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Background imageHeroic Collection: Attack of the Ulster Division, 1 July 1916, (c1930). Creator: James Prinsep Beadle

Attack of the Ulster Division, 1 July 1916, (c1930). Creator: James Prinsep Beadle
Attack of the Ulster Division, 1 July 1916, (c1930). Scene from the Battle of the Somme in northern France during the First World War

Background imageHeroic Collection: Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell, lst Viscount Baden-Powell, English soldier

Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell, lst Viscount Baden-Powell, English soldier. Baden-Powell (1857-1941) became famous as the defender of Mafeking in the Boer War (1899-1902)

Background imageHeroic Collection: Gelert, c1894, (c1902). Creator: Unknown

Gelert, c1894, (c1902). Creator: Unknown
Gelert, c1894, (c1902). After a painting in the Reading Museum & Town Hall. Depiction of a Welsh legend in which the faithful Gelert saves a child from a wolf. From The Nations Pictures

Background imageHeroic Collection: Roman statue of a drunken Hercules

Roman statue of a drunken Hercules. The mythical Greek hero Heracles, son of Zeus and the mortal Alcmene

Background imageHeroic Collection: How Piper Laidlaw won the Victoria Cross on September 25, 1915, (c1920). Creator

How Piper Laidlaw won the Victoria Cross on September 25, 1915, (c1920). Creator
How Piper Laidlaw won the Victoria Cross on September 25, 1915, (c1920). Playing the 7th Kings Own Scottish Borderers out of their trenches at the Battle of Loos in the midst of the gas attack

Background imageHeroic Collection: The Gordon Highlanders. How Piper Findlater won the V. C. at Dargai, 1897, (1939)

The Gordon Highlanders. How Piper Findlater won the V. C. at Dargai, 1897, (1939)
The Gordon Highlanders. How Piper Findlater won the V.C. at Dargai, 1897, (1939). The Storming of the Dargai Heights by the 1st Gordon Highlanders and the Gurkhas, 1897

Background imageHeroic Collection: The Sortie Made by the Garrison of Gibraltar, 1789. Creator: John Trumbull

The Sortie Made by the Garrison of Gibraltar, 1789. Creator: John Trumbull
The Sortie Made by the Garrison of Gibraltar, 1789

Background imageHeroic Collection: Washington Crossing the Delaware, 1851. Creator: Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze

Washington Crossing the Delaware, 1851. Creator: Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze
Washington Crossing the Delaware, 1851

Background imageHeroic Collection: Lenin, (c1930), (1939). Creator: Aleksandr Gerasimov

Lenin, (c1930), (1939). Creator: Aleksandr Gerasimov
Lenin, (c1930), (1939). Portrait of Russian communist revolutionary Vladimir Ilich Lenin (1870-1924). Lenin was the first Soviet head of state, prime minister of the USSR

Background imageHeroic Collection: The Death of General Gordon, Khartoum, 26 January 1885, 1893 (1906)

The Death of General Gordon, Khartoum, 26 January 1885, 1893 (1906). From Cassells Illustrated History of England, Vol. VIII. [Cassell and Company, Limited, London, Paris, New York & Melbourne, 1906]

Background imageHeroic Collection: Major John Rouse Merriott Chard, VC, 1881

Major John Rouse Merriott Chard, VC, 1881. Chard (1847-1897), then a Lieutenant in the Royal Engineers, commanded the British defenders at Rorkes Drift, South Africa, in January 1879

Background imageHeroic Collection: Arrival of Aeneas in Italy, the Dawn of the Roman Empire, (c1620-1680?). Artist: Claude Lorrain

Arrival of Aeneas in Italy, the Dawn of the Roman Empire, (c1620-1680?). Artist: Claude Lorrain
Arrival of Aeneas in Italy, the Dawn of the Roman Empire, (c1620-c1680?). Aeneas, hero of Troy, son of Anchises and Aphrodite (Venus)

