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King Collection

"Embracing the Majesty: Exploring the Many Faces of Kingship" From majestic stadiums to historical artifacts, kings have left an indelible mark on our world

Background imageKing Collection: The back of the gold-plated throne, showing queen Ankhesenamun putting the finishing touches to

The back of the gold-plated throne, showing queen Ankhesenamun putting the finishing touches to the kings toilet, from the tomb of the pharoah Tutankhamun, discovered in the Valley of the Kings

Background imageKing Collection: Babar, king of the elephants, and Celeste playing tennis at Celesteville

Babar, king of the elephants, and Celeste playing tennis at Celesteville. Illustration from one of Jean de Brunhoffs
BABAR THE ELEPHANT, 1930s. Babar, king of the elephants, and Celeste playing tennis at Celesteville. Illustration from one of Jean de Brunhoffs Babar books, 1930s

Background imageKing Collection: King Power Stadium Art - Leicester City

King Power Stadium Art - Leicester City
Watercolour of King Power Stadium, home of Leicester City F.C. 2002 - current day. Capacity 32, 262. Original painting size 20" x 16" created in 2003 by Kevin Fletcher

Background imageKing Collection: 13131814

13131814
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppy wearing Happy Birthday headband Date: 19-12-2019

Background imageKing Collection: 7 King Class Locomotives at Swindon Shed, 1930

7 King Class Locomotives at Swindon Shed, 1930
From l-r: No 6005 King George II, No 6008 King James II, No 6017 King Edward IV, No 6020 King Henry IV, No 6022 King Edward III, No 6023 King Edward II, No 6024 King Edward I

Background imageKing Collection: Gold mask of Tutankhamun, Egyptian Museum, Cairo, Egypt, North Africa, Africa

Gold mask of Tutankhamun, Egyptian Museum, Cairo, Egypt, North Africa, Africa

Background imageKing Collection: VE day. Winston churchill with the Royal Family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace

VE day. Winston churchill with the Royal Family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace. 8 May 1945

Background imageKing Collection: No 6027, King Richard I, 1937

No 6027, King Richard I, 1937
4-6-0 King Class locomotive on the down Riviera, Reading West

Background imageKing Collection: Filbert Street Art - Leicester City

Filbert Street Art - Leicester City
Watercolour of Filbert Street, former home of Leicester City F.C. 1891 - 2002. Record Attendance 47, 298 v Tottenham Hotspur in 1928

Background imageKing Collection: William of Orange at the Battle of the Boyne, 1668

William of Orange at the Battle of the Boyne, 1668
William of Orange, later King William III of England, leading the Dutch army in Englands Glorious Revolution. Hand-colored engraving

Background imageKing Collection: A correct plan of the town of Sheffield by William Fairbank, 1771

A correct plan of the town of Sheffield by William Fairbank, 1771
Scale 440 yards : 3.3 inches. Shows the Bull Stake, slaughterhouses, Town Mill, Irish Cross. Original at Local Studies y09647

Background imageKing Collection: The statue of Robert the Bruce, at the Bruce Monument at Bannockburn

The statue of Robert the Bruce, at the Bruce Monument at Bannockburn. This commemorates his 1314 victory over the English

Background imageKing Collection: King George V hauling an express train

King George V hauling an express train

Background imageKing Collection: Wilkin - Battle of Hastings K021254

Wilkin - Battle of Hastings K021254
BATTLE ABBEY, East Sussex. " The Battle of Hastings " c1820 by Frank W WILKIN (1791-1842)

Background imageKing Collection: No. 6000, King George V

No. 6000, King George V
4-6-0 King Class locomotive, built 1927. Now in preservation

Background imageKing Collection: AE Erecting Shop, 1927

AE Erecting Shop, 1927
First batch of King class locomotives under construction

Background imageKing Collection: BB Kings Blues Club

BB Kings Blues Club, Beale Street, Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America, North America

Background imageKing Collection: Old Sarum J030098

Old Sarum J030098
OLD SARUM, Wiltshire. Distant aerial view reconstruction drawing of William the Conqueror receiving the barons in 1086, by Peter Dunn (English Heritage Graphics Team)

