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"Unraveling the Threads of History: From David Hume to Matthias Sprengel" In this captivating collection of historical hints

Background imageHistorian Collection: David Hume, caricature

David Hume, caricature
David Hume. Caricature of the British philosopher and historian David Hume (1711-1776). Hume influenced the development of scepticism and empiricism

Background imageHistorian Collection: Cartoon of Winston Churchill, British statesman

Cartoon of Winston Churchill, British statesman
A cartoon depiction of Winston Churchill, British statesman and historian

Background imageHistorian Collection: Herodotus / Freeman / Bust

Herodotus / Freeman / Bust
HERODOTUS Greek historian

Background imageHistorian Collection: Herodotus, Greek historian, artwork

Herodotus, Greek historian, artwork
Herodotus. Historical artwork of Herodotus of Halicarnassus (484-425 BC), a Greek historian from Iona who documented the Greco-Persian wars, which occurred in 490 and 480-479 BC

Background imageHistorian Collection: Thucydides / Bust

Thucydides / Bust
THUCYDIDES Greek historian, wrote his history while exiled for perceived military failure

Background imageHistorian Collection: The Venerable Bede

The Venerable Bede
THE VENERABLE BEDE Anglo-Saxon scholar, historian and theologian

Background imageHistorian Collection: Schiaparellis two hemispheres of the planet Mars

Schiaparellis two hemispheres of the planet Mars
The two hemispheres of the planet Mars as drawn by the Italian astronomer and historian of science, Giovanni Schiaparelli

Background imageHistorian Collection: Herodotus / Gooch / Sepia

Herodotus / Gooch / Sepia
HERODOTUS Greek historian

Background imageHistorian Collection: Thucydides (Gucht)

Thucydides (Gucht)
THUCYDIDES Greek historian

Background imageHistorian Collection: T. F. G. Dexter at St Pirans Oratory, Perranzabuloe, Cornwall. 13th September 1920

T. F. G. Dexter at St Pirans Oratory, Perranzabuloe, Cornwall. 13th September 1920
Thomas Francis George Dexter (c. 1860-1933), the Antiquarian, standing by the entrance at the Oratory. St Pirans Oratory survives as an early Christian chapel with all four walls standing

Background imageHistorian Collection: Cmt Mommsen / Nobel 1902

Cmt Mommsen / Nobel 1902
CHRISTIAN MATTHIAS THEODOR MOMMSEN German classical scholar and historian

Background imageHistorian Collection: James Clark, Kilmarnock, Scotland. Around 1920

James Clark, Kilmarnock, Scotland. Around 1920
Portrait photograph of Dr James Clark (1861-1935), Principal of Central Technical Schools for Cornwall from 1899 to 1908. The photograph was taken while he was Rector at Kilmarnock Academy, Ayrshire

Background imageHistorian Collection: MATTHIAS SPRENGEL (1746-1803). Matthias Christian Sprengel, German philosopher and historian

MATTHIAS SPRENGEL (1746-1803). Matthias Christian Sprengel, German philosopher and historian. Early 19th century silhouette

Background imageHistorian Collection: Thomas Hearne / R Grave

Thomas Hearne / R Grave
THOMAS HEARNE English historian and antiquarian Date: 1678 - 1735

Background imageHistorian Collection: James Froude

James Froude
JAMES ANTHONY FROUDE - British historian and writer. Date: 1818 - 1894

Background imageHistorian Collection: Death of Sardanapolis by Eugene Delacroix, (1798-1863) French Artist. The painting

Death of Sardanapolis by Eugene Delacroix, (1798-1863) French Artist. The painting is based on the tale of Sardanapalus, last king of Assyria, from the library of Diodorus Siculus

Background imageHistorian Collection: FLAVIUS JOSEPHUS (37-?100). Jewish historian and general. Steel engraving, 19th century

FLAVIUS JOSEPHUS (37-?100). Jewish historian and general. Steel engraving, 19th century

Background imageHistorian Collection: Das Kapital, also called Capital (1867)

Das Kapital, also called Capital (1867)
Karl Marx (1818-1883). German philosopher, political theorist, and socialist revolutionary. Das Kapital, also called Capital (1867). A Critique of Political Economy (1867)

