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"The Last Stand of the Imperial Guards at Waterloo: A testament to unwavering loyalty and valor, these brave soldiers fought till their last breath

Background imageImperial Collection: Capture of the Eagle, Waterloo, 1898 (oil on canvas)

Capture of the Eagle, Waterloo, 1898 (oil on canvas)
3431719 Capture of the Eagle, Waterloo, 1898 (oil on canvas) by Sullivan, William Holmes (1836-1908); 61x92 cm; Private Collection; Photo eChristies Images; English, out of copyright

Background imageImperial Collection: Japanese warship Hiei - Kongo Class Battlecruiser

Japanese warship Hiei - Kongo Class Battlecruiser
Hiei - warship of the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) during World War I and World War II. Designed by British naval architect George Thurston

Background imageImperial Collection: The Last Stand of the Imperial Guards at Waterloo

The Last Stand of the Imperial Guards at Waterloo. General Hill calling on upon the Enemy to Surrender.Print by Riddle and Goughman after the painting by Robert Hillingford

Background imageImperial Collection: Empire flying boat

Empire flying boat
Poster advertising the most luxurious flying boat in the world, the Empire flying boat. This particular model is the G-ADHL of Imperial Airways

Background imageImperial Collection: Imperial Airways poster

Imperial Airways poster
Advertising poster for Imperial Airways, The British Air Line : a weekly service between Africa, India, Egypt and England. A passenger biplane flies over a map of Europe, Africa and Asia

Background imageImperial 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 imageImperial Collection: Passenger Plane Imperial

Passenger Plane Imperial
An Armstrong Whitworth Ensign of Imperial Airways takes off: it has the same Dunlop tyres as the smart red motor car on the ground

Background imageImperial Collection: Trompe l oeil garden from the Villa of Livia, 40-20 BC (fresco)

Trompe l oeil garden from the Villa of Livia, 40-20 BC (fresco)
LRI4819896 Trompe l oeil garden from the Villa of Livia, 40-20 BC (fresco) by Roman, (1st century BC); Museo Nazionale Romano, Rome

Background imageImperial Collection: The Endurance

The Endurance
A cutaway view of the Endurance, the flagship of Ernest Shackletons Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, which began in 1914. Encountering pack ice, the ship became icebound in January 1915

Background imageImperial Collection: Map / Europe / Germany 1871

Map / Europe / Germany 1871
Imperial Germany after the Franco- Prussian War, showing Alsace and Lorraine as part of the country, not to mention huge chunks of Poland in East Prussia

Background imageImperial Collection: Cross of Lothair II. Aachen Cathedral Treasury. Germany

Cross of Lothair II. Aachen Cathedral Treasury. Germany
Cross of the Emperor Lothair II (835-869). 11th century. Gold and precious gems. Aachen Cathedral Treasury. Germany

Background imageImperial Collection: Royal crowns and sceptre

Royal crowns and sceptre
Symbols of imperial Majesty: St Edwards Crown, with 444 precious stones, remains one of the senior Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom, being the official coronation crown

Background imageImperial Collection: Imperial Airways Poster, flights to Australia

Imperial Airways Poster, flights to Australia
Imperial Airways Poster, advertising flights to Australia taking ten and a half days. 1935

Background imageImperial Collection: Russian Imperial Eagle

Russian Imperial Eagle
The Russian Imperial two- headed eagle surrounded by heraldic devices of the provinces of Imperial Russia

Background imageImperial Collection: Imperial Hotel, Tokyo

Imperial Hotel, Tokyo
The IMPERIAL HOTEL, TOKYO : designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, built 1915-1922, survived 1923 earthquake, demolished 1967

Background imageImperial Collection: The Coronation Regalia of Britain

The Coronation Regalia of Britain
The various pieces of regalia used during the Coronation ceremonies of British Kings and Queens. 1. St. Edwards Crown, 2. The Imperial State Crown, 3. Prince of Wales coronet, 4

Background imageImperial Collection: Crowns of Britain

Crowns of Britain
The numerous crowns of Britain, used through a thousand years. The Imperial State Crown is shown at the top of the page and the final, crown at bottom right, is St

Background imageImperial Collection: Poster advertising Imperial Airways

Poster advertising Imperial Airways flights around the world, in collaboration with Cunard White Star cruises to Europe

Background imageImperial Collection: Trompe l oeil garden from the Villa of Livia, 40-20 BC (fresco)

