Autograph: James Graham, Marquis of Montrose, 1644
Autograph: Letter from James Graham, Marquis of Montrose to Ferdinando, Lord Fairfax in answer to his objection to exchange an unnamed prisoner of the rank of a Colonel for 'Mr Darly', 22 July 1644. Written shortly after the battle of Marston Moor (2 July) and the surrender of York (16 July) of which Fairfax was now governor. Montrose held the appointment of Lieutenant-General in Scotland, but was within the English borders. The exchange in question was between Henry Darley, MP for Northallerton and Commissioner to the Scottish General Assembly, and Colonel John Bellasis, created Lord Belasyse in 1645, who had lately been defeated and captured at Selby by Sir Thomas Fairfax (see Napiers, 'Memoirs of Montrose', 1856, vol. Ii p.404). Signature: James Graham, Marquis of Montrose. Scottish nobleman and soldier, 1612 21 May 1650. Source: British Museum.
Eugene of Savoy Carignan (1663-1736), called Prince Eugene
Eugene of Savoy Carignan (1663-1736), called Prince Eugene. French political and military service in Austria. Highlighted in the struggle for the liberation of Vienna from the Turks and in successive campaigns in the Danube. Statue of Prince by Jozsef Rona (1861-1939) in 1900 to commemorate the Battle of Zenta, 1697. Budapest. Hungary
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WW1 - British hospital ship Anglia sinks, November 17th 1915
WW1 - HMHS Anglia was a British steam ship requisitioned for use as a hospital ship during the First World War. On 17th November 1915, Anglia was returning from Calais to Dover, carrying 390 injured officers and soldiers. At around 12:30 pm, one mile (1.6 km) east of Folkestone Gate, she hit a mine laid by the German U-boat, UC-5. Despite the assistance of the nearby collier 'Lusitania', 134 people were killed in the sinking. Date: 1915
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