19th century

BELL ROCK LIGHTHOUSE. Scotland, built in 1808-1810. Wood engraving, 19th century

Background image1808 Collection: Windy Weather / Gillray

Windy Weather / Gillray
A windswept man battles his way across Hampstead Heath. He keeps one hand firmly on his hat

Background image1808 Collection: Billingsgate Market / R&p

Billingsgate Market / R&p
BILLINGSGATE FISH MARKET A busy day at the largest fish market in the East End of London

Background image1808 Collection: Pyne - Bargemen

Pyne - Bargemen
THAMES BARGE MEN Barges are an essential part of the transport system, bringing coal for fires, hay for horses, by river and canal

Background image1808 Collection: Death of Sir John Moore

Death of Sir John Moore, 17 Jan 1809. Aquatint by T Sutherland, after W Heath, published by J Jenkins, 2 Jan 1815. At the Battle of Corunna, Peninsular War (1808-1814)

Background image1808 Collection: Manning (Photo 1890)

Manning (Photo 1890)
HENRY EDWARD MANNING cardinal, wearing his ecclesiastical robes with lots of lace, and a crucifix suspended from his neck

Background image1808 Collection: Astleys Amphitheatre

Astleys Amphitheatre
Philip Astleys amphitheatre, Westminster Bridge Road, London : loved by Dickens, this was also the scene of clowns such as Grimaldi, and popular melodrama

Background image1808 Collection: Abd El Kader, Algerian leader

Abd El Kader, Algerian leader
Abd El Kader (Abd al-Qadir, El Amir Abdelkader), Algerian Islamic scholar, Sufi, political and military leader who led a resistance to French occupation in the mid-nineteenth century

Background image1808 Collection: Covent Garden, 1810

Covent Garden, 1810
This is the new theatre, built after the disastrous fire of 1808; designed by Robert Smirke, it was the scene of riots when audiences complained of price increases

Background image1808 Collection: Pyne - Highland Piper

Pyne - Highland Piper
A HIGHLAND PIPER Each Scottish regiment has attached thereto players upon the bag-pipes - a leathern bag filled with wind and three pipes or flutes

Background image1808 Collection: TREVITHICKs LOCO 1808

TREVITHICKs LOCO 1808
Trevithicks latest engine, known as the " catch-me-who- can" is the centre-piece at the steam circus on the New Road, Euston Square, London

Background image1808 Collection: Agnes Maria Bennett

Agnes Maria Bennett
AGNES MARIA BENNETT - Popular novelist : her Vicissitudes abroad, or the Ghost of my Father, in 6 volumes, sold 2000 copies on the first day in 1806 ! Date: ? - 1808

Background image1808 Collection: Cornelius Winter

Cornelius Winter
CORNELIUS WINTER dissenting churchman of Painswick Date: 1745 - 1808

Background image1808 Collection: Battle of Talavera

Battle of Talavera, 1809 - Bataille de Talaveyra de la Reyna donn饠 le 18 juillet 1809 entre les armees anglo-espagnoles et Francaises

Background image1808 Collection: Stage Wagon

Stage Wagon, 1808, UK, 1893 Engraving

Background image1808 Collection: Nerval Photo

Nerval Photo
GERARD DE NERVAL French poet, eccentric if not actually mad, whose difficult life ended in suicide; photographed in the last year of his life. Date: 1808 - 1855

Background image1808 Collection: Old Court of Session

Old Court of Session
The last sitting of the Old Court of Session, Edinburgh

Background image1808 Collection: Saddler at Work C. 1800

Saddler at Work C. 1800
A saddler, in apron, works at a bench. Various tools can be seen in his workshop including a round paring knife

Background image1808 Collection: Blackheath 1808

Blackheath 1808
A mother and child take a walk on a picturesque Blackheath, where a windmill, long since vanished, can be found. Date: 1808

Background image1808 Collection: Pyne - Drover

Pyne - Drover
A SMITHFIELD DROVER Vast numbers of sheep and cattle are needed to feed the people of London, and Smithfield Market is where they are bought and sold

Background image1808 Collection: Soul Leaves Body

Soul Leaves Body
The SOUL leaves the BODY at the moment of death

Background image1808 Collection: Banquet scene in the Egyptian Hall at Mansion House

Banquet scene in the Egyptian Hall at Mansion House in London, 1808. Engraving by Augustus Pugin and Thomas Rowlandson for The Microcosm of London published by Rudolph Ackermann (1808-1810). Engraving

Background image1808 Collection: LUDDITE PLACARD, 1808. Placard, pointing to the industrial unrest following the

LUDDITE PLACARD, 1808. Placard, pointing to the industrial unrest following the introduction of textile machinery. Poster, 1808

Background image1808 Collection: Devonshire / 7Th / V Fair 74

Devonshire / 7Th / V Fair 74
SIR WILLIAM CAVENDISH 7th DUKE OF DEVONSHIRE Statesman and benefactor Date: 1808 - 1891

