There is a nearly shocking moment, as you look at this photo, when it hits you that it's not modern (by any stretch of the imagination), it is of (photographer) Albert Sands Southworth and was taken in 1848. A time when the last thing most people (today) would imagine a prim and proper Victorian gentleman doing would be to pose for a topless self-portrait. Simply wonderful!

There is a nearly shocking moment, as you look at this photo, when it hits you that it's not modern (by any stretch of the imagination), it is of (photographer) Albert Sands Southworth and was taken in 1848. A time when the last thing most people (today) would imagine a prim and proper Victorian gentleman doing would be to pose for a topless self-portrait. Simply wonderful!

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.

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.

Princess Margaret eldest daughter of King Henry Vll and Queen Elizabeth of York.

Princess Margaret eldest daughter of King Henry Vll and Queen Elizabeth of York.

"Young Lady Elizabeth (école anglaise, XVIIe s., huile sur toile), Musée national du château de Pau, Inc. DP 53-2-59 Goodreads | Steven Wood Collins's Blog: The Writing of Steven Wood Collins - The Patricians: Elizabeth I Tudor, Queen of England (1533 - 160...

"Young Lady Elizabeth (école anglaise, XVIIe s., huile sur toile), Musée national du château de Pau, Inc. DP 53-2-59 Goodreads | Steven Wood Collins's Blog: The Writing of Steven Wood Collins - The Patricians: Elizabeth I Tudor, Queen of England (1533 - 160...

Queen Elizabeth I and Queen Mary I: These half-sisters are buried in the same tomb. The inscription on the tomb is in Latin, and translates to: ”Partners both in throne and grave, here rest we two sisters, Elizabeth and Mary, in the hope of one resurrection.” You can find their tomb nestled just to the left of the Chapel of King Henry VII on the East side of Westminster Abbey.

Queen Elizabeth I and Queen Mary I: These half-sisters are buried in the same tomb. The inscription on the tomb is in Latin, and translates to: ”Partners both in throne and grave, here rest we two sisters, Elizabeth and Mary, in the hope of one resurrection.” You can find their tomb nestled just to the left of the Chapel of King Henry VII on the East side of Westminster Abbey.

King Henry VIII by Unknown Anglo-Netherlandish artist oil on panel, circa 1520 20 in. x 15 in. (508 mm x 381 mm)

King Henry VIII by Unknown Anglo-Netherlandish artist oil on panel, circa 1520 20 in. x 15 in. (508 mm x 381 mm)

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