'They "sold Joseph to the Ishmeelites for twenty pieces of silver"', (mid-late
'They "sold Joseph to the Ishmeelites for twenty pieces of silver"', (mid-late 19th century). Biblical scene, from Genesis 37: 28: 'Then there passed by Midianites merchantmen; and they drew and lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph to the Ishmeelites for twenty pieces of silver: and they brought Joseph into Egypt.' Joseph is sold to the Ishmaelites by his own brothers. Engraving after a work of the 18th century.
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'The grief of the sister of Horatius, c1912 (1912). Artist: Ernest Dudley Heath
'The grief of the sister of Horatius, c1912 (1912). 'When she saw Horatius wearing on his shoulders the cloak of her betrothed, she broke into bitter sobs'. After the appointment of the third king of Rome Tullus Hostilius (673 BC-642 BC), Roman and Alban countrymen quarrelled escalating to a battle. Tullus sent three Roman champions, the Horatii brothers and the Alban king Mettius sent three brothers named Curiatii. The Roman champion Publius Horatius was triumphant in killing the Curiatii. Upon returning to Rome Horatius was cursed by his sister for killing her betrothed, to which Horatius replied So perish the Roman Maiden who shall weep for her country's enemy, killing her with his sword. Horatius was sentenced to death for the crime. However, after making a final plea to the people he was set free. From The Story of Rome, by Mary MacGregor. [Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd., 1912]
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Queen Jane imprisoned in the Brick Tower, Tower of London, 1553-1554 (1840).Artist: George Cruikshank
Queen Jane imprisoned in the Brick Tower, Tower of London, 1553-1554 (1840). A grandniece of Henry VIII, Lady Jane Grey was proclaimed queen on Edward VI's death in 1553 in an attempt to secure a Protestant succession. Only a few days later Henry's eldest daughter, the Catholic Mary Tudor, claimed the throne. Jane was deposed and imprisoned in the Tower of London. She was executed for high treason, at the age of 16, on Tower Hill on 12th February 1554. A print from The Tower of London a Historical Romance, by William Harrison Ainsworth. (London, 1840).
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