Trompe l oeil garden from the Villa of Livia, 40-20 BC (fresco)
LRI4819893 Trompe l oeil garden from the Villa of Livia, 40-20 BC (fresco) by Roman, (1st century BC); Museo Nazionale Romano, Rome

Background imageImperial Collection: Coins of Pontius Pilate, 30-31 AD (bronze)

Coins of Pontius Pilate, 30-31 AD (bronze)
BLP397810 Coins of Pontius Pilate, 30-31 AD (bronze) by Roman, (1st century AD); Private Collection; (add.info.: Pontius Pilatus)

Background imageImperial Collection: Imperial Institute, London

Imperial Institute, London
The Imperial Institute, London. Originally, it had three copper-roofed Renaissance-style towers (two of which are shown here), but a single 85-metre tower, Queens Tower

Background imageImperial Collection: LIBYA. TRIPOLI. Leptis Magna. Forum of Septimius

LIBYA. TRIPOLI. Leptis Magna. Forum of Septimius Severus. Forum built after the rise to the empire of Lucius Septimius Severus in 193. Sculptural detail with Gorgons head. Roman art. Early Empire

Background imageImperial Collection: ZULU WAR, 1879. The defense of Rorkes Drift, South Africa, by British soldiers during the Zulu War

ZULU WAR, 1879. The defense of Rorkes Drift, South Africa, by British soldiers during the Zulu War. Line engraving, 1879

Background imageImperial Collection: Imperial Airways Poster, four types of plane

Imperial Airways Poster, four types of plane
Imperial Airways Poster, showing four types of plane, with cutaway drawings of interiors of each class -- Heracles and Hannibal, Scylla, Atalanta, and Scipio. 20th century

Background imageImperial Collection: Tsar Nicholas II of Russia

Tsar Nicholas II of Russia; a portrait in honour of his wedding to Alexandra Feodorovna on the 26th November 1894 Date: 1894

Background imageImperial Collection: Imperial and Royal Crowns of Europe (colour litho)

Imperial and Royal Crowns of Europe (colour litho)
2798974 Imperial and Royal Crowns of Europe (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Imperial and Royal Crowns of Europe)

Background imageImperial Collection: Augustus Prima Porta. Vatican Museums

Augustus Prima Porta. Vatican Museums
Augustus (61 BC-14 AD). First roman emperor. Marble statue of Augustus of Prima Porta. (1st century) in the role of commander of the army. Vatican Museums. Vatican City State

Background imageImperial Collection: Coronation of King George V and Queen Mary

Coronation of King George V and Queen Mary consort, George V wearing the Imperial State Crown, and Royal Purple Robe of State

Background imageImperial Collection: Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton, polar explorer

Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton, polar explorer
Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton (1874 - 1922), Anglo-Irish Antarctic explorer. Seen here at the age of 40 in windproof garments

Background imageImperial Collection: Sir Ernest Shackleton and others, Antarctic

Sir Ernest Shackleton and others, Antarctic
Sir Ernest Shackleton and three members of a polar exploration party, photographed within 111 miles of the South Pole in 1907-9 on board the Nimrod

Background imageImperial Collection: Poster advertising Imperial Airways to India

Poster advertising Imperial Airways to India
Poster for Imperial Airways advertising flights from England to India in 7 days

Background imageImperial Collection: Sunderland plane, Imperial Airways, Funchal, Madeira

Sunderland plane, Imperial Airways, Funchal, Madeira
Short S25 Sunderland plane (flying boat patrol bomber), belonging to Imperial Airways, seen here off Funchal, Madeira. Date: 1937-1959

Background imageImperial Collection: The third de Havilland DH91 Albatross G-AFDI

The third de Havilland DH91 Albatross G-AFDI
The third de Havilland DH91 Albatross, G-AFDI, Frobisher, of Imperial Airways, at Croydon

Background imageImperial Collection: The Imperial State Crown

The Imperial State Crown
A painting showing the Imperial State Crown which was made for Queen Victorias Coronation and was the only crown used in the ceremony. Date: 1838

Background imageImperial Collection: Empire flying boat jigsaw

Empire flying boat jigsaw
A jigsaw advertising the most luxurious flying boat in the world, the Empire flying boat. This particular model is the G-ADHL of Imperial Airways

Background imageImperial Collection: Imperial Airways Speeding up the Empire

Imperial Airways Speeding up the Empire. Flights to Europe, Africa, India, the Far East, Australia, Bermuda and New York. A tropical-looking African lady of the Empire dominates the poster while in

Background imageImperial Collection: Treaty of Waitangi

Treaty of Waitangi
The Treaty of Waitangi: Maori chiefs recognise British sovereignty and New Zealand becomes part of the British Empire. This was designed to guarantee land rights to the Maoris

