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HIH THE GRAND DUCHESS OLGA ALEXANDROVNA ROMANOVA OF RUSSIA by the lost gallery on Flickr.
Sep 21, 2014 / 3 notas
HIH THE GRAND DUCHESS YELIZAVETHA FJODOROVNA OF RUSSIA by the lost gallery on Flickr.
Sep 21, 2014 / 4 notas
HIM THE EMPRESS YELIZAVETHA ALEXIEVNA OF RUSSIA IN MOURNING by the lost gallery on Flickr.
Sep 21, 2014 / 2 notas
Broken Altar by Dmitry Shakin on Flickr.
Sep 20, 2014 / 1 nota

Broken Altar by Dmitry Shakin on Flickr.

Hawa Mahal by Dmitry Shakin on Flickr.
Sep 20, 2014 / 1 nota

Hawa Mahal by Dmitry Shakin on Flickr.

LADY JANE MARCHIONESS OF ELY by the lost gallery on Flickr.
Sep 15, 2014 / 5 notas
elretohistorico:

Hans Holbein, Portrait of Henry VIII
Sep 15, 2014 / 30 notas

elretohistorico:

Hans Holbein, Portrait of Henry VIII

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3leapfrogs:

3leapfrogs
Sep 15, 2014 / 13 399 notas

3leapfrogs:

3leapfrogs

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s0fixa:

Jewel box and the jewels of Queen Maria Pia of Portugal. 
Sep 15, 2014 / 67 notas

s0fixa:

Jewel box and the jewels of Queen Maria Pia of Portugal. 

Sep 15, 2014 / 36 notas

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a-beths-posts:

kazuo ohno
Sep 15, 2014 / 6 588 notas

a-beths-posts:

kazuo ohno

ventanillas:

A happy day for the world :)
Sep 15, 2014 / 13 notas

ventanillas:

A happy day for the world :)

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russian-style:

Karl Bryullov - A Portrait of an Officer with his Servant, 1830s.
Sep 15, 2014 / 54 notas

russian-style:

Karl Bryullov - A Portrait of an Officer with his Servant, 1830s.

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Sep 15, 2014 / 46 notas

longliveroyalty:

King George V making his annual Christmas broadcast. December 25, 1934.

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lucianawestenra:

HISTORY MEME | 1/10 moments: Jadwiga is Crowned King of Poland.

The coronation ceremony that took place in the Wawel Cathedral in Krakow on 16 October 1384 was truly a splendid event: Polish nobles spared no expenses and the grandeur of the coronation impressed everyone present. But the historical significance was even greater. For one thing, the young girl who was being crowned (only 11 years old at the time) was to go down in history as one of Poland’s greatest and most beloved Monarchs. And for another, the aforementioned lady was crowned not as Queen of Poland (as would be expected considering her gender) but as King.
There is no humorous tale of a mix-up: the decision was made for quite practical reasons. Polish law was very specific that the ruler had to be King – but it did not state the King had to be a male. And so instead of re-writing the law and to emphasise the fact Jadwiga was a ruler in her own right, it was decided she should be crowned as Hedvig Rex Poloniæ (Hedwig, King of Poland) and not Hedvig Regina Poloniæ (Hedwig, Queen of Poland).
Sep 15, 2014 / 747 notas

lucianawestenra:

HISTORY MEME | 1/10 moments: Jadwiga is Crowned King of Poland.

The coronation ceremony that took place in the Wawel Cathedral in Krakow on 16 October 1384 was truly a splendid event: Polish nobles spared no expenses and the grandeur of the coronation impressed everyone present. But the historical significance was even greater. For one thing, the young girl who was being crowned (only 11 years old at the time) was to go down in history as one of Poland’s greatest and most beloved Monarchs. And for another, the aforementioned lady was crowned not as Queen of Poland (as would be expected considering her gender) but as King.

There is no humorous tale of a mix-up: the decision was made for quite practical reasons. Polish law was very specific that the ruler had to be King – but it did not state the King had to be a male. And so instead of re-writing the law and to emphasise the fact Jadwiga was a ruler in her own right, it was decided she should be crowned as Hedvig Rex Poloniæ (Hedwig, King of Poland) and not Hedvig Regina Poloniæ (Hedwig, Queen of Poland).

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