Gustav Dore’s Illustrations for John Milton’s Paradise Lost (1866, Cassell & Co)

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Satan in Eden (p. 37)

Gustav Dore (1832 – 1883) was one of the pre-eminent illustrators of the Victorian age. Born in Paris, and working mainly through wooden engraved prints he produced illustrations for everyone from Byron to Edgar Allen Poe. The beautiful prints below depict scene’s in Milton’s Paradise Lost. They may have been from the 50 plates he produced for an 1866 edition of Paradise Lost, or later re-publishings. I picked these up for a song Spitafield’s Market. There were more on sale, and I kick myself to this day for not buying more of them…

Source: Gustav Dore’s Illustrations for John Milton’s Paradise Lost (1866, Cassell & Co)

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WWII Dutch resistance member’s son receives father’s last letter as he is deported to concentration camp

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#AceHistoryNews – Dec.03: Will never saw his father again after his 1943 arrest, but thanks to a series of fortunate coincidences, the 82-year-old finally got his dad’s last letter, written to his wife and kids as he was deported to a German concentration camp.

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Operation Long Jump Hitler plotted to assassinate Churchill, Stalin and Roosevelt at Iranian summit – New book claims

#AceHistoryNews – Dec.03: Nazi military intelligence reportedly devised the plan to kill the heads of the Allied Forces – known as the ‘Big Three‘ when they met for a conference in Tehran, Iran, in October 1943.

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