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"Unyielding Determination: A Glimpse into History's Most Notable Sieges" Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell

Background imageSiege Collection: Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell, lst Viscount Baden-Powell, English soldier

Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell, lst Viscount Baden-Powell, English soldier. Baden-Powell (1857-1941) became famous as the defender of Mafeking in the Boer War (1899-1902)

Background imageSiege Collection: Cardinal Richelieu at the Siege of La Rochelle, 1628 (early 20th century)

Cardinal Richelieu at the Siege of La Rochelle, 1628 (early 20th century). Armand Jean Duplessis, Duc de Richelieu (1585-1642), French prelate and statesman

Background imageSiege Collection: Stephen Bathory at Pskov

Stephen Bathory at Pskov. Found in the Collection of Royal Castle, Warsaw

Background imageSiege Collection: (1755-1804). Hamilton at Yorktown in 1781. Steel engraving, 1858, after a painting by Alonzo Chappel

(1755-1804). Hamilton at Yorktown in 1781. Steel engraving, 1858, after a painting by Alonzo Chappel
ALEXANDER HAMILTON (1755-1804). Hamilton at Yorktown in 1781. Steel engraving, 1858, after a painting by Alonzo Chappel

Background imageSiege Collection: Winston Churchill at Sidney Street Siege, East London

Winston Churchill at Sidney Street Siege, East London
Winston Churchill, then Home Secretary, with a group of policemen during the Siege of Sidney Street in Stepney, East London, on 3 January 1911. Date: 1911

Background imageSiege Collection: The Conquest of Tenochtitlan, from the Conquest of Mexico series (oil on panel)

The Conquest of Tenochtitlan, from the Conquest of Mexico series (oil on panel)
BAL82571 The Conquest of Tenochtitlan, from the Conquest of Mexico series (oil on panel) by Spanish School, (17th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageSiege Collection: The apprentice boys of Derry shutting the gates

The apprentice boys of Derry shutting the gates
Some of the thirteen apprentice boys of Derry (also known as Londonderry) who shut the gates of the Protestant Irish city against a Jacobite (Catholic) army who then laid siege in 1688-89

Background imageSiege Collection: The Sortie Made by the Garrison of Gibraltar, 1789. Creator: John Trumbull

The Sortie Made by the Garrison of Gibraltar, 1789. Creator: John Trumbull
The Sortie Made by the Garrison of Gibraltar, 1789

Background imageSiege Collection: The Forlorn Hope At Badajos, 1906. Artist: Vereker Monteith Hamilton

The Forlorn Hope At Badajos, 1906. Artist: Vereker Monteith Hamilton
The Forlorn Hope At Badajos, 1906. British troops at the Siege of Badajoz, Spain, in 1812 during the Peninsular War. From Cassells Illustrated History of England, Vol. V

Background imageSiege Collection: Siege of Vienna by Turks (1683). Battle of Kahlenberg

Siege of Vienna by Turks (1683). Battle of Kahlenberg, in which the European army, under the command of Polish king Jan Sobiesky, defeated the Ottomans. Oil on canvas. AUSTRIA. Vienna

Background imageSiege Collection: EVRV2A-00048

EVRV2A-00048
Battle of Kings Mountain, South Carolina, 1780, American Revolution. Hand-colored halftone illustration of a 19th-century illustration by F.C. Yohn

Background imageSiege Collection: Siege of the Alamo, 1836

Siege of the Alamo, 1836
Fall of the Alamo to Santa Annas Mexican forces in Texas, 1836. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSiege Collection: Siege of Malta 1565

Siege of Malta 1565
Jean de la Valette defends the island against the Turks

Background imageSiege Collection: French Religious Wars 1562-1598. Siege of Poitiers 24 July-7 September 1569. Huguenots

French Religious Wars 1562-1598. Siege of Poitiers 24 July-7 September 1569. Huguenots under Gaspard de Coligny (1519-1572)

Background imageSiege Collection: CRUSADES, 1098. The capture of Antioch, Turkey, by crusaders in 1098. Wood engraving, 19th century

CRUSADES, 1098. The capture of Antioch, Turkey, by crusaders in 1098. Wood engraving, 19th century

Background imageSiege Collection: Siege of Lucknow

Siege of Lucknow
Lieutenant Macpherson leads a a charge by the 78th Highlanders to capture enemy guns at Lucknow. He was awarded the Victoria Cross

Background imageSiege Collection: Siege of Londonderry

Siege of Londonderry
SIEGE OF LONDONDERRY A popular image depicting the successful defence of the city by the protestants against James II

Background imageSiege Collection: Simon De Montfort(Elder)

Simon De Montfort(Elder)
SIMON DE MONTFORT 5th Earl of Leicester French nobleman, took part in 4th Crusade, prominent leader of Albigensian Crusade, died at siege of Toulouse in 1218

Background imageSiege Collection: Siege of Constantinople

Siege of Constantinople
SIEGE OF CONSTANTINOPLE The Turks under Sultan Mehmed II besiege the Byzantine capital; both sides use Greek Fire against the other

