'James Earl of Douglas Wins Sir Henry Percys Pennon..., 1388', c1456, (1946). Creator: Unknown
'James Earl of Douglas Wins Sir Henry Percy's Pennon During the Fight Before Newcastle, 1388', c1456, (1946). The Battle of Otterburn took place in Northumberland in August 1388. During the fighting, the pennon of Henry Percy, 1st Earl of Northumberland - Percy is here spelled 'Persy' - was captured by James Douglas, 2nd Earl of Douglas. After an illuminated manuscript in Froissart's "Chronicles". From "Life Among the Scots", by Janet Adam Smith. [Collins, London, 1946]
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Ascania, Cunard White Star, 1920s. Artist: Unknown
Ascania, Cunard White Star, 1920s. Ascania was launched on 20 December 1923 at the Armstrong Whitworth Shipbuilders Ltd yard in Newcastle-upon-Tyne but due to unforeseen cost overruns, the vessel was not completed until May 1925. During World War II Ascania was modified into a Landing Ship and took part in the Invasion of Sicily in 1943, and the Anzio Landings in 1944.
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Tynemouth Priory, Northumberland, 1924-1926. Artist: Francis Frith & Co
Tynemouth Priory, Northumberland, 1924-1926. Tynemouth Priory was a Benedictine monastery founded in the 7th century. Three of the early kings of Northumbria were buried there. The priory was attacked several times by the Danes in the 9th century, and was destroyed by them in 875. The monastery was then abandoned until 1090, when it was re-established by Robert de Mowbray, Earl of Northumberland. It was disbanded in 1538 during the Dissolution of the Monasteries. A print from Hutchinson's Britain Beautiful, edited by Walter Hutchinson, volume III, 1924-1926.
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