Royal Clipper Maiden Voyage
The world's largest sailing ship, the Royal Clipper, travels up the River Thames past The Millennium Dome as part of her maiden voyage. The 439ft vessel is the first five-masted sailing ship to be built in nearly 100 years.
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Cervantes's Don Quixote in his library
Cervantes's Don Quixote in his library, 1863 French edition. Don Quixote reading books on chivalry in his library before setting out on his quest. 'Don Quixote' is a work published in two parts (1605 and 1615) by Spanish novelist Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616). It tells the story of a Spanish nobleman and would-be knight Alonso Quijano (who calls himself Don Quixote) and the farmer Sancho who travels with him as his squire. Artwork, by French artist Gustave Dore (1832-1883; engraved by Heliodore Joseph Pisan (1822-1890).
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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, an Ancient Greek historian
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