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"Invasion: A Tapestry of Conquests and Courage" From the iconic Bayeux Tapestry depicting the Norman Conquest to Roosevelt's Rough Riders charging up San Juan Hill

Background imageInvade Collection: Ancient Greeks holding the pass of Thermopylae, 480 BC

Ancient Greeks holding the pass of Thermopylae, 480 BC
Greeks under Leonidas holding off the Persian invasion at Thermopylae, 480 BC. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageInvade 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 imageInvade Collection: Laodicea Dicey Langston of South Carolina protecting her elderly father

Laodicea Dicey Langston of South Carolina protecting her elderly father, a known supporter of the revolutionary cause
SOUTH CAROLINA: LOYALISTS. Laodicea Dicey Langston of South Carolina protecting her elderly father, a known supporter of the revolutionary cause

Background imageInvade Collection: Roosevelt and the Rough Riders on San Juan Hill, 1898

Roosevelt and the Rough Riders on San Juan Hill, 1898
Colonel Roosevelt and Rough Riders where they charged over San Juan Hill, Spanish-American War. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a photograph

Background imageInvade Collection: EVNT2A-00053

EVNT2A-00053
Marshal Ney bringing the French rear-guard out of Russia with heavy losses, 1812. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th century painting

Background imageInvade Collection: Mongol soldiers demonstrating their horsemanship

Mongol soldiers demonstrating their horsemanship
Mongol warriors showing their horsemanship to the Chinese forces of Hung-Wu. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageInvade Collection: Viking Ship Figurehead

Viking Ship Figurehead
The figurehead of the Viking longship Hugin at Pegwell Bay, Kent, England. It is a replica of a vessel by the Danes to invade Britain

Background imageInvade Collection: Caesar Crosses Rubicon

Caesar Crosses Rubicon
Julius Caesar crosses the Rubicon, marking the frontier of his province, thus symbolising his intention to invade Italy

Background imageInvade Collection: Japanese taking Port Arthur, 1894

Japanese taking Port Arthur, 1894
Japanese warships taking Port Arthur, Manchuria, during the Sino-Japanese War, 1894. Printed color lithograph reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageInvade Collection: Caesar Crosses Rubicon

Caesar Crosses Rubicon
Julius Caesar crosses the Rubicon, marking the frontier of his province, thus symbolising his intention to invade Italy

Background imageInvade Collection: EXPL2A-00238

EXPL2A-00238
Danish Viking ship " Raven" at sea, showing oars and sails. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageInvade Collection: EVNT2A-00051

EVNT2A-00051
Napoleon and the Old Guard before the Battle of Waterloo, 1815. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th century painting

Background imageInvade Collection: Battle of Manila Bay, 1898

Battle of Manila Bay, 1898
Admiral George Dewey commanding US fleet in the Battle of Manila Bay, Spanish-American War, 1898. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageInvade Collection: Norman Invasion of England, 1066

Norman Invasion of England, 1066
Taillefer rousing the French army by singing the Song of Roland at the Battle of Hastings, 1066. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageInvade Collection: The Turkish invasion of Cyprus. A British armoured car, draped with the Union Jack

The Turkish invasion of Cyprus. A British armoured car, draped with the Union Jack, helps to guard a refugee convoy as it leaves Nicosia. 22nd July 1974

Background imageInvade Collection: ROLLO (c860-c931). Norse chieftain and Viking leader. Rollo and his fleet attack Paris, France

ROLLO (c860-c931). Norse chieftain and Viking leader. Rollo and his fleet attack Paris, France, in 885 A. D
ROLLO (c860-c931). Norse chieftain and Viking leader. Rollo and his fleet attack Paris, France, in 885 A.D. Wood engraving, 19th century

Background imageInvade Collection: Naval battle off Puerto Rico, Spanish-American War

Naval battle off Puerto Rico, Spanish-American War
U.S. Navy cruiser " St Paul" shelling Spanish destroyer " Terror" off San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1898. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageInvade Collection: Crusaders entering Constantinople

Crusaders entering Constantinople
Defeat of Muslim defenders of Constantinople during the Crusades. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageInvade Collection: Roman siege of a fortified city

Roman siege of a fortified city
Roman legions attacking a city to expand the Roman Empire. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageInvade Collection: Germanic invasion stopped at Fiesole, 406 AD

Germanic invasion stopped at Fiesole, 406 AD
Roman general Flavius Stilicho confronts Radagaisus, Ostrogoth leader, at Fiesole. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageInvade Collection: PASI2A-00001

