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Norman Collection

In the midst of the electrifying atmosphere at the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City, a powerful moment unfolded that would forever be etched in history

Background imageNorman Collection: OLYMPIC GAMES, 1968. American runners Tommie Smith (center) and John Carlos (right)

OLYMPIC GAMES, 1968. American runners Tommie Smith (center) and John Carlos (right) showing the Black Power salute during the medal ceremonies at the Olympic Games in Mexico City

Background imageNorman Collection: Norman Keep and daffodils, Cardiff Castle, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Norman Keep and daffodils, Cardiff Castle, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageNorman Collection: Whitby Abbey

Whitby Abbey, Yorkshire, England. King Edwin built a small church here c. 630. St. Hilda founded a monastery in 656. The present ruined Norman Abbey was built circa 1222. Date: founded circa 656

Background imageNorman Collection: Portchester Castle N071247

Portchester Castle N071247
PORTCHESTER CASTLE, Hampshire. Viewed from across the estuary showing the keep

Background imageNorman Collection: HMS Good Hope in Great War Deeds, WW1

HMS Good Hope in Great War Deeds, WW1
HMS Good Hope of the British Royal Navy going down with her last guns firing, in an action against overwhelming odds off the coast of Chile, South America

Background imageNorman Collection: Leeds Castle, 12th

Leeds Castle, 12th c. Norman stronghold and royal residence, England

Background imageNorman Collection: A Star Explodes - Norman Lindsay

A Star Explodes - Norman Lindsay
A Star Explodes by Norman Lindsay Date: 1932

Background imageNorman Collection: Map of England in 1066

Map of England in 1066
England at the time of the Norman conquest, 1066-1081. Color lithograph of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNorman Collection: Bayeaux Tapestry portraying the Norman Conquest

Bayeaux Tapestry portraying the Norman Conquest
Norman invasion of England in 1066 A.D. Color lithograph reproduction of part of the Bayeux tapestry

Background imageNorman Collection: Durham Cathedral K011466

Durham Cathedral K011466
DURHAM CATHEDRAL, Durham. View of cathedral on hill by river. Built from 1073 to 1274

Background imageNorman Collection: Norman Wisdom / Rank

Norman Wisdom / Rank
NORMAN WISDOM British slapstick comedian on film, stage and TV

Background imageNorman Collection: Battle of Hastings IC008_018

Battle of Hastings IC008_018
BATTLE ABBEY, East Sussex. Battle of Hastings 1066. Reconstruction drawing by Jason Askew

Background imageNorman Collection: ENGLAND: SOCCER MATCH, 1966

ENGLAND: SOCCER MATCH, 1966
Dave Mackay (left) of Tottenham Hotspur confronts Billy Bremner of Leeds United during a game, 20th August 1966. Referee Norman Burtenshaw blows his whistle to intervene

Background imageNorman Collection: Bamburgh Castle K021974

Bamburgh Castle K021974
BAMBURGH CASTLE, Northumberland. General view of the castle and beach

Background imageNorman Collection: Wilkin - Battle of Hastings K021254

Wilkin - Battle of Hastings K021254
BATTLE ABBEY, East Sussex. " The Battle of Hastings " c1820 by Frank W WILKIN (1791-1842)

Background imageNorman Collection: Tapestry of Bayeux. The complete tapestry depicts

Tapestry of Bayeux. The complete tapestry depicts the Norman invansion of England. Knights of King Edward III (upper part) and naves of Harold II (down). Detail. Fresco. FRANCE. Bayeux

Background imageNorman Collection: Herbert Norman Howells

Herbert Norman Howells
HERBERT NORMAN HOWELLS Organist, music teacher and conductor

Background imageNorman Collection: St Albans Abbey 1802

St Albans Abbey 1802
St Albans Cathedral, Hertfordshire. The Abbey was founded in 793 by Offa, King of Mercia, supposedly on the site of the martyrdom of St Alban in A.D. 303

Background imageNorman Collection: Bamburgh at sunset N080247

Bamburgh at sunset N080247
BAMBURGH CASTLE, Northumberland. The coastal castle viewed from the beach, silhouetted against a setting sun

