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November Collection

"November: A Tapestry of History, Courage, and Beauty" As the crisp autumn air settles in

Background imageNovember Collection: HMS Victorious R38

HMS Victorious R38
Royal Navy - HMS Victorious R38, the third Illustrious-class aircraft carrier, in November 1946 Date: 1946

Background imageNovember Collection: The U. S. Brig-of-War Somers

The U. S. Brig-of-War Somers
The U.S. Brig-of-War Somers

Background imageNovember Collection: German cruiser SMS Emden attacked by HMAS Sydney, WW1

German cruiser SMS Emden attacked by HMAS Sydney, WW1
The German light cruiser SMS Emden attacked by HMAS Sydney on 9 November 1914, at the Battle of Cocos. Date: 1914

Background imageNovember Collection: For What We Are About to Receive by Cecil Aldin

For What We Are About to Receive by Cecil Aldin
An illustration by Cecil Aldin showing three dogs waiting to be fed. Date: 25th November 1929

Background imageNovember Collection: FORD, JOYCE, POUND, & QUINN. Ford Madox Ford, James Joyce, Ezra Pound and John

FORD, JOYCE, POUND, & QUINN. Ford Madox Ford, James Joyce, Ezra Pound and John Quinn in Paris in November 1923

Background imageNovember Collection: 1st battalion, Scots Guards, 1958

1st battalion, Scots Guards, 1958
Leaving England for Germany: the 1st battalion, Scots Guards, march past Windsor castle en route to the railway station. On Nov

Background imageNovember Collection: Selassie Crowned / 1930

Selassie Crowned / 1930
The newly crowned emperor of Ethiopia, Haile Selassie, accompanied by his youngest son, carries the orb and sceptre after the coronation ceremony in Addis Ababa

Background imageNovember Collection: The Royal Bride

The Royal Bride - Queen Elizabeth II portrait - Published in the Illustrated London News November 29 1947 1947

Background imageNovember Collection: First Remembrance Day 1919

First Remembrance Day 1919
On 11th November 1919, the first anniversary of Armistice day, the Britsh nation, in reponse to an invitation by King George V

Background imageNovember Collection: HMS Jervis Bay attacking the Admiral Scheer, Second Worl

HMS Jervis Bay attacking the Admiral Scheer, Second Worl
Illustration showing the Royal Navy armed merchant cruiser Jervis Bay (centre) steaming towards the German pocket-battleship Admiral Scheer, North Atlantic, November 1940

Background imageNovember Collection: BALFOUR DECLARATION, 1917. The letter written by British Foreign Secretary Arthur

BALFOUR DECLARATION, 1917. The letter written by British Foreign Secretary Arthur James Balfour to Lord Rothschild on November 2, 1917

Background imageNovember Collection: The Unknown Warrior - scene at Westminster Abbey

The Unknown Warrior - scene at Westminster Abbey, 11th November 1920. Fortunino Matania, Ri (1881-1963). One of the most accomplished realistic illustrators and artists of his time

Background imageNovember Collection: Bomb damage in Brampton Road, Bexleyheath, WW2

Bomb damage in Brampton Road, Bexleyheath, WW2
Panoramic view of extensive bomb damage in Brampton Road, Bexleyheath, Kent, 14 November 1944, with ambulances ready to remove casualties from the scene

Background imageNovember Collection: Tango. Watercolor by Marcel Vertes (1895-1961) published

Tango. Watercolor by Marcel Vertes (1895-1961) published in l Illustration on November 26, 1925. Watercolour

Background imageNovember Collection: Ascent of Mr Sadler, Nottingham

Ascent of Mr Sadler, Nottingham
The Ascent of Mr Sadler the celebrated British Aeronaut at Nottingham. 1 November 1813

Background imageNovember Collection: Northern Corries at dawn

Northern Corries at dawn. View looking west just before sunrise across Coire an t-Sneachda (hollow area) to Coire Lochain. The ridge separating the two hollows is is the Fiacaill Ridge

Background imageNovember Collection: Scotland vs. England Football Match, 1872

Scotland vs. England Football Match, 1872
Illustrations from the Scotland vs. England Friendly of 30th November 1872, played at West of Scotland Cricket Club Ground, Partick, near Glasgow

Background imageNovember Collection: Newport Riot

Newport Riot
At Newport, Monmouthshire, Chartist rioters from nearby mines, led by John Frost, fire on the magistrates at the Westgate hotel but are dispersed by the military

Background imageNovember Collection: WW2 Memorabilia - Damaged Cafe informing suppliers

WW2 Memorabilia - Damaged Cafe informing suppliers
WW2 Home Front Memorabilia - Damaged Cafe Colette of Swallow Street, London sending information on a printed card to inform suppliers that (likely due to Bomb damage)

Background imageNovember Collection: Ullswater, Little Island in November, Lake District National Park, Cumbria, England

