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Images Dated 14th May 2006

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Giuseppe Garibaldi, Italian patriot and soldier of the Risorgimento, (1893).Artist: W Holl Featured 14 May 2006 Print

Giuseppe Garibaldi, Italian patriot and soldier of the Risorgimento, (1893).Artist: W Holl

Giuseppe Garibaldi, Italian patriot and soldier of the Risorgimento, (1893). Garibaldi (1807-1882) was involved in the Young Italy movement and after a failed uprising in Piedmont in 1834 he fled first to France and from there to South America, where he learned techniques of guerrilla warfare. He returned to Italy in 1848 at the head of a band of Red Shirts, fighting against the Austrians and French in Italy's wars of independence, during which he became a popular hero. In 1860 Garibaldi invaded Sicily at the head of a force of 1000 men, which had increased to 30, 000 by the time he captured Naples. He then handed the territory he had captured in southern Italy over to Victor Emmanuel II, declaring him king of a united Italy. An engraving from James Taylor's The Age We Live In: A History of the Nineteenth Century, From the Peace of 1815 to the Present Time, William Mackenzie, (London, 1893)

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Opening of the Great Exhibition by Queen Victoria, Hyde Park, London, 1 May 1851, (1899) Featured 14 May 2006 Print

Opening of the Great Exhibition by Queen Victoria, Hyde Park, London, 1 May 1851, (1899)

Opening of the Great Exhibition by Queen Victoria, Hyde Park, London, 1 May 1851, (1899). Conceived by Prince Albert, the Great Exhibition was intended to showcase the Works of the Industry of all Nations'. It was housed in the purpose-built Crystal Palace, the first large-scale prefabricated ferrovitreous (iron and glass) structure, designed by the landscape designer, Joseph Paxton. The prefabricated design made the construction, and later dismantling of the building, easier and quicker. The exhibition remained open until 15 October. An engraving from James Taylor's The Victorian Empire, William Mackenzie, (London, 1899)

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General Sir Frederick Roberts, 1893.Artist: W Roffe Featured 14 May 2006 Print

General Sir Frederick Roberts, 1893.Artist: W Roffe

General Sir Frederick Roberts, 1893. 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. An engraving from James Taylor's The Age We Live In: A History of the Nineteenth Century, From the Peace of 1815 to the Present Time, William Mackenzie, (London, 1893)

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