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: Crest of a Popular Knight]

Crest of a Popular Knight

“He wore a crest on his helmet adorned with German favors given him by lady admirers, so that the crest of a popular young knight often looked like a slump at the Bon marchĂ©” (p. 103) [more...] [$]

[picture: Front Cover detail: jester reading a book]

Front Cover detail: jester reading a book

A man in a red jester’s mediaeval outfit reads a book. At first I thought he was a gnome or pixie, but in fact a jester is more appropriate for the cover of this humorous book! [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: A Reluctant Tax-Payer]

A Reluctant Tax-Payer

It is night-time and a man’s corpose swings from the hangman’s noose on the gibbet. He is clothed, including boots and a hangman’s hood. In the background the moon looks on, aghast. At one time most people would have been familiar with the sight of a dead man, of hangings, but I [...] [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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