Background imageHeroic Collection: Hercules Brings Cerberus to Eurystheus, with Hermes and Athena, c6th century BC

Hercules Brings Cerberus to Eurystheus, with Hermes and Athena, c6th century BC. Greek Vase from an Etruscan Tomb

Background imageHeroic Collection: A statue of Hercules and Cerberus

A statue of Hercules and Cerberus
Hercules is capturing Cerberus and completeing his twelfth labour. This is from the portal of the Michaelertrakt, Hofburg, Vienna

Background imageHeroic Collection: Marcus Curtius, from the series The Roman Heroes, 1586. Creator: Hendrik Goltzius

Marcus Curtius, from the series The Roman Heroes, 1586. Creator: Hendrik Goltzius
Marcus Curtius, from the series The Roman Heroes, 1586

Background imageHeroic Collection: The Dragon Devouring the Companions of Cadmus, 1588. Creator: Hendrik Goltzius

The Dragon Devouring the Companions of Cadmus, 1588. Creator: Hendrik Goltzius
The Dragon Devouring the Companions of Cadmus, 1588

Background imageHeroic Collection: Hanuman Bearing the Mountaintop with Medicinal Herbs, ca. 1800. Creator: Unknown

Hanuman Bearing the Mountaintop with Medicinal Herbs, ca. 1800. Creator: Unknown
Hanuman Bearing the Mountaintop with Medicinal Herbs, ca. 1800. Hanumans mighty tail carries his army

Background imageHeroic Collection: Krishna Subduing Kaliya, the Snake Demon: Folio from a Bhagavata Purana Series, ca

Krishna Subduing Kaliya, the Snake Demon: Folio from a Bhagavata Purana Series, ca. 1785. Krishna battles Kaliya, a hundred-headed serpent (naga) who was poisoning the river Yamuna

Background imageHeroic Collection: Beowulf shears off the head of Grendel, 1910. Artist: John Henry Frederick Bacon

Beowulf shears off the head of Grendel, 1910. Artist: John Henry Frederick Bacon
Beowulf shears off the head of Grendel, 1910. A print from Hero Myths and Legends of the British Race by MI Ebbutt, 1910

Background imageHeroic Collection: Agnes, Countess of Dunbar (1312?-1369), known as Black Agnes, 1338 (early 20th century)

Agnes, Countess of Dunbar (1312?-1369), known as Black Agnes, 1338 (early 20th century). She is seen on the battlements at the defence of Dunbar Castle in 1337-1338 when her husband

Background imageHeroic Collection: The Farnese Hercules, 18th century

The Farnese Hercules, 18th century. Found in the collection of The Hermitage, St Petersburg

Background imageHeroic Collection: A Heroic Deed of the Royal Horse Artillery Near Compiegne, (1919). Creator: Unknown

A Heroic Deed of the Royal Horse Artillery Near Compiegne, (1919). Creator: Unknown
A Heroic Deed of the Royal Horse Artillery Near Compiegne, (1919). Scene from the First World War: at the Battle of Nery in September 1914, the British 1st Cavalry Brigade and L Battery

Background imageHeroic Collection: Thus Did A Hundred Men Keep Three Thousand Savages At Bay, c1908, (c1920)

Thus Did A Hundred Men Keep Three Thousand Savages At Bay, c1908, (c1920). Artist: Joseph Ratcliffe Skelton
Thus Did A Hundred Men Keep Three Thousand Savages At Bay, c1908, (c1920). In 1877, Theophilus Shepstone (1817-1893) a British South African statesman was responsible for the annexation of

Background imageHeroic Collection: Dorando Pietri finishing the first modern Olympic marathon, London, 1908

Dorando Pietri finishing the first modern Olympic marathon, London, 1908. The marathon at the London Olympics of 1908 was run in ususually hot conditions

Background imageHeroic Collection: The Story of Theseus, mid-15th century. Artist: Master of the Cassoni

