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Ruler Collection

"Unveiling the Legacy: From Ancient Emperors to Modern Icons" Step into a world where rulers transcend time, leaving behind an indelible mark on history

Background imageRuler Collection: Emperor Haile Selassie I of Abyssinia is enjoying a seaside holiday at Eastbourne

Emperor Haile Selassie I of Abyssinia is enjoying a seaside holiday at Eastbourne, Sussex. The Emperor of Abyssinia keeping in touch with the news of the day at Eastbourne. 18 July 1938

Background imageRuler Collection: Bust of the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius (121-180 AD)

Bust of the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius (121-180 AD)
Marcus Aurelius (121-180 AD). Roman emperor. Roman bust. Marble. From Kandilli, Lamunia (Bozhoyuk). Archaeological Museum. Istanbul. Turkey

Background imageRuler Collection: Mustafa Kemal Ataturk (1881 - 1938)

Mustafa Kemal Ataturk (1881 - 1938)

Background imageRuler Collection: Various shoemaking tools

Various shoemaking tools
Various tools used by a shoemaker or cobbler, including scissors, pliers, hammers, a skewer, a ruler and strong thread

Background imageRuler Collection: Mustafa Kemal Ataturk dancing with his adopted daughter

Mustafa Kemal Ataturk dancing with his adopted daughter
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk (1881-1938) dancing with his adopted daughter Nebile Hamin on her wedding day to Rachid Bey, the Secretary of the Turkish Embassy at Vienna. Date: 1929

Background imageRuler Collection: Mustafa Kemal Ataturk (1881 - 1938)

Mustafa Kemal Ataturk (1881 - 1938) a Turkish army officer, revolutionary statesman, and founder of the Republic of Turkey as well as its first President. A very rare image

Background imageRuler Collection: Mask of Tutankhamun

Mask of Tutankhamun
The famous mask of Pharoah TUTANKHAMUN, ruler of the 18th Dynasty of Egypt 1361 - 1352 BC, (Egyptian Museum, Cairo), made of solid gold, with inlaid glass and lapis lazuli

Background imageRuler Collection: Golden Mask of Egyptian Pharoah Tutankhamun

Golden Mask of Egyptian Pharoah Tutankhamun
The famous mask of Pharoah TUTANKHAMUN, ruler of the 18th Dynasty of Egypt 1361 - 1352 BC, (Egyptian Museum, Cairo), made of solid gold, with inlaid glass and lapis lazuli

Background imageRuler Collection: King George V - Scenes of the British Empire

King George V - Scenes of the British Empire
One King, One Flag, One Fleet, One Empire - inset portrait of King George V (1865-1936) surrounded by images of the varied animals and wildlife of the British colonial territories (4/4)

Background imageRuler Collection: Assyrian king in his chariot

Assyrian king in his chariot returning from battle. Color lithograph reproduction of a bas-relief sculpture from Nineveh

Background imageRuler Collection: Tailoring tools

Tailoring tools
Tools used in tailoring, including scissors, needle and thread, chalk, measuring tape, a ruler and a smoothing iron

Background imageRuler Collection: The Maharajah of Mysore, WW1

The Maharajah of Mysore, WW1
Krishna Raja Wadiyar IV GCSI, GBE (June 4, 1884 August 3, 1940, Bangalore Palace), also known popularly as Nalwadi Krishna Raja Wadiyar

Background imageRuler Collection: The Garden of Earthly Delights, 1500s

The Garden of Earthly Delights, 1500s. Bosch, Hieronymus (1450?1516). Found in the collection of the Museo del Prado, Madrid

Background imageRuler Collection: PANC2A-00011

PANC2A-00011
Theodora, Empress of the Eastern Roman Empire, and her court. Printed 19th-century halftone reproduction of a mosaic at Ravenna

Background imageRuler Collection: Vlad Tzepesch

Vlad Tzepesch
VLAD TZEPESCH prince of Walachia who ruled 1455-1462, and again 1476-7. goodness knows what he did during the interval

Background imageRuler Collection: King George V - Scenes of the British Empire

King George V - Scenes of the British Empire
One King, One Flag, One Fleet, One Empire - inset portrait of King George V (1865-1936) (1/4). Date: circa 1911

Background imageRuler Collection: Portrait of Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of France

Portrait of Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of France
Full-face portrait of Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of France (1769-1821). Date: circa 1800

Background imageRuler Collection: Maori Chieftain, New Zealand

Maori Chieftain, New Zealand. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageRuler Collection: Justinian, Byzantine emperor

Justinian, Byzantine emperor
Byzantine emperor and his attendant. Antique hand-colored print

Background imageRuler Collection: Bhupinder Singh, Maharajah of Patiala playing cricket

