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The rich tapestry of history spans millennia. From toiling in the mud to conquering empires, the tale of man has been filled with sensational stories and phenomenal people. We’ve made it our mission as a species to capture these significant and fleeting moments in whatever way we can.

Before the advent of photography, most historic images and pictures were artistic interpretations, usually comprising of detailed paintings and illustrations.

The historical prints available here at Media Storehouse are chock-full of the most epic moments to ever take place on planet Earth. If you're looking for an inspirational historic print or a history poster for the classroom, our extensive library of images and other forms of digital media will not disappoint the history buffs of the world.

Choose from 5,358 pictures in our Historical Prints & Posters collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Photos, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


Matania - Last Absolution of the Munsters Featured Historic Print

Matania - Last Absolution of the Munsters

The Last General Absolution of the Munsters at Rue du Bois - painting by Fortunino Matania. This painting relates to an incident in France in May of 1915, when the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Munster Fusiliers suffered very heavily at Rue du Bois, in the Pas de Calais close to Arras. The action was only one of many local attacks which ended disastrously through lack of support. Colonel Victor Rickard, recently appointed to command, was killed in the attack, as was his Adjutant, Captain Filgate. Both are represented in the picture, alongside Father Gleeson, who is shown giving the Absolution on the evening prior to the action taking place.
1915

© Mary Evans Picture Library 2015 - https://copyrighthub.org/s0/hub1/creation/maryevans/MaryEvansPictureID/10510942

Defence of Chateau de Hougoumont - Battle of Waterloo Featured Historic Print

Defence of Chateau de Hougoumont - Battle of Waterloo

Defence of the Chateau de Hougoumont by the flank company, Coldstream GuardsWatercolour by Denis Dighton, 1815Associated with Napoleonic Wars, Waterloo (1815).In 1811 Dighton obtained an ensigncy in the 90th Foot as a favour from the Prince Regent, but he resigned in March 1812. He made drawings at Waterloo in 1815. That year he was appointed Military Painter to the Prince. Watercolour Date: 1815

© The National Army Museum / Mary Evans Picture Library

Battle of Abu Klea, 17 January 1885 Featured Historic Print

Battle of Abu Klea, 17 January 1885

Battle of Abu Klea, 17 January 1885. Oil on canvas signed and dated lower left: W B Wollen 1896, by William Barns Wollen (1857-1936), 1896. In a race against time to relieve General Gordon, besieged at Khartoum, a relief column under General Sir Garnet Wolseley set out from Cairo in October 1884. Realising that his infantry, travelling in boats up the Nile, might not reach Khartoum in time to save Gordon, Wolseley detached a Desert Column to travel overland by a faster but more dangerous route. On 17 Jan 1885 this Column, commanded by General Herbert Stewart, was attacked by the Mahdists at Abu Klea. The resulting battle was later described by Winston Churchill as the most savage and bloody action ever fought in the Soudan by British troops'. The British square broke and was closed only after desperate hand-to-hand fighting. The British suffered 168 casualties, the Mahdists about 1100. The Column finally reached Khartoum on 28 January, two days after the town had fallen. Date: 1885

© The National Army Museum / Mary Evans Picture Library