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Background imageGilbert Abbott A Collection: Field of Battle (in a fog) near Barnet, . Artist: John Leech

Field of Battle (in a fog) near Barnet, . Artist: John Leech
Field of Battle (in a fog) near Barnet, c1860, (c1860). The Battle of Barnet was a decisive engagement in the Wars of the Roses

Background imageGilbert Abbott A Collection: Discovery of Guido Fawkes by Suffolk and Mounteagle, 1850. Artist: John Leech

Discovery of Guido Fawkes by Suffolk and Mounteagle, 1850. Artist: John Leech
Discovery of Guido Fawkes by Suffolk and Mounteagle, 1850. A satirical illustration on the capture of Guy Fawkes. Guy Fawkes is the best known of the conspirators behind a Roman Catholic conspiracy

Background imageGilbert Abbott A Collection: Take away that Bauble: Cromwell dissolving the long Parliament, 1850. Artist: John Leech

Take away that Bauble: Cromwell dissolving the long Parliament, 1850. Artist: John Leech
Take away that Bauble: Cromwell dissolving the long Parliament, 1850. A satirical illustration on the expulsion of Members of Parliamnet by Cromwell, 1653

Background imageGilbert Abbott A Collection: King James rescued from the New River, 1897. Creator: John Leech

King James rescued from the New River, 1897. Creator: John Leech
King James rescued from the New River, 1897. King James I of England (1566-1625) granted a charter in 1604 for the design and construction of the New River

Background imageGilbert Abbott A Collection: Henry VII. and Perkin Warbecks Wife, 1897. Creator: John Leech

Henry VII. and Perkin Warbecks Wife, 1897. Creator: John Leech
Henry VII. and Perkin Warbecks Wife, 1897. Lady Catherine Gordon, wife of pretender to the throne Perkin Warbeck, kneels sobbing at the feet of King Henry VII who is dressed anachronistically in

Background imageGilbert Abbott A Collection: Flight of Rookwood, 1897. Creator: John Leech

Flight of Rookwood, 1897. Creator: John Leech
Flight of Rookwood, 1897. Ambrose Rookwood (c1578-1606) was a member of the failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605. He fled London to warn the other conspirators that Guy Fawkes had been caught

Background imageGilbert Abbott A Collection: Hostilities between England and France, 1897. Creator: John Leech

Hostilities between England and France, 1897. Creator: John Leech
Hostilities between England and France, 1897. A Frenchman, wearing a full skirt and Phrygian cap, threatens a top-hatted Englishman at the point of a bayonet

Background imageGilbert Abbott A Collection: Good Queen Bess, 1897. Creator: John Leech

Good Queen Bess, 1897. Creator: John Leech
Good Queen Bess, 1897. Queen Elizabeth I in a large ruff, glasses and unusual hat. Behind her a cockatoo perches on the letter T

Background imageGilbert Abbott A Collection: The Second George, 1897. Creator: John Leech

The Second George, 1897. Creator: John Leech
The Second George, 1897. Caricature of King George II of Britain and Ireland (1683-1760). From " The Comic History of England" by Gilbert Abbott A Beckett

Background imageGilbert Abbott A Collection: Northumberland making a Speech, 1897. Creator: John Leech

Northumberland making a Speech, 1897. Creator: John Leech
Northumberland making a Speech, 1897. The Duke appears before a crowd, at a window in the shape of the letter A. (John Dudley, 1st Duke of Northumberland (1504-1553)

Background imageGilbert Abbott A Collection: Looking for Admiral Byng, 1897. Creator: John Leech

Looking for Admiral Byng, 1897. Creator: John Leech
Looking for Admiral Byng, 1897. British admiral John John Byng (1704-1757) was shot on board the Monarque, at Spithead, for Misbehaviour before the French Fleet in the Mediterranean

Background imageGilbert Abbott A Collection: Philip (of England and Spain) hears of his wifes death, 1897. Creator: John Leech