The Story of Theseus, mid-15th century. Artist: Master of the Cassoni
The Story of Theseus, mid-15th century. Theseus lands on Crete from Athens and sets out to kill the Minotaur, the bull-headed monster which King Minos has had imprisoned in the labyrinth built by

Background imageHeroic Collection: British pilot Captain Albert Ball posing with trophies from his 43rd victory, 1917

British pilot Captain Albert Ball posing with trophies from his 43rd victory, 1917. Captain Ball was one of Britains most prolific fighter aces of the First World War

Background imageHeroic Collection: Rob Roys grave at Balquhidder Parish Church, Stirling, Scotland

Rob Roys grave at Balquhidder Parish Church, Stirling, Scotland. Robert Roy MacGregor (c1671-1734), also known as Red MacGregor, was an outlaw and Scottish folk hero of the 18th century

Background imageHeroic Collection: Ernest Shackleton, British explorer, c1909

Ernest Shackleton, British explorer, c1909. Portrait of Shackleton (1874-1922) from his book The Heart of the Antarctic, an account of his expedition of 1908-1909 on board the Nimrod

Background imageHeroic Collection: The Archangel Michael overthrowing Lucifer, 1656. Creator: Francesco Maffei

The Archangel Michael overthrowing Lucifer, 1656. Creator: Francesco Maffei
The Archangel Michael overthrowing Lucifer, 1656

Background imageHeroic Collection: H. Benson & C. Krauter, wireless men on Merida & Princess Anne, between c1910 and c1915

H. Benson & C. Krauter, wireless men on Merida & Princess Anne, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
H. Benson & C. Krauter, wireless men on Merida & Princess Anne, between c1910 and c1915

Background imageHeroic Collection: Almira & John Deitz, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Almira & John Deitz, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Almira & John Deitz, between c1910 and c1915

Background imageHeroic Collection: H. Benson - Wireless operator on Merida, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

H. Benson - Wireless operator on Merida, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
H. Benson - Wireless operator on Merida, between c1910 and c1915

Background imageHeroic Collection: Capt. Rostron & under officers of CARPATHIA [ship], 1912. Creator: Bain News Service

Capt. Rostron & under officers of CARPATHIA [ship], 1912. Creator: Bain News Service
Captain Rostron & under officers of Carpathia [ship], 1912. Shows Captain Arthur Henry Rostron next to the silver loving cup presented to him in May 1912 by survivors of the Titanic in recognition of

Background imageHeroic Collection: Captain Rostron & under officers of Carpathia [ship], 1912. Creator: Bain News Service

Captain Rostron & under officers of Carpathia [ship], 1912. Creator: Bain News Service
Captain Rostron & under officers of Carpathia [ship], 1912. Shows Captain Arthur Henry Rostron next to the silver loving cup presented to him in May 1912 by survivors of the Titanic in recognition of

Background imageHeroic Collection: Perseus Rescuing Andromeda, 1594/95. Creator: Giuseppe Cesari

Perseus Rescuing Andromeda, 1594/95. Creator: Giuseppe Cesari
Perseus Rescuing Andromeda, 1594/95. The Greek hero Perseus, traveling home after slaying Medusa, spotted the princess Andromeda chained to a rock

Background imageHeroic Collection: Ferdinand Kuehn, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Ferdinand Kuehn, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Ferdinand Kuehn, between c1910 and c1915

Background imageHeroic Collection: Garibaldi in England: presentation of the freedom of the City of London...at Guildhall, 1864

Garibaldi in England: presentation of the freedom of the City of London...at Guildhall, 1864. Creator: Unknown
Garibaldi in England: presentation of the freedom of the City of London...at Guildhall, 1864. View of...the interior of the Council Chamber at Guildhall

Background imageHeroic Collection: Garibaldi in England: Garibaldi receiving addresses at the Crystal Palace, 1864. Creator: Unknown