Background image1808 Collection: American Politician Hamilton Fish

American Politician Hamilton Fish
Hamilton Fish- United States politician. Date: circa 1860s

Background image1808 Collection: Royston crow cross-section - 1808s

Royston crow cross-section - 1808s
Royston crow cross-section. 1808. From Cayleys original notebook

Background image1808 Collection: INGRES: OEDIPUS. Oedipus and the Sphinx by J. A. D. Ingres. Oil on canvas, 1808

INGRES: OEDIPUS. Oedipus and the Sphinx by J. A. D. Ingres. Oil on canvas, 1808
INGRES: OEDIPUS. " Oedipus and the Sphinx" by J.A.D. Ingres. Oil on canvas, 1808

Background image1808 Collection: Napoleon Iii / Charpentier

Napoleon Iii / Charpentier
LOUIS NAPOLEON III Emperor of France

Background image1808 Collection: Napoleon Iii / Family / Cdv

Napoleon Iii / Family / Cdv
LOUIS NAPOLEON III with his wife and son, with Napoleon I and other predecessors behind them

Background image1808 Collection: Napoleons I and Iii / Cdv

Napoleons I and Iii / Cdv
LOUIS NAPOLEON III with his illustrious ancestor

Background image1808 Collection: Andrew Johnson (Chappel)

Andrew Johnson (Chappel)
ANDREW JOHNSON American statesman, president 1865-1869

Background image1808 Collection: Pyne - Coal Heavers

Pyne - Coal Heavers
COAL HEAVERS An essential trade when almost every house is heated with coal, the heaver shovels coals into sacks for delivery door to door

Background image1808 Collection: Pyne - Chelsea Pensioner

Pyne - Chelsea Pensioner
CHELSEA PENSIONER A survivor of one of Englands periodic wars, he wears the traditional uniform of the military asylum at Chelsea

Background image1808 Collection: Pyne - Judge

Pyne - Judge
A JUDGE

Background image1808 Collection: Duke of Wellington / 1808

Duke of Wellington / 1808
DUKE OF WELLINGTON British General and Statesman Known as the Iron Duke

Background image1808 Collection: 1808 Smith Map Of India Topography Cartography

1808 Smith Map Of India Topography Cartography
1808, Smith Map of India

Background image1808 Collection: Manuel de Godoy, Duke of Alcudia, 1808 (engraving)

Manuel de Godoy, Duke of Alcudia, 1808 (engraving)
536547 Manuel de Godoy, Duke of Alcudia, 1808 (engraving); (add.info.: Manuel de Godoy, Duke of Alcudia (1767-1851) Spanish statesman captured in Madrid by Spanish Life Guard during popular uprising

Background image1808 Collection: Pensinular War: Siege of Saragossa (Zaragoza) 16 June - 13 August 1808. Engraving after David Wilkie

Pensinular War: Siege of Saragossa (Zaragoza) 16 June - 13 August 1808. Engraving after David Wilkie
536040 Pensinular War: Siege of Saragossa (Zaragoza) 16 June - 13 August 1808. Engraving after David Wilkie; (add.info.: Maria Augustin, Maid of Sarogossa)



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"1808: A Year of Triumphs and Tragedies" Step back in time to the eventful year of 1808, where history unfolded with remarkable battles, cultural spectacles, and significant milestones. The Battle of the Pyrenees in 1813 marked a turning point in the Peninsular War, as brave soldiers fought valiantly against all odds. Meanwhile, a captivating map reveals the vast territories once held by the Macedonian and Thracian Empire. Recruiting posters adorned city walls, enticing young men to join the prestigious 7th Regiment of Light Dragoons. The rhythmic beats of "Steady the Drums and Fifes" echoed through Astleys Amphitheatre, captivating audiences with thrilling performances. In this era dominated by war, riflemen from the renowned 95th Regiment played an instrumental role on battlefields during the Peninsular War. Renowned artist LEJEUNE captured these brave warriors in his masterpieces that immortalized their heroism for generations to come. Even amidst turbulent times, life carried on with its own unique charm. Gillray's whimsical depiction titled "Windy Weather" reminds us that humor prevailed even during challenging circumstances. In bustling London at Whitehall Palace around James II's reign, grandeur was evident at every turn. Beyond warfare and entertainment lies innovation - witness Scotland's architectural marvel: Bell Rock Lighthouse built between 1808-1810 stands tall as a testament to human ingenuity amidst treacherous seas. However, not all stories end happily; we mourned alongside our nation when Sir John Moore tragically lost his life fighting for what he believed in - forever remembered for his sacrifice. Amidst it all were everyday scenes like bargemen navigating rivers depicted by Pyne's artistry – reminding us that ordinary lives continued despite extraordinary events surrounding them. As we delve into historical records from this pivotal year filled with triumphs and tragedies, we gain a deeper understanding of the past.