Background imageSiege Collection: Sidney Street Siege

Sidney Street Siege
Troops in the streets of Stepney, deployed against alleged Russian anarchists in the Siege of Sidney Street Date: 1911

Background imageSiege Collection: Siege of Constantinople

Siege of Constantinople
SIEGE OF CONSTANTINOPLE Turkish Sultan Mehmed II enters the captured city after a six-week siege

Background imageSiege Collection: Siege of Derry by Jacobite forces

Siege of Derry by Jacobite forces
The Irish Catholic Jacobite supporters of deposed King James cut off the vital supplies needed by the Protestant supporters of William and Mary at the Siege of Derry in 1689

Background imageSiege Collection: Joan of Arc at the fortress of Tourelles, Orleans, France

Joan of Arc at the fortress of Tourelles, Orleans, France
Joan of Arc at the English fortress of Les Tourelles, during the Siege of Orleans, France, 7 May 1429. 1429

Background imageSiege Collection: Reduced Fac-simile of a Plan of the Siege of Edinburgh Castle in 1573 (engraving)

Reduced Fac-simile of a Plan of the Siege of Edinburgh Castle in 1573 (engraving)
5202841 Reduced Fac-simile of a Plan of the Siege of Edinburgh Castle in 1573 (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageSiege Collection: The Charge of the Light Brigade during the Battle of Balaclava, 1854. Artist: Hayes

The Charge of the Light Brigade during the Battle of Balaclava, 1854. Artist: Hayes
The Charge of the Light Brigade during the Battle of Balaclava, 1854. From a private collection

Background imageSiege Collection: Arch of Titus. Rome. Italy

Arch of Titus. Rome. Italy
Roman Art. Arch of Titus. Erected in the year 81 to commemorate the conquest of Titus against the Jews. It features carved scenes of the conquest and subsequent destruction of Jerusalem (AD 70)

Background imageSiege Collection: BOER WAR, 1900. Mrs. Davies, a British settler, firing on Boer positions during

BOER WAR, 1900. Mrs. Davies, a British settler, firing on Boer positions during the siege of Mafeking, South Africa, May 1900. Contemporary English drawing

Background imageSiege Collection: Ottoman Empire defeated in Vienna, 1683

Ottoman Empire defeated in Vienna, 1683
King John III Sobieski leads Polish forces repulsing the Ottoman Turks from Vienna, 1683. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSiege Collection: The Siege of Colchester by the Parliament Forces... 1648, (1944). Creator: W Keymer

The Siege of Colchester by the Parliament Forces... 1648, (1944). Creator: W Keymer
The Siege of Colchester by the Parliament Forces Under the Command of General Fairfax, 1648, (1944). Map of the town of Colchester in Essex which was attacked by Parliamentary commander Lord-General

Background imageSiege Collection: Johann Matthias von der Schulenburg (1661-1747). Corfu. Gree

Johann Matthias von der Schulenburg (1661-1747). Corfu. Gree
Johann Matthias von der Schulenburg (1661-1747). Marshal defender of the city of Corfu of the Turkish invasion of 1716. Marble statue. Corfu. Ionian Islands. Greece

Background imageSiege Collection: Cartoon, theatre managers and Queen Victoria

Cartoon, theatre managers and Queen Victoria
Cartoon, theatre managers (Irving, Toole, James and Bancroft) besieging Queen Victoria at Windsor. Now that a rumour has gone abroad that Her Majesty will one more give theatrical entertainments at

Background imageSiege Collection: FALL OF PETERSBURG, 1865. The Fall of Petersburg, Virginia, during the American Civil War

FALL OF PETERSBURG, 1865. The Fall of Petersburg, Virginia, during the American Civil War, 2 April 1865. Lithograph, 1893, by Kurz & Allison

Background imageSiege Collection: Flag of Fort Sumter, 1861

Flag of Fort Sumter, 1861
Fort Sumters US flag after the bombardment, as raised in New York in 1861 by Major Anderson, Sumter commander. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSiege Collection: Roman siege of a fortified city

Roman siege of a fortified city
Roman legions attacking a city to expand the Roman Empire. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSiege Collection: American siege of Yorktown, Revolutionary War

American siege of Yorktown, Revolutionary War
Washington directing the siege of Yorktown, Virginia, during the American Revolution, 1781. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSiege Collection: Sullivans Island bombarded by the British, 1776

Sullivans Island bombarded by the British, 1776
American defense of Fort Moultrie on Sullivans Island, Charleston SC, 1776. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century F.C. Yohn illustration

Background imageSiege Collection: Map of Vicksburg

Map of Vicksburg, Mississippi, during the US Civil War when Ulyssess Grant and his army of the Tennessee drove the Confederate army of John C Pemberton back to Vicksburg and besieged the city

Background imageSiege Collection: The Entry of Mehmed II Into Constantinople. After the painting by French artist Jean-Joseph

The Entry of Mehmed II Into Constantinople. After the painting by French artist Jean-Joseph Benjamin-Constant. Mehmed II, also known as Mehmed the Conqueror, 1432 - 1481

Background imageSiege Collection: The Cape Town Highlanders, 1900. Creator: JE Bruton

