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Gothic Cottage, Castle Tower Home, Scotland

In 1966, Uhura was the first black woman as a main character on US TV who was not a servant. NBC refused to let Nichelle Nichols be a regular, claiming Deep South affiliates would be angered, so Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry hired her as a “day worker,” but included her in almost every episode. She actually made more money than any of the other actors through this workaround, but it was still a humiliating second-class status. The network people made life hard for Nichols.

Adeles SpOOky Art: SpOOky Houses

Virgilius Eriksen (Denmark) _ Catherine the Great in her Coronation Robe, 1778-1779.

"in 1966, Uhura was the first black woman as a main character on US TV who was not a servant. NBC refused to let Nichelle Nichols be a regular, claiming Deep South affiliates would be angered, so Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry hired her as a 'day worker,' but included her in almost every episode. She actually made more money than any of the other actors through this workaround.

Marie de Guise, Queen of Scotland and mother of Mary Queen of Scots

Queen Alexandra in her youth years. Maria Feodorovna (Nicholas’ mother) was sister to Queen Alexandra of Great Britain, which explained the striking resemblance between Tsar Nicholas II and King George V.

Evening Dress 1810, French, Made of cotton

Hever Castle, home of Anne Boleyn Henry VIII.'s Bedroom when he visited the Boleyns.

Mary, Queen of Scots (1542 - 1587). Queen of Scotland from 1542 to her abdication in 1567. She fled to France as a child to escape the threat of the English. After losing her throne in Scotland due to dislike of her Catholic faith she fled to England. She was imprisoned by Elizabeth I of England and plotted against her several times until her execution in 1587. She married three times and had a son by her second husband.

King James V of Scotland, son of Margaret Tudor, and Queen Marie de Guise, parents of Mary, Queen of Scots

Elizaveta Fedorovna (Elizabeth Romanova), a German princess in 1880’s-90’s Russia, where she married the fifth son of Tsar Alexander II. She was said to be the most beautiful woman in Europe. Her husband was killed by a bomb in 1905. A champion of the poor, she became a nun after her husband's murder. Arrested and buried alive 1918 by the Red Army. Canonized in 1981.

Princess Alexandra of Denmark later Queen of England on her wedding day,August 20,1862.

Netley Abbey ruins Southampton, England

Jarlshof, Scotland, Bronze Age settlement

Jarlshof, Scotland, Bronze Age settlement

Lettice Knollys, great-niece of Anne Boleyn, Granddaughter of Mary Boleyn Laetitia Knollys, Countess of Essex and Leicester (November 1543[1] - 25 December 1634), normally referred to as Lettice Knollys, was born in Rotherfield Greys, Oxfordshire. She was the mother of Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, Queen Elizabeth I's famous courtier. In her second marriage, Lettice Knollys was wife to Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester Elizabeth I's favorite. Elizabeth hated her for it.

c. 1805-1810 Embroidered Empire Muslin Gown

Empress Elisabeth (Sisi) of Austria. 1837-1898

the changing silhouettes of womens' fashion between 1837 to 1902

Dress (Robe à l'Anglaise) Date: 1770–75 Culture: British Medium: silk, metal

The Victoria and Albert Museum. 1807 wowzers! LRD

Ah, the infamous Boleyn sisters; made more so by Philippa Gregory's 'The Other Boleyn Girl'. But truly, sift beyond the mess of corporate muck due to all the novels, movies, and television shows recently produced about them, and you'll still find these two women ARE fascinating. The sister who was mistress to two Kings, the other who rose to be royalty herself. Anne is on the left, Mary on the right. And with these portraits put side by side, you can really see a family resemblance too.

anne and mary boleyn, by Hans Holbein the Younger

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Margaret of Valois, queen of Navarre 16th century (Portrait by François Clouet (1515–1572)

Rustic Old houses