Sir Francis Drake
Sir Francis Drake
issued by Sarony & Co, after Unknown artist
gravure cigarette card, 1923 (16th century)
3 1/8 in. x 2 1/2 in. (78 mm x 64 mm) overall
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- Sir Francis Drake (1540-1596), Admiral and circumnavigator. Sitter associated with 39 portraits.
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Current affairsStanley Baldwin begins the first of three terms of government as Conservative Prime Minister following the resignation of Andrew Bonar Law.
Art and scienceBolton Wanderers beat West Ham United in the first FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium. The Cup Final was held at Wembley every year except during the war until 2000.
InternationalHitler attempts to take power in Germany with the Munich Beer Hall Putsch. On the 8th November Hitler and the SA stormed a meeting of the ruling 'triumvirs' forcing them to support a march on Berlin. The coup, however, failed and Hitler was arrested and sentences to five years in prison.
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