Background imageKing Collection: King Class locomotive at Dawlish, 1933

King Class locomotive at Dawlish, 1933

Background imageKing Collection: A Plan of the town of Sheffield in the county of York drawn by W. Fairbank 1797

A Plan of the town of Sheffield in the county of York drawn by W. Fairbank 1797. Engraved by Thomas Harris
Original at Sheffield Local Studies Library:s 45 S

Background imageKing Collection: Emperor Haile Selassie I of Abyssinia is enjoying a seaside holiday at Eastbourne

Emperor Haile Selassie I of Abyssinia is enjoying a seaside holiday at Eastbourne, Sussex. The Emperor of Abyssinia keeping in touch with the news of the day at Eastbourne. 18 July 1938

Background imageKing Collection: Picture No. 11992133

Picture No. 11992133
Four Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Dogs outdoors Date:

Background imageKing Collection: Thomas Cromwell Earl of Essex, painted by Holbein. Thomas Cromwell, 1st Earl of Essex, KG, PC (c)

Thomas Cromwell Earl of Essex, painted by Holbein. Thomas Cromwell, 1st Earl of Essex, KG, PC (c)
Thomas Cromwell Earl of Essex, painted by Holbein. Thomas Cromwell, 1st Earl of Essex, KG, PC (c. 1485(1) - 28 July 1540), known as 1st Baron Cromwell of Wimbledon between 1536 and 1540

Background imageKing Collection: 7 King Class Locomotives at Swindon Shed, 1930

7 King Class Locomotives at Swindon Shed, 1930
From l-r: No 6005 King George II, No 6008 King James II, No 6017 King Edward IV, No 6020 King Henry IV, No 6022 King Edward III, No 6023 King Edward II, No 6024 King Edward I

Background imageKing Collection: Assyrian king in his chariot

Assyrian king in his chariot returning from battle. Color lithograph reproduction of a bas-relief sculpture from Nineveh

Background imageKing Collection: Battle of Hastings J000010

Battle of Hastings J000010
BATTLE ABBEY, East Sussex. Battle of Hastings reconstruction drawing looking over the heads of the English towards the Norman ranks, by Peter Dunn (English Heritage Graphics Team)

Background imageKing Collection: King Henry Viii Of England And His Six Wives. From Top Centre And Clockwise Anne Of Cleves

King Henry Viii Of England And His Six Wives. From Top Centre And Clockwise Anne Of Cleves, Catherine Howard, Anne Boleyn, Catherine Of Aragon, Catherine Parr And Jane Seymour

Background imageKing 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 imageKing Collection: KING DAVID PLAYING HARP. Miniature illumination, France, late 13th century

KING DAVID PLAYING HARP. Miniature illumination, France, late 13th century

Background imageKing Collection: Copy made in Cairo in 1456 of the world map prepared by the Arab geographer Muhammad al-Idrisi

Copy made in Cairo in 1456 of the world map prepared by the Arab geographer Muhammad al-Idrisi (1100-1165) for Roger II (1095-1154) King of Sicily from 1130. In this map, North is at the bottom

Background imageKing Collection: No 6000 King George V in Swindon Works

No 6000 King George V in Swindon Works
4-6-0 King class locomotive. Built 1927

Background imageKing Collection: No 6000 King George V outside Swindon Works

No 6000 King George V outside Swindon Works
4-6-0 King class locomotive. Built 1927

Background imageKing Collection: Tomb of Cyrus the Great, Pasargadae, Iran

Tomb of Cyrus the Great, Pasargadae, Iran
Pasargadae was the capital of the Achaemenid Empire under Cyrus the Great. Today is an archaeological site and one of Irans UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Background imageKing Collection: Inter-City 125

Inter-City 125
15th May 1978: The Scotsman, the high speed, Inter-City 125 train, gliding out of Londons Kings Cross station, on its way to Edinburgh

Background imageKing 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 imageKing Collection: GAWAIN AND THE GREEN KNIGHT. Sir Gawain beheading the Green Knight

GAWAIN AND THE GREEN KNIGHT. Sir Gawain beheading the Green Knight. Manuscript illumination from Gawain and the Green Knight, English, 14th century

Background imageKing Collection: Statue of King (Kralj) Tomislav riding a horse in King Tomislav Square in Zagreb, Croatia

