'Defence made with Bees', c 1845.
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Vignette from a lithographic plate showing a mounted army being deterred from entering a breach in a city wall by a swarm of bees. Taken from 'The Bee' in 'Graphic Illustrations of Animals - Showing Their Utility to Man', illustrated by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins and R K Thomas. Printed by J Graf, C Graf, Day & Haghe, and published by Thomas Varty.