Philip (of England and Spain) hears of his wifes death, 1897. Creator: John Leech
Philip (of England and Spain) hears of his wifes death, 1897.Philip celebrates by throwing his hat in the air. (King Philip II of Spain (1527-1598) married Queen Mary I of England (1516-1558) in 1554

Background imageGilbert Abbott A Collection: King James having a Holiday, 1897. Creator: John Leech

King James having a Holiday, 1897. Creator: John Leech
King James having a Holiday, 1897. James I wearing exaggeratedly wide breeches, holds an unusual bird in his gloved hand. (King James VI and I (1566-1625) was a keen huntsman)

Background imageGilbert Abbott A Collection: George I. putting on a clean Collar, 1897. Creator: John Leech

George I. putting on a clean Collar, 1897. Creator: John Leech
George I. putting on a clean Collar, 1897. King George I of Great Britain (1660-1727) is shown with a pot belly and an exaggerated collar

Background imageGilbert Abbott A Collection: English Archer of the Period (from such a rare old print), 1897. Creator: John Leech

English Archer of the Period (from such a rare old print), 1897. Creator: John Leech
English Archer of the Period (from such a rare old print), 1897. Medieval longbowman in metal breastplate and helmet. From " The Comic History of England" by Gilbert Abbott A Beckett

Background imageGilbert Abbott A Collection: Discovery of the Laws of Gravitation by Isaac Newton, 1897. Creator: John Leech

Discovery of the Laws of Gravitation by Isaac Newton, 1897. Creator: John Leech
Discovery of the Laws of Gravitation by Isaac Newton, 1897. English scientist Isaac Newton (1642-1727) discovered gravity when he watched an apple fall

Background imageGilbert Abbott A Collection: Sir Thomas Wyatt surrendering to Sir Maurice Berkeley, 1897. Creator: John Leech

Sir Thomas Wyatt surrendering to Sir Maurice Berkeley, 1897. Creator: John Leech
Sir Thomas Wyatt surrendering to Sir Maurice Berkeley, 1897. (Rebel leader Thomas Wyatt the Younger (1521-1544) was involved in the failed attempt to install Lady Jane Grey on the English throne

Background imageGilbert Abbott A Collection: Awkward Mistake, 1897. Creator: John Leech

Awkward Mistake, 1897. Creator: John Leech
Awkward Mistake, 1897. An unfortunate soldier receives a cannonball in the stomach. From " The Comic History of England" by Gilbert Abbott A Beckett

Background imageGilbert Abbott A Collection: Edwards pretty new toy, 1897. Creator: John Leech

Edwards pretty new toy, 1897. Creator: John Leech
Edwards pretty new toy, 1897. Prince Edward plays with his crown. (Edward (1537-1553) ruled as King Edward VI from 1547 until his death aged 15)

Background imageGilbert Abbott A Collection: Dutch William, 1897. Creator: John Leech

Dutch William, 1897. Creator: John Leech
Dutch William, 1897. Caricature of King William III of England (1650-1702) as a Roman emperor, with sandals and a laurel wreath

Background imageGilbert Abbott A Collection: Henry wooing Catherine Parr, 1897. Creator: John Leech

Henry wooing Catherine Parr, 1897. Creator: John Leech
Henry wooing Catherine Parr, 1897. An obese King Henry VIII kneels and takes the hand of Catherine Parr. (Henry and Catherine, his sixth and last wife, were married from 1543 until his death in 1548)

Background imageGilbert Abbott A Collection: Philip of Spain, 1897. Creator: John Leech

Philip of Spain, 1897. Creator: John Leech
Philip of Spain, 1897. King Philip in feathered cap, ruff, cape, doublet and hose. (King Philip II of Spain (1527-1598) married Queen Mary I of England (1516-1558) in 1554)

Background imageGilbert Abbott A Collection: Great Seal of William and Mary, 1897. Creator: John Leech

Great Seal of William and Mary, 1897. Creator: John Leech
Great Seal of William and Mary, 1897. The royal seal of King William III (1650-1702) and Queen Mary II (1662-1694) of Great Britain and Ireland

Background imageGilbert Abbott A Collection: Delight of Henry at having a Son and Heir, 1897. Creator: John Leech