Bhupinder Singh, Maharajah of Patiala playing cricket
Maharajah Bhupinder Singh of Patiala (1891 - 1938) playing cricket. Perhaps best known for his extravagance, the Maharajah nevertheless worked for the betterment of social conditions within his

Background imageRuler Collection: George V and Mary, Coronation Durbar, Delhi, India

George V and Mary, Coronation Durbar, Delhi, India
King George V and Queen Mary sitting on their imperial thrones on the day following the Coronation Durbar ceremony in Delhi, India

Background imageRuler Collection: Tutankhamun Sarcophagus

Tutankhamun Sarcophagus
The sarcophagus of Pharoah TUTANKHAMUN, ruler of the 18th Dynasty of Egypt 1361 - 1352 BC, (Egyptian Museum, Cairo)

Background imageRuler Collection: Haiti Royal Palace

Haiti Royal Palace
Citadelle Laferrire, the palace of Henri Christophe, ruler from 1807, king 1811-1818, committed suicide 1820

Background imageRuler Collection: Jerusalem Taken

Jerusalem Taken
The army of Nebuchadnezzar II, ruler of Babylon, enters Jerusalem, sacking the city and taking the inhabitants into exile

Background imageRuler Collection: Tutankhamun, Pharaoh

Tutankhamun, Pharaoh
TUTANKHAMUN, PHARAOH Egyptian ruler of the 18th dynasty of Egypt 1361-52 BC

Background imageRuler Collection: King Charles II in Garter Robes (oil on canvas)

King Charles II in Garter Robes (oil on canvas)
465948 King Charles II in Garter Robes (oil on canvas) by Lely, Peter (1618-80); Belvoir Castle, Leicestershire, UK; (add.info.: Charles II (29 May 1630 - 6 February 1685) was king of England

Background imageRuler Collection: Attila, King of the Huns

Attila, King of the Huns
Illustration of Attila, King of the Huns

Background imageRuler Collection: Constantine and Cross

Constantine and Cross
The emperor Constantine defeats his co-ruler Maxentius outside Rome : a cross in the sky tells him In hoc signo vinces (In this sign you will win), and he later converts

Background imageRuler Collection: Edward VIII on his accession, 1936 (b / w photo)

Edward VIII on his accession, 1936 (b / w photo)
STC444630 Edward VIII on his accession, 1936 (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Edward VIII (1894-1972), King of Great Britain

Background imageRuler Collection: Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603), from Lodges British Portraits, 1823

Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603), from Lodges British Portraits, 1823
KW178667 Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603), from Lodges British Portraits, 1823 (engraving) by Zuccaro, Taddeo (1529-66) (after); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageRuler Collection: Victoria Diamond Jubilee celebration bookmark

Victoria Diamond Jubilee celebration bookmark
A beautifully embroidered silk bookmark to commemorate Queen Victorias Diamond Jubilee

Background imageRuler Collection: Akhenaton / Egypt / Brunton

Akhenaton / Egypt / Brunton
AKHENATON also known as AMENHOTEP IV or AMENOPHIS IV Egyptian ruler, began a new religion of Aton, the sun disc

Background imageRuler Collection: Saladin, Sultan of Egypt and Syria

Saladin, Sultan of Egypt and Syria
Salah Ad-Din Yusuf Ibn Ayyub, known as Saladin, Muslim Sultan of Egypt and Syria (reigned 1174-1193)

Background imageRuler Collection: Abd El Kader, Algerian leader

Abd El Kader, Algerian leader
Abd El Kader (Abd al-Qadir, El Amir Abdelkader), Algerian Islamic scholar, Sufi, political and military leader who led a resistance to French occupation in the mid-nineteenth century

Background imageRuler Collection: Islamic panel of Othman bin Afan (God Bless him), the fourth Muslim ruler after Prophet

Islamic panel of Othman bin Afan (God Bless him), the fourth Muslim ruler after Prophet Mohammad, Hagia Sophia Museum, Istanbul, Turkey, Europe

Background imageRuler Collection: Royal Chattris, Orchha, India

Royal Chattris, Orchha, India
The Royal Chattris (14 cenotaphs or tombs carved out of stone) of former rulers, in Kanchana Ghat on the banks of the river Betwa at Orchha, Madhya Pradesh Province, India

Background imageRuler Collection: Owen Glendower

Owen Glendower
OWEN GLENDOWER Welsh Chieftain

Background imageRuler Collection: Portraits of Henry VIIIs six wives from 1509, (1932). Artist: Rosalind Thornycroft

Portraits of Henry VIIIs six wives from 1509, (1932). Artist: Rosalind Thornycroft
Portraits of Henry VIIIs six wives; Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Catherine Howard and Catherine Parr

