Rare Staffordshire Historical Portrait Figures of General Lord Kitchener, of Khartoum fame, on horse facing right, in peaked cap and military uniform, and figure of Major-General Sir John French. Ca. 1900. From a special collection of British military figures and statesmen. Speaking of the British Raj – have you seen the recent documentary about Queen Victoria and her empire? Quite a bit was devoted to Africa and Lord Kitchener. While one finds an abundance of Staffordshire figures on the market, historical Staffordshire portrait figures of significance are quite rare.