Historical Scenes and Events

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Zoo elephant in a small indoor cage is killed by firing squad.

Inauguration of new lifeboat at Sunderland, 1858

Victorian picture to download showing an illustration of General Lee with his soldiers during the American Civil War.

Victorian picture showing the highwayman Claude Duval (1643-1670) and his companions robbing a coach.

Victorian picture showing an illustration of horsemen charging in a 10th-century battle.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a soldier of Napoleon's Imperial Guard at the battle of Waterloo.

Victorian illustration to download showing a portrait of Sir Rowland Hill (1795-1879), reformer of the postal system.

Victorian illustration to download showing the Zoological Gardens, Regents Park, London, in the 1830s.

Victorian illustration to download showing a portrait of Sir Edwin Landseer (1802-1873), painter of animals.

Victorian illustration showing a portrait of the Venetian explorer Sebastian Cabot (c1474-c1557).

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of labourers testing Big Ben, the bell in the clock tower of the…

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of the politician William Gladstone speaking to a large crowd from the hustings…

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of an evening at Balmoral: Queen Victoria looks at the stags shot that…

Victorian illustration to download showing soldiers and mounted policemen breaking up a protest meeting in Trafalgar Square: 'Bloody Sunday', November…

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of Old Smithfield Market, London, a livestock market, teeming with animals and crowds.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of the launch of a huge floating dock at Woolwich in 1868; it…

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of the Prince of Wales unveiling the statue of King Alfred the Great…

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of military engineers constructing a pontoon bridge across a river. The plank bridge…

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a disastrous fire at a warehouse beside a quay on the river…

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a Scottish cottage interior. A curtained box bed is built into the…

Victorian picture showing the murder of Thomas Becket in Canterbury Cathedral (1170).

Dramatic Victorian picture showing the Black Prince at the battle of Crecy (1346).

Victorian picture to download showing an illustration of the medieval Knights of St John defending a castle.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of Dr Johnson and his pet cat Hodge.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of African slaves being loaded on a slave ship.