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"English: A Tapestry of History, Innovation, and Progress" Step into the rich tapestry history as we explore its diverse and captivating journey

Background imageEnglish Collection: Jubilee Procession in a Cornish Village, A. G. Sherwood Hunter (1846-1919)

Jubilee Procession in a Cornish Village, A. G. Sherwood Hunter (1846-1919)
Oil on canvas, Newlyn School, June 1897. This painting is a wonderful record of a lantern procession held to commemorate Queen Victorias Diamond Jubilee in 1897

Background imageEnglish Collection: Death Of Cricket, The Sporting Times mock obituary 1882

Death Of Cricket, The Sporting Times mock obituary 1882
Australia and England first met in Test match cricket in Melbourne in 1877, but the legend of The Ashes, the symbolic trophy the two teams play for, only began in 1882 when at the Oval in London

Background imageEnglish Collection: EyeUbiquitous_20104994

EyeUbiquitous_20104994
England, London, Westminster, New Scotland Yard building headquarters of the Metropolitan Police Service in 8-10 Broadway

Background imageEnglish Collection: Antique map of Britain under the Anglo Saxons

Antique map of Britain under the Anglo Saxons

Background imageEnglish Collection: DH (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885-1930)

DH (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885-1930) English novelist and poet

Background imageEnglish Collection: Friar Street Worcester, 1942 a42_03580

Friar Street Worcester, 1942 a42_03580
Friar Street, Worcester. A view looking north west along Friar Street from The Greyfriars

Background imageEnglish Collection: EyeUbiquitous_20107899

EyeUbiquitous_20107899
England, London, Stratford, Olympic games closing ceremony

Background imageEnglish Collection: Watson and Crick with their DNA model

Watson and Crick with their DNA model
COMMERCIAL USE REQUIRES CLEARANCE. The discoverers of the structure of DNA. James Watson (b.1928) at left and Francis Crick (1916-2004), with their model of part of a DNA molecule in 1953

Background imageEnglish Collection: Map of England in 1066

Map of England in 1066
England at the time of the Norman conquest, 1066-1081. Color lithograph of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageEnglish Collection: Bayeaux Tapestry portraying the Norman Conquest

Bayeaux Tapestry portraying the Norman Conquest
Norman invasion of England in 1066 A.D. Color lithograph reproduction of part of the Bayeux tapestry

Background imageEnglish Collection: Pendolino tilting train

Pendolino tilting train
A Pendolino tilting train, heading to London, tilts as it rounds a bend on the West Coast main line near Wolverton station, Bucks

Background imageEnglish Collection: Pilgrims ship Mayflower at sea, 1620

Pilgrims ship Mayflower at sea, 1620
The " Mayflower" bringing the first colonists to Massachusetts, 1620. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageEnglish Collection: Map of England, 1800s

Map of England, 1800s
Map of England and Wales, 1870s. Color lithograph reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageEnglish Collection: English suffragette, feminist newspaper, 1908

English suffragette, feminist newspaper, 1908. News seller, she is standing on the street not the pavement so as not to be arrested. The suffragettes published their own magazine / newspaper

Background imageEnglish Collection: Mayflower passengers landing at Plymouth, 1620

Mayflower passengers landing at Plymouth, 1620
Pilgrim landing party from the " Mayflower" in Plymouth harbor, 1620. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageEnglish Collection: Oliver Cromwell at Edgehill, English Civil War

Oliver Cromwell at Edgehill, English Civil War
Cromwell in prayer before the Battle of Edgehill, English Civil War, 1642. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageEnglish Collection: British army advancing at the Battle of Waterloo, 1815

British army advancing at the Battle of Waterloo, 1815
Duke of Wellington ordering the entire British line to advance at the Battle of Waterloo, 1815. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageEnglish Collection: Malham Cove, Yorkshire Dales

Malham Cove, Yorkshire Dales National Park, England. This curving limestone cliff feature was formed by glacial action. It used to have a waterfall running over it

Background imageEnglish Collection: William of Orange at the Battle of the Boyne, 1668