The Cape Town Highlanders, 1900. Creator: JE Bruton
The Cape Town Highlanders, 1900. The Cape Town Highlanders infantry regiment of the South African Army was mobilised for active duty during the Second Boer War

Background imageSiege Collection: The Connaught Rangers. The Capture of The Citadel at Badajoz, 1812, (1939)

The Connaught Rangers. The Capture of The Citadel at Badajoz, 1812, (1939). British forces storming a French-held fortress in Spain during the Battle of Badajoz, 6 April 1812

Background imageSiege Collection: Defeat of the Floating Batteries at Gibraltar, 1782 (c1783)

Defeat of the Floating Batteries at Gibraltar, 1782 (c1783). General Sir George Eliott is on horseback pointing to the battle between the British and the Spanish land and sea forces

Background imageSiege Collection: The Battle of Marciano in Val di Chiana, 1570-1571. Artist: Vasari, Giorgio (1511-1574)

The Battle of Marciano in Val di Chiana, 1570-1571. Artist: Vasari, Giorgio (1511-1574)
The Battle of Marciano in Val di Chiana, 1570-1571. Found in the collection of the Palazzo Vecchio, Florence

Background imageSiege Collection: A Christmas Dinner on the Heights before Sevastopol, 1855. Artist: William Simpson

A Christmas Dinner on the Heights before Sevastopol, 1855. Artist: William Simpson
A Christmas Dinner on the Heights before Sevastopol, 1855. Troops celebrating Christmas during the Crimean War. Found in the collection of the State Museum of the Defence of Sevastopol 1854-1855

Background imageSiege Collection: The Siege of the Trinity Sergius Lavra in Sergiev Posad, 1891. Artist: Vasily Vereshchagin

The Siege of the Trinity Sergius Lavra in Sergiev Posad, 1891. Artist: Vasily Vereshchagin
The Siege of the Trinity Sergius Lavra in Sergiev Posad, 1891. The Trinity Lavra of St Sergius was founded in Sergiyev Posad (Zagorsk), Russia, in 1345 by St Sergius of Radonezh

Background imageSiege Collection: Agnes, Countess of Dunbar (1312?-1369), known as Black Agnes, 1338 (early 20th century)

Agnes, Countess of Dunbar (1312?-1369), known as Black Agnes, 1338 (early 20th century). She is seen on the battlements at the defence of Dunbar Castle in 1337-1338 when her husband

Background imageSiege Collection: Alfonso II of Aragon and Alfonso VIII of Castile in the sieg

Alfonso II of Aragon and Alfonso VIII of Castile in the sieg
Alfonso II of Aragon and I of Catalonia, the Chaste (1154-1196), king of the Crown of Aragon (1162-1196) and Alfonso VIII, called El de las Navas (1155-1214), king of Castile (1158-1214)

Background imageSiege Collection: Siege of Gibraltar - 1

Siege of Gibraltar - 1
The Spanish and French besiege Gibraltar 1779 to 1783 : the biggest attack involves 48 vessels and 100, 000 men, but is repulsed by the garrison under general Eliott. Date: 13 September 1782

Background imageSiege Collection: Kartoum, Sudan, 1884, from The Journals of Major-General C. G. Gordon, C. B. at Kartoum

Kartoum, Sudan, 1884, from The Journals of Major-General C. G. Gordon, C. B. at Kartoum
KW259860 Kartoum, Sudan, 1884, from The Journals of Major-General C.G. Gordon, C.B. at Kartoum, published by Kegan Paul Trench & Co



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"Unyielding Determination: A Glimpse into History's Most Notable Sieges" Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell, lst Viscount Baden-Powell - The man who inspired millions with his leadership during the Siege of Mafeking. Winston Churchill at Sidney Street Siege, East London - Witnessing the courage and resilience of a nation in the face of adversity. The Conquest of Tenochtitlan, from the Conquest of Mexico series - An epic struggle for dominance that forever changed the course of history. Siege of Vienna by Turks (1683). Battle of Kahlenberg - When Europe united to defend its freedom against an overwhelming force. The Sortie Made by the Garrison of Gibraltar, 1789 - Brave soldiers defying all odds in a daring attempt to break free from their besieged fortress. Stephen Bathory at Pskov - Uniting nations under one banner to withstand a relentless siege and emerge victorious. The Forlorn Hope At Badajos, 1906 - Sacrifices made by brave souls who dared to storm enemy lines amidst chaos and destruction. Hamilton at Yorktown in 1781 - A pivotal moment when determination led to triumph in America's fight for independence. Siege of the Alamo, 1836 – Remembering those who valiantly defended their beliefs against overwhelming forces during Texas' struggle for independence. Siege of Malta 1565 – Withstanding wave after wave, knights held strong against invaders seeking control over this strategic Mediterranean island. Crusades capture Antioch- Crusaders overcoming immense challenges as they conquer Antioch during one chapter in history's most famous holy wars. In each tale lies a testament to human endurance and unwavering spirit; these sieges remind us that even amidst seemingly insurmountable odds, the human will can prevail.