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Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts (1832-1914), Field Marshal

Sitter in 78 portraits
Roberts was born in India and served much of his military career there. He rose to Major-General during the Afghan war, 1878-80, and Commander-in-Chief in India, 1885-93. He enjoyed enormous popularity at home, which was much enhanced by his decisive command in the Second Boer War, 1900. He returned to England on being appointed Commander-in-Chief of the British army, 1900-04, but found himself in disagreement with government defence policy. He spent his remaining years warning against the German threat and arguing the case for national service.

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x39342

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Alexander Bassano
gelatin printing-out paper cabinet card, 1891-1892
NPG x39342

x197381

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Alexander Bassano
printing-out paper cabinet card, 1891-1892
NPG x197381

x197382

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Alexander Bassano
printing-out paper cabinet card, 1891-1892
NPG x197382

x96271

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1891-1892
NPG x96271

x96272

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1891-1892
NPG x96272

x96273

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1891-1892
NPG x96273

x96274

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1891-1892
NPG x96274

x96275

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1891-1892
NPG x96275

x96276

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1891-1892
NPG x96276

x96277

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1891-1892
NPG x96277

x96278

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1891-1892
NPG x96278

x96279

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1891-1892
NPG x96279

x96280

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1891-1892
NPG x96280

x96281

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1891-1892
NPG x96281

x96282

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1891-1892
NPG x96282

x96283

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1891-1892
NPG x96283

x96284

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1891-1892
NPG x96284

x96285

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1891-1892
NPG x96285

x127945

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Elliott & Fry
albumen cabinet card, 1896 or before
NPG x127945

x12479

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Mrs Albert Broom (Christina Livingston)
postcard print, 1900s
NPG x12479