Background imageImperial Collection: Imperial Airways poster

Imperial Airways poster
Cut-away of an Imperial Airways air liner : an ensign air liner for European services, 2 decks, 40 passengers, 200 mph, 20 tons

Background imageImperial Collection: The Winter Egg, 1913 (quartz, platinum, orthoclase, diamonds

The Winter Egg, 1913 (quartz, platinum, orthoclase, diamonds
CH463083 The Winter Egg, 1913 (quartz, platinum, orthoclase, diamonds, gold & demantoid) (see also 463082) by Holmstrom, Albert (1846-1920); height: 10.2 cm; Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageImperial Collection: Poster, Imperial Airways

Poster, Imperial Airways -- Travel in perfect comfort by the largest Air Liners in the World. circa 1930s

Background imageImperial Collection: Poster, Imperial Airways

Poster, Imperial Airways -- Fly through Europe in perfect comfort. circa 1930s

Background imageImperial Collection: Historic, Sculpture

Historic, Sculpture
Antinous (110-130). Member of the Roman Emperor Hadrians entourage, to whom he was beloved. Bust. Marble. Dated 130-138. Found in Patras. National Archaeological Museum. Athens, Greece

Background imageImperial Collection: Imperial Airways Poster, Travel Luxuriously

Imperial Airways Poster, Travel Luxuriously in the Worlds largest air liners, serving Europe, Africa, India and the Far East. Showing two pilots in the cockpit of a Heracles, and passengers boarding

Background imageImperial Collection: Imperial Airways Poster, seaplane Scipio

Imperial Airways Poster, seaplane Scipio
Imperial Airways Poster, showing a diagrammatic drawing of the seaplane Scipio, one of the new Kent class, for use on the trans-Mediterranean service. 1931

Background imageImperial Collection: Poster advertising the British Empire Exhibition

Poster advertising the British Empire Exhibition, held at Wembley between April and October 1924. With special instructions not to miss the Gold Coast section. 1924

Background imageImperial Collection: George V and Mary, Coronation Durbar, Delhi, India

George V and Mary, Coronation Durbar, Delhi, India
King George V and Queen Mary sitting on their imperial thrones on the day following the Coronation Durbar ceremony in Delhi, India

Background imageImperial Collection: Imperial Airways cut-away

Imperial Airways cut-away
Imperial Airways poster advertising an ensign air liner for Empire services, 2 decks, 200 mph, 20 tons, the G-ADSR. It is shown with the side cut away so the interior features can be labelled

Background imageImperial Collection: Neaves Food

Neaves Food
Advertisement for Neaves food, showing children from the Russian imperial family



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"The Last Stand of the Imperial Guards at Waterloo: A testament to unwavering loyalty and valor, these brave soldiers fought till their last breath, defending the glory of their empire. " "Unveiling the British Empire world map from the 19th century: Witness the vast expanse of territories under British rule, a testament to imperial dominance and influence across continents. " "Soaring through skies with grace and grandeur: Behold the majestic Empire flying boat, an engineering marvel that connected distant lands in an era when air travel was still a dream for many. " "Embarking on a journey of luxury and comfort aboard the Passenger Plane Imperial: Experience opulence like never before as you traverse continents in style, embracing the spirit elegance. " "The Endurance - A tale of resilience amidst icy depths: Join Sir Ernest Shackleton's legendary expedition as they face unimaginable hardships in Antarctica. Their indomitable spirit embodies true imperial grit. " "Gazing upon the Russian Imperial Eagle: Symbolizing power and authority, this majestic bird represents Russia's imperial might throughout history, inspiring awe and reverence among its subjects. " "A regal display fit for kings and queens: Adorned with royal crowns and sceptre, witness symbols of sovereignty that have graced monarchs throughout centuries within esteemed imperial dynasties. " "Imperial Airways Poster showcasing four types of planes: From sleek biplanes to modern monoplanes, embark on a thrilling adventure with Imperial Airways' diverse fleet. Explore new horizons like never before. " "Discovering Europe's dynamic past through Germany's 1871 map: Trace historical boundaries that shaped nations within this intricate cartographic masterpiece. Uncover stories woven by empires long gone but not forgotten. " "Dreaming beyond borders with Imperial Airways flights to Australia: Embrace wanderlust as you set foot on distant shores Down Under. Let your imagination take flight alongside this pioneering airline. " "Crowns that embody Britain's regal heritage: From the iconic St.