Background imageNorman Collection: Pontefract Castle, c. 1620-40

Pontefract Castle, c. 1620-40
WAK69131 Pontefract Castle, c.1620-40 by Keirincx, Alexander (1600-c.1652); The Hepworth Wakefield, West Yorkshire, UK; eThe Hepworth Wakefield; Flemish, out of copyright

Background imageNorman Collection: Hartnell ballgown

Hartnell ballgown
An evening dress designed by Norman Hartnell in full-skirted organza glittered with love knots

Background imageNorman Collection: Rochester Castle J860035

Rochester Castle J860035
ROCHESTER CASTLE, Kent. View towards the Norman tower-keep, built c.1127 by William of Corbeil, Archbishop of Canterbury, with the encouragement of Henry I

Background imageNorman Collection: Bamburgh Castle J070053

Bamburgh Castle J070053
BAMBURGH CASTLE, Northumberland. Storm clouds hover above the castle and sand dunes

Background imageNorman Collection: Lincoln Cathedral

Lincoln Cathedral, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England, first founded by the Norman Bishop Remigius in 1086. Date: 1940s

Background imageNorman Collection: The Bayeux Tapestry, Normandy, France, Europe

The Bayeux Tapestry, Normandy, France, Europe

Background imageNorman Collection: Old Sarum J030098

Old Sarum J030098
OLD SARUM, Wiltshire. Distant aerial view reconstruction drawing of William the Conqueror receiving the barons in 1086, by Peter Dunn (English Heritage Graphics Team)

Background imageNorman Collection: New Power Stations, advert for British Electricity, 1951. Artist: Norman Wilkinson

New Power Stations, advert for British Electricity, 1951. Artist: Norman Wilkinson
New Power Stations, advert for British Electricity, 1951. Paintings of power stations (artists in brackets): Cliff Quay, near Ipswich, Suffolk (Norman Wilkinson); Poole

Background imageNorman Collection: Bamburgh Castle

Bamburgh Castle. This castle is situated on a basalt outcrop on the Northumbrian coast, England. The castle was first constructed in the 11th century by the Normans

Background imageNorman Collection: Norman cavalry clashes with Harolds foot soldiers forming shield wall

Norman cavalry clashes with Harolds foot soldiers forming shield wall, Bayeux Tapestry, Bayeux, Normandy, France, Europe

Background imageNorman Collection: A Feast. Detail from the Bayeux Tapestry, late 11th century, (1944). Creator: Unknown

A Feast. Detail from the Bayeux Tapestry, late 11th century, (1944). Creator: Unknown
A Feast. Detail from the Bayeux Tapestry, late 11th century, (1944). Scene from the embroidery depicting the Norman Invasion of England in 1066

Background imageNorman Collection: JOSE J. MARTI (1853-1895). Cuban patriot. Oil on canvas, 1891, by Herman Norman

JOSE J. MARTI (1853-1895). Cuban patriot. Oil on canvas, 1891, by Herman Norman

Background imageNorman Collection: Norman Keep, Cardiff Castle, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Norman Keep, Cardiff Castle, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageNorman Collection: Cefalu, Palermo district, Sicily, Italy, Mediterranean, Europe

Cefalu, Palermo district, Sicily, Italy, Mediterranean, Europe

Background imageNorman Collection: Gardener at Pensax Court, Worcestershire

Gardener at Pensax Court, Worcestershire. Photograph by Norman Synge Waller Budd

Background imageNorman Collection: Battle of Hastings J960036

Battle of Hastings J960036
BATTLE ABBEY, East Sussex. Battle of Hastings 1066. Reconstruction drawing of the battle scene with soldiers by Ivan Lapper

Background imageNorman Collection: Battle of Hastings J000010

Battle of Hastings J000010
BATTLE ABBEY, East Sussex. Battle of Hastings reconstruction drawing looking over the heads of the English towards the Norman ranks, by Peter Dunn (English Heritage Graphics Team)

Background imageNorman Collection: HM Queen Elizabeth II with her Maids of Honour, The Coronation, 2nd June 1953. Artist: Cecil Beaton

HM Queen Elizabeth II with her Maids of Honour, The Coronation, 2nd June 1953. Artist: Cecil Beaton
HM Queen Elizabeth II with her maids of honour, Green Drawing Room, Buckingham palace, 2nd June 1953. In selecting six Maids of Honour instead of pages to bear her velvet train throughout

