WW1: A rather pensive British laddie caught by the photographer near Mons, undated. Trench warfare was brutal and unforgiving, Hundreds of thousands returned home with what is today identified as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, yet the literature contains scant information about postwar psychological troubles with violent outcomes. Different times, different people.
The Oba of Benin Ovonramwen in 1897. Exiled to Calabar in south-eastern Nigeria, after a British court acquitted him of the killings of seven british emissaries that sparked retaiiatry british attacks. But by the time the monarchy was restored in 1914, the independent kingdom of Benin no longer existed - it had become part of Nigeria, which was then a British colony.