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Background imageFortress Collection: Cardinal Richelieu at the Siege of La Rochelle, 1628 (early 20th century)

Cardinal Richelieu at the Siege of La Rochelle, 1628 (early 20th century). Armand Jean Duplessis, Duc de Richelieu (1585-1642), French prelate and statesman

Background imageFortress Collection: The Battle of Marciano in Val di Chiana, 1570-1571. Artist: Vasari, Giorgio (1511-1574)

The Battle of Marciano in Val di Chiana, 1570-1571. Artist: Vasari, Giorgio (1511-1574)
The Battle of Marciano in Val di Chiana, 1570-1571. Found in the collection of the Palazzo Vecchio, Florence

Background imageFortress Collection: Ferniehirst Castle, Jedburgh, Borders, Scotland, 1924-1926. Artist: Valentine & Sons Ltd

Ferniehirst Castle, Jedburgh, Borders, Scotland, 1924-1926. Artist: Valentine & Sons Ltd
Ferniehirst Castle, Jedburgh, Borders, Scotland, 1924-1926. Ferniehirst Castle was originally built by the Ker family in around 1470

Background imageFortress Collection: Nottingham Castle. Creator: Unknown

Nottingham Castle. Creator: Unknown
Nottingham Castle. View of the castle in Nottinghamshire, located in a strategic position on a promontory known as Castle Rock

Background imageFortress Collection: The War in Abyssinia: Magdala, from the Dalanta Plain, 1868. Creator: Unknown

The War in Abyssinia: Magdala, from the Dalanta Plain, 1868. Creator: Unknown
The War in Abyssinia: Magdala, from the Dalanta Plain, 1868. Engraving of a sketch by Major R. Baigrie, Deputy Assistant Quartermaster-General [British Army]

Background imageFortress Collection: The Volunteer Review at Portsmouth: the defending force concentrating at King William's Gate

The Volunteer Review at Portsmouth: the defending force concentrating at King William's Gate, 1869. Creator: Unknown
The Volunteer Review at Portsmouth: the defending force concentrating at King William's Gate, 1869. View of a 'sham fight' - military exercises by British soldiers

Background imageFortress Collection: The War in Abyssinia: the 33rd Foot advancing upon Magdala, from below Islamgee, 1868. Creator: C.R

The War in Abyssinia: the 33rd Foot advancing upon Magdala, from below Islamgee, 1868. Creator: C.R
The War in Abyssinia: the 33rd Foot advancing upon Magdala, from below Islamgee, 1868. Engraving of a sketch by Major H. A

Background imageFortress Collection: The new overland route to India: Mont Cenis Railway - Fort l'Esseillon, at Brabans, 1869

The new overland route to India: Mont Cenis Railway - Fort l'Esseillon, at Brabans, 1869. Creator: Unknown
The new overland route to India: Mont Cenis Railway - Fort l'Esseillon, at Brabans, 1869. 'The Alpine scenery of the high road

Background imageFortress Collection: The Expedition to Abyssinia: castle between Mai Wahiz and Ad Abaga, 1868. Creator: Unknown

The Expedition to Abyssinia: castle between Mai Wahiz and Ad Abaga, 1868. Creator: Unknown
The Expedition to Abyssinia: castle between Mai Wahiz and Ad Abaga, 1868. Engraving from a sketch by Mr. G. A. Henty. 'The plateau dips gently to the camping-ground of Mai Weehiz

Background imageFortress Collection: The British Expedition to Abyssinia: the Amba Alaejieh, near Lake Ashangi, 1868. Creator: Unknown

The British Expedition to Abyssinia: the Amba Alaejieh, near Lake Ashangi, 1868. Creator: Unknown
The British Expedition to Abyssinia: the Amba Alaejieh, near Lake Ashangi, 1868. Engraving of a sketch showing '...the tremendous scenery of the Aladjieh Pass

Background imageFortress Collection: The Abyssinian Expedition: view from a point near the King's House, Magdala, 1868. Creator: Unknown

The Abyssinian Expedition: view from a point near the King's House, Magdala, 1868. Creator: Unknown
The Abyssinian Expedition: view from a point near the King's House, Magdala, 1868. Engraving of a sketch by Major Baigrie showing '...the precipitous cliffs