Ullswater, Little Island in November, Lake District National Park, Cumbria, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageNovember Collection: Text of The Gettysburg Address delivered by Abraham Lincoln on 19 November 1863 at

Text of The Gettysburg Address delivered by Abraham Lincoln on 19 November 1863 at the dedication of the Soldiers National Cemetery at Gettysburg on the site of the American Civil War battle with

Background imageNovember Collection: Bomb damage in Kilgour Road, SE London, WW2

Bomb damage in Kilgour Road, SE London, WW2
Panoramic view of bomb damage in Kilgour Road, SE London, 18 November 1944. Rubble and debris can be seen on both sides of the road

Background imageNovember Collection: Marriage certificate, Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip

Marriage certificate, Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip
Marriage certificate of Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor (Princess Elizabeth, later Queen Elizabeth II) and Philip Mountbatten (Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh)

Background imageNovember Collection: More Golfing Notes, by William Heath Robinson

More Golfing Notes, by William Heath Robinson
Some suggestions for the novice. Illustrations showing various devices to assist golfing skills. Please note: Credit must appear as Courtesy of the Estate of Mrs J.C.Robinson/Pollinger Ltd/ILN/Mary

Background imageNovember Collection: The Sites of London, by William Heath Robinson

The Sites of London, by William Heath Robinson
Humorous designs for London fancy dress parties by William Heath Robinson. Please note: Credit must appear as Courtesy of the estate of Mrs J.C.Robinson/Pollinger Ltd/ILN/Mary Evans

Background imageNovember Collection: Sister Hilda Hope McMaugh, AIF, in an aircraft at the C?

Sister Hilda Hope McMaugh, AIF, in an aircraft at the C?
Sister Hilda Hope McMaugh, AIF, in an aircraft at the Central Aircraft Co at Northolt, having just obtained her pilot?s certificate, becoming the first Australian woman to do so on 15 November 1919

Background imageNovember Collection: Pilgrim Monument, Provincetown, Massachusetts, USA

Pilgrim Monument, Provincetown, Massachusetts, USA
The Pilgrim Monument and Bas Relief Tablet on Town Hill, Provincetown, Massachusetts, USA. It commemorates the signing of the Compact and the first landing place of the Pilgrims on 11 November 1620

Background imageNovember Collection: Avro Lancaster G-AHJW formerly ED866

Avro Lancaster G-AHJW formerly ED866
Avro Lancaster, G-AHJW, formerly ED866, was used by Flight Refuelling until it crashed near Andover on 22 November 1948. Date: 1948

Background imageNovember Collection: Cargo ship Tresillian wrecked in storm, 1954

Cargo ship Tresillian wrecked in storm, 1954
Cargo ship Tresillian of the Hain Steamship Co. (St Ives) lost on the night of 29th to 30th November 1954 in St Georges Channel near Ireland with heavy loss of life

Background imageNovember Collection: Five Sisters of Kintail looking across Loch Duich from a high view point - November - Ratagan

Five Sisters of Kintail looking across Loch Duich from a high view point - November - Ratagan - Glen Shiel - Scotland
GUY-184 Five Sisters of Kintail looking across Loch Duich from a high view point - November Ratagan - Glen Shiel - Scotland - UK Guy Rogers Please note that prints are for personal display purposes

Background imageNovember Collection: Royal Wedding 1947

Royal Wedding 1947
A page from The Tatler entitled, Happiness was the Keynote with two photographs of the wedding day of Princess Elizabeth (Queen Elizabeth II) and Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten (Prince Philip)

Background imageNovember Collection: ILN Royal Wedding Number November 1947 by Terence Cuneo

ILN Royal Wedding Number November 1947 by Terence Cuneo

Background imageNovember Collection: Starlight bent by the Suns Attraction: The Einstein Theory

Starlight bent by the Suns Attraction: The Einstein Theory
This diagram drawn by W. B. Robinson illustrates Professor Einsteins Theory that light is subject to gravitation. The drawing was based on British observers photographs at the eclipse of the sun

Background imageNovember Collection: The Sketch Front Cover, Winter 1955

The Sketch Front Cover, Winter 1955
A colour illustration of the Winter Sports number of The Sketch, from 1955, showing a woman in her skiing clothes, with a majestic mountain range behind her

Background imageNovember Collection: Montgolfier 1st Flight

Montgolfier 1st Flight
The first manned ascent - Pilatre de Rozier and the marquis d Arlandes make history in a hot-air Montgolfiere

Background imageNovember Collection: Daily Telegraph front pages, 1914, 1918 and 1919, WW1

Daily Telegraph front pages, 1914, 1918 and 1919, WW1
Daily Telegraph front pages for 3 August 1914 and 11 November 1918, marking the beginning and end of the First World War

Background imageNovember Collection: Portraits of Victorian royalty, politicians and entertainers

Portraits of Victorian royalty, politicians and entertainers
In Vanity Fair -- portraits of Victorian royalty, politicians, entertainers and others, on a stage and below. Top row, left to right: Lord Salisbury and William Gladstone (on canvas)

