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"Resigned: A Journey through Moments of Change and Decision" Defence of Chateau de Hougoumont - Battle of Waterloo: Amidst the chaos

Background imageResigned Collection: Defence of Chateau de Hougoumont - Battle of Waterloo

Defence of Chateau de Hougoumont - Battle of Waterloo
Defence of the Chateau de Hougoumont by the flank company, Coldstream GuardsWatercolour by Denis Dighton, 1815Associated with Napoleonic Wars

Background imageResigned Collection: Dropping the Pilot, 1890. Artist: John Tenniel

Dropping the Pilot, 1890. Artist: John Tenniel
Dropping the Pilot, 1890. Otto von Bismarck (1815-1898) Prussian/German statesman, resigned as Chancellor, together with his son the German foreign minister

Background imageResigned Collection: Attack on the British Squares by French Cavalry, Waterloo

Attack on the British Squares by French Cavalry, Waterloo
Attack on the British Squares by French Cavalry, Battle of Waterloo, 1815.Watercolour by Denis Dighton, 1815. Associated with the Battle of Waterloo, Napoleonic Wars

Background imageResigned Collection: Robert Peel (1788-1850), Prime Minister, taking his final curtain call

Robert Peel (1788-1850), Prime Minister, taking his final curtain call. His Repeal of Corn Laws passed on 25 June but
527838 Robert Peel (1788-1850), Prime Minister, taking his final curtain call. His Repeal of Corn Laws passed on 25 June but same night was defeated on his Irish bill. Resigned 29 June

Background imageResigned Collection: Resignation, 1895. Creator: Carl Wilhelmson

Resignation, 1895. Creator: Carl Wilhelmson
Resignation, 1895

Background imageResigned Collection: La Nouvelle Europe; le bolchevisme en Hongrie; une premiere tentative communiste a Budapest...1919

La Nouvelle Europe; le bolchevisme en Hongrie; une premiere tentative communiste a Budapest...1919 Creator: Unknown
La Nouvelle Europe; le bolchevisme en Hongrie; une premiere tentative communiste a Budapest, en decembre 1918: le comte Karolyi, haranguant, d'une fenetre du palais

Background imageResigned Collection: Woman sewing, 1850-1891. Creator: Theodule Ribot

Woman sewing, 1850-1891. Creator: Theodule Ribot
Woman sewing, 1850-1891

Background imageResigned Collection: General Kinzel (German General of Infantry) puts his signature to the surrender of

General Kinzel (German General of Infantry) puts his signature to the surrender of the German land, sea and air forces in Northern Germany, Holland and Denmark

Background imageResigned Collection: Michael Heseltine, giving a press conference following his resignation as Minister for

Michael Heseltine, giving a press conference following his resignation as Minister for Defence. He resigned over the Westland affair. January 1986

Background imageResigned Collection: Fighting at the Barricades; Paris Commune 1871

Fighting at the Barricades; Paris Commune 1871
A bowed but resigned officer caught behind the lines, in effect Between two fires, during fighting between the French Army and the Paris Commune, 1871

Background imageResigned Collection: The Fortune Teller (oil on canvas)

The Fortune Teller (oil on canvas)
5055374 The Fortune Teller (oil on canvas) by Halle, Charles Edward (1846-1914); 107x122.5 cm; Sheffield Galleries and Museums Trust, UK; Sheffield Museums Trust

Background imageResigned Collection: The Kitchen Maid, 1651 (oil on canvas)

The Kitchen Maid, 1651 (oil on canvas)
3597289 The Kitchen Maid, 1651 (oil on canvas) by Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn (1606-69); 78X64 cm; National Museum, Stockholm, Sweden; (add.info.: Young girl at the window; ); Dutch, out of copyright

Background imageResigned Collection: M de Freycinet (engraving)

M de Freycinet (engraving)
1051815 M de Freycinet (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: M de Freycinet, who has resigned the Portfolio of War)

Background imageResigned Collection: The Archduke Charles Louis (engraving)

