Bill Nye’s History of England (page 1/4)

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[picture: Front cover]

Pictures from Bill Nye’s History of England by (as you guessed) Bill Nye, in 1896; my copy is dated 1900 and has a preface that mentions the death of the author.

The cartoons are by W. M. Goodes and A. M. Richards. William M. Goodes was born in Portage County, Ohio, in March 1857, the son of a painter. He became a popular American cartoonist, and died on 15th April 1919.

The book was published in the US before 1923, and, since the creators were American, is in the public domain.

Title: Bill Nye’s History of England

Author: Nye, Bill

Published by: J. B. Lippincott Company

City: Philadelphia

Date: 1900

Total items: 14

Out of copyright (called public domain in the USA), hence royalty-free for all purposes usage credit requested, or as marked.

Some sample images

[picture: Cæsar crossing the channel.]

Cæsar crossing the channel.

“Cæsar [Caesar] first came to Great Britain on account of a bilious attack. On the way across the channel a violent storm came up. The great emporor and pantata believed he was drowning, so that in an instant’s time everything throughout his whole lifetime recurred [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: detail: swinging corpse: silhouette]

detail: swinging corpse: silhouette

A version of the swinging corpose cartoon with the details obliterated, leaving just an outline. [more...] [$]

[picture: Title Page]

Title Page

Bill Nye’s History of England [more...] [$]

[picture: The Vigil of Arms]

The Vigil of Arms

“The most peculiar condition required for entry into knighthood was the “vigil of arms,” which consisted in keeping a long silent watch in some gloomy spot—a haunted one preferred—over the arms he was about to assume. The illustration representing this subject is without doubt one of the best of the kind extant, and even in the present age of [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: The Discovery of Tin in Britain]

The Discovery of Tin in Britain

A cartoon illustrating how the Romans discovered that Britain had... er... tin. [$]


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Pictures from Bill Nye’s History of England by (as you guessed) Bill Nye, in 1896; my copy is dated 1900 and has a preface that mentions the death of the author.

The cartoons are by W. M. Goodes and A. M. Richards. William M. Goodes was born in Portage County, Ohio, in March 1857, the son of a painter. He became a popular American cartoonist, and died on 15th April 1919.

The book was published in the US before 1923, and, since the creators were American, is in the public domain.


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