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The rich tapestry of history spans millennia. From toiling in the mud to conquering empires, the tale of man has been filled with sensational stories and phenomenal people. We’ve made it our mission as a species to capture these significant and fleeting moments in whatever way we can.

Before the advent of photography, most historic images and pictures were artistic interpretations, usually comprising of detailed paintings and illustrations.

The historical prints available here at Media Storehouse are chock-full of the most epic moments to ever take place on planet Earth. If you're looking for an inspirational historic print or a history poster for the classroom, our extensive library of images and other forms of digital media will not disappoint the history buffs of the world.

Choose from 5,332 pictures in our Historical Prints & Posters collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. All professionally made for Quick Shipping.


Her Majestys Australian Ship (HMAS) Melbourne (21) Featured Historic Print

Her Majestys Australian Ship (HMAS) Melbourne (21)

Her Majestys Australian Ship (HMAS) Melbourne (21) shown with its complement of Douglas A-4G Skyhawks of 805 Squadron RAN ranged for entering port, along with Westland Sea King Mk.50s of 817 Squadron RAN behind. HMAS Melbourne (R21) was a Majestic-class light aircraft carrier operated by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) from 1955 until 1982:- Namesake: City of Melbourne Ordered:1943 Builder: Vickers-Armstrongs, Barrow-in-Furness Laid down:15 April 1943 Launched:28 February 1945 as HMS MajesticChristened:26 October 1955 as HMAS Majestic Commissioned:28 October 1955 as HMAS Melbourne Decommissioned:30 May 1982 Motto:Vires Acquirit Eundo Latin: She Gathers Strength As She Goes Honours and awards:Battle honours:Malaysia 1965-66plus two inherited honoursFate:Sold for scrap Date: 1970s

© The Peter Butt Aviation Collection / Mary Evans Picture Library

Nelson outlining his battle plans for Trafalgar, 1805 Featured Historic Print

Nelson outlining his battle plans for Trafalgar, 1805

This picture illustrates the famous incident when Nelson, visiting Lord Sidmouth five weeks before Trafalgar, dipped a finger in the port and sketched his plan for the expected battle. This is reproduced from the colour painting by A. D. McCormick

© Mary Evans Picture Library 2015 - https://copyrighthub.org/s0/hub1/creation/maryevans/MaryEvansPictureID/10221341

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Lawrence - Henry William Paget N070452 Featured Historic Print

Lawrence - Henry William Paget N070452

APSLEY HOUSE, London. "Henry William Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey" (1768-1854) by Sir Thomas LAWRENCE (1769-1830). WM 1474-1948. Despite personal differences with the Duke of Wellington, in 1815 General Paget commanded the Cavalry Corps. He successfully covered the withdrawal of the Allies following the Battle of Quatre Bras. At the Battle of Waterloo he led a spectacular cavalry charge that turned back D'Erlon's Corps from their assault. One of the last cannon shots fired that day hit Paget in the right leg, necessitating its amputation. According to anecdote he was close to Wellington when he was hit, exclaiming, "By God, sir, I've lost my leg!" To which Wellington replied, "By God, sir, so you have!"

© Historic England