Background imageNovember Collection: The Pall Mall Gazette - Armistice Signed - Official

The Pall Mall Gazette - Armistice Signed - Official
Newspaper - The Pall Mall Gazette - Monday November 11 1918 with headline Armistice Signed - Official. Commemorative Art

Background imageNovember Collection: Tomb of the Unknown Warrior, 1920

Tomb of the Unknown Warrior, 1920
Four sentries stand with heads bowed at the grave of the unknown soldier following the ceremony in Westminster Abbey on Armistice Day, 11 November 1920. 1920

Background imageNovember Collection: Mary Jane Clarke W. S. P. U

Mary Jane Clarke W. S. P. U
Mary Jane Clarke W.S.P.U. Mary Jane Clarke, (1863-1910) Younger sister of Emmeline Pankhurst. In 1909, she was organiser for the W.S.P.U, living in Brighton, a year later

Background imageNovember Collection: Montgolfier balloon in flight over Paris

Montgolfier balloon in flight over Paris
First manned balloon ascent, made in the presence of the Dauphin, from the Jardin de la Muette, Paris, under the direction of Montgolfier

Background imageNovember Collection: Deciduous forest with gnarled trees overgrown by moss and lichen

Deciduous forest with gnarled trees overgrown by moss and lichen. National park and unesco biosphere reserve Sumava, Czech Republic

Background imageNovember Collection: SINGER SEWING MACHINE. Description of Isaac M

SINGER SEWING MACHINE. Description of Isaac M. Singers sewing machine on the front page of the " Scientific American", 1 November 1851

Background imageNovember Collection: Cover design, Exposition de Locomotion Aerienne

Cover design, Exposition de Locomotion Aerienne
Cover design, official catalogue of the 7th Exposition International de Locomotion Aerienne, Grand Palais, Champs Elysees, Paris, 12-27 November 1921

Background imageNovember Collection: Queen Elizabeth visits Lloyds, 1952

Queen Elizabeth visits Lloyds, 1952
Queen Elizabeth II visits Lloyds to lay the foundations tone of their new building in Lime Street. This picture shows her Majesty taking a trowel full of mortar ready to lay the stone

Background imageNovember Collection: British soldiers with tank in trench, Ribecourt, France, WW1

British soldiers with tank in trench, Ribecourt, France, WW1
Men of the 1st Leicester Regiment, 6th Division, in and around a captured German second line trench, one mile west of Ribecourt, northern France, during the Battle of Cambrai, First World War

Background imageNovember Collection: Connaught Gardens at Sidmouth, East Devon

Connaught Gardens at Sidmouth, East Devon
View of Connaught Gardens at Sidmouth, East Devon, with an array of flowers in flowerbeds, with trees in the background. The gardens were named after the Duke of Connaught

Background imageNovember Collection: Fitzwilliam Bewicke-Copley wedding

Fitzwilliam Bewicke-Copley wedding
Scene at the wedding of Lord Fitzwilliam (Major Hubert Francis Fitzwilliam Brabazon Foljambe) to the Hon Gladys Bewicke-Copley, with an archway of swords provided by the Royal Horse Guards



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"November: A Tapestry of History, Courage, and Beauty" As the crisp autumn air settles in, November unveils its rich tapestry of captivating moments that have shaped our world. From the poignant brushstrokes of Cecil Aldin's masterpiece "For What We Are About to Receive, " to the haunting remnants of bomb damage in Brampton Road, Bexleyheath during World War II - this month carries stories etched into its very essence. In a time when nations clashed and heroes emerged, we remember the valiant clash between German cruiser SMS Emden and HMAS Sydney during World War I. The echoes of victory still resonate as we celebrate The Royal Bride's timeless elegance on her special day. It also marks an extraordinary milestone with Selassie Crowned in 1930 - a momentous occasion that forever altered Ethiopia's history. Meanwhile, the gallant soldiers from 1st Battalion Scots Guards stand tall as guardians of honor in 1958. Amidst war-torn landscapes lies resilience; Kilgour Road bears scars from bombs dropped mercilessly during World War II. Yet even amidst destruction, hope prevails as we commemorate the first Remembrance Day in 1919 - a solemn tribute to those who sacrificed their lives for peace. Nature too reveals its splendor within November's embrace. Ullswater beckons us with its serene beauty; a little island amidst tranquil waters paints an idyllic scene within Lake District National Park. Here, Cumbria stands proud as England's gem nestled within Europe. Remembering darker times yet celebrating triumphs past, let us not forget the Gunpowder Plot Conspirators whose audacious plan was thwarted centuries ago. Their story serves as a reminder that unity can overcome adversity. Finally, HMS Jervis Bay emerges from history books once more - fearlessly attacking Admiral Scheer during World War II’s darkest days. This act of bravery echoes through time, reminding us that courage knows no bounds.