The Archduke Charles Louis (engraving)
1055401 The Archduke Charles Louis (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Archduke Charles Louis, Brother to the Emperor)

Background imageResigned Collection: Dropping the Pilot, Punch 29 March 1890

Dropping the Pilot, Punch 29 March 1890
538453 Dropping the Pilot, Punch 29 March 1890. by Tenniel, John (1820-1914); (add.info.: Otto von Bismarck (1815-1898) Prussian/German statesman resigned as Chancellor

Background imageResigned Collection: 'There was an Old Man of Cape Horn, who wished he had never been born', from A Book of Nonsense

"There was an Old Man of Cape Horn, who wished he had never been born", from A Book of Nonsense
LLM386629 " There was an Old Man of Cape Horn, who wished he had never been born", from A Book of Nonsense, published by Frederick Warne and Co

Background imageResigned Collection: The Live Shell: Salisburys (right) administration resigned in January to be followed

The Live Shell: Salisburys (right) administration resigned in January to be followed
527704 The Live Shell: Salisburys (right) administration resigned in January to be followed in February by the third Gladstone (left) administration

Background imageResigned Collection: D of York brother to Ed V resign d by the Queen (engraving)

D of York brother to Ed V resign d by the Queen (engraving)
727052 D of York brother to Ed V resign d by the Queen (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: D of York brother to Ed V resign d by the Queen)

Background imageResigned Collection: The tragic hour for Turkey, Enver Bey shows up in front of the Sublime Door to Intimate

The tragic hour for Turkey, Enver Bey shows up in front of the Sublime Door to Intimate... (colour litho)
2815514 The tragic hour for Turkey, Enver Bey shows up in front of the Sublime Door to Intimate... (colour litho) by Beltrame

Background imageResigned Collection: Sir Edward Clarke, QC, MP, who has just resigned his Seat in Parliament (litho)

Sir Edward Clarke, QC, MP, who has just resigned his Seat in Parliament (litho)
1048786 Sir Edward Clarke, QC, MP, who has just resigned his Seat in Parliament (litho) by Hall, Sydney Prior (1842-1922) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Sir Edward Clarke, QC, MP)

Background imageResigned Collection: Mr Henry Tennant (engraving)

Mr Henry Tennant (engraving)
1062269 Mr Henry Tennant (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Mr Henry Tennant. Illustration for The Graphic)

Background imageResigned Collection: Coalition Government. Duke of Devonshire and Arthur Balfour (centre

Coalition Government. Duke of Devonshire and Arthur Balfour (centre
536659 Coalition Government. Duke of Devonshire and Arthur Balfour (centre) trying to control Joseph Chamberlain, leader of junior party in coalition

Background imageResigned Collection: Field Marshal Montgomery (sitting right) reads over the surrender pact at his HQ at 21st

Field Marshal Montgomery (sitting right) reads over the surrender pact at his HQ at 21st Army Group while solemn faced German peace envoys look

Background imageResigned Collection: Michael Heseltine about to get into a helicopter. He is pictured a few days following his

Michael Heseltine about to get into a helicopter. He is pictured a few days following his resignation as Secretary of State for Defence over the Westland affair. January 1986

Background imageResigned Collection: Michael Heseltine, leaves the Ministry of Defence after his resignation as Minister for

Michael Heseltine, leaves the Ministry of Defence after his resignation as Minister for Defence. He resigned over the Westland affair. 9th January 1986

Background imageResigned Collection: General Washingtons Resignation, 1799. Creator: Alexander Lawson

General Washingtons Resignation, 1799. Creator: Alexander Lawson
General Washingtons Resignation, 1799

Background imageResigned Collection: Chrysanthemum: Resignation, from the series Floral Beauties and Language of Flowers (N75

Chrysanthemum: Resignation, from the series Floral Beauties and Language of Flowers (N75) for Duke brand cigarettes, 1892

