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Background imageCommonwealth Collection: The Royal Family on the Balcony at Buckingham Palace, 1937. Creator: Photochrom Co Ltd of London

The Royal Family on the Balcony at Buckingham Palace, 1937. Creator: Photochrom Co Ltd of London
The Royal Family on the Balcony at Buckingham Palace, 1937. From "The Coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth". [The Photochrom Co. Ltd. London, 1937 ]

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: Homeward Bound Through Trafalgar Square, 1937. Creator: Photochrom Co Ltd of London

Homeward Bound Through Trafalgar Square, 1937. Creator: Photochrom Co Ltd of London
Homeward Bound Through Trafalgar Square, 1937. From "The Coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth". [The Photochrom Co. Ltd. London, 1937 ]

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: The King and Queen Leaving Westminster Abbey, 1937. Creator: Photochrom Co Ltd of London

The King and Queen Leaving Westminster Abbey, 1937. Creator: Photochrom Co Ltd of London
The King and Queen Leaving Westminster Abbey, 1937. From "The Coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth". [The Photochrom Co. Ltd. London, 1937 ]

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: The Crowned King George VI Seated on the Coronation Chair, 1937

The Crowned King George VI Seated on the Coronation Chair, 1937. Creator: Photochrom Co Ltd of London
The Crowned King George VI Seated on the Coronation Chair, 1937. From "The Coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth". [The Photochrom Co. Ltd. London, 1937 ]

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: The Crowned King George VI Seated on the Coronation Chair, 1937

The Crowned King George VI Seated on the Coronation Chair, 1937. Creator: Photochrom Co Ltd of London
The Crowned King George VI Seated on the Coronation Chair, 1937. From "The Coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth". [The Photochrom Co. Ltd. London, 1937 ]

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: The King and Queen Approaching Westminster Abbey, 1937. Creator: Photochrom Co Ltd of London

The King and Queen Approaching Westminster Abbey, 1937. Creator: Photochrom Co Ltd of London
The King and Queen Approaching Westminster Abbey, 1937. From "The Coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth". [The Photochrom Co. Ltd. London, 1937 ]

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: The Crowning of King George VI, 1937. Creator: Photochrom Co Ltd of London

The Crowning of King George VI, 1937. Creator: Photochrom Co Ltd of London
The Crowning of King George VI, 1937. From "The Coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth". [The Photochrom Co. Ltd. London, 1937 ]

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: Princess Elizabeth Arriving at Westminster Abbey, 1937. Creator: Photochrom Co Ltd of London

Princess Elizabeth Arriving at Westminster Abbey, 1937. Creator: Photochrom Co Ltd of London
Princess Elizabeth Arriving at Westminster Abbey, 1937. From "The Coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth". [The Photochrom Co. Ltd. London, 1937 ]

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: Passing Through Parliament Square, 1937. Creator: Photochrom Co Ltd of London

Passing Through Parliament Square, 1937. Creator: Photochrom Co Ltd of London
Passing Through Parliament Square, 1937. From "The Coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth". [The Photochrom Co. Ltd. London, 1937 ]

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: The State Coach Passing the Cenotaph, 1937. Creator: Photochrom Co Ltd of London

The State Coach Passing the Cenotaph, 1937. Creator: Photochrom Co Ltd of London
The State Coach Passing the Cenotaph, 1937. From "The Coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth". [The Photochrom Co. Ltd. London, 1937 ]

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: Passing Through the Admiralty Arch, 1937. Creator: Photochrom Co Ltd of London

Passing Through the Admiralty Arch, 1937. Creator: Photochrom Co Ltd of London
Passing Through the Admiralty Arch, 1937. From "The Coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth". [The Photochrom Co. Ltd. London, 1937 ]

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: The Coronation Procession in The Mall, 1937. Creator: Photochrom Co Ltd of London

The Coronation Procession in The Mall, 1937. Creator: Photochrom Co Ltd of London
The Coronation Procession in The Mall, 1937. From "The Coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth". [The Photochrom Co. Ltd. London, 1937 ]

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: The Coronation Coach Viewed From Queen Victoria Memorial, 1937. Creator: Photochrom Co Ltd of London

The Coronation Coach Viewed From Queen Victoria Memorial, 1937. Creator: Photochrom Co Ltd of London
The Coronation Coach Viewed From Queen Victoria Memorial, 1937. From "The Coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth". [The Photochrom Co. Ltd. London, 1937 ]

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: The Coronation Procession Approaching The Mall, 1937. Creator: Photochrom Co Ltd of London

The Coronation Procession Approaching The Mall, 1937. Creator: Photochrom Co Ltd of London
The Coronation Procession Approaching The Mall, 1937. From "The Coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth". [The Photochrom Co. Ltd. London, 1937 ]

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: Their Majesties The King and Queen, 1937. Creator: Photochrom Co Ltd of London

