'The first Kiss this Ten Years! - or - the meeting of Britannia & Citizen François'
'The first Kiss this Ten Years! - or - the meeting of Britannia & Citizen Francois', 1803, (1921). Citizen Francois (representing France): 'Madame, permittez me, to pay my profound esteem to your engaging person! & to seal on your divine Lips my everlasting attachment!!!'. Britannia replies: 'Monsieur, you are truly a well-bred Gentleman! - & tho' you make me blush, yet, you Kiss so delicately, that I cannot refuse you; tho' I was sure you would Deceive me again!!!' Above them are portraits of George III and Napoleon, facing each other. After an engraving by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey on the occasion of the Treaty of Amiens which temporarily ended hostilities between France and the United Kingdom during the French Revolutionary Wars. The print is said to have much amused Napoleon. From "Napoleon", by Raymond Guyot, [H. Floury, Paris, 1921]
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The 221 ton gaff-rigged cutter 'Britannia' sailing under spinnaker, 1913. Creator
The 221 ton gaff-rigged cutter 'Britannia' sailing under spinnaker, 1913. 'Britannia' was owned by King George V. One of the most successful racers of its day, in 1913 it won 8 of the 13 races it entered.
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'Plan of Bremenium', 1902. Artist: Unknown
'Plan of Bremenium', 1902. Bremenium was an ancient Roman fort (castra) located at Rochester, Northumberland, England. The fort was one of the defensive structures built along Dere Street, a Roman road running from York to Corbridge and onwards to Melrose. Significantly the fort is a long way north of Hadrian's Wall. From Social England, edited by H.D. Traill, D.C.L. and J. S. Mann, M.A. [Cassell and Company, Limited, London, Paris, New York & Melbourne, 1902]
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