Princess Alexandra of Denmark, the future Queen of the United Kingdom, is depicted in this painting by Henry Nelson O’Neil arriving in England on the 7th of March, 1863.
Alexandra travelled to Gravesend in Kent, England by royal yacht to marry Prince Albert Edward, the future King Edward VII.
The royal couple married three days later, on the 10th.
The Christian Martyrs Of Nagasaki (painted 16th-17th century).
On the 5th of February, 1597, a group of Catholics were executed by crucifixion in Nagasaki, Japan.
The victims were four Spaniards, one Mexican, one Indian (all Franciscan missionaries), three Japanese Jesuits, and seventeen Japanese members of the Third Order of St Francis (including children).
The atrocity was carried out on the orders of Hideyoshi Toyotomi.
Generations later it was discovered that Japan had a community of underground “hidden Catholics” who had not been discouraged by the persecution.
The Catholic church of Nagasaki was ground zero when the atomic bomb was dropped in 1945 at the end of the Second World War.
January 1917: A group of women in Leith, Midlothian, Scotland paint the hull of a Royal Navy Motor Launch with anti-fouling paint on a snowy day. First World War.
The manor house of Cheylesmore, England in a watercolour and ink painting by William Henry Brooke, dated the 25th of December, 1820. Parts of the building date back to the year 1250, and some of its most famous residents were Edward, the Black Prince and Henry VI.
Unfortunately, much of what did survive the Second World War was demolished in a development project in the 1950s.
Cheylesmore now makes up part of the southern half of the city of Coventry in the West Midlands.
Christmas Morning (1885) by British painter Charles William Mansel Lewis
Anzac soldiers in the snow near Mametz, France at the end of the Battle of the Somme. 1916-17. By Frank Crozier (1883–1948), Australian official war artist.
From the collection of the Australian War Memorial, Canberra.
This painting, created in 1919, shows the German fleet surrendered in Scotland in 1918, eleven days after the end of the First World War. The caption by Britain’s Imperial War Museum is below:
The German Fleet at Anchor off Inchkeith, Firth of Forth – after the Surrender, 22nd November 1918.