'In Battersea Park', 1911. Artist: Unknown
'In Battersea Park', 1911. An example of Darwinism in everday life. A nursemaid wheeling Master Jones, son of a famous cricketer, in his pram in Battersea Park, London, is amazed when the infant shows he has inherited his father's talents by jumping up and catching a ball. Cartoon from Punch. (London, 28 June 1911).
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The Pilgrim Fathers leaving Delft Haven on their voyage to America, July 1620 (1878). Artist: Unknown
The Pilgrim Fathers leaving Delft Haven on their voyage to America, July 1620 (1878). The Pilgrim Fathers, members of the English Separatist Church sect of Puritans fled religious persecution in 1609, becoming exiles in the Netherlands. They decided to seek a new life in the New World, and sailed from Delft in a small ship, the 'Speedwell', to rendezvous with another vessel, the 'Mayflower'. It transpired that only the Mayflower would be able to withstand the rigours of the trnsatlantic voyage, and all the Pilgrims set sail aboard her from Plymouth. They landed in New England 102 days later.
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