'Sir Martin Frobisher', late 16th century, (1946). Creator: Cornelius Ketel
'Sir Martin Frobisher', late 16th century, (1946). Portrait of Martin Frobisher (c1535-1594), English navigator, explorer and privateer who made three voyages to the New World in search of the Northwest Passage. Painting in the collection of the Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford. From "British Polar Explorers", by Admiral Sir Edward Evans. [Collins, London, 1946]
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The arrest of the Cato Street conspirators, 1820 (c1895). Artist: Unknown
The arrest of the Cato Street conspirators, 1820 (c1895). The Cato Street Conspiracy was an attempt to murder all the British cabinet ministers and Prime Minister Lord Liverpool in 1820. The name comes from the meeting place near Edgware Road in London. From Cassell's Illustrated History of England', volume VII (c1895). (Colorised black and white print).
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Robert Ford, the killer of the outlaw Jesse James, c1880s (1954). Artist: Unknown
Robert Ford, the killer of the outlaw Jesse James, c1880s (1954). By 1882, with his gang depleted through deaths, arrests, defections and retirements, Jesse James believed that Robert Ford and his brother Charley were the only remaining colleagues he could trust. In fact, the Ford brothers had already decided to claim the bounty placed on James's head by Missouri Governor Thomas T Crittenden. On 3rd April 1882, Robert Ford shot James and killed him. The brothers were initially charged with murdering James and were sentenced to be hanged but were pardoned by Crittenden two hours after the verdict was returned. Robert Ford was himself murdered 10 years later. A print from the Pictorial History of the Wild West, by James D Horan and Paul Sann, Spring Books, London, 1954.
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