Background imageRuler Collection: the Nefertiti

the Nefertiti
Ajar Setiadi

Background imageRuler Collection: Charlemagne - the first Holy Roman Emperor, published in 1868

Charlemagne - the first Holy Roman Emperor, published in 1868
Charlemagne (Charles the Great, Latin: Carolus Magnus, possibly 742 - 814), King of the Franks from 768 on and Emperor of the Romans (Imperator Romanorum) from 800 to his death in 814

Background imageRuler Collection: Sayajirao III Gaekwad, Maharaja of Baroda

Sayajirao III Gaekwad, Maharaja of Baroda
Sayajirao III Gaekwad (Shrimant Gopalrao Gaekwad) (1863-1939) The Maharaja of Baroda from 1875 to 1939, and a notable reformer

Background imageRuler Collection: Maharaja Bhupinder Singh of Patiala, Indian ruler

Maharaja Bhupinder Singh of Patiala, Indian ruler
Bhupinder Singh (1891-1938), ruling Maharaja of the state of Patiala from 1900 to 1938. He is perhaps the most famous Maharaja of Patiala, best known for his extravagance, and for being a cricketer

Background imageRuler Collection: Kings of England, reproduction of possibly the first jigsaw puzzle, c

Kings of England, reproduction of possibly the first jigsaw puzzle, c
1772350 Kings of England, reproduction of possibly the first jigsaw puzzle, c.1820, from The Sketch Magazine, Coronation Number, published 1937 (colour litho) by English School

Background imageRuler Collection: Portrait of Tsarevich Alexander Nikolaevich of Russia (1818-1881). Creator: Stieler

Portrait of Tsarevich Alexander Nikolaevich of Russia (1818-1881). Creator: Stieler
Portrait of Tsarevich Alexander Nikolaevich of Russia (1818-1881). Private Collection

Background imageRuler Collection: Tsar Nicholas II at the opening ceremony of the first Duma, St Petersburg, Russia, 1906

Tsar Nicholas II at the opening ceremony of the first Duma, St Petersburg, Russia, 1906. The Duma, the elected legislative assembly of the Russian Empire

Background imageRuler Collection: Napoleon at Fontainebleau During the First Abdication - 31 March 1814, (1845)

Napoleon at Fontainebleau During the First Abdication - 31 March 1814, (1845). Artist: Paul Delaroche
Napoleon at Fontainebleau During the First Abdication - 31 March 1814, (1845). The invasion of France by the Allies culminated in Napoleons abdication of 11 April

Background imageRuler Collection: ILN cover - Kuwait and its ruler, 1961

ILN cover - Kuwait and its ruler, 1961
Front cover of The Illustrated London News featuring the ruler of Kuwait, H. H. Sheikh Sir Abdullah As-Salim As-Sabah with telegrams of support from Kuwaiti citizens

Background imageRuler Collection: SECOND AFGHAN WAR, 1878. Save Me From My Friends! Amir Sher Ali of Afghanistan

SECOND AFGHAN WAR, 1878. Save Me From My Friends! Amir Sher Ali of Afghanistan endeavors to stand between the Russian bear and the British lion as each eyes the other with suspicion



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"Unveiling the Legacy: From Ancient Emperors to Modern Icons" Step into a world where rulers transcend time, leaving behind an indelible mark on history. The bust of the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius stands as a testament to his reign, symbolizing wisdom and strength that echoes through centuries. Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, a visionary leader of Turkey, emerges from the shadows with determination etched upon his face. Amidst shoemaking tools scattered across ancient workshops, craftsmanship intertwines with power. These tools once served as extensions of skilled hands under the watchful eyes of emperors and kings alike. Tutankhamun's mask whispers secrets from beyond the grave - an exquisite artifact embodying regality and mystery. An Assyrian king proudly rides in his chariot, showcasing dominance over vast lands. Mustafa Kemal Ataturk reappears, this time dancing joyfully with his adopted daughter - revealing a softer side beneath his stoic facade. In Hieronymus Bosch's "The Garden of Earthly Delights, " temptation dances amidst opulence and indulgence - reminding us that even they are not immune to desire's allure. The Maharajah of Mysore dons military attire during World War I, exemplifying leadership in times of turmoil. Emperor Haile Selassie I finds respite by the seaside at Eastbourne; even those who govern nations seek solace in simple pleasures. A golden mask adorns Pharaoh Tutankhamun's remains - an emblematic representation of divine authority transcending mortal existence. Edward VIII ascends to power in 1936 captured forever in black-and-white photography; he carries both privilege and responsibility on his shoulders. Through these glimpses into their lives, we witness how rulers shape our world – their legacies woven into the tapestry of human history for eternity.