Luke Archer Photography

I have recently relocated from Bristol to Hertfordshire. Inheritance remains my current long-term project. In 2011 I was nominated for Black and White Magazines under 30’s Photographer of the Year. I was the joint winner of the 2011 South West Graduate Photography Prize. I have exhibited extensively in Bristol as part of the 2010 and 2012 Bristol Festival of Photography as well as the 2011 Royal West of England Academy’s Open Photography. My portrait of the Marquess of Bath is held in the National Portrait Gallery’s permanent collection. The book version of Inheritance was displayed at Ffotogallery’s Book Arts Fayre 2012. I joined the Vignette Magazine team in winter 2011 and I am now features editor.
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Michael Jaffray Hynman Allenby, 3rd Viscount Allenby

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Born 1931

Educated at Eton and Sandhurst Royal Military Academy

He fought in Mayla 1953- 1956

Stationed in Cyprus  1957 -1958, Hong Kong 1967-1969

Succeeded his father in 1984

Served as Deputy Speaker of The House of Lords 1993-1999

Patron of the British-Israel-World Federation, involved in the current excavations at Megiddo.

Party: Cross Bench

Edmund Henry Hynman Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby

Born 1861.

Educated at Haileybury College and Sandhurst Royal Military Academy.

Enjoyed many military successes in the Second Boer War 1899 – 1902.

Became known as the ‘The Bull’ for his manner and stature.

Initially fought on the Western front during World War One, earned praise for his units defense of the retreat after the Battle of Mons.

His Son Michael was killed by artillery on the Western Front.

In 1917 he became Commander in Chief of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force. He spent the remainder of World War One fighting the Ottoman Empire, alongside Arab forces led by T E Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia)

His tactics at the Battle of Megiddo a combination of cavalry, armoured cars and aircraft are considered by many to have been a precursor to the German tactic of Blitzkrieg.

Famously upon taking Jerusalem he did not ride into the holy city, but showed respect by entering on foot.

He was made Viscount Allenby of Megiddo in 1919.

Retired in 1925.

To this day many places bear his name, including Lake Allenby in Canada.

Died 1936.



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