Background imageHistorian Collection: Nathan ben Moses Hannover. Portrait. Engraving

Nathan ben Moses Hannover. Portrait. Engraving
Nathan ben Moses Hannover. Ruthenian Jewish historian, Talmudist, and kabbalist (d.1663). Portrait. Engraving. Jewish Museum Berlin. Germany

Background imageHistorian Collection: Portrait of Sir Walter Raleigh (1554-1618) from Lodges British Portraits

Portrait of Sir Walter Raleigh (1554-1618) from Lodges British Portraits
KW179293 Portrait of Sir Walter Raleigh (1554-1618) from Lodges British Portraits, 1823 (litho) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageHistorian Collection: Plutarch / Ridley Oval

Plutarch / Ridley Oval
PLUTARCH Greek biographer and historian

Background imageHistorian Collection: Plutarch / Thevet 1584

Plutarch / Thevet 1584
PLUTARCH Greek biographer and historian

Background imageHistorian Collection: Templars & Crucifix

Templars & Crucifix
According to the historian Michelet, each Templar recruit was required to spit or trample on the Crucifix, as a symbol of his rejection of Jesus

Background imageHistorian Collection: Cornelius Tacitus / Bust

Cornelius Tacitus / Bust
CORNELIUS TACITUS Roman orator, politician and historian

Background imageHistorian Collection: Hg Wells / Anon Photo

Hg Wells / Anon Photo
HERBERT GEORGE WELLS writer, historian

Background imageHistorian Collection: Samuel Smiles, Self Help (colour litho)

Samuel Smiles, Self Help (colour litho)
2800892 Samuel Smiles, Self Help (colour litho) by Ward, Leslie Matthew (Spy) (1851-1922); Private Collection; (add.info.: Samuel Smiles, Self Help, Vanity Fair cartoon)

Background imageHistorian Collection: JOTAPATA BESIEGED 67 AD

JOTAPATA BESIEGED 67 AD
The Roman general Vespasian (subsequently emperor) besieges and takes the town of Jotapata, in Galilee, defended by Josephus, better known as a historian Date: 67

Background imageHistorian Collection: William Coxe - 1

William Coxe - 1
WILLIAM COXE English churchman, Archdeacon of Wiltshire; historian. Date: 1747 - 1828

Background imageHistorian Collection: Sir Walter Raleigh

Sir Walter Raleigh
SIR WALTER RALEIGH adventurer and historian Date: 1554 - 1618

Background imageHistorian Collection: Ernest Lavisse

Ernest Lavisse
ERNEST LAVISSE French historian Date: 1842 - 1922

Background imageHistorian Collection: Leonardo Bruni

Leonardo Bruni
LEONARDO BRUNI known as ARETINUS Italian humanist philologist and historian. Date: 1369 - 1444

Background imageHistorian Collection: Ottokar Fischer

Ottokar Fischer
OTTOKAR FISCHER German historian of magic, who took sufficient interest in psychical research to attend the 1925 Congress at Vienna, where he was photographed

Background imageHistorian Collection: Sir Philip Gibbs - 1

Sir Philip Gibbs - 1
SIR PHILIP GIBBS Journalist whose outspoken reporting from the front in WW1 got him into trouble: first journalist to interview the Pope. War historian. Date: 1877 - 1962

Background imageHistorian Collection: Sir Roderick Impey Murchison

Sir Roderick Impey Murchison
SIR GEORGE OTTO TREVELYAN 2nd BARONET TREVELYAN English politician and historian

Background imageHistorian Collection: George Otto Trevelyan

George Otto Trevelyan
SIR GEORGE OTTO TREVELYAN second baronet Trevelyan English politician and historian

Background imageHistorian Collection: SCHILLER (1759 - 1805)

SCHILLER (1759 - 1805)
FRIEDRICH VON SCHILLER Statue of the German writer, poet and historian, in his hometown Marbach (Southern Germany)

Background imageHistorian Collection: Peter I of Russia

Peter I of Russia
PETER I known as the Great ruthless reformer who set the style for equally ruthless successors. with his autograph

