The Battle of Majuba Hill
The Transvaal War: the Battle of Majuba Hill. Majuba Hill was the main battle of the First Boer War, and one which the British resoundingly lost. The officer to the left with binoculars is General Sir George Colley, commanding officer, who was killed by Boer marksmen; to facilitate his ascent of the hill (says the ILN), he took off his boots and during the fighting wore only socks and slippers; the officer in the foreground to whom the doctor is offering a flask is Major L C Singleton of the 92nd Gordon Highlanders who died of his wounds. The figure on the extreme left is J A Cameron, Special Correspondent of the Standard. Date: 27th February 1881
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'The Philistines took him, and put out his eyes', mid 19th century. Creator: WH Egleton
'The Philistines took him, and put out his eyes', mid 19th century. Biblical scene, from Judges 16: 21: 'But the Philistines took him, and put out his eyes, and brought him down to Gaza, and bound him with fetters of brass; and he did grind in the prison house'. Samson, having been weakened after Delilah cut off his strength-giving hair as he slept, is captured by the Philistines who blind him by gouging out his eyes. He is then put to work turning a large millstone and grinding grain in prison in Gaza. Here Delilah appears to express remorse for her cruel act. Samson's captors have brought him out of prison to make sport of him during the feast in the Temple of Dagon. Engraving.
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WILLIAM PITT (1708-1778). Earl of Chatham. English statesman. 'The Death of the Earl of Chatham
WILLIAM PITT (1708-1778).
Earl of Chatham. English statesman. 'The Death of the Earl of Chatham.' Oil on canvas, 1779-81, by John Singleton Copley, depicting Pitt's fatal collapse during a debate on American independence in the House of Lords, London, 7 April 1778.
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