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Elephants played a role in warfare from the first millennium BC until the 19th century. They were used mainly in India and Southeast Asia but also occasionally in western Asia, north Africa, Spain and Italy.
During battles trained war elephants were able to trample men and horses or pick them up and throw them. They also [...]

16 Comments CherryPie on Mar 25th 2019

This scene shows a wounded tiger turning and attacking his pursuers. The incident is described in ‘Sport in Many Lands’, a book written by H. A. L (Henry Astbury Leveson) ‘The Old Shekarry’, one of the most famous game hunters of Victorian times.
Levison served in the Indian army from 1845 to 1854 and returned on [...]

20 Comments CherryPie on Mar 20th 2019

One of the places I visited during my long weekend was Burton Agnes Hall.  The hall has a very fine garden which is one of the best I have visited. I will be posting on both the hall and the garden more fully in due course, but for now meet Agnes (the 2nd).
Whilst designing [...]

26 Comments CherryPie on Jun 11th 2010