Geeking Out Over History

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Includes posts from all eras of history | Although the blogmistress is currently suffering with an unhealthy interest with the English monarchs of the 15th century!

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    lordozner:

In one of his best portraits, King Felipe II wears a magnificent armour (that called as ‘labor de cruces de Borgoña’) with chainmail, and fieldmarshal’s baton in his right hand (called ‘bengala’). This portrait was thought to impress and convey the King’s authority and power. It was painted in 1557 by Antonis Mor; oil on canvas, 186 x 82 cm, Monasterio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial.

    lordozner:

    In one of his best portraits, King Felipe II wears a magnificent armour (that called as ‘labor de cruces de Borgoña’) with chainmail, and fieldmarshal’s baton in his right hand (called ‘bengala’). This portrait was thought to impress and convey the King’s authority and power. It was painted in 1557 by Antonis Mor; oil on canvas, 186 x 82 cm, Monasterio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial.

    — 2 hours ago with 7 notes
    themauveroom:

Nicholas II, Empress Alexandra, and Grand Duchess Olga on a walk: c. 1899. 

    themauveroom:

    Nicholas II, Empress Alexandra, and Grand Duchess Olga on a walk: c. 1899. 

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    — 7 hours ago with 85 notes

    erstwhilegirl:

    whateversonmymind123456789:

    littleghostheart:

    keyboardsmashwriters:

    orangemuses:

    hogswatch:

    if you’re ever having problems with a boy just remember that at least he never converted his entire country to protestantism just to break up with you

    oh my fucking god

    image

    SCREAMING BECAUSE I LOVE HISTORY.

    HISTORY JOKES

    IT’S BACK

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    — 10 hours ago with 200779 notes
    #historical jokes are the best jokes 
    uncensorship:

Russian women place flowers by the bodies of four American soldiers slain by German officers, 1945.

    uncensorship:

    Russian women place flowers by the bodies of four American soldiers slain by German officers, 1945.

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    salamandra75:

Prince Baltasar Carlos with a Dwarf by Diego Velázquez. 1631, Museum of Fine Arts. Boston. USA.

    salamandra75:

    Prince Baltasar Carlos with a Dwarf by Diego Velázquez. 1631, Museum of Fine Arts. Boston. USA.

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    — 21 hours ago with 12 notes
    #Infante Baltasar Carlos  #17th century  #art 
    historysquee:

Kaiser Wilhelm II and George V
By an unknown photographer
Vintage print, 1 January 1913

    historysquee:

    Kaiser Wilhelm II and George V

    By an unknown photographer

    Vintage print, 1 January 1913

    — 1 day ago with 35 notes
    #Kaiser Wihelm II  #George V  #20th century  #photographs 
    "I had rather have fallen that day as a British infantry-man, or as a French cuirassier, than die ten years hence in my bed. I did my best to be killed, but Fortune protected me."
    Capt. Horace Churchill on Waterloo, in a letter to Sir William Napier, 24 June, 1815 (Life of General Sir William Napier, Vol. I, 1864)

    (Source: ladycashasatiger)

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    thevintagethimble:

    Ball Gown
    Ca. 1842, British, silk & cotton.

    This is a striking example of how 18th-century fabric was treasured. The textile was probably originally a 1740s dress which was taken apart and then reconfigured into this fashionable dress in the early 1840s. The elongated waist and V-shaped bodice front emphasize the bust and wide shoulders and were key features of the dresses of the period. | THE MET

    — 1 day ago with 121 notes
    #19th century  #fashion 
    archimaps:

Inside the Satin Drawing Room at Carlton House, London

    archimaps:

    Inside the Satin Drawing Room at Carlton House, London

    — 1 day ago with 36 notes
    #Carlton House  #Palaces 

    gendreh:

    ; queens of england 1464 - 1603 ; “I know I have but the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England too.”

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    — 2 days ago with 1250 notes
    #Queen consort of England  #Queen of England 

    spanishbaroqueart:

    Francisco de Zurbarán

    The Miracle of Saint Dominic in Soriano, 1626

    Church of La Magdalena, Seville, Spain

    In 1510 Saint Dominic appeared to a religious called Brother Vincent of the Convent of Catanzaro in Calabria, and ordered him to found a convent in Soriano, the citadel of that province. Many years after the foundation a striking miracle consoled the religious of Soriano. In 1530 the Virgin Mary, accompanied by Saint Catherine of Alexandria and Saint Mary Magdalene, appeared to Fra Lorenzo da Grotteria, the sacristan of the church, and handed him a painting representing the image of St. Dominic. This wonderful happening, followed by many graces granted to the faithful, made Soriano a celebrated sanctuary throughout the whole of Calabria and the Order. As a remembrance of this apparition the present feast is celebrated by the Dominicans. (+)

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    — 2 days ago with 72 notes
    salamandra75:

Old Westminster Palace.
Viejo Palacio de Westminster

    salamandra75:

    Old Westminster Palace.

    Viejo Palacio de Westminster

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    — 2 days ago with 9 notes
    #Palaces 
    trollception:

The Anointing of Queen Alexandra at the Coronation of Edward VII
Laurits Tuxen, 1903 

    trollception:

    The Anointing of Queen Alexandra at the Coronation of Edward VII

    Laurits Tuxen, 1903 

    (Source: invictascientia, via lordozner)

    — 2 days ago with 72 notes
    #20th century  #art 
    historysquee:

The Last Moments of Lady Jane Grey
By Hendrick Jacobus Scholten
Oil on canvas

    historysquee:

    The Last Moments of Lady Jane Grey

    By Hendrick Jacobus Scholten

    Oil on canvas

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    — 3 days ago with 181 notes
    #Lady Jane Grey  #Art 
    tiny-librarian:

Anne Neville, Richard III, and their only child, Edward of Middleham, Prince of Wales.
Source

    tiny-librarian:

    Anne Neville, Richard III, and their only child, Edward of Middleham, Prince of Wales.

    Source

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    — 3 days ago with 19 notes
    #Richard III  #Anne Neville  #Edward of Middleham