William of Orange at the Battle of the Boyne, 1668
William of Orange, later King William III of England, leading the Dutch army in Englands Glorious Revolution. Hand-colored engraving

Background imageEnglish Collection: Court record of testimony at the Salem witch trials, 1692

Court record of testimony at the Salem witch trials, 1692
Record of Titubas testimony at the Salem witchcraft trials, 1690s. Halftone reproduction with a watercolor wash

Background imageEnglish Collection: Bluebells in woodland

Bluebells in woodland
Bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) under Beech (Fagus) Trees in the spring. Photographed in Micheldever Wood in Hampshire, UK

Background imageEnglish Collection: PSCI2A-00066

PSCI2A-00066
Florence Nightingale. Hand-colored halftone of a 19th-century photograph

Background imageEnglish Collection: Medieval English shield designs

Medieval English shield designs
Shields of English knights and barons, painted during the reign of Edward III. Lithograph reproduction

Background imageEnglish Collection: Mass spectrometer, 1954

Mass spectrometer, 1954
Mass spectrometer. Researchers adjusting the controls of a mass spectrometer. This is an all-metal demountable mass spectrometer

Background imageEnglish Collection: Fingerprint types, 17th century

Fingerprint types, 17th century
Fingerprint types. 19th-century artwork showing three of the fingerprint types (arch, loop and whorl) identified by British scientist Francis Galton (1822-1911), who wrote on the subject from 1888

Background imageEnglish Collection: Beowulf manuscript page

Beowulf manuscript page
Page from the Old English manuscript of " Beowulf" in the British Museum. Woodcut reproduction with a watercolor wash

Background imageEnglish Collection: British Empire world map, 19th century

British Empire world map, 19th century
British Empire world map. This world map shows the 19th-century British Empire (pink) and its indigenous peoples. Five illustrations (clockwise from upper left) show the people of Australia

Background imageEnglish Collection: Blowing glass in a British factory, 1800s

Blowing glass in a British factory, 1800s
Workers in a crown-glass factory, Great Britain, early 1800s. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageEnglish Collection: Coal mine in England, 1850s

Coal mine in England, 1850s
Removing coal in the Bradley mine, Staffordshire, England, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageEnglish Collection: Tinsley cooling towers, Sheffield

Tinsley cooling towers, Sheffield
Tinsley cooling towers being demolished. These towers were built in 1938 as part of the Blackburn Meadows power station and stood over 75 metres tall

Background imageEnglish Collection: Battle of Agincourt about to begin, 1415

Battle of Agincourt about to begin, 1415
English army on the morning of battle at Agincourt, Hundred Years War, 1415. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageEnglish Collection: Mayflower passengers landing at Plymouth Rock, 1620

Mayflower passengers landing at Plymouth Rock, 1620
John Alden and Mary Chilton landing at Plymouth from the Mayflower, December 1620. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageEnglish Collection: Krakatoa sunsets, 1883 artworks

Krakatoa sunsets, 1883 artworks
Krakatoa sunsets. Artwork of the spectacular red and orange sunsets caused in London, England, by the August 1883 eruption of Krakatoa, a volcano thousands of kilometres away in Indonesia

Background imageEnglish Collection: Robert Donat in Alfred Hitchcocks The 39 Steps (1935)

Robert Donat in Alfred Hitchcocks The 39 Steps (1935)
Robert Donat as Richard Hannay in The 39 Steps (1935)

Background imageEnglish Collection: Art Deco Burgh Island Hotel

Art Deco Burgh Island Hotel
Burgh Island is a small tidal island on the coast of South Devon. There are several buildings on the island, the largest being the Art Deco Burgh Island Hotel

Background imageEnglish Collection: Long-tailed tit

Long-tailed tit (Aegithalos caudatus) perching on a branch. This bird is very small, with a length of only 13-15 centimetres including its very long tail. It is found in most of Europe and Asia

Background imageEnglish Collection: Captain Cook killed by Hawaiian natives, 1779

Captain Cook killed by Hawaiian natives, 1779
Death of English explorer Captain James Cook in the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii), 1779. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of a painting