PASI2A-00001
Genghis Khan leading the Mongols. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageInvade Collection: BURNING OF WASHINGTON. British Admiral Sir George Cockburn (1772-1853)

BURNING OF WASHINGTON. British Admiral Sir George Cockburn (1772-1853) in the chair of the Speaker of the U. S
BURNING OF WASHINGTON. British Admiral Sir George Cockburn (1772-1853) in the chair of the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives during the burning of Washington D.C

Background imageInvade Collection: Aerial View of the bridge at Nijmegen, Holland; Second World

Aerial View of the bridge at Nijmegen, Holland; Second World
Aerial photograph showing the road bridge across the Waal at Nijmegen, Holland, 1944. This photograph was taken prior to Operation Market Garden ; the audacious plan to lay an Allied carpet of

Background imageInvade Collection: Italians Take Adwa

Italians Take Adwa
The Italians invade and capture Adua, against a poorly equipped and ill-prepared Ethiopian army

Background imageInvade Collection: The Battle Of Jersey (colour litho)

The Battle Of Jersey (colour litho)
3093499 The Battle Of Jersey (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Battle Of Jersey. Postcard, early 20th century.); © Look and Learn

Background imageInvade Collection: BATTLE OF CAMPERDOWN Duncan defeats a Dutch fleet on its way to help the French who plan

BATTLE OF CAMPERDOWN Duncan defeats a Dutch fleet on its way to help the French who plan to invade Ireland; eight Dutch ships are captured Date: 11 October 1797

Background imageInvade Collection: NORMAN WARSHIP, 1066. The ship in which William the Conquerer crossed the English Channel in 1066

NORMAN WARSHIP, 1066. The ship in which William the Conquerer crossed the English Channel in 1066. Drawing, early 20th century

Background imageInvade Collection: To England! German dreams of an invasion by sea and air

To England! German dreams of an invasion by sea and air
To England! German dreams of an invasion by sea (warships) and air (a fleet of Zeppelins). Postcard sold to raise money for the German air war effort. Date: circa 1916

Background imageInvade Collection: Naval Coastguardsman

Naval Coastguardsman
Naval coastguardsman, whose duty is to make sure that no dastardly foreigners invade our sceptred isle

Background imageInvade Collection: BATTLE OF SALAMIS, 480 B. C. The sea battle between the Persian army led by King Xerxes I

BATTLE OF SALAMIS, 480 B. C. The sea battle between the Persian army led by King Xerxes I
BATTLE OF SALAMIS, 480 B.C. The sea battle between the Persian army led by King Xerxes I and the Greek army led by Themistocles at Salamis, 480 B.C. 19th century engraving

Background imageInvade Collection: Martians Invade New York

Martians Invade New York
Martian raiders using a terrible weapon of concentrated sunlight attack the city of New York

Background imageInvade Collection: Napoleon at Boulogne

Napoleon at Boulogne
At Boulogne, he looks across the Channel and wishes there was a tunnel whereby he could invade England

Background imageInvade Collection: Events / Greece

Events / Greece
At SALAMIS, the Greek fleet of 370 vessels defeats the Persian fleet of 1000+, thus forcing Xerxes to cancel his plan to invade Greece

Background imageInvade Collection: Julius Caesar invading Britain

Julius Caesar invading Britain
3118571 Julius Caesar invading Britain; (add.info.: Marble relief depicting Julius Caesar invading Britain by John Deare (1759-1798) a British neo-classical sculptor

Background imageInvade Collection: Batu Khan or Batu Kan, Mongolian governor

Batu Khan or Batu Kan, Mongolian governor
3600067 Batu Khan or Batu Kan, Mongolian governor; (add.info.: Batu Khan or Batu Kan (1204-1255). Mongolian governor. Founder of the Blue Horder

Background imageInvade Collection: Julius Caesar invading Britain

Julius Caesar invading Britain
3118591 Julius Caesar invading Britain; (add.info.: Marble relief depicting Julius Caesar invading Britain by John Deare (1759-1798) a British neo-classical sculptor

Background imageInvade Collection: Julius Caesar invading Britain

Julius Caesar invading Britain
3118594 Julius Caesar invading Britain; (add.info.: Marble relief depicting Julius Caesar invading Britain by John Deare (1759-1798) a British neo-classical sculptor

Background imageInvade Collection: Royal Fleet auxiliary 'Sir Lancelot'and repair vessel Stena Seaspread arrive