Background imageNorman Collection: Effigy of William Marshall from his tomb in Temple Church, London, from A Short

Effigy of William Marshall from his tomb in Temple Church, London, from A Short
KW392514 Effigy of William Marshall from his tomb in Temple Church, London, from A Short History of the English People by J. R

Background imageNorman Collection: Feathered Gown

Feathered Gown
A Norman Hartnell evening gown. (Photo by Sasha/Getty Images)

Background imageNorman Collection: Fire at 298 Old Brompton Road, London SW5

Fire at 298 Old Brompton Road, London SW5, 25 February 1956. An escape ladder is extended to the second floor, with Sub Officer Kirby of A9 Fulham carrying a 19-month-old child

Background imageNorman Collection: Gatehouse, Durham Castle, University College, Durham, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Gatehouse, Durham Castle, University College, Durham, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageNorman Collection: Blue Star Line poster

Blue Star Line poster
Poster for the Blue Star shipping line service to South America showing a magnificent passenger liner sailing over the horizon by renowned maritime artist, Norman Wilkinson

Background imageNorman Collection: England, County Durham, Durham City. Durham Cathedral, situated above the river banks of the River

England, County Durham, Durham City. Durham Cathedral, situated above the river banks of the River Wear

Background imageNorman Collection: Ely Cathedral a019773

Ely Cathedral a019773
ELY CATHEDRAL, Cambridgeshire. Interior view. The light passing through the stained glass windows creates a kaleidoscope effect inside the 11th-century cathedral

Background imageNorman Collection: Tower of London BL10013h

Tower of London BL10013h
TOWER OF LONDON. View of the Lanthorn Tower and White Tower, with cannon arrayed along the river bank. Photographed in 1890 by Bedford Lemere

Background imageNorman Collection: Scene on Conwy Harbour, North Wales

Scene on Conwy Harbour, North Wales
A wonderful, atmospheric view of Conwy Harbour, North Wales, with the silhouette of the Castle in the background. Photograph by Norman Synge Waller Budd 1960

Background imageNorman Collection: Okehampton Castle K981215

Okehampton Castle K981215
OKEHAMPTON CASTLE, Devon. Motte and remains of keep & bailey buildings

Background imageNorman Collection: Lincoln Cathedral 1940S

Lincoln Cathedral 1940S
A fine overview of the city of Lincoln, England, with its majestic cathedral, first founded by the Norman Bishop Remigius in 1086




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In the midst of the electrifying atmosphere at the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City, a powerful moment unfolded that would forever be etched in history. American runners Tommie Smith and John Carlos made a bold statement by raising their fists in the iconic Black Power salute during the medal ceremonies. However, it was Australian athlete Peter Norman who silently stood beside them, wearing an OPHR badge as a symbol of solidarity. Norman's presence in this pivotal moment showcased his unwavering support for equality and justice. Just like an exploding star illuminating the night sky, his actions shone brightly amidst adversity. This act of unity transcended borders and reminded us all that humanity knows no boundaries. Delving into history, we find another connection to Norman - the Bayeux Tapestry portraying the Norman Conquest. This historical event marked a turning point for England, much like how Norman's stance challenged societal norms on that fateful day at the Olympics. As we explore further, Durham Cathedral comes into view - a testament to enduring strength and resilience. Similarly, Norman displayed immense courage when he chose to align himself with Smith and Carlos' cause despite knowing it could have severe repercussions. Looking back even further to 1066, we see England depicted on a map before William Duke of Normandy embarked on his conquest. The Battle of Hastings ensued shortly after – yet another instance where "Norman" played a significant role in shaping history. Switching gears from sports to soccer brings us to England's victorious World Cup win in 1966 – an occasion celebrated nationwide. In this context too, one cannot help but draw parallels between moments of triumph such as these and Norman's brave stand against racial inequality. Venturing northwards towards Bamburgh Castle reveals both strength and serenity coexisting harmoniously – just like Peter Norman did when faced with adversity while upholding his beliefs. Finally arriving at Cardiff Castle showcases its Norman Keep, standing tall amidst a sea of daffodils.