Background imageEnglish Collection: England, London, St Pancras railway station on Euston Road, The Meeting Place statue by Paul Day

England, London, St Pancras railway station on Euston Road, The Meeting Place statue by Paul Day

Background imageEnglish Collection: A China Clay Pit, Leswidden, Harold Harvey (1874-1941)

A China Clay Pit, Leswidden, Harold Harvey (1874-1941)
Oil on canvas, Newlyn School, 1920 or 1924. This painting shows the harsh, labour-intensive working conditions of a china clay pit

Background imageEnglish Collection: England, Lancashire, Lytham St Annes

England, Lancashire, Lytham St Annes. Lytham St Annes pier located near Blackpool, on the Irish Sea Coast

Background imageEnglish Collection: London, The Shard and Tower Bridge

London, The Shard and Tower Bridge
UK, England, London, River Thames, The Shard and Tower Bridge

Background imageEnglish Collection: 16th century map of the British Isles

16th century map of the British Isles
Map of the British Isles, in the 1570 edition of Ortelius Atlas (Theatrum Orbis Terrarum). Abraham Ortelius (1527-1598) was a Flemish mapmaker who is considered to have produced the first true atlas

Background imageEnglish Collection: Red deer stag

Red deer stag
Red deer (Cervus elaphus) stag standing in front of Sgurr Mor mountain. Photographed in Glen Garry, Scotland, in March

Background imageEnglish Collection: St. Bartholomews Hospital, 18th Century

St. Bartholomews Hospital, 18th Century
St. Bartholomews Hospital. 18th century engraving of the buildings of St. Bartholomews Hospital at Smithfield in the City of London. Also known as Bart s, the hospital was founded in 1123

Background imageEnglish Collection: David Attenborough, British naturalist

David Attenborough, British naturalist
David Attenborough. Caricature of the British naturalist and broadcaster Sir David Frederick Attenborough (born 1926) holding a frog

Background imageEnglish Collection: Frost-covered trees and Glastonbury Tor

Frost-covered trees and Glastonbury Tor. Hoar frost covering three willow (Salix sp.) trees in a field on a farm. St Michaels Tower can be seen on the summit of Glastonbury Tor in the background

Background imageEnglish Collection: Snow-covered United Kingdom, January 2010

Snow-covered United Kingdom, January 2010. Satellite image of snow and ice (white) covering the UK during the cold spell in January 2010

Background imageEnglish Collection: Nottingham Castle in the 1500s

Nottingham Castle in the 1500s
Nottingham Castle overlooking the surrounding countryside in the 1500s. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of an earlier illustration



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"English: A Tapestry of History, Innovation, and Progress" Step into the rich tapestry history as we explore its diverse and captivating journey. From the Jubilee Procession in a Cornish Village, where traditions come alive, to the Antique map of Britain under the Anglo Saxons that reveals our ancient roots. Witness progress unfold with the Pendolino tilting train, symbolizing England's commitment to innovation and modernity. Marvel at Watson and Crick with their DNA model, unlocking the secrets of life itself. The Bayeaux Tapestry portrays the Norman Conquest - a pivotal moment in shaping English identity. Travel back further in time with a Map of England in 1066; envisioning battles fought for power and land. Embark on an extraordinary voyage aboard the Mayflower ship at sea in 1620; witness bravery etched into history. Explore an enchanting Map of England from the 1800s; tracing paths through changing landscapes. Uncover stories of resilience as you encounter an English suffragette advocating for women's rights through her feminist newspaper in 1908. Discover natural wonders like Malham Cove nestled within Yorkshire Dales - a testament to England's breathtaking beauty. Relive defining moments such as Oliver Cromwell leading his troops at Edgehill during the English Civil War - showcasing determination amidst chaos. Finally, witness hope taking shape as Mayflower passengers land at Plymouth in 1620; laying foundations for future generations. English is more than just a language; it encapsulates centuries of triumphs, struggles, discoveries, and aspirations, and is a mosaic woven together by countless threads representing culture, heritage, progress – forever evolving yet steadfastly rooted in its remarkable past.