Delight of Henry at having a Son and Heir, 1897. Creator: John Leech
Delight of Henry at having a Son and Heir, 1897. King Henry VIII is overjoyed at the birth of his son Edward, who wears the ostrich feathers denoting the Prince of Wales

Background imageGilbert Abbott A Collection: I m a Dutchman, 1897. Creator: John Leech

I m a Dutchman, 1897. Creator: John Leech
I m a Dutchman, 1897. Caricature of King William III of England (1650-1702). Also known as William of Orange, he was born in Holland and succeeded to the English throne on the death of James II

Background imageGilbert Abbott A Collection: Henry making love to Jane Seymour, 1897. Creator: John Leech

Henry making love to Jane Seymour, 1897. Creator: John Leech
Henry making love to Jane Seymour, 1897. Jane sits demurely on the knee of an overweight King Henry VIII, watched from the door by another woman, possibly Queen Anne Boleyn

Background imageGilbert Abbott A Collection: The Last of the Stuarts, 1897. Creator: John Leech

The Last of the Stuarts, 1897. Creator: John Leech
The Last of the Stuarts, 1897. King James II of England (1633-1701), portrayed as a dog, is unceremoniously booted out of the door

Background imageGilbert Abbott A Collection: Queen Anne going to open Parliament, 1897. Creator: John Leech

Queen Anne going to open Parliament, 1897. Creator: John Leech
Queen Anne going to open Parliament, 1897. Queen Anne of Great Britain and Ireland (1665-1714) is carried in a sedan chair

Background imageGilbert Abbott A Collection: Joy for the Union, 1897. Creator: John Leech

Joy for the Union, 1897. Creator: John Leech
Joy for the Union, 1897. A tartan-clad Scottish piper with the symbols for pounds, shillings and pence on his bagpipes. In 1707

Background imageGilbert Abbott A Collection: Titus Oates in the Pillory, 1897. Creator: John Leech

Titus Oates in the Pillory, 1897. Creator: John Leech
Titus Oates in the Pillory, 1897. Titus Oates (1649-1705) was an Anglican priest who made up the story of the Popish Plot of 1678, a plot against the government

Background imageGilbert Abbott A Collection: Wolsey surrendering the Great Seal, 1897. Creator: John Leech

Wolsey surrendering the Great Seal, 1897. Creator: John Leech
Wolsey surrendering the Great Seal, 1897. Wolsey cries into his handkerchief as he hands over the Great Seal. (The Seal was used to confirm formal documents)

Background imageGilbert Abbott A Collection: The Merry Monarch, 1897. Creator: John Leech

The Merry Monarch, 1897. Creator: John Leech
The Merry Monarch, 1897. Caricature of an unshaven King Charles II of England (1630-1685), depicted with the legs of a satyr and holding a glass of wine

Background imageGilbert Abbott A Collection: Birth of the Princess Elizabeth, 1897. Creator: John Leech

Birth of the Princess Elizabeth, 1897. Creator: John Leech
Birth of the Princess Elizabeth, 1897. King Henry VIII looks despondently at his newborn daughter, while wishing for a male heir

Background imageGilbert Abbott A Collection: Queen Marys Elopement, 1897. Creator: John Leech

Queen Marys Elopement, 1897. Creator: John Leech
Queen Marys Elopement, 1897. Mary leaves under cover of darkness, and is helped into a boat by a tartan-clad man, possibly Lord Bothwell. (Mary Queen of Scots (1542-1587) was married three times

Background imageGilbert Abbott A Collection: Noble Lord. - I believe I m engaged to your La ship for the next dance, 1897

Noble Lord. - I believe I m engaged to your La ship for the next dance, 1897
Noble Lord. - " I believe I m engaged to your La ship for the next dance", 1897. A foppish man claims a dance with a woman holding a fan, possibly a satire on the English monarchy

Background imageGilbert Abbott A Collection: Cardinal Campeggio and Mr. Sampson. I can hear nothing now, Mr. Sampson. 1897