The Abyssinian Expedition: the place of execution of Theodore's prisoners at Magdala, 1868. Creator: Unknown
The Abyssinian Expedition: the place of execution of Theodore's prisoners at Magdala, 1868. '...on their way up to [the fortress of] Magdala on the Monday morning

Background imageFortress Collection: The Abyssinian Expedition: the destruction of Magdala, 1868. Creator: Unknown

The Abyssinian Expedition: the destruction of Magdala, 1868. Creator: Unknown
The Abyssinian Expedition: the destruction of Magdala, 1868. The stronghold of Emperor Tewodros II of Ethiopia at Magdala '...was burnt, on April 17, at four o'clock in the afternoon

Background imageFortress Collection: Ngatapa Pah, Poverty Bay, New Zealand, lately captured from the Maoris, 1869. Creator: Unknown

Ngatapa Pah, Poverty Bay, New Zealand, lately captured from the Maoris, 1869. Creator: Unknown
Ngatapa Pah, Poverty Bay, New Zealand, lately captured from the Maoris, 1869. '...the stronghold of the Hauhau, or fanatic rebel chief Te-Kooti,...was captured by the armed constabulary

Background imageFortress Collection: 'Military Train Crossing The Sands...In The Time Of The Civil War,' by R. Beavis..., 1865

"Military Train Crossing The Sands...In The Time Of The Civil War," by R. Beavis..., 1865. Creator: Mason Jackson
"Military Train Crossing the Sands to Elizabeth Castle,. Jersey, in the Time of the Civil War," by R. Beavis, from the late exhibition of the Royal Academy, 1865

Background imageFortress Collection: Salzburg, the place of meeting of the Emperor of Austria and the King of Prussia, 1865

Salzburg, the place of meeting of the Emperor of Austria and the King of Prussia, 1865. Creator: Unknown
Salzburg, the place of meeting of the Emperor of Austria and the King of Prussia, 1865. The meeting of the Emperor of Austria and the King of Prussia at Salzburg, for the purpose, no doubt

Background imageFortress Collection: Destruction of the fortifications of the Ionian Islands: Fort Neuf, in the harbour of Corfu, 1864

Destruction of the fortifications of the Ionian Islands: Fort Neuf, in the harbour of Corfu, 1864. Creator: Unknown
Destruction of the fortifications of the Ionian Islands: Fort Neuf, in the harbour of Corfu, 1864. The conduct of her Majesty's Government in demolishing the fortifications of Corfu before

Background imageFortress Collection: Arrival of the Governor-General of India at the Lahore railway station, 1864. Creator: C. R

Arrival of the Governor-General of India at the Lahore railway station, 1864. Creator: C. R
Arrival of the Governor-General of India at the Lahore railway station, 1864. Engraving of a photograph by Messrs. Raybon

Background imageFortress Collection: The War in America: Fort Lafayette, the Federal Bastille for political prisoners, 1862

The War in America: Fort Lafayette, the Federal Bastille for political prisoners, 1862. Creator: Smyth
The War in America: Fort Lafayette, the Federal Bastille for political prisoners, 1862. The traveller to America who enters the beautiful harbour of New York...will observe

Background imageFortress Collection: How the Przemysl Forts were wrecked, between 1914 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

How the Przemysl Forts were wrecked, between 1914 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
How the Przemysl Forts were wrecked, between 1914 and c1915. Fort in Przemysl, Austro-Hungarian Empire (now in Poland) during World War I

Background imageFortress Collection: Karl Franz Josef in Przemysl Fort, 1914. Creator: Bain News Service

Karl Franz Josef in Przemysl Fort, 1914. Creator: Bain News Service
Karl Franz Josef in Przemysl Fort, 1914 (date created or published later). Karl Franz Joseph (Charles I of Austria) (1887-1922) visiting Przemysl Fortress, Przemysl

Background imageFortress Collection: The attack of the heavy cavalry brigade in the Battle of Balaklava on October 25, 1854, 1854-1855

The attack of the heavy cavalry brigade in the Battle of Balaklava on October 25, 1854, 1854-1855. Private Collection

