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    Halley's Comet on the Bayeux Tapestry. It was seen by some as an ill omen for King Harold of England, who was then defeated by French invaders. ©Mona Evans "Halley's Comet" www.bellaonline.c...

    Sally Bonetta Forbes, born in West Africa was captured and became a slave of the King of Dahomey at 5 years old. In June 1850, Commodore Forbes of H.M.S. Bonetta arrived in Dahomey and the King presented him with the girl as a present for Queen Victoria. She was brought back to England and Victoria and Albert paid for her education. Later when Sally was married, Queen Victoria was godmother to their first child, named Victoria in her honour.

    The Bayeux Tapestry gets an ending. Kate Russell with the Alderney Bayeux Tapestry

    Emmeline Pankhurst being arrested after protesting near Buckingham Palace. London, England, [1907-1914].

    Duke William Ship, Bayeux tapestry. Depicts the events leading up to the Battle of Hastings (1066) when Duke William of Normandy was victorious over King Harold of Saxon, England. Here, the cavalry embark for England.

    Bayeux Tapestry, 1070

    William invades England

    William Embarks. Depicts the events leading up to the Battle of Hastings (1066) when Duke William of Normandy was victorious over King Harold of Saxon, England.

    The Coronation of Edward the Confessor from the Bayeux Tapestry

    William the Conqueror, Bayeux Tapestry. A transition from Old English to Middle English began with the Norman Conquest of 1066. William the Conqueror (Duke of Normandy and, later, William I of England) invaded the island of Britain from his home base in northern France, and overthrew the Anglo-Saxon rulership of the island nation.

    Bayeux Tapestry - Flotte Normande - Norman fleet

    Bayeux Tapestry; an embroidered cloth depicting events of the Norman conquest of England, culminating with the Battle of Hastings in 1066.

    The Kings of England funeral masks at Tower of London

    John B. #Abbott excavating a #dinosaur femur

    Check out the findings from The Catacombs of Rome #amazing #wow #ancient #rome #unbelievable http://buff.ly/1RneAe0

    George A. Van Biesbroeck (1880-1974), astronomer at Yerkes Observatory observing Mars when it approached close to the earth in 1926, and using the 40 inch refracting telescope, the largest of its kind in the world