Royal Fleet auxiliary "Sir Lancelot"and repair vessel Stena Seaspread arrive
Royal Fleet auxiliary " Sir Lancelot" and repair vessel Stena Seaspread arrive back from the South Atlantic. They are returning from the Falklands to a heros welcome at Portsmouth

Background imageInvade Collection: Parachute drops during the Turkish invasion of Cyprus. 22nd July 1974

Parachute drops during the Turkish invasion of Cyprus. 22nd July 1974

Background imageInvade Collection: A Greek Cypriot soldier directing the operations inside the Ledra Palace Hotel

A Greek Cypriot soldier directing the operations inside the Ledra Palace Hotel, during the Turkish invasion of Cyprus. The Ledra Palace Hotel became the centre of fighting with the Greek Cypriot

Background imageInvade Collection: Geese invade the field where the Brownies are sowing

Geese invade the field where the Brownies are sowing seeds Date: 1910

Background imageInvade Collection: Julius Caesar dismbarking at Deal the South-East coast of England, fighting on the shore

Julius Caesar dismbarking at Deal the South-East coast of England, fighting on the shore. Date: 55 BC

Background imageInvade Collection: Edward I, surname Longshanks, crossed the River Tweed on 12 March 1296

Edward I, surname Longshanks, crossed the River Tweed on 12 March 1296 and besieged the Scottish town of Berwick, during the First War of Scottish Independence Date: 12 March 1296

Background imageInvade Collection: Satirical cartoon, Evacuation of Holland and Brabant

Satirical cartoon, Evacuation of Holland and Brabant. Showing General Charles-Francois Dumouriez retreating with the French army (in blue)

Background imageInvade Collection: The King of Brobdingnag and Gulliver. James Gillray cartoon of July 1803 showing George III of

The King of Brobdingnag and Gulliver. James Gillray cartoon of July 1803 showing George III of Great Britain viewing a
528661 The King of Brobdingnag and Gulliver. James Gillray cartoon of July 1803 showing George III of Great Britain viewing a miniscule Napoleon through a spy-glass

Background imageInvade Collection: Schemes to Invade the Holy Land. A. D. 1091 (colour litho)

Schemes to Invade the Holy Land. A. D. 1091 (colour litho)
670146 Schemes to Invade the Holy Land. A.D. 1091 (colour litho) by Moreland, Arthur (1876-1951); Private Collection; (add.info.: Schemes to Invade the Holy Land. A.D. 1091)

Background imageInvade Collection: Attack of the Saracens on the Island of Malta, defended by the Knights Hospitaller in

Attack of the Saracens on the Island of Malta, defended by the Knights Hospitaller in
LSE3495922 Attack of the Saracens on the Island of Malta, defended by the Knights Hospitaller in 1565 (oil on canvas) by Italian School, (17th century); 99x74 cm; Museum of Fine Art

Background imageInvade Collection: A Roman landing in England (engraving)

A Roman landing in England (engraving)
3641327 A Roman landing in England (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: A Roman landing in England)



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"Invasion: A Tapestry of Conquests and Courage" From the iconic Bayeux Tapestry depicting the Norman Conquest to Roosevelt's Rough Riders charging up San Juan Hill, history is replete with tales of invasions that shaped nations. Laodicea Dicey Langston, a brave daughter protecting her revolutionary father from Loyalist troops during the American Revolution, exemplifies the unwavering spirit of resistance. The ancient Greeks standing firm at Thermopylae in 480 BC showcased their indomitable will against overwhelming odds. Their valiant defense became an enduring symbol of bravery for generations to come. Mongol soldiers, masters of horsemanship, demonstrated their unparalleled skills as they conquered vast territories across Asia and Europe. Their swift movements struck fear into the hearts of those who dared oppose them. In 1894, Japanese forces seized Port Arthur in a display of military prowess and strategic cunning. This victory marked Japan's rise as a formidable power on the world stage. Caesar crossing the Rubicon was a pivotal moment in Roman history, forever altering its course. It signified his audacious decision to challenge authority and seize control—an act that would shape empires for centuries to come. The Norman Invasion of England in 1066 brought about profound changes that transformed English society and language forever. Rollo's Viking fleet attacking Paris further illustrates how invasions often reshaped borders and cultures throughout history. These glimpses into our past remind us that invasion has been both a catalyst for change and an embodiment of human resilience. Whether through art or historical accounts, these stories serve as reminders that conquests have shaped our world—sometimes violently but always leaving an indelible mark upon civilization itself.