How a Braggart was Drowned in a Well, Folio 33v from a Haft Paikar..., ca. 1430
How a Braggart was Drowned in a Well, Folio 33v from a Haft Paikar (Seven Portraits) of the Khamsa (Quintet) of Nizami, ca. 1430.
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'The Afghan War, 1879: The Death of Major Wigram Battye in the Battle of Futtehabad
'The Afghan War, 1879: The Death of Major Wigram Battye in the Battle of Futtehabad, April 2', (1901). British soldier Major Wigram Battye (1842-1879) of the Punjab Frontier Force was shot in the chest and thigh while charging Kugiani tribesmen at the village of Khuja near Futtehabad (or Fatehabad) in Afghanistan. His orderly later reported; 'I called to Wigram, "You are wounded; you had better stop." Wigram said "Keep quiet", charged, and killed four men before he was killed'. From "The Illustrated London News Record of the Glorious Reign of Queen Victoria 1837-1901: The Life and Accession of King Edward VII. and the Life of Queen Alexandra". [London, 1901]
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British-Afghan war, ambush by Afghan fighters to a convoy in the Khoorum, near the
British-Afghan war, ambush by Afghan fighters to a convoy in the Khoorum, near the village of Madzai in October 1878, engraving from the time.
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