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The Royal Gold Cup of the kings of England and France.' British Museum When the cup passed through the hands of England’s tudor kings, its stem was adorned with the Tudor rose

This is where King Henry VIII was enthroned in 1509. Since 1308, when it was commissioned by King Edward I, all but two monarchs have been crowned in the chair. This image was taken in 1987 when the Stone of Scone was still there.

"Clifford Chester Sims, a Staff Sergeant in Vietnam, and Medal of Honor recipient. Sims was honored for "conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty." He threw himself on a triggered booby-trap device, taking the entire blast to save his squad."

The Newton Stone - is an ancient pillar stone, found in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. The stone contains two inscriptions, one identified as Ogham, but the second script has never been positively identified and many different decipherments or theories have been proposed since the 1850's.

(Alice Paul went on a hunger strike where she was force fed raw eggs (down her nose) until she vomited blood. She was then put into a sanitorium with the hopes of being declared insane. Her doctor's reply said, “Courage in women is often mistaken for insanity.” Suffrage passed 3 years later.)

All the Kings and Queens of England

An immensely powerful photo showing a Concentration camp inmate confronting a camp guard. The look on the guard's face shows not remorse, but the meekness of a bully brought to judgement.

Mother Breast-feeding her Baby, by Louis Fleckenstein, c. 1900. Platinum print, 301 x 251 mm. Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum.

Lion-shaped statues unearthed in Fayoum, Ptolemaic Egypt (305 b.C.- 30 b.C)

The mausoleum of  the Antiochus I, Commagene King, Nemrut Dağ. The mausoleum of Antiochus I (69–34 B.C.), who reigned over Commagene, a kingdom founded north of Syria and the Euphrates after the breakup of Alexander’s empire, is one of the most ambitious constructions of the Hellenistic period.