Background imageResigned Collection: The Resignation, or John Bull Over-Whelmed with Grief, March 24, 1809. March 24, 1809

The Resignation, or John Bull Over-Whelmed with Grief, March 24, 1809. March 24, 1809
The Resignation, or John Bull Over-Whelmed with Grief, March 24, 1809

Background imageResigned Collection: Receiving the Fatal News!, 1834. Creator: John Doyle

Receiving the Fatal News!, 1834. Creator: John Doyle
Receiving the Fatal News!, 1834. George Eden, Earl of Auckland; John William Ponsonby, 4th Earl of Bessborough; Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux; John Hobhouse

Background imageResigned Collection: Cardinal Wolsey resigning the Great Seal for the Dukes of Norfolk and Suffolk, 1773

Cardinal Wolsey resigning the Great Seal for the Dukes of Norfolk and Suffolk, 1773. Cardinal Thomas Wolsey resigns as lord chancellor stripped of office by Thomas Howard

Background imageResigned Collection: The Start, 1886. Artist: Joseph Swain

The Start, 1886. Artist: Joseph Swain
The Start, 1886. On the left at the starting line is the Grand Old Man of politics, the Liberal Prime Minister, William Gladstone

Background imageResigned Collection: Winston Churchill with Kaiser Wilhelm II

Winston Churchill with Kaiser Wilhelm II
Photograph entitled Deadly Enemies Now! showing Winston Churchill at German army manoeuvres with the Kaiser, prior to the outbreak of World War One. Date: c. 1910

Background imageResigned Collection: Abdication of King Edward VIII in 1936

Abdication of King Edward VIII in 1936
King Edward VIII of Britain (1894 - 1972), who resigned from 20 January to 11 December 1936, when he abdicated. " King Edward VIII

Background imageResigned Collection: General George Washington Resigning his Commission : On 23 December 1793 he resigned

General George Washington Resigning his Commission : On 23 December 1793 he resigned his commission to Congress meeting in Annapolis

Background imageResigned Collection: Memorial by the Earl of Morton on resigning the Regency, March 1578, 1889. Artist: James Stillie

Memorial by the Earl of Morton on resigning the Regency, March 1578, 1889. Artist: James Stillie
Memorial letter by the Earl of Morton on resigning the Regency, March 1578. James Douglas, 4th Earl of Morton (c1516-1581)

Background imageResigned Collection: The crown resigned to the Popes legate by King John (1167-1216), 1213

The crown resigned to the Popes legate by King John (1167-1216), 1213. Following a dispute between King John and Pope Innocent III regarding Johns insistence on his sole right to elect a new

Background imageResigned Collection: King William IV, Lord Henry Brougham and Lord Charles Grey, 1832. Artist: F Wentworth

King William IV, Lord Henry Brougham and Lord Charles Grey, 1832. Artist: F Wentworth
King William IV, Lord Henry Brougham and Lord Charles Grey, 1832. On 7th May 1832, Prime Minister Grey and Henry Brougham met the king

Background imageResigned Collection: King John (1167-1216) kneeling before the Popes legate, 1213

King John (1167-1216) kneeling before the Popes legate, 1213. Following a dispute between King John and Pope Innocent III regarding Johns insistence on his sole right to elect a new Archbishop of

Background imageResigned Collection: Resignation of Richard II, 1399, (c1902-1905)

Resignation of Richard II, 1399, (c1902-1905). The Parliament in which Richard IIs resignation was declared and the Duke of Lancaster (Henry IV) recognized as King

Background imageResigned Collection: Russian Baltic Fleet attacking fishing boats, Russo-Japanese War, 1904-5

Russian Baltic Fleet attacking fishing boats, Russo-Japanese War, 1904-5. The Dogger Bank incident, October 1904, when ships of the Russian Baltic Fleet attacked fishing boats on the Dogger Bank

Background imageResigned Collection: The Return of the Wanderer, 1888. Artist: Joseph Swain

