Plantagenet, Lancaster and York Family Tree
The House of Plantagenet
John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, c 1593, by an unknown artist.
Garsington Manor, a Tudor era manor house in Oxfordshire, England. There are no adequate words to vivify my love for an English garden.
Monarchs like Henry VII (who united the house of York and Lancaster in 1485) justified their reign and lineage through the most grounded and respectable figure British history had to offer--King Arthur. ALSO the slander of all things Plantagenet..starting with Richard III.
Circassian Beauty In the 1860s, P.T. Barnum exhibited women whom he claimed were Circassian beauties. They wore a distinctive Afro hair style and were known as “moss haired girls.” Circassian beauties were typically presented as victims of sexual enslavement among the Turks, who had escaped from the harem to achieve freedom in America. (via WonderfullyStrange
Tudor Rose - symbolised the dynasty of the Tudors, and represented the fusion of the Lancastrian and Yorkist noble factions. This fusion was symbolised by the White rose of York and the red rose of Lancaster. An important emblem of the Tudors dynasty which marked the end of the devastating English civil war called the Cousins' Wars and much later, Wars of the Roses.
Women training to be doctors in Philadelphia, 1885 - The photo depicts three women -- Anandibai Joshee, Kei Okami and Sabat Islambooly from India, Japan and Syria, respectively -- who were training to be doctors at the Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1885. According to the Drexel University archives, the photo was snapped at a Dean's Reception. All three women went on to graduate. www.huffingtonpos...