Garibaldi in England: Garibaldi receiving addresses at the Crystal Palace, 1864. Creator: Unknown
Garibaldi in England: Garibaldi receiving addresses at the Crystal Palace, 1864....we see the dais erected in front of the great orchestra, in the north transept

Background imageHeroic Collection: Garibaldi in England: Garibaldi at the Crystal Palace on Saturday last, 1864. Creator: Unknown

Garibaldi in England: Garibaldi at the Crystal Palace on Saturday last, 1864. Creator: Unknown
Garibaldi in England: Garibaldi at the Crystal Palace on Saturday last, 1864. The Italian patriot in a...box erected at the north-west comer of the great transept

Background imageHeroic Collection: The Duchess of Sutherland's assembly at Stafford House in honour of Garibaldi, 1864

The Duchess of Sutherland's assembly at Stafford House in honour of Garibaldi, 1864. Creator: Unknown
The Duchess of Sutherland's assembly at Stafford House in honour of Garibaldi, 1864. Scene depicting an episode during...the General's sojourn in this metropolis [ie London

Background imageHeroic Collection: Swords presented to Garibaldi and his son Menotti at the Crystal Palace, 1864. Creator: Unknown

Swords presented to Garibaldi and his son Menotti at the Crystal Palace, 1864. Creator: Unknown
Swords presented to Garibaldi and his son Menotti at the Crystal Palace, 1864. General Garibaldi received an address and a gift of swords from the Italian committee of London

Background imageHeroic Collection: Garibaldi's visit to London: arrival at Charing-Cross, 1864. Creator: Unknown

Garibaldi's visit to London: arrival at Charing-Cross, 1864. Creator: Unknown
Garibaldi's visit to London: arrival at Charing-Cross, [London], 1864. View of...the scene which took place at Charing Cross...when Garibaldi had arrived so far on his way to Stafford House

Background imageHeroic Collection: Garibaldi in England: Garibaldi receiving an address at the Nine Elms railway station, 1864

Garibaldi in England: Garibaldi receiving an address at the Nine Elms railway station, 1864. Creator: Unknown
Garibaldi in England: Garibaldi receiving an address at the Nine Elms railway station, 1864. View of...the interior of the large goods shed at the Nine Elms station of the London

Background imageHeroic Collection: Garibaldi in England: the meeting of Garibaldi and Tennyson at Faringford House, Isle of Wight

Garibaldi in England: the meeting of Garibaldi and Tennyson at Faringford House, Isle of Wight, 1864. Italian hero General Garibaldi at Tennyson's house in Freshwater

Background imageHeroic Collection: The Death of Roland at Roncesvalles, (778AD), 1890. Creator: Unknown

The Death of Roland at Roncesvalles, (778AD), 1890. Creator: Unknown
The Death of Roland at Roncesvalles, (778AD), 1890. The Battle of Roncevaux Pass in 778 was a Basque ambush of Charlemagnes army which resulted in the death of Roland who became iconic in medieval

Background imageHeroic Collection: Interview Between Coriolanus and His Wife and Mother, 1890. Creator: Unknown

Interview Between Coriolanus and His Wife and Mother, 1890. Creator: Unknown
Interview Between Coriolanus and His Wife and Mother, 1890. From " Cassells Illustrated Universal History Vol. II - Rome", by Edmund Ollier

Background imageHeroic Collection: Horatius Cocles Defending The Bridge, 1890. Creator: Unknown

Horatius Cocles Defending The Bridge, 1890. Creator: Unknown
Horatius Cocles Defending The Bridge, 1890. From " Cassells Illustrated Universal History Vol. II - Rome", by Edmund Ollier. [Cassell and Company, Limited, London, Paris and Melbourne, 1890]

Background imageHeroic Collection: Heroic Landscape. Creator: Carracciernas Skola

Heroic Landscape. Creator: Carracciernas Skola
Heroic Landscape, Unknown date



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