Cardinal Campeggio and Mr. Sampson. I can hear nothing now, Mr. Sampson. 1897
Cardinal Campeggio and Mr. Sampson. " I can hear nothing now, Mr. Sampson.", 1897. The cardinal with a red-nosed lawyer

Background imageGilbert Abbott A Collection: Charles driving the Mall, 1897. Creator: John Leech

Charles driving the Mall, 1897. Creator: John Leech
Charles driving the Mall, 1897. Caricature of King Charles II of England (1630-1685) driving a carriage down the Mall in London while smoking

Background imageGilbert Abbott A Collection: Cardinal Wolsey at Boulogne, 1897. Creator: John Leech

Cardinal Wolsey at Boulogne, 1897. Creator: John Leech
Cardinal Wolsey at Boulogne, 1897. Wolsey riding a bucking horse. (Cardinal Thomas Wolsey (1475-1530) encouraged King Henry VIII to attack Boulogne in northern France in 1544)

Background imageGilbert Abbott A Collection: Lord Darnley, 1897. Creator: John Leech

Lord Darnley, 1897. Creator: John Leech
Lord Darnley, 1897. Darnley in ruff, cape, doublet and hose. (Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley (1545-1567), was the second husband of Mary, Queen of Scots)

Background imageGilbert Abbott A Collection: T. Oates Esq, 1897. Creator: John Leech

T. Oates Esq, 1897. Creator: John Leech
T. Oates Esq, 1897. Titus Oates (1649-1705) was an Anglican priest who made up the story of the Popish Plot of 1678, a plot against the government

Background imageGilbert Abbott A Collection: Henry 8th - after Wholebine, 1897. Creator: John Leech

Henry 8th - after Wholebine, 1897. Creator: John Leech
Henry 8th - after Wholebine, 1897. A satire on Hans Holbein the Youngers portrait of King Henry VIII, made in 1537. From " The Comic History of England" by Gilbert Abbott A Beckett

Background imageGilbert Abbott A Collection: Domestic Habits, 1897. Creator: John Leech

Domestic Habits, 1897. Creator: John Leech
Domestic Habits, 1897. Young woman wearing a cap at work in a kitchen. From " The Comic History of England" by Gilbert Abbott A Beckett, with satirical illustrations by John Leech

Background imageGilbert Abbott A Collection: Mary arranging for the Christening, 1897. Creator: John Leech

Mary arranging for the Christening, 1897. Creator: John Leech
Mary arranging for the Christening, 1897. Possibly a satire, (in questionable taste), on Queen Mary II of England (1662-1694) who was unable to bear children

Background imageGilbert Abbott A Collection: One of the Merry Monarchs Occupations, 1897. Creator: John Leech

One of the Merry Monarchs Occupations, 1897. Creator: John Leech
One of the Merry Monarchs Occupations, 1897. Caricature of King Charles II of England (1630-1685) feeding geese, attended by his spaniels

Background imageGilbert Abbott A Collection: Henry practising previous to challenging Francis, 1897. Creator: John Leech

Henry practising previous to challenging Francis, 1897. Creator: John Leech
Henry practising previous to challenging Francis, 1897. King Henry VIII, wearing boxing gloves, practices with a punchbag bearing a caricature of King Francis I of France

Background imageGilbert Abbott A Collection: The Merry Monarch at Home, 1897. Creator: John Leech

The Merry Monarch at Home, 1897. Creator: John Leech
The Merry Monarch at Home, 1897. Caricature of King Charles II of England (1630-1685) lounging on his throne being read to by a young woman. Charles famously had several mistresses

Background imageGilbert Abbott A Collection: Politeness of Francis to Henry, 1897. Creator: John Leech

Politeness of Francis to Henry, 1897. Creator: John Leech
Politeness of Francis to Henry, 1897. King Francis I of France, with exaggeratedly hooked nose and holding a pair of boots

Background imageGilbert Abbott A Collection: A General at Sea, 1897. Creator: John Leech

A General at Sea, 1897. Creator: John Leech
A General at Sea, 1897. Caricature of an army officer in Napoleonic-era uniform, sitting on a wooden toy horse. At sea here implies incompetence



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