First geological map of Britain, 1815
First geological map of Britain, detail of the north east coast (figure 8). This map was published in 1815 by British geologist William Smith (1769-1839). It shows rock layers (strata) in England and Wales and part of Scotland (key at lower left). Smith's work as a canal surveyor allowed him to study geology. He discovered that geological strata could be reliably identified at different places on the basis of the fossils they contained. Smith also proposed the principle of superposition, that if a strata overlays another then it was laid down at a later time. He is considered the father of English geology.
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CARTOON: HARTFORD CONVENTION, 1815. 'The Hartford Convention or Leap No Leap
CARTOON: HARTFORD CONVENTION, 1815. 'The Hartford Convention or Leap No Leap.' Cartoon showing three New England states plotting to jump into the arms of King George the Third; Timothy Pickering, underneath the ledge, prays he will be made Lord of Essex by Great Britain. Cartoon by William Charles, 1815.
A Highlander, Black Watch attending a General of Hussars, possibly Lord Uxbridge
XYC158560 A Highlander, Black Watch attending a General of Hussars, possibly Lord Uxbridge: a study for 'The Battle of Waterloo' (oil on board) by Jones, George (1786-1869); 22.2x37.5 cm; Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection, USA; (add.info.: Field Marshal Henry William Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey, KG GCB GCH PC (1768a1854), styled Lord Paget between 1784 and 1812 and known as The Earl of Uxbridge between 1812 and 1815, was a British military leader and politician, now chiefly remembered for leading the charge of the heavy cavalry against d'Erlon's column during the Battle of Waterloo; ); English, out of copyright
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