Scene from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, 1843. Artist: John Leech
Scene from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, 1843. The irascible, curmudgeonly Ebenezer Scrooge, sitting alone on Christmas Eve, is visited by the ghost of Marley, his late business partner. The same night he is visited by three more apparitions, the ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Future, whose revelations cause him to wake on Christmas Day a changed man. He sends a turkey to Bob Cratchit his clerk, thoroughly enjoys the festivities and becomes a kindly, jolly old man. From A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. (London, 1843). This was the first in the series of five Christmas books Dickens published.
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'Henry inspecting his Troops before the Battle of Agincourt', c1860, (c1860). Artist: John Leech
'Henry inspecting his Troops before the Battle of Agincourt', c1860, (c1860). Henry V (1386-1422) inspecting his troops before the Battle of Agincourt. The Battle of Agincourt, a major English victory in the Hundred Years' War that took place on Friday 25th October 1415, near Azincourt, France. From The Comic History of England, Volume I, by Gilbert A A'Beckett. [Bradbury, Agnew, & Co., London]. (Colorised black and white print).
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'Hannibal leads the Ambassadors a fatiguing Walk round Carthage', 1852. Artist: John Leech
'Hannibal leads the Ambassadors a fatiguing Walk round Carthage', 1852. From The Comic History of Rome, by Gilbert A A'Beckett, illustrated by John Leech. [Bradbury, Agnew & Co, London, 1852].
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