Statue of King (Kralj) Tomislav riding a horse in King Tomislav Square in Zagreb, Croatia

Background imageKing Collection: ROBERT THE BRUCE (1274-1329). Robert I of Scotland: Color engraving, English, 1797

ROBERT THE BRUCE (1274-1329). Robert I of Scotland: Color engraving, English, 1797

Background imageKing Collection: Locomotive No. 6014, King Henry VII, at Swindon Works

Locomotive No. 6014, King Henry VII, at Swindon Works
Seen here in A Shop in 1936 as streamlined. Broad gauge locomotive North Star can be seen in the background

Background imageKing Collection: BILLIE JEAN KING. American tennis player. Photographed during the San Francisco tennis tournament

BILLIE JEAN KING. American tennis player. Photographed during the San Francisco tennis tournament in January 1974

Background imageKing Collection: SHAKESPEARE: RICHARD III. Laurence Olivier in the title role of the 1956 film production of

SHAKESPEARE: RICHARD III. Laurence Olivier in the title role of the 1956 film production of William Shakespeares Richard III

Background imageKing Collection: William the Conqueror J980082

William the Conqueror J980082
BATTLE ABBEY, East Sussex. " William the Conqueror" c1580 by unknown artist. Oil on panel 146.1 x 109.2

Background imageKing Collection: No 6024 King Edward I

No 6024 King Edward I
4-6-0 King Class locomotive built 1930. Now in preservation

Background imageKing Collection: Battle of Hastings J000018

Battle of Hastings J000018
BATTLE ABBEY, East Sussex. Battle of Hastings reconstruction drawing by Peter Dunn, English Heritage Graphics Team. William pushes his helmet back to show troops he is alive

Background imageKing Collection: Cover of programme for the visit of HM King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra to Sheffield to open

Cover of programme for the visit of HM King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra to Sheffield to open the University of
Original at Sheffield Local Studies PAMP 322 SQ

Background imageKing Collection: The Flying Scotsman

The Flying Scotsman
1929: The locomotive engine the Flying Scotsman leaving Kings Cross Station, London, for its 392-mile run to Scotland. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageKing Collection: Picture No. 10900348

Picture No. 10900348
Royal Air Force mountain rescue helicopter Date:

Background imageKing Collection: Bayeux Tapestry 1067: Battle of Hastings, 14 October 1066. The death of Harold II

Bayeux Tapestry 1067: Battle of Hastings, 14 October 1066. The death of Harold II, last Anglo-Saxon king of England. Left, figure pulling arrow from eye and then being cut down by Norman knight



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"Embracing the Majesty: Exploring the Many Faces of Kingship" From majestic stadiums to historical artifacts, kings have left an indelible mark on our world. At King Power Stadium Art in Leicester City, fans gather to witness the glory of their beloved football team. Just like Babar, king of the elephants, and Celeste playing tennis at Celesteville in Jean de Brunhoff's iconic books from the 1930s, these kings inspire us with their strength and grace. Traveling back in time to ancient Egypt, we encounter Tutankhamun's gold mask at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. This symbolizes a bygone era when pharaohs ruled over North Africa with unparalleled splendor. Meanwhile, 7 King Class Locomotives at Swindon Shed take us on a journey through history as they chug along tirelessly across British railways. Examining old maps reveals how Sheffield has evolved under royal influence throughout centuries. William Fairbank's detailed plans from 1771 and 1797 showcase this town's growth under kingly guidance. On VE Day, Winston Churchill stands alongside the Royal Family on Buckingham Palace's balcony—a momentous occasion that celebrates victory and unity. Art enthusiasts flock to Filbert Street Art in Leicester City where creativity intertwines with regal themes once more. Here, artists pay homage to kings past and present through their masterpieces. No discussion about royalty is complete without mentioning King George V—whether it be hauling an express train or being commemorated as locomotive No. 6000. Lastly, we revisit history-changing battles such as William of Orange at the Battle of Boyne or Wilkin capturing The Battle of Hastings—an eternal reminder that even amidst chaos and conflict, kings rise above adversity for their people. In this captivating exploration into various facets of "king, " we are reminded that true leadership transcends time and geography—leaving an everlasting legacy that continues to inspire and captivate us all.