Field Marshal Lord Roberts, Commander in Chief of the forces in South Africa, 1902.Artist: Lafayette
Field Marshal Lord Roberts, Commander in Chief of the forces in South Africa, 1902. Sir Frederick, 1st Earl Roberts (1832-1914) was one of the foremost British military figures of Victorian times. Awarded the Victoria Cross in 1858 for his actions during the Indian Mutiny, Roberts is best known for his march to capture Kandahar during the Second Afghan War of 1878-1880. He was made Baron of Kandahar and Waterford in 1892 and promoted to Field Marshal in 1895. Roberts commanded the reinforcements sent to South Africa in 1900 after the setbacks of the early part of the Boer War. After his successful intervention in the South African campaign, he returned to England to become Commander-in-Chief of the British Army, a position which he held until 1904, when he retired from the army. Portrait from Celebrities of the Army, published by George Newnes, (London, 1902).
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'Represents King Arthur Wearing Costume of British Chieftain, Sixth Century AD.'
'Represents King Arthur Wearing the Characteristic Costume of a British Chieftain of the Sixth Century, A.D.', 1924. From "Costume & Fashion - The Evolution of European Dress Through the Earlier Ages", by Herbert Norris. [J. M. Dent and Sons Ltd, E. P. Dutton and Co. London and Toronto, 1924]
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'William Wallace', c1270-1305, (c1880). Artist: Unknown
'William Wallace', c1270-1305, (c1880). Sir William Wallace (c1270- 23 August 1305) was a Scottish knight who became one of the main leaders during the Wars of Scottish Independence in the late 13th and early 14th centuries. From British Battles on Land and Sea, Vol. I, by James Grant. [Cassell Petter & Galpin, London, Paris & New York, c1880]. (Colorised black and white print).
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