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Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

(1832-1914), Field Marshal

Sitter in 81 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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Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts, by Mrs Albert Broom (Christina Livingston) - NPG x12479

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

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

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts, by Mrs Albert Broom (Christina Livingston) - NPG x174

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Mrs Albert Broom (Christina Livingston)
half-plate glass negative, 1900s
NPG x174

Dufadar; Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts, possibly by Horace Walter Nicholls, published by  Underwood & Underwood - NPG x26385

Dufadar; Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

possibly by Horace Walter Nicholls, published by Underwood & Underwood
albumen stereoscopic card, 1900
NPG x26385

Dufadar; Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts, by Horace Walter Nicholls - NPG x137824

Dufadar; Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Horace Walter Nicholls
halftone reproduction tear sheet, published 22 September 1900
NPG x137824

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts, by Bassano Ltd, after  Unknown artist - NPG x128017

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Bassano Ltd, after Unknown artist
12 x 10 inch glass copy negative, 4 May 1904
NPG x128017

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x128018

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Bassano Ltd
12 x 10 inch glass copy negative, 12 July 1904
NPG x128018

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x128019

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Bassano Ltd
12 x 10 inch glass copy negative, 12 July 1904
NPG x128019

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x128020

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Bassano Ltd
12 x 10 inch glass copy negative, 12 July 1904
NPG x128020

'King Edward & His Empire Builders', published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG x197883

'King Edward & His Empire Builders'

published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
postcard print, circa 1907
NPG x197883

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts of Kandahar, Pretoria and Waterford, by Walter Stoneman, for  James Russell & Sons - NPG Ax39018

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts of Kandahar, Pretoria and Waterford

by Walter Stoneman, for James Russell & Sons
bromide print, circa 1916
NPG Ax39018

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts, by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company - NPG x12482

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen cabinet card
NPG x12482

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts, by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company - NPG x12483

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
woodburytype
NPG x12483

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts, by Adolf Eckstein, probably after  Carl Vandyk - NPG x12487

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Adolf Eckstein, probably after Carl Vandyk
photogravure
NPG x12487

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts, by Carl Vandyk, published by  The Regal Publishing Co - NPG x12488

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Carl Vandyk, published by The Regal Publishing Co
photogravure
NPG x12488

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts, by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company - NPG x4979

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen cabinet card
NPG x4979

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts ('Men of the Day. No. 223.'), by WGR - NPG D43953

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts ('Men of the Day. No. 223.')

by WGR
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 10 April 1880
NPG D43953

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts, after Sir William Newzam Prior Nicholson - NPG D9923

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

after Sir William Newzam Prior Nicholson
lithograph after a woodcut, 1897
NPG D9923

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