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Red Light District: Beautiful photos of Parisian prostitutes (1950s-1960s)

Grand Princess Ella’s description of her sister’s, Alexandra’s, wedding dress to their grandmother Queen Victoria.

O H S O ROMANOV

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Queen Elizabeth,later the Queen Mother, 1939, very elegant, very glamorous, very chic in a dress designed by Sir Norman Hartnell and photographed by Sir Cecil Beaton in the gardens of Buckingham Palace.

Glove of Queen Elizabeth I

High tudor fashion

Michelangelo’s Handwritten 16th-Century Grocery List

Michelangelo’s Handwritten 16th-Century Grocery List

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16th century wedding gown. Green was the preferred color for 15th-16th century wedding gowns because it was thought to be a symbol of fertility

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Samurai, Meiji era.

Nancy Wake - Known as "The White Mouse" to Nazi agents, Wake was one of the most notorious members of the French Resistance, working on numerous sabotage operations and organizing more than 700 Resistance members into a guerilla fighting force. She was the Gestapo's most wanted spy, with a five-million-franc bounty on her head, and she once killed an SS sentry with her bare hands to prevent him from raising an alarm.

Nancy Wake - Known as "The White Mouse" to Nazi agents, Wake was one of the most notorious members of the French Resistance, working on numerous sabotage operations and organizing more than 700 Resistance members into a guerilla fighting force. She was the Gestapo's most wanted spy, with a five-million-franc bounty on her head, and she once killed an SS sentry with her bare hands to prevent him from raising an alarm.

Court dresses of Grand Duchesses Olga Nikolaevna and Tatiana Nikolaevna ca. 1913 From the State Hermitage Museum

Mary Queen of Scots bedroom in Holyroodhouse Palace. Queen Victoria made sure that Mary Queen of Scots' bedroom and outer chamber were diligently preserved exactly the way it was left by Mary. It was in the outer chamber that Mary's beloved assistant David Rizzo was brutally murdered by her husband in front of her face. David was ripped from behind Mary's skirts and dragged across the floor before he was murdered.

Tsarin Maria Feodorovna and Tsar Alexandre III of Russia. Parents of Nicholas II - 1883

Romanov and Windsor royal family trees

It's Empress Marie Feodorovna of Russia when she was still Princess Dagmar of Denmark. She was the wife of Tsar Alexander III and the mother of the ill-fated last Tsar Nicholas II. She escaped to England and Denmark after the Russian Revolution and died in 1928. Her granddaughter Maria Nicolevnea resembles her very much. Maria was not as petite, but the eyes, and her curly dark hair are the same.

Empress Marie Feodorovna - discussion and pictures, Part III

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Charles Dickens reads to his daughters.

Henry VIII and his six wives (in order) by reconstruction artist M.A. Ludwig

Princess Durrushevar, daughter of Abdulmecid II, the last Ottoman emperor, c. 1940. © John Fasal Collection/ Photography by Prudence Cuming Associates

Green Tudor-era gown with fur-trimmed sleeves.

Fripperies and Fobs

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Nicholas and Alexandra on Board the Imperial Yacht.

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Queen Charlotte's Ball by Henri Cartier-Bresson, London 1959

Ethiopian princes in exile, boxing champs and ‘Friendly Zulus’ ... these previously unseen images of black people in the Victorian times show colonialism in all its contradictions

Gorgeous : ) by an unknown photographer, paris, 1928

The Queen's mother-in-law. Princess Alice of Battenberg (1885-1969) was the mother of Prince Philip. She was born deaf, but read lips in several languages. She married Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark in 1903 and had 5 children. Her family was exiled from Greece in 1917. Her later years were devoted to charity and she founded the order of nuns known as the Christian Sisterhood of Martha and Mary.

Alice of Battenberg (1885 - 1969) - Find A Grave Memorial

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