Camp follower from the 17th century, with lance and basket
Camp follower from the 17th century, with lance and basket. . A mirror and keys hang from her girdle. Chromolithograph from Hefner-Alteneck's Costumes, Artworks and Appliances from the Middle Ages to the 17th Century, Frankfurt, 1889. Illustration by Dr. Jakob Heinrich von Hefner-Alteneck, after an original by Peter Breughel the Younger, lithographed by CR, and published by Heinrich Keller. Dr. Hefner-Alteneck (1811 - 1903) was a German curator, archaeologist, art historian, illustrator and etcher.
© Florilegius / Mary Evans
Operation Mincemeat - possessions of Major Martin
Personal possessions of Major William Martin, found when his body was washed ashore in Spain on 30th April 1943 carrying sensitive documents, an elaborate and successful deception by British forces in World War Two (codenamed Operation Mincemeat) to convince German high command that the Allies were planning to attack Greece and Sardinia in 1943 rather than Sicily, the actual objective. Major Martin never in fact existed and his body was that of Glyndwr Michael, a homeless man who had died in January 1943. Among his personal possessions are a watch, Player's cigarettes, matches, keys, wallet and a leather-covered chain which British intelligence used to attach the briefcase containing the false documents to the body. Date: 1943
© Mary Evans / The National Archives, London. England.
The Governor of Chateauneuf-de-Randon in Gevaudan giving the keys to the town to
XIR899026 The Governor of Chateauneuf-de-Randon in Gevaudan giving the keys to the town to Bertrand du Guesclin upon his death in 1380 (oil on panel) by French School, (18th century); 60x50 cm; Musee des Beaux-Arts, Nantes, France; (add.info.: (PE6693 RL12707 LA99045) Le Gouverneur de Chateauneuf-de-Randon en GA©vaudan vient rendre les clefs de la place A du Guesclin mort en 1380.
Bertrand du Guesclin (c.1320-80), known as the Eagle of Brittany or the Black Dog of BrocA©liande, was a Breton knight and French military commander during the Hundred Years' War.); French, out of copyright
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