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"Unearthing the Tales of History

Background imageHistory Collection: Aurora Borealis over Sycamore Gap, Hadrians Wall, Northumberland, England

Aurora Borealis over Sycamore Gap, Hadrians Wall, Northumberland, England. February 2014

Background imageHistory Collection: Stanbury House, Morwenstow, Cornwall. 1958

Stanbury House, Morwenstow, Cornwall. 1958
Stanbury is a Grade II listed farmhouse, formerly a manor house, built in the late 16th century for John Manning. Alterations to the building were carried out in the 17th, 18th and 20th centuries

Background imageHistory Collection: Kings Lynn

Kings Lynn
A statue of Captain George Vancouver on the quay-side at Kings Lynn Norfolk beside the Custom House

Background imageHistory Collection: A large Rajasaurus roars in an attempt to scare two Indosuchus away from their kill

A large Rajasaurus roars in an attempt to scare two Indosuchus away from their kill
A large Rajasaurus bellows in an attempt to intimidate two Indosuchus dinosaurs away from a dead Titanosaurus. A pack of small Compsosuchus watch while they eat scraps of meat in the foreground

Background imageHistory Collection: Labocania attacking a Magnapaulia dinosaur

Labocania attacking a Magnapaulia dinosaur
Labocania attacking a Magnapaulia. The tyrannosaurid stumbled and fell, allowing the lambeosaurine to escape

Background imageHistory Collection: World War II portrait of General George Marshall

World War II portrait of General George Marshall
Vintage World War II photo of General George Marshall

Background imageHistory Collection: The lighthouse at Cape Wickham

The lighthouse at Cape Wickham
A view to Cape Wickham, with is home to the tallest lighthouse in the southern hemisphere

Background imageHistory Collection: English suffragette, feminist newspaper, 1908

English suffragette, feminist newspaper, 1908. News seller, she is standing on the street not the pavement so as not to be arrested. The suffragettes published their own magazine / newspaper

Background imageHistory Collection: Scotland, Orkney Islands, Skara Brae Prehistoric Village

Scotland, Orkney Islands, Skara Brae Prehistoric Village. Skara Brae, a stone-built Neolithic settlement, located on the Bay of Skaill on the west coast of Mainland Orkney

Background imageHistory Collection: Group of Salukis 1925

Group of Salukis 1925
A group of salukis registered in Miss Doxfords first litter by Sarona Kelb ex Tazi of Ruritania born on 18 June 1923

Background imageHistory Collection: Dartmouth, Britannia Royal Naval College, river Dart, Devon, England

Dartmouth, Britannia Royal Naval College, river Dart, Devon, England

Background imageHistory Collection: Sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus) in Sycamore Gap, Hadrians Wall

Sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus) in Sycamore Gap, Hadrians Wall. The wall is constructed on The Whin Sill, a layer of hard intrusive, volcanic Dolerite

Background imageHistory Collection: England, Northumberland, Bamburgh Castle. Bamburgh Castle and dunes near Bamburgh village

England, Northumberland, Bamburgh Castle. Bamburgh Castle and dunes near Bamburgh village

Background imageHistory Collection: The Pipe Organ of St Pauls Cathedral in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Pipe Organ of St Pauls Cathedral in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
St Pauls Cathedral is an Anglican cathedral in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.The cathedral was built in stages and is one of the City of Melbournes major landmarks

Background imageHistory Collection: USS Randolph underway at sea with two S2F airplanes on its catapults, 1962

USS Randolph underway at sea with two S2F airplanes on its catapults, 1962
February 27, 1962 - USS Randolph (CVS-15) underway at sea with two S2F airplanes on its catapults

Background imageHistory Collection: Firefighters and hoses, LFB annual review, Lambeth HQ LFB150

Firefighters and hoses, LFB annual review, Lambeth HQ LFB150
London firefighters from East London demonstrating mass jets during the Annual Review display at the Brigades headquarters. Lambeth, SE1

Background imageHistory Collection: Supermarine Spitfire Mk. XVI fighter warbird of the Royal Air Force