Background imageHistorian Collection: Geo. Macaulay Trevelyan

Geo. Macaulay Trevelyan
George Macaulay Trevelyan Historian

Background imageHistorian Collection: Tocqueville / Daumier

Tocqueville / Daumier
ALEXIS, COMTE DE TOCQUEVILLE French historian

Background imageHistorian Collection: DAVID HUME

DAVID HUME Scottish historian and philosopher

Background imageHistorian Collection: Xenophon / Eng Bust

Xenophon / Eng Bust
XENOPHON Greek soldier and historian

Background imageHistorian Collection: Baron Samuel Von Pufendorf, 1632 To 1694. German Jurist, Political Philosopher, Economist

Baron Samuel Von Pufendorf, 1632 To 1694. German Jurist, Political Philosopher, Economist, Statesman And Historian. From Crabbes Historical Dictionary Published 1825

Background imageHistorian Collection: Nikolai Mikhailovich Karamzin, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing... between 1880 and 1886

Nikolai Mikhailovich Karamzin, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing... between 1880 and 1886. Creator: Unknown
Nikolai Mikhailovich Karamzin, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly right, between 1880 and 1886

Background imageHistorian Collection: Konstantin Nikolaevich Bestzhev-Riumin, half-length portrait, facing... between 1880 and 86

Konstantin Nikolaevich Bestzhev-Riumin, half-length portrait, facing... between 1880 and 86. Creator: Unknown
Konstantin Nikolaevich Bestzhev-Riumin, half-length portrait, facing slightly left, between 1880 and 1886

Background imageHistorian Collection: The historian Ludo Moritz Hartmann, c1900. Creator: Arturo Rietti

The historian Ludo Moritz Hartmann, c1900. Creator: Arturo Rietti
The historian Ludo Moritz Hartmann, c1900

Background imageHistorian Collection: Sergei Mikhailovich Solov'ev, half-length portrait, facing right, between 1880 and 1886

Sergei Mikhailovich Solov'ev, half-length portrait, facing right, between 1880 and 1886. Creator: Unknown
Sergei Mikhailovich Solov'ev, half-length portrait, facing right, between 1880 and 1886

Background imageHistorian Collection: Jozef Ignacy Kraszewski, half-length portrait, facing front, between 1880 and 1886. Creator: Unknown

Jozef Ignacy Kraszewski, half-length portrait, facing front, between 1880 and 1886. Creator: Unknown
Jozef Ignacy Kraszewski, half-length portrait, facing front, between 1880 and 1886

Background imageHistorian Collection: Nikola i Ivanovich Kostomarov, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front, between 1880 and 1886

Nikola i Ivanovich Kostomarov, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front, between 1880 and 1886. Creator: Unknown
Nikola i Ivanovich Kostomarov, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front, between 1880 and 1886



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"Unraveling the Threads of History: From David Hume to Matthias Sprengel" In this captivating collection of historical hints, we embark on a journey through time and explore the multifaceted world of historians. We begin with the enigmatic figure of David Hume, whose intellectual prowess shaped our understanding of human nature. A caricature captures his essence, reminding us of his profound impact. Next, we encounter a cartoon depicting Winston Churchill, the indomitable British statesman who steered his nation through tumultuous times. His leadership during World War II left an indelible mark on history. Turning our attention to ancient Greece, we discover Herodotus and Thucydides. The former's bust stands as a testament to his pioneering work in recording events with meticulous detail while also showcasing an artwork that brings him to life once more. Meanwhile, Thucydides' stoic visage captured in another bust reminds us of his analytical approach and invaluable contributions. Venturing further into history's annals, we encounter The Venerable Bede—a luminary whose writings shed light on early medieval England. His legacy endures as a beacon for future generations seeking knowledge about their past. The exploration continues beyond Earth itself with Schiaparelli's two hemispheres capturing Mars' mystique. These images remind us that they are not confined solely to terrestrial affairs; they extend their curiosity even into celestial realms. Delving deeper into antiquity again, Herodotus reappears alongside Gooch in sepia tones—an evocative portrayal that transports us back centuries ago when these scholars diligently pursued truth amidst uncertainty. Our journey concludes with T. F. G Dexter at St Pirans Oratory in Cornwall and James Clark from Kilmarnock—both individuals embodying the spirit of local history enthusiasts who tirelessly preserve heritage for future generations.