Photograph of King George V of Great Britain and Tsar Nicholas II of Russia in Berlin, 1913 -- Such fine looking gentlemen and sad to think of the horrifying events that were just around the corner for them both.
Although I found this strange post mortem photograph on Tumblr, the faint watermark tells me that it is actually from the fabulous Thanatos Archives. I’ve seen several post mortem photos of siblings in coffins, but I think this is the first time I’ve found one that shows an entire family.
This is where King Henry VIII was enthroned in 1509. Since 1308, when it was commissioned by King Edward I, all but two monarchs have been crowned in the chair. This image was taken in 1987 when the Stone of Scone was still there.