Their Majesties The King and Queen, 1937. Creator: Photochrom Co Ltd of London
Their Majesties The King and Queen, 1937. From "The Coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth". [The Photochrom Co. Ltd. London, 1937 ]

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: The King and Queen Leaving Buckingham Palace, 1937. Creator: Photochrom Co Ltd of London

The King and Queen Leaving Buckingham Palace, 1937. Creator: Photochrom Co Ltd of London
The King and Queen Leaving Buckingham Palace, 1937. From "The Coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth". [The Photochrom Co. Ltd. London, 1937 ]

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: The King and Queen Leaving Buckingham Palace, 1937. Creator: Photochrom Co Ltd of London

The King and Queen Leaving Buckingham Palace, 1937. Creator: Photochrom Co Ltd of London
The King and Queen Leaving Buckingham Palace, 1937. From "The Coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth". [The Photochrom Co. Ltd. London, 1937 ]

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: 'John Thurloe, Secretary of State to Oliver Cromwell and his son Richard; Obit 1668, 1813

'John Thurloe, Secretary of State to Oliver Cromwell and his son Richard; Obit 1668, 1813
John Thurloe, Secretary of State to Oliver Cromwell and his son Richard; Obit 1668, 1813. From From "Portraits of characters illustrious in British History from the beginning of the reign of

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: 'Charles Fleetwood, Lord Deputy, General for the Parliament; Obit 1669, 1811

'Charles Fleetwood, Lord Deputy, General for the Parliament; Obit 1669, 1811. Creator: Robert Dunkarton
Charles Fleetwood, Lord Deputy, General for the Parliament; Obit 1669, 1811. From From "Portraits of characters illustrious in British History from the beginning of the reign of Henry the Eighth

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: 'Henry Cromwell, youngest son of Oliver, 1627/8-1673/4, 1811. Creator: Unknown

'Henry Cromwell, youngest son of Oliver, 1627/8-1673/4, 1811. Creator: Unknown
'Henry Cromwell, youngest son of Oliver, 1627/8-1673/4, 1811. From From "Portraits of characters illustrious in British History from the beginning of the reign of Henry the Eighth to the end

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: 'Richard Cromwell; born 1626, Obit 1712, 1811. Creator: Richard Earlom

'Richard Cromwell; born 1626, Obit 1712, 1811. Creator: Richard Earlom
Richard Cromwell; Obit 1712, 1811. From From "Portraits of characters illustrious in British History from the beginning of the reign of Henry the Eighth to the end of the reign of James

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: 'Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector; Obit 1658, 1813. Creator: Robert Dunkarton

'Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector; Obit 1658, 1813. Creator: Robert Dunkarton
Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector; Obit 1658, 1813. From From "Portraits of characters illustrious in British History from the beginning of the reign of Henry the Eighth to the end of the reign of

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: 'Sir Richard Chiverton, Lord Mayor of London 1657, 1814. Creator: Robert Dunkarton

'Sir Richard Chiverton, Lord Mayor of London 1657, 1814. Creator: Robert Dunkarton
Sir Richard Chiverton, Lord Mayor of London 1657, 1814. From From "Portraits of characters illustrious in British History from the beginning of the reign of Henry the Eighth to the end of

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: 'Robert Blake, Admiral; 1598-1657, 1810. Creator: Charles Turner

'Robert Blake, Admiral; 1598-1657, 1810. Creator: Charles Turner
Robert Blake, Admiral; 1598-1657, 1810. From From "Portraits of characters illustrious in British History from the beginning of the reign of Henry the Eighth to the end of the reign of James

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: Poland and the Partitions of 1772, 1793 & 1795, (c1920). Creator: John Bartholomew & Son

Poland and the Partitions of 1772, 1793 & 1795, (c1920). Creator: John Bartholomew & Son
Poland and the Partitions of 1772, 1793 & 1795, (c1920). Map showing how territory in Europe was divided between the empires of Russia, Prussia and Austria in the 18th century

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: Enrique Prat de la Riba, (Castelltersol, 1870-Barcelona, 1917), lawyer and politician

Enrique Prat de la Riba, (Castelltersol, 1870-Barcelona, 1917), lawyer and politician, in 1892 he was secretary of the assembly that drafted the Bases de Manresa

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: Milton, (1608-1674), 1830. Creator: Unknown

Milton, (1608-1674), 1830. Creator: Unknown
Milton, (1608-1674), 1830. John Milton (1608-1674) English poet, polemicist, man of letters, and civil servant for the Commonwealth under its Council of State and later under Oliver Cromwell

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: Admiral Blake, (1598-1657), 1830. Creator: Unknown

Admiral Blake, (1598-1657), 1830. Creator: Unknown
Admiral Blake, (1598-1657), 1830. Robert Blake (1598-1657) naval commander of the Commonwealth of England and English admiral. From " Biographical Illustrations", by Alfred Howard

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: Poland, 1815-1914, (c1920). Creator: John Bartholomew & Son

