English explorer under Elizabeth I who attempted to found a viable colony in Virginia in 1587. Subsequently executed by James I.

Mrs. Beresford


Oxford, guided by Wellington, Conservative Party, Home Secretary (1822-27),  Prime Minister twice (1834-35 and 1841-46), supports Lord Ashburton negotiations with Webster leading to Treaty on US-Canada borders, founder of British police force.

Horatio Nelson


James Wolfe, killed at Quebec vs. French in 1759

Albert, the consort

George Eliot (1819-1880)

Charles Darwin

John Russell, Earl of Kingston

Governor General of Canada (1847-54) and laterViceroy of India (1862-63). The orders destruction of the Old Summer Palace in Beijing during the Second Opium War in 1860.Type your paragraph here.

John Stuart Mill

Lord Salisbury

Reverend Thomas Binney

PM Palmerston reading book

Robert Peel ​(1788-1850)

Samuel Taylor Coleridge, English Poet

Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)

Miguel Lisboa (1801-1889)

Soldier in kilt with feather hat

Queen Elizabeth

Nelson's ship HMS Victory


Trafalgar Square


Royal ancestry, but father a modest vicar, at 20 wins prize for poem at Cambridge U, father dies and money troubles, to London, 3rd publication poems including Locksley Hall, break through, secedes Wordsworth as Britain’s Poet Laureate in 1850, marries, two sons, ’55 Charge of the Light Brigade, first poet to earn peerage

Victoria and J Brown

Dr. Livingston

British soldier

War of 1812 General

W. H. Russell

Alfred Lloyd Tennyson (1809-1892)

James Bruce - Gov. Gen


Victoria and baby Kaiser Wilhelm II

Joseph Chamberlain

Stratford on Avon photos

British Editor Mark Lemon

Florence Nightingale

Robert E. Drane  © 2015   Privacy Policy


Horatio Nelson death scene/HMS Victory

​Photography Book

Victoria's family

Sir Walter Raleigh (1554-1618)

Charles Dickens

Gordon (Chinese)

Lord Charles Beresford

Carlyle is from Scotland, Calvinist, intellectual, essayist, satirist, moves to London ’34, writes The French Revolution: A History, link to Emerson, existentialism, “great men” theory of progress,  opposes democracy and favors hero autocrats, Nietzsche-like themes, writes Occasional Discourse On The Negro Question in 1849, arguing in favor of slavery or serfdom so the lazy work for a living, extols Frederick The Great, womanizer, rector of Edinburgh U, global fame.


Duke of Wellington



Man from China

Lord Granville

Earl Grey​(1764-1845)

Tower of London