Supermarine Spitfire Mk. XVI fighter warbird of the Royal Air Force
Boras, Sweden - Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XVI fighter warbird of the Royal Air Force

Background imageHistory Collection: Scrabo Tower, Newtownards, Co Down, Northern Ireland, UK, Europe

Scrabo Tower, Newtownards, Co Down, Northern Ireland, UK, Europe

Background imageHistory Collection: Bath city center and River Avon, Somerset, England

Bath city center and River Avon, Somerset, England

Background imageHistory Collection: The historic bridge at Sligachan, Isle of Skye, Inner Hebrides, Scotland

The historic bridge at Sligachan, Isle of Skye, Inner Hebrides, Scotland

Background imageHistory Collection: Molienux Stadium - Wolverhampton Wanderers Public Trial Match

Molienux Stadium - Wolverhampton Wanderers Public Trial Match
General view of Molineux

Background imageHistory Collection: Civil War painting of Union and Confederate troops fighting at The Battle of Antietam

Civil War painting of Union and Confederate troops fighting at The Battle of Antietam
Vintage Civil War painting of Union and Confederate troops fighting at The Battle of Antietam, also known as the Battle of Sharpsburg

Background imageHistory Collection: Chatsworth House in Derbyshire UK

Chatsworth House in Derbyshire UK
Ashley Cooper / SpecialistStock

Background imageHistory Collection: EyeUbiquitous_20109882

EyeUbiquitous_20109882
Greece, Crete, Knossos, Dolphin fresco in the Queens Megaron, Knossos Palace

Background imageHistory Collection: Ramparts of the prehistoric hill fort on Hambledon Hill above the Blackmore Vale

Ramparts of the prehistoric hill fort on Hambledon Hill above the Blackmore Vale, Dorset, England, UK, September 2015

Background imageHistory Collection: The RMS Titanicas propellers as the mighty ship sits in dry dock

The RMS Titanicas propellers as the mighty ship sits in dry dock
Vintage maritime history photo of the RMS Titanicas propellers as the mighty ship sits in dry dock

Background imageHistory Collection: General Ulysses S. Grant amid his service during The American Civil War

General Ulysses S. Grant amid his service during The American Civil War

Background imageHistory Collection: Pateley Bridge, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

Pateley Bridge, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

Background imageHistory Collection: View Down Gold Hill, Shaftsbury, Dorset, England

View Down Gold Hill, Shaftsbury, Dorset, England
One of the most photographed streets in Great Britain, Gold Hill is best known for its association with the famous Hovis bread advert that was filmed there in 1973, directed by Ridley Scott

Background imageHistory Collection: View over the Georgian city of Bath, Somerset, England

View over the Georgian city of Bath, Somerset, England

Background imageHistory Collection: Scotland, Scottish Highlands, Eilean Donan Castle

Scotland, Scottish Highlands, Eilean Donan Castle. Eilean Donan Castle, a popular tourist location and landmark located on Loch Duich in the Scottish Highlands

Background imageHistory Collection: Hot air balloon over the Temples of Bagan at dawn, Myanmar, November 2012

Hot air balloon over the Temples of Bagan at dawn, Myanmar, November 2012

Background imageHistory Collection: Group of Seagift Whippets

Group of Seagift Whippets
A group of SEAGIFT whippets around a fountain. Owned by Whitwell

Background imageHistory Collection: Sunrise with Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Sunrise with Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Background imageHistory Collection: Staff cooks at King George Military Hospital, London, England, 1915

Staff cooks at King George Military Hospital, London, England, 1915
A group portrait of staff cooks at King George Military Hospital, London, England. Two military personnel are sitting in the front row, 1915

Background imageHistory Collection: The famous White Lady rock painting in Maack s

The famous White Lady rock painting in Maack s
The famous White Lady rock painting in Maacks Shelter at The Brandberg. The Brandberg, or Fire Mountain, is Namibias highest mountain east of the Namib Desert

Background imageHistory Collection: David Attenborough with orangutan and her baby at London Zoo, Friday 2nd April 1982

David Attenborough with orangutan and her baby at London Zoo, Friday 2nd April 1982

