Old England: A Pictorial Museum (page 18/52)

[picture: 122.---The earliest figure of Britannia on a Roman coin.]

122.—The earliest figure of Britannia on a Roman coin.

Then came the terrible revolt of Boadicea or Bonduca,—a merciless rising, followed by a bloody revenge. [more...]


[picture: 124.---Silchester.  The North Wall.]

124.—Silchester. The North Wall.

The striking characteristic of Silchester is the ruined wall, with the flourising trees upon it and around it, and the old trees that have grown up around centuries ago, and are now perishing with it. This is the poetry of the place, and the old topographers felt it after their honest fashion. Leland says, “The walls remain in good measure entire, [...] [more...]


[picture: 125.---Silchester.  Plan of City.]

125.—Silchester. Plan of City.

a, The Western Gate, near to which the Road now leads to the church near b, the Eastern Gate; c, the South Gate; d, the North Gate. [more...]


[picture: 126.---Amphitheatre at Dorchester.]

126.—Amphitheatre at Dorchester.

From a Sketch taken from the south-west. [more...]


[picture: 127.---Bestarii]


A Sculpture FromPompeii


[picture: 128.---Amphitheatre at Pompeii.]

128.—Amphitheatre at Pompeii.

This engraving shows, in poor perspective, a large circular amphitheatre. In the background we see Mount Ætna gently smoking, and in the foreground various people in Victorian costume disporting themselves high in the circle. In the centre [...] [more...]


[picture: 129.---Wall of Burgh Castle]

129.—Wall of Burgh Castle

Burgh Castle is next to Breydon Water on the Norfolk/Suffolk border (today it seems to be in Norfolk, but this Web site uses the 1900 borders so as to be closer to historical sources). It [...] [more...]


[picture: 131.---Wall of Severus, on the Sandstone Quarries, Denton Dean, near Newcastle-upon-Tyne.]

131.—Wall of Severus, on the Sandstone Quarries, Denton Dean, near Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

The engraving shows a part of Hadrian’s Wall, calling it the Wall of Severus in a confusion common since the 17th century. [more...]


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