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Britain-Stamp-Queen Elizabeth II-Gas Mask Featured People Image

Britain-Stamp-Queen Elizabeth II-Gas Mask

Former leader of the rock band KLF James Cauty has produced a poster mimicking a British stamp with Queen Elizabeth II wearing a gas mask which is on display at an art gallery in Brighton 04 June 2003. The artist created the work in response to the war against Iraq. The Royal Mail is threatening to sue the gallery claiming that it is a breach of its Copyright on stamps and the Queen's profile image, and has asked the gallery to remove the poster. / AFP PHOTO / JAMES CAUTY

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The Queens Crown Featured People Image

The Queens Crown

The crown made for Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, on the coronation of King George VI when she was Queen Consort. The crown was made by Messrs. Garrard, and mounted in platinum. The foundation is a circlet used by Queen Victoria for court functions, and the Koh-i-Noor diamond is set in the front cross-pate springing from it. A drop-brilliant from the Treasury of Lahore, presented to Queen Victoria by the East India Company, is set in the top cross-pate

© Mary Evans Picture Library 2015 -

Amelia Earhart, US aviation pioneer Featured People Image

Amelia Earhart, US aviation pioneer

Amelia Earhart (1897-1937), American aviation pioneer. Earhart was the first woman to cross the Atlantic by air as a passenger (1928), fly solo across the Atlantic, setting a new record of 13 hours and 30 minutes (1932), and fly from Hawaii to California (1935). In 1937, Earhart attempted to become the first woman to fly around the world. Her plane, with her navigator Fred Noonan also on board, disappeared on 2 July 1937 whilst flying over the Pacific Ocean from New Guinea to Howland Island. No trace of the plane or crew was ever found