Background imageFortress Collection: The aft deck of the H.M.S. Bulldog on August 15, 1854 off Bomarsund (After Edwin T. Dolby), 1855

The aft deck of the H.M.S. Bulldog on August 15, 1854 off Bomarsund (After Edwin T. Dolby), 1855. Private Collection

Background imageFortress Collection: View of Sevastopol, 1855. Creator: Timm, Wassili (George Wilhelm) (1820-1895)

View of Sevastopol, 1855. Creator: Timm, Wassili (George Wilhelm) (1820-1895)
View of Sevastopol, 1855. Private Collection

Background imageFortress Collection: Very old stone building in the garden of the Rostov Kremlin, which according to legend... 1911

Very old stone building in the garden of the Rostov Kremlin, which according to legend... 1911
Very old stone building in the garden of the Rostov Kremlin, which according to legend, was used as a bathhouse in the Rostov Archbishop's house; in the Rostov Museum, Rostov Velikii, 1911

Background imageFortress Collection: Church of the Virgin Hodegetria, in the Kremlin, Rostov Velikii, 1911

Church of the Virgin Hodegetria, in the Kremlin, Rostov Velikii, 1911. Creator: Sergey Mikhaylovich Prokudin-Gorsky
Church of the Virgin Hodegetria, in the Kremlin, Rostov Velikii, 1911

Background imageFortress Collection: Smolensk: Fortress wall, 1912. Creator: Sergey Mikhaylovich Prokudin-Gorsky

Smolensk: Fortress wall, 1912. Creator: Sergey Mikhaylovich Prokudin-Gorsky
Smolensk: Fortress wall, 1912

Background imageFortress Collection: Kremlin from the northeast, Rostov Velikii, 1911. Creator: Sergey Mikhaylovich Prokudin-Gorsky

Kremlin from the northeast, Rostov Velikii, 1911. Creator: Sergey Mikhaylovich Prokudin-Gorsky
Kremlin from the northeast, Rostov Velikii, 1911

Background imageFortress Collection: General view of the Kremlin, from the bell tower of the Church of All Saints, Rostov Velikii, 1911

General view of the Kremlin, from the bell tower of the Church of All Saints, Rostov Velikii, 1911

Background imageFortress Collection: Church of the Resurrection of Christ, in the Kremlin, Rostov Velikii, 1911

Church of the Resurrection of Christ, in the Kremlin, Rostov Velikii, 1911

Background imageFortress Collection: Steel embrasure for the fortifications of Cronstadt, manufactured at Millwall, 1864

Steel embrasure for the fortifications of Cronstadt, manufactured at Millwall, 1864. Creator: Unknown
Steel embrasure for the fortifications of Cronstadt, manufactured at Millwall, 1864. A...three-gun wrought-iron shield...[made] by the Millwall Ironworks Company for the Russian Government...The

Background imageFortress Collection: Bell tower of the Kremlin (built by Metropolitan Iona), Rostov Velikii, 1911

Bell tower of the Kremlin (built by Metropolitan Iona), Rostov Velikii, 1911

Background imageFortress Collection: Russian prisoners in Przemysl, between c1914 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Russian prisoners in Przemysl, between c1914 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Russian prisoners in Przemysl, between c1914 and c1915. Russian soldiers taken prisoner by the Austro-Hungarian army at Przemysl Fortress, Przemysl

Background imageFortress Collection: Delagoa Bay, 1902. Creator: Donald McCracken

Delagoa Bay, 1902. Creator: Donald McCracken
Delagoa Bay, 1902. Maputo Bay formerly Delagoa Bay, an inlet of the Indian Ocean on the coast of Mozambique, a strategic position, in terms of trade, transport and labour links

Background imageFortress Collection: Plan of the Alhambra Palace at Granada, 19th century, (1907). Creator: Unknown

Plan of the Alhambra Palace at Granada, 19th century, (1907). Creator: Unknown
Plan of the Alhambra Palace at Granada, 19th century, (1907). Ground plan of the palace and fortress complex at the Alhambra, Granada, Spain, which mainly dates from the 14th century

Background imageFortress Collection: The Crimean War, 1854-56, The Bombardment of Sveaborg by the Baltic Fleet, (1901)

