Marie Antoinette (widow) Best View Following the execution of her husband Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette wore widow’s weeds. She was given the name “Widow Capet” from the name of the medieval dynasty which ruled France and spawned the succeeding royal lines. This portrait has her dressed as she appeared at trial.
1630 Charles II, king of England was born. The 'Merry Monarch,' tea was introduced to England during his reign. On December 23, 1675, he issued a proclamation suppressing Coffee Houses. The public response was so negative that he revoked it on January 8, 1676.
Portrait length color image of Prince Kung aka. Prince Gong, by George Stuart. Manchu dynasty in 1862. "Prince Kung was the older, wiser, more sober half-brother of the dissolute Hsien Feng emperor. His quick action and a hard-fought deal with the European invaders stabilized the national chaos while at the same time negotiating the safety and security of the Imperial throne."