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Engagement Collection

"Unveiling the Tapestry of Engagement

Background imageEngagement Collection: Angels of Mons [Pearse]

Angels of Mons [Pearse]
The so-called Angels of Mons halt the German advance at Mons, Belgium - the first engagement of World War One

Background imageEngagement Collection: Battle of Omdurman, Friday, September 2, 1898

Battle of Omdurman, Friday, September 2, 1898. Chromolithograph, after A Sutherland, published by G W Bacon and Company Limited, 127 Strand, London, 1900 (c)

Background imageEngagement Collection: The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926)

The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926)

Background imageEngagement Collection: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten, later Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (born 1921) pictured at the time of his engagement to Princess Elizabeth. Date: 1947

Background imageEngagement Collection: WW2 Aircraft - A Spitfire and Heinkel 111K

WW2 Aircraft - A Spitfire and Heinkel 111K
WW2 - Engagement in the air between a German Heinkel 111K long-range bomber and an RAF Spitfire, which has secured a hit. Date: circa 1941

Background imageEngagement Collection: Duke of York - Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon - Engagement Photo

Duke of York - Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon - Engagement Photo
January 1923 -The official Engagement photograph of the Duke of York (later King George VI 1895-1952) and his fiancee Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (later Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother - 1900-2002)

Background imageEngagement Collection: Royal Wedding 1981 - ILN front cover

Royal Wedding 1981 - ILN front cover
Front cover of The Illustrated London News celebrating the marriage of Prince Charles, Prince of Wales to Lady Diana Spencer at St Pauls Cathedral on 29 July 1981

Background imageEngagement Collection: Princess Elizabeth (later Elizabeth II) on her betrothal to Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten

Princess Elizabeth (later Elizabeth II) on her betrothal to Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten, Buckingham Palace, London
5999700 Princess Elizabeth (later Elizabeth II) on her betrothal to Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten, Buckingham Palace, London, 1947 (b/w photo) by English Photographer

Background imageEngagement Collection: Iran Tehran

Iran Tehran
Interior court of the Shahs palace on the occasion of the engagement of his daughter with the Minister of War

Background imageEngagement Collection: Men swarming around a beautiful woman like bees around a honey pot (litho)

Men swarming around a beautiful woman like bees around a honey pot (litho)
6001633 Men swarming around a beautiful woman like bees around a honey pot (litho) by Stahr, Paul C. (1883-1953); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageEngagement Collection: Miss Angela Dudley-Ward

Miss Angela Dudley-Ward
Claire Angela Louise Dudley Ward (1916 1999) later Lady Laycock, or Angie, [7] who married in 1935 the commando leader Major-General Sir Robert Laycock by whom she had two sons and three daughters

Background imageEngagement Collection: Liza Maugham and Vincent Paravicini

Liza Maugham and Vincent Paravicini
Front cover of The Bystander announcing the engagement of Liza Maugham and Vincent Paravinci. He was the Swiss ministers son, she was the daughter of the author William Somerset Maugham. 1936

Background imageEngagement Collection: Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten announcement of his engagement

Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten announcement of his engagement
Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten (Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, consort to Queen Elizabeth II of Britain). At the age of 26

Background imageEngagement Collection: Princess Elizabeth, announcement of her engagement

Princess Elizabeth, announcement of her engagement
Princess Elizabeth, (future Queen Elizabeth II of Britain) at the age of 21. On the officially announcement of her engagement to Lieut Philip Mountbatten, formerly Prince Philip of Greece. July 1947

Background imageEngagement Collection: Battle of Cape Matapan

Battle of Cape Matapan
The three British Royal Naval warships which played the leading role in the Battle of Cape Matapan, off the coast of the Greek Peloponnesian peninsula

Background imageEngagement Collection: Princess Elizabeth as Colonel of the Grenadier Guards, 1942

Princess Elizabeth as Colonel of the Grenadier Guards, 1942
Princess Elizabeth, later Queen Elizabeth II, as Colonel of the Grenadier Guards. Her first formal engagement was on her 16th birthday, inspecting the Grenadier Guards as Colonel of this regiment

Background imageEngagement Collection: Princess Margaret and Anthony Armstrong Jones with Queen Mot

Princess Margaret and Anthony Armstrong Jones with Queen Mot
Princess Margaret and her fiance, Anthony Armstrong-Jones pictured together with the Queen Mother at the Royal Lodge, Windsor shortly after the announcement of their engagement

Background imageEngagement Collection: Princess Margaret and Anthony Armstrong Jones

Princess Margaret and Anthony Armstrong Jones
Princess Margaret and her fiance, Anthony Armstrong Jones pictured together at the Royal Lodge in Windsor where they were staying with the Queen Mother shortly after the announcement of their

Background imageEngagement Collection: Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia engagement 1913

Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia engagement 1913
Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia (1892 1980), only daughter and the last child of German Emperor Wilhelm II and Empress Augusta Victoria

Background imageEngagement Collection: Naval Battle (oil on canvas)

Naval Battle (oil on canvas)
XIR243455 Naval Battle (oil on canvas) by Velde, Willem van de, the Younger (1633-1707); Musee des Beaux-Arts, Orleans, France; Dutch, out of copyright

Background imageEngagement Collection: Miss Mary Churchill announces her engagement, 1946

Miss Mary Churchill announces her engagement, 1946
Miss Mary Churchill(b. 1922), Mr. Winston Churchills youngest daughter, announced her engagement on the day this photograph was taken of her, attending the wedding of Lord Burhams daughter, the Hon

Background imageEngagement Collection: The Studdy Dog - Somebody Cares by George Studdy

The Studdy Dog - Somebody Cares by George Studdy
The Studdy Dog, later known as Bonzo, appearing as an example of animal caricatures in an article in The Strand magazine. This particular dog appears to be getting ready to post a love letter

Background imageEngagement Collection: Nancy Mitford

Nancy Mitford
Photograph of Nancy Freeman-Mitford on the front cover of The Tatler at the time of the anouncement of her engagement to Peter Rennell Rodd

Background imageEngagement Collection: Royal group at Rosenau Castle on the occasion of the Bethrot

Royal group at Rosenau Castle on the occasion of the Bethrot
Royal group at Rosenau Castle in Coburg gathered to celebrate the engagement of the Czarevitch Nicholas (later Czar Nicholas II) to Princess Alix of Hesse

Background imageEngagement Collection: Churchill / Clementine / 08

Churchill / Clementine / 08
WINSTON CHURCHILL With his fiancee, Miss Clementine Hozier, on the occasion of their engagement

Background imageEngagement Collection: Northrop T-38A-10-NO Talon 58-1194

Northrop T-38A-10-NO Talon 58-1194, Buzz Number TF-194. The first production aircraft, with the rear cockpit canopy blanked off for flight testing

Background imageEngagement Collection: The Long Engagement, 1859. Artist: Arthur Hughes

The Long Engagement, 1859. Artist: Arthur Hughes
The Long Engagement, 1859. Found in the collection of the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Background imageEngagement Collection: Miss Pamela Maude (Mrs William La Touche Congreve)

Miss Pamela Maude (Mrs William La Touche Congreve)
Miss Pamela Maude, the daughter of actor Cyril Maude, pictured at the time of her marriage to Captain William La Touche Congreve of the Rifle Brigade

Background imageEngagement Collection: The Interview or Miss out of her Teens, 1816 (colour etching)

The Interview or Miss out of her Teens, 1816 (colour etching)
XCF290984 The Interview or Miss out of her Teens, 1816 (colour etching) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageEngagement Collection: Alfred Smirke, the jockey, and his Fiancee, Miss Margery Friday ( Married 27 January

Alfred Smirke, the jockey, and his Fiancee, Miss Margery Friday ( Married 27 January 1934 ) 16 January 1934

Background imageEngagement Collection: Elizabeth of Hesse and Duke Sergei Alexandrovich

Elizabeth of Hesse and Duke Sergei Alexandrovich
Engagement portraits of Princess Elizabeth of Hesse and the Rhine (later Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna of Russia - Elizabeth Feodorovna Romanova - canonized as St)

Background imageEngagement Collection: Clementinei Hozier engaged to Winston Churchill

Clementinei Hozier engaged to Winston Churchill
Front cover of The Sketch reporting on the announcement of the engagement of Miss Clementine Hozier to Mr Winston Churchill. The marriage took place at St

Background imageEngagement Collection: Colonel Festing rescuing Lieut. Eardley-Wilmots body

Colonel Festing rescuing Lieut. Eardley-Wilmots body
Colonel Francis Worgan Festing (1833-1886), rescuing the body of Lieut. Eardley-Wilmot during the Ashanti War (1873-74) from a sketch by the officer of the expedition

Background imageEngagement Collection: Ludwig Ii / Sophie Charlot

Ludwig Ii / Sophie Charlot
KING LUDWIG II OF BAVARIA AND PRINCESS SOPHIE CHARLOTTE Seen during their engagement: the marriage was cancelled in strange circumstances

Background imageEngagement Collection: Death of Richard I

Death of Richard I
Richard I, dying of his wounds during a minor engagement in France, pardons Bertrand, the archer who shot him

Background imageEngagement Collection: Battle of Portland 1653

Battle of Portland 1653
BATTLE OF PORTLAND (Three-days battle), 1st Anglo-Dutch War. Robert Blake & fleet of the Commonwealth of England attack Dutch under Maarten Tromp who suffered heavy losses

Background imageEngagement Collection: Positions in fencing (litho)