The Return of the Wanderer, 1888. Artist: Joseph Swain
The Return of the Wanderer, 1888. Little Lord Randolph Churchill returns in a furtive manner, watched by a couple of astute journalists

Background imageResigned Collection: Churchillius; or, an Alarming Sacrifice!, 1887. Artist: Joseph Swain

Churchillius; or, an Alarming Sacrifice!, 1887. Artist: Joseph Swain
Churchillius; or, an Alarming Sacrifice!, 1887. Little Lord Randolph Churchill, in full Roman battledress, bounces on his horse, Retrenchment

Background imageResigned Collection: The Great-Little Random, 1887. Artist: Joseph Swain

The Great-Little Random, 1887. Artist: Joseph Swain
The Great-Little Random, 1887. Little Lord Randolph Churchill is seen storming off in a huff, refusing to obey the Ringmasters instructions

Background imageResigned Collection: The Finish, 1886. Artist: Joseph Swain

The Finish, 1886. Artist: Joseph Swain
The Finish, 1886. This is a companion cartoon to The Start, published on 3rd July 1886. Lord Salisbury, the Leader in the Lords of the Conservative Party

Background imageResigned Collection: Fresh Paint!, 1885. Artist: Joseph Swain

Fresh Paint!, 1885. Artist: Joseph Swain
Fresh Paint!, 1885. This cartoon depicts Britannia, holding the olive branch of peace, being touched-up by the new Conservative Prime Minister, Lord Salisbury

Background imageResigned Collection: The Budget Stakes, 1885. Artist: Joseph Swain

The Budget Stakes, 1885. Artist: Joseph Swain
The Budget Stakes, 1885. The Liberal Prime Minister, Gladstone, also doubled in his cabinet as the Chancellor of the Exchequer. This cartoon relates to his 1885 Budget

Background imageResigned Collection: A New Departure, 1882. Artist: Joseph Swain

A New Departure, 1882. Artist: Joseph Swain
A New Departure, 1882. The Chief Secretary for Ireland, William Forster, resigns from his office in Mr Gladstones Liberal government

Background imageResigned Collection: Henry Gordon-Lennox

Henry Gordon-Lennox
Lord HENRY CHARLES GEORGE GORDON-LENNOX : conservative statesman and minister under Disraeli, resigned though innocent because of the Lisbon Tramways scandal. Date: 1821 - 1886



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"Resigned: A Journey through Moments of Change and Decision" Defence of Chateau de Hougoumont - Battle of Waterloo: Amidst the chaos, a brave soldier resigned to defend his post against overwhelming odds. Dropping the Pilot, 1890. Artist: John Tenniel: The captain's resignation left the ship adrift, uncertain of its course in turbulent waters. Attack on the British Squares by French Cavalry, Waterloo: In the face of relentless assault, some soldiers reluctantly resigned themselves to their fate while others fought with unwavering determination. Fighting at the Barricades; Paris Commune 1871: As revolution swept through Paris, citizens either joined or resigned from their previous lives to fight for their ideals. James Callaghan, Labour politician, outside Number 10: With heavy heart and a sense of duty unfulfilled, he stepped down from power but remained committed to serving his country. The Start, 1886. Artist: Joseph Swain: Resignation marked the beginning as one chapter closed and another awaited its turn on life's canvas. Winston Churchill with Kaiser Wilhelm II: In an era fraught with tensions and political maneuvering, Churchill's resignation spoke volumes about his principles and convictions. The Fortune Teller (oil on canvas): Gazing into her crystal ball, she saw a future where resignations would shape destinies and alter paths unforeseen. Sir Charles Warren Commission of Metropolitan Police 1886-88, resigned over Jack Ripper controversy (b/w photo): Haunted by unsolved mysteries that plagued society's conscience, a dedicated officer chose resignation over compromise The Kitchen Maid, 1651 (oil on canvas) :In humble surroundings, she contemplated her choices, knowing that sometimes resigning oneself is not giving up, but finding strength in new beginnings M. de Freycinet (engraving).