Old England: A Pictorial Museum (page 17/52)

[picture: 83.---Julias Cæsar.  From a Copper Coin in the British Museum.]

83.—Julias Cæsar. From a Copper Coin in the British Museum.

In the latter part of the summer of the year 55 B. C. (Halley, the astronomer, has gone far to prove that the exact day was the 26th of August), a Roman fleet crossed the Channel, bearing the infantry of two legions, about ten thousand men. This army was collected at the Portus Itius (Witsand), between Calais and Boulogne. Eighty galleys (Fig. 86) bore [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: 84.---Julias Cæsar.]

84.—Julias Cæsar.

The laurelled conqueror (Figs. 83, 84)

Julias Cæsar (Caesar, Cesar), the Roman Emperor. [$]

[picture: 85.---Roman Eagle.]

85.—Roman Eagle.

The cavalry and the war-chariots of the active Britons met the invader on the beach; and whilst the soldiers hesitated to leave the ships, the standard-bearer of the tenth legion leaped into the water, exclaiming, as Cæsar has recorded, “Follow me, my fellow-soldiers, unless you will give up your eagle to the enemy! I, at least, will do my duty to [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: 86.---Prow of a Roman Galley.]

86.—Prow of a Roman Galley.

“In the latter part of the summer of the year 55 B. C. (Halley, the astronomer, has gone far to prove that the exact day was the 26th of August), a Roman fleet crossed the Channel, bearing the infantry of two legions, about ten thousand men. This army was collected at the Portus Itius (Witsand), between Calais and Boulogne. Eighty galleys (Fig. 86) [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: 87.---Country near Dover.]

87.—Country near Dover.

“In the latter part of the summer of the year 55 B. C. (Halley, the astronomer, has gone far to prove that the exact day was the 26th of August), a Roman fleet crossed the Channel, bearing the infantry of two legions, about ten thousand men. This army was collected at the Portus Itius (Witsand), between Calais and Boulogne. Eighty galleys (Fig. 86) [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: 88.---Dover Cliffs.]

88.—Dover Cliffs.

The white cliffs of dover, complete with fishing boats. The plate is signed “SIBLY” but that could be the original artist or the engraver (or both). [more...] [$]

[picture: 90.---Dover Cliffs.]

90.—Dover Cliffs.

The white cliffs of dover, complete with fishing boats in a storm, and with a barrel floating on a wave. [more...] [$]

[picture: 92.---Roman Eagle.]

92.—Roman Eagle.

A Roman coin showing the Eagle, the symbol of the Empire. Germany and the USA have also used the eagle for a symbol. [more...] [$]


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