Poland, 1815-1914, (c1920). Creator: John Bartholomew & Son
Poland, 1815-1914, (c1920). Map showing Polish territory from the end of the 18th century until the First World War: Poland as constituted in 1815, and Poland before partition of 1772

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: Some Ensigns of Britain and the Commonwealth, c1948. Creator: Unknown

Some Ensigns of Britain and the Commonwealth, c1948. Creator: Unknown
Some Ensigns of Britain and the Commonwealth, c1948. From " Newnes Pictorial Knowledge Volume 3". [George Newnes Limited, London]

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: John Milton, 1785. Creator: Unknown

John Milton, 1785. Creator: Unknown
John Milton, 1785. John Milton (1608-1674), English poet, polemicist, man of letters, and civil servant for the Commonwealth of England and is best known for his poem Paradise Lost (1667)

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: A Sea-Fight Between Admiral Blake and the Dutch, c1930. Creator: Unknown

A Sea-Fight Between Admiral Blake and the Dutch, c1930. Creator: Unknown
A Sea-Fight Between Admiral Blake and the Dutch, c1930. The English fleet take on the Dutch in a naval battle in the 1650s

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: The Proclamation of the Commonwealth of Australia at Sydney on January 1st, 1901, c1930

The Proclamation of the Commonwealth of Australia at Sydney on January 1st, 1901, c1930. View of crowds attending the official ceremony in Centennial Park, when the Governor-General, Lord Hopetoun

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: General George Monk, afterwards Duke of Albemarle. Creator: Unknown

General George Monk, afterwards Duke of Albemarle. Creator: Unknown
General George Monk, afterwards Duke of Albemarle. Portrait of English soldier George Monck, Duke of Albemarle (1608-1670)

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: The Barebones Parliament, 1897. Creator: John Leech

The Barebones Parliament, 1897. Creator: John Leech
The Barebones Parliament, 1897. Satire on English politics during the 1650s. Barebones Parliament, which came into being on 4 July 1653

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: The Great Seal of the Common Wealth of England, 1785. Creator: Unknown

The Great Seal of the Common Wealth of England, 1785. Creator: Unknown
The Great Seal of the Common Wealth of England, 1785. Two sides of the seal dating from the period of the English Commonwealth

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: Programme for the British Commonwealth and Empire Concert, May 24th 1952. Creator: Shirley Markham

Programme for the British Commonwealth and Empire Concert, May 24th 1952. Creator: Shirley Markham
Programme for the British Commonwealth and Empire Concert, May 24th 1952. Shirley Markham (1931-1999) studied Graphic Design and Illustration at Central School of Art in London from 1950-1952

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: WWI Recruitment Poster for the Naval Service of Canada, 1915

WWI Recruitment Poster for the Naval Service of Canada, 1915
WWI Recruitment Poster for the Naval Service of Canada, pub. 1915 (colour lithograph)

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: Australian Recruitment Poster, 1915

Australian Recruitment Poster, 1915
Australian Recruitment Poster, pub.1915 (colour lithograph). Sir Ian Standish Monteith Hamilton (1853-1947); Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force in the unsuccessful campaign

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: Recruitment Poster Get A Move On Old Man, 1915

Recruitment Poster Get A Move On Old Man, 1915
Recruitment Poster Get A Move On Old Man, pub. 1915 (colour lithograph)

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: Habit of an Oliverian 1650

Habit of an Oliverian 1650. A supporter of Oliver Cromwell

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: Allied War Cemetery, El Alamein, Egypt

Allied War Cemetery, El Alamein, Egypt. Fought in October and November 1942, the Battle of El Alamein saw the British and Commonwealth forces of the 8th Army under General Bernard Montgomery defeat

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: His Majesty King George VI, c1936. Artist: Captain P North

His Majesty King George VI, c1936. Artist: Captain P North
His Majesty King George VI, c1936. King George VI (1895-1952), King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth from 11th December 1936 until his death

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: Oliver Cromwell Preaching, c1650, (1903)

Oliver Cromwell Preaching, c1650, (1903). Cromwell (1599-1658) commanded the forces of Parliament during the English Civil War. After the war England, Scotland and Ireland became a commonwealth

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: Death of Admiral Blake, 7 August 1657, (c1880)

Death of Admiral Blake, 7 August 1657, (c1880). Robert Blake (1598-1657) was an important military commander of the Commonwealth of England

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: His Majesty King George VI, 1937

His Majesty King George VI, 1937. King George VI (1895-1952), King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth from 11th December 1936 until his death

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: Mr Churchill with the Commonwealth Prime Ministers, 1944 (1955)

Mr Churchill with the Commonwealth Prime Ministers, 1944 (1955). From left to right: General Smuts (South Africa), Mr. Mackenzie King (Canada), Mr. Winston Churchill (United Kingdom), Mr. J

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: Oliver Cromwell, c1870

Oliver Cromwell, c1870. Oliver Cromwell (25 April 1599 - 3 September 1658) was an English military and political leader and later Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England



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