Arrival of the Royal Navy gun-boat flotilla at Madeira, en route for China during the Opium Wars, 17th May, 1857, from the Illustrated London News, 20th June 1857, wood engraving. The Second Opium War, 1856-60, was fought by the British Empire and the Second French Empire against the Qing dynasty of China. Copyright © Collection Particuliere Tropmi / Manuel Cohen

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Arrival of the Royal Navy gun-boat flotilla at Madeira, en route for China during the Opium Wars, 17th May, 1857, from the Illustrated London News, 20th June 1857, wood engraving. The Second Opium War, 1856-60, was fought by the British Empire and the Second French Empire against the Qing dynasty of China. Copyright © Collection Particuliere Tropmi / Manuel Cohen

Copyright Collection Particuliere Tropmi / Manuel Cohen

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