The Crimean War, 1854-56, The Bombardment of Sveaborg by the Baltic Fleet, (1901). Episode of the Crimean War (1853-1856)

Background imageFortress Collection: Cherbourg Roads: Mooring-ground for Men-of-War, 1858. Creator: Unknown

Cherbourg Roads: Mooring-ground for Men-of-War, 1858. Creator: Unknown
Cherbourg Roads: Mooring-ground for Men-of-War, 1858. The inner dock of Cherbourg is 1260 feet long and 600 broad. It is capable of receiving an entire fleet

Background imageFortress Collection: The Dock at Sveaborg. Creator: Elias Martin

The Dock at Sveaborg. Creator: Elias Martin
The Dock at Sveaborg, Unknown date

Background imageFortress Collection: Landscape with a Fortress. Creator: Marten Ryckaert

Landscape with a Fortress. Creator: Marten Ryckaert
Landscape with a Fortress, Unknown date

Background imageFortress Collection: Progress of the Prince of Wales in British North America - Quebec, Canada East... 1860

Progress of the Prince of Wales in British North America - Quebec, Canada East... 1860. Creator: Unknown
Progress of the Prince of Wales in British North America - Quebec, Canada East - from a drawing by our special artist, G. H. Andrews, 1860. The future King Edward VII visits North America

Background imageFortress Collection: The Revolution in Sicily - the Sicilians demolishing the Fort of Castellamare at Palermo... 1860

The Revolution in Sicily - the Sicilians demolishing the Fort of Castellamare at Palermo... 1860. Creator: Unknown
The Revolution in Sicily - the Sicilians demolishing the Fort of Castellamare at Palermo - from a sketch by T. Nast, 1860

Background imageFortress Collection: The Fortress of Varberg. Creator: Sven Richard Bergh

The Fortress of Varberg. Creator: Sven Richard Bergh
The Fortress of Varberg, Unknown date

Background imageFortress Collection: Mori Motonari Attacking Sue Harutaka at Itsukushima, 1880. Creator: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Mori Motonari Attacking Sue Harutaka at Itsukushima, 1880. Creator: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Mori Motonari Attacking Sue Harutaka at Itsukushima, 1880. Series: A Mirror of Great Warriors of Japan

Background imageFortress Collection: The Royal Visit to India: the Phul-Bagh, or Flower-Garden Palace, Gwalior...1876. Creator: W. J. P

The Royal Visit to India: the Phul-Bagh, or Flower-Garden Palace, Gwalior...1876. Creator: W. J. P
The Royal Visit to India: the Phul-Bagh, or Flower-Garden Palace, Gwalior, from a sketch by one of our special artists, 1876....passing the old fortress or palace of Gwalior

Background imageFortress Collection: View of Sveaborg, early 1760s. Creator: Augustin Ehrensvard

View of Sveaborg, early 1760s. Creator: Augustin Ehrensvard
View of Sveaborg, early 1760s

Background imageFortress Collection: Les Evenements de Grece; Les 27 et 28 juin, sur l'Acropole: canon de montagne et mitrailleuse en

Les Evenements de Grece; Les 27 et 28 juin, sur l'Acropole: canon de montagne et mitrailleuse en po Creator
Les Evenements de Grece; Les 27 et 28 juin, sur l'Acropole: canon de montagne et mitrailleuse en position sur une breche du mur Pelasgique dominant Athenes; au fond, le mont Lycabette, 1917

Background imageFortress Collection: In Soviet Russia; In Moscow: mass grave of Bolsheviks killed.. 1917. Creator: Unknown

In Soviet Russia; In Moscow: mass grave of Bolsheviks killed.. 1917. Creator: Unknown
In Soviet Russia; In Moscow: mass grave of Bolsheviks killed under the walls of the Kremlin during the attack on the palace, 1917

Background imageFortress Collection: The War in the Herzegovina, 1876. Creator: Unknown

The War in the Herzegovina, 1876. Creator: Unknown
The War in the Herzegovina, 1876. The fortress of Goransko, the village of Piva, and the battle-field of Muratovitza from sketches...by our Special Artist, Mr



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