Winston Churchill making his famous V for Victory sign, 1942. Artist: Unknown
Winston Churchill making his famous V for Victory sign, 1942. A typical gesture of defiance from Britain's wartime Prime Minister. (Colorised black and white print).
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'The Succession in Great Britain, Showing the Union of the Crowns', late 20th century
'The Succession in Great Britain, Showing the Union of the Crowns', late 20th century. Family tree showing the various royal houses and illustrating the Union of the Crowns which was the accession of James VI of Scotland to the thrones of England and Ireland, and the consequential unification of the three realms under a single monarch in 1603. The Union of Crowns followed the death of Queen Elizabeth I of England (1533-1603), the last monarch of the Tudor dynasty, who was James's unmarried and childless first cousin twice removed.
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'Title Page of the Geneva Bible', 1614, (1943). Creator: Unknown
'Title Page of the Geneva Bible', 1614, (1943). The "Geneva" version of the Bible is significant because it was the first mechanically printed, mass-produced Bible in English which was available directly to the general public in Britain. In Scotland, a law was passed in 1579 requiring every household of sufficient means to buy a copy. This was a complete change from the previous position of the state which made printing or publishing the Bible in anything other than Latin a crime punishable by death. Published by Robert Barker, printer to King James I, (London, 1614). From "The English Bible", by Sir Herbert Grierson. [Collins, London, 1943]
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