Positions in fencing (litho)
6013751 Positions in fencing (litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Positions in fencing)

Background imageEngagement Collection: The Brilliant Cavalry Action at the Battle of Balaclava, October 25th 1854

The Brilliant Cavalry Action at the Battle of Balaclava, October 25th 1854
NAM261018 The Brilliant Cavalry Action at the Battle of Balaclava, October 25th 1854, engraved by Edmund Walker, published 1854 (tinted litho) by Martens

Background imageEngagement Collection: The Battle of Oriskany in 1777, c. 1930 (colour litho)

The Battle of Oriskany in 1777, c. 1930 (colour litho)
2646921 The Battle of Oriskany in 1777, c.1930 (colour litho) by Yohn, Frederick Coffay (1875-1933) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Battle of Oriskany, fought on August 6, 1777)

Background imageEngagement Collection: April - the Chateau de Dourdan, 15th century, (1939). Creator: Jean Limbourg

April - the Chateau de Dourdan, 15th century, (1939). Creator: Jean Limbourg
April - the Chateau de Dourdan, 15th century, (1939). Avril - Le Chateau De Dourdan. Engagement scene with a couple exchanging rings in front of witnesses

Background imageEngagement Collection: The Battle of Chatham, 1667 (oil on canvas)

The Battle of Chatham, 1667 (oil on canvas)
3087147 The Battle of Chatham, 1667 (oil on canvas) by Stoop, Willem van der (c.1620-69); 142x236 cm; Skokloster Castle, Sweden; (add.info)

Background imageEngagement Collection: Rescuing the ships mascot during a naval engagement

Rescuing the ships mascot during a naval engagement: the dog, which had fallen overboard, is plucked from the sea during an aerial attack. 1917

Background imageEngagement Collection: Nellie Wallaces party at Warwick Square

Nellie Wallaces party at Warwick Square
A large group of guests gathered on the stairs at the engagement party of comedienne, Nellie Wallace and Mr. J. Selwyn Smithurst at Warwick Square, London

Background imageEngagement Collection: Combat at Tsushima 1904

Combat at Tsushima 1904
NAVAL ENGAGEMENT in the Tushima Strait - the same location as the decisive battle of the following year

Background imageEngagement Collection: Jeff Lynne (singer and songwriter with The Electric Light Orchestra

Jeff Lynne (singer and songwriter with The Electric Light Orchestra) pictured with his girlfriend Sandi Kaperson. They have announced their engagement and are pictured at Jeffs Midlands home

Background imageEngagement Collection: Man proposing marriage to a young woman, about to place a ring on her finger (colour litho)

Man proposing marriage to a young woman, about to place a ring on her finger (colour litho)
2797016 Man proposing marriage to a young woman, about to place a ring on her finger (colour litho) by European School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageEngagement Collection: Book Cafe

Book Cafe
Jukyong Park

Background imageEngagement Collection: Engraving depicting the Battle of Pavia, 2525, Italy (engraving)

Engraving depicting the Battle of Pavia, 2525, Italy (engraving)
3520599 Engraving depicting the Battle of Pavia, 2525, Italy (engraving); (add.info.: Engraving depicting the Battle of Pavia)



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"Unveiling the Tapestry of Engagement: From Historic Battles to Royal Unions" Step into a time machine and embark on a captivating journey through the tapestry of engagement. Witness the enchanting silhouette of Prince Achmed in "The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926)" as he battles mythical creatures, mirroring the intensity and determination found in every engagement. Travel back to Friday, September 2, 1898, where the Battle of Omdurman unfolds before your eyes. Feel the adrenaline surge as brave soldiers face their foes head-on, showcasing unwavering commitment just like those who say 'yes' to lifelong partnerships. Immerse yourself in folklore with Pearse's "Angels of Mons, " where divine intervention intertwines with engagements that transcend ordinary boundaries. Explore how love can triumph even amidst chaos and uncertainty. Marvel at iconic WW2 aircraft such as Spitfire and Heinkel 111K, symbolizing resilience and adaptability – qualities essential for any successful relationship. Just like these planes soar through skies together, engaged couples navigate life's challenges side by side. Capture an intimate moment frozen in time with Duke of York - Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon's engagement photo. Their radiant smiles reflect joyous anticipation shared by countless couples embarking on this beautiful journey called marriage. Discover enduring love personified by Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. His unwavering support for Queen Elizabeth II exemplifies loyalty and devotion that form strong foundations for lasting commitments. Witness history unfold at the Battle of Gettysburg; it serves as a reminder that engagements require courage to confront obstacles head-on while forging unbreakable bonds rooted in trust and unity. Relive the grandeur surrounding royal weddings such as ILN front cover capturing Princess Diana's wedding day in 1981. These majestic celebrations highlight not only love but also unite nations under one common sentiment – hope for everlasting happiness.