Background imageHistory Collection: EyeUbiquitous_20122152

EyeUbiquitous_20122152
Ireland, County Antrim, Belfast, Queens Island, Harland and Wolff cranes Samson and Goliath

Background imageHistory Collection: Ireland, North, Derry, The Peoples Gallery series of murals in the Bogside Mural known

Ireland, North, Derry, The Peoples Gallery series of murals in the Bogside Mural known as " Bernadette"

Background imageHistory Collection: Sealyham Puppies / 1936

Sealyham Puppies / 1936
A group of five sealyham puppies looking away from the camera. Owned by Huntington

Background imageHistory Collection: Mena House Hotel, Giza, Cairo, Egypt

Mena House Hotel, Giza, Cairo, Egypt

Background imageHistory Collection: Sunrise with Dresden Frauenkirche, Dresden, Germany

Sunrise with Dresden Frauenkirche, Dresden, Germany
The Dresden Frauenkirche is a Lutheran church in Dresden, the capital of the German state of Saxony. It is considered an outstanding example of Protestant sacred architecture

Background imageHistory Collection: Vintage World War II poster featuring a fedora and an Army helmet

Vintage World War II poster featuring a fedora and an Army helmet. It reads: The more you keep information under your hat - the safer heall be under his! Careless Talk Costs Lives

Background imageHistory Collection: Piper L-4 Cub in US Army D-Day colors

Piper L-4 Cub in US Army D-Day colors
Varberg, Sweden - Piper L-4 Cub in US Army D-Day colors

Background imageHistory Collection: Vintage painting of Frederick the Great of Prussia

Vintage painting of Frederick the Great of Prussia
Vintage painting of Frederick the Great. Frederick II was the King of Prussia from 1740 until 1786. Original painted by Wilhelm Camphausen, 1870

Background imageHistory Collection: The Tudors IC132_004

The Tudors IC132_004
King Henry VIII of England, based on the portrait of Henry by Hans Holbein the Younger. In the background is the gatehouse of his residence, Hampton Court Palace. Illustration by Ivan Lapper, 1990s

Background imageHistory Collection: View over Anzac Parade in Canberra

View over Anzac Parade in Canberra with the Australian War Memorial in the foreground and Capital Hill with Parliament Building in the background

Background imageHistory Collection: Blickling Hall & Gardens, Blickling, Norfolk, England

Blickling Hall & Gardens, Blickling, Norfolk, England



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"Unearthing the Tales of History: From Billy The Rat Catcher to Suffragettes and Salukis" Step back in time as we delve into the captivating stories that shaped our world. Meet Billy The Rat Catcher, a legendary figure who fearlessly battled rodents in the streets of old London, ensuring hygiene prevailed. Traveling forward to 1908, witness the rise of English suffragette movements and their tireless fight for women's rights. Their voices echoed through feminist newspapers, igniting a revolution that would forever change society. Fast forward to 1962, where the USS Randolph proudly sails with two S2F airplanes on its catapults, symbolizing technological advancements and military prowess during an era of great tension. Marvel at the majestic Pipe Organ of St Paul's Cathedral in Melbourne, Victoria - its resounding melodies have filled hearts with awe for generations. Discover Bamburgh Castle standing tall against Northumberland's rugged landscape; this medieval fortress holds secrets from centuries past while overlooking picturesque dunes near Bamburgh village. Intrigue awaits at Skara Brae Prehistoric Village on Scotland's Orkney Islands. Step into ancient dwellings dating back over 5, 000 years and marvel at how our ancestors lived amidst nature's raw beauty. Witness bravery personified as firefighters battle flames during LFB annual review at Lambeth HQ LFB150. Their unwavering dedication protects lives and preserves history itself. Gaze upon the colossal propellers of RMS Titanic resting in dry dock - silent reminders of both human ambition and tragic fate that befell this iconic ship. Join General Ulysses S. Grant amid his service during The American Civil War - a pivotal moment when nations clashed but ultimately paved way for unity and progress. Immerse yourself in Pateley Bridge's charm nestled within Yorkshire's rolling hills. This idyllic town whispers tales from bygone eras, inviting you to explore its rich heritage.