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Pictures Dated 18th August 2006

Choose from 60 pictures in our Pictures Dated 18th August 2006 collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


Featured 18 Aug 2006 Print

Sir Matthew Hale, Lord Chief Justice of England, (1834).Artist: J W Cook

Sir Matthew Hale, Lord Chief Justice of England, (1834). It was Hale's (1609-1676) opinion that The husband cannot be guilty of a rape committed by himself upon his lawful wife, for by their mutual matrimonial consent and contract, the wife hath given herself in kind unto the husband which she cannot retract. His statement was partly responsible for the fact that, until recently, spousal rape was not recognized as a crime in most common law jurisdictions. Hale also sentenced to death two women tried before him for witchcraft, and hastened the execution of a soldier whom he had reason to believe was about to be pardoned.

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Featured 18 Aug 2006 Print

Robert Boyle, Irish-born chemist and physicist, (1833).Artist: R Woodman

Robert Boyle, Irish-born chemist and physicist, (1833). After attending school at Eton, Boyle (1627-1691), the seventh son of the 1st Earl of Cork, spent six years in Europe. He settled in Oxford in 1654 and carried out experiments on air, respiration, combustion, and the vacuum with Robert Hooke as his assistant. In 1662 he formulated Boyle's Law that pressure and volume of gas are inversely proportional. In 1668 he moved to London and devoted much time to science and the Royal Society. Boyle's many experiments on air, vacuum, combustion, and respiration led to the publication in 1661 of his The Sceptical Chymist.

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Featured 18 Aug 2006 Print

Nicolas Copernicus, Polish astronomer and mathematician, (1833).Artist: E Scriven

Nicolas Copernicus, Polish astronomer and mathematician, (1833). Copernicus (1473-1543) is considered to be the father of modern astronomy and founder of heliocentric cosmology. Prior to the work of Copernicus, the Earth was considered to be the stationary centre of the universe, a notion first advocated by the Egyptian astronomer Ptolemy. Copernicus' pioneering work De revolutionibus orbium coelestium (The Revolutions of Celestial Spheres) (1543) describes his idea of a Sun-centred universe, in which the Earth is merely one of the planets revolving around the Sun and rotating on its axis.

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