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Plantagenet Family tree - this explains everything!!! But seriously, it's impossibly confusing, but awesome!!!

Dorothy Day with her prison dress. On November 1917 Day went to prison for being one of forty women in front of the White House protesting women's exclusion from the electorate.

Liber amicorum of Joannes Carolus Erlenwein, Arms of Ferdinand II, Walters Manuscript

Mary, Queen of Scots, death mask

Hatfield House, UK. This is where the young Elizabeth I found out that she had become Queen

ARCHITECTURE – another great example of beautiful design. Summer House of Montacute House, Somerset

The Clarance House, pub, London 53 Whitehall, London

Wrap, Evening. House of Worth (French, 1858–1956). Date: ca. 1905. Culture: French.

Henry VII (who united the house of York and Lancaster in 1485) justified his reign and lineage on the most grounded and respectable figure British history had to offer--King Arthur. In other words, some wealthy man, well before Henry VII's time, was the first to raise an army for fending off challenges to his claim of a "right" to rule over 1000s of square miles of real estate inhabited by peasants w/o armies. He rested his claim on his self-proclaimed descent from a mythical King Arthur.

Effigy of King Edward III at the White Tower - the earliest European death mask. Edward III reigned from 1327 to 1377; his surplus of sons eventually led to the conflict between the houses of Lancaster and York for the English throne.