Words and inscriptions
Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh)
by Unknown English artist
Queen Elizabeth I ('The Ditchley portrait')
by Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger
The Gunpowder Plot Conspirators, 1605
by Crispijn de Passe the Elder
'The Rt Honble catch singers' (Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford; Charles James Fox)
by James Gillray, published by William Humphrey
published 2 May 1783
Napoléon Bonaparte ('John Bull offering little Boney fair play')
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 2 August 1803
John Bellingham ('John Bellingham, taken at the Sessions House Old Bailey, May 15 1812')
by Denis Dighton
published 16 May 1812
Sir George Hayter
by Sir George Hayter
after Thomas Rowlandson
Harriet Elizabeth (née St Clair-Erskine), Countess Münster
by Camille Silvy
by (Alexander) Percy Guttenberg
The London Sketch Club
by Unknown artist
Louise Browne (costume design for Louise Browne for the revue 'After Dark')
by Hedley Gawthorne Briggs
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