'The Boer leaders were blindfolded and guarded by soldiers of the Black Watch', 1902, (1905).Artist: A S Forrest
'The Boer leaders were blindfolded and guarded by soldiers of the Black Watch', 1902, (1905). The Boer War; British soldiers lead Boers blindfold to a meeting to discuss peace terms. This was done because the Boers might not have agreed to make peace, and then the knowledge they had gained of the British camp would have helped them greatly. Illustration from Our Island Story by H E Marshall, published by T C & E C Jack Ltd, (London and Edinburgh, 1905). The book gave a very biased and pro-British view of history.
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Esther in the presence of Ahasuerus, 1866. Artist: Gustave Dore
Esther in the presence of Ahasuerus, 1866. Esther (Haddash or Hadassah) coming into the presence of King Ahasuerus fainting in fear as she expects to die if it is discovered that she is a Jew. The Persian King Ahasuerus, looking for a new Queen asks all the beautiful virgins in his kingdom to be brought to him. He selects Esther who has kept secret that she is a Jew as her people are reviled by the Persians. Ahasuerus makes her his Queen and by revealing the plot of Haman, the king's chief adviser, she gains favour for her people. Ahasuerus is thought to be Xerxes I who ruled Persia from: -485 to: -465. An episode in the Old Testament book of Esther. From The Bible by Gustave Dore. (London, 1866).
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