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Louis XI - was the archenemy of Edward IV. Known as the universal spider, he had legions of spies across Europe. After he pulled his son, the dauphin, out of an agreement to marry Edward's eldest daughter, Elizabeth of York, a furious Edward swore war but died before he could launch it.
Berengaria of Navarre c. 1165–1170 – 23 December 1230) was Queen of the English as the wife of King Richard I of England. She was the eldest daughter of King Sancho VI of Navarre and Sancha of Castile. As is the case with many of the medieval queens consort of the Kingdom of England, relatively little is known of her life. The early 20th Century Cunard passenger liner RMS Berengaria was named in her honour, the first Cunard ship to be named for a British queen.
Howard Carter opening the sarcophagus of King Tutankhamun, Feb 1924. Howard Carter had worked in Egypt for 31 years before he found King Tut's tomb - one that had lain nearly undisturbed for over 3,000 years. What lay within astounded the world.
The History of High Heel: How this accessory was first adopted by aristocratic men (who didn't have to break a sweat) to make them look more ‘masculine’ and ‘warrior-like', and eventually discarded, became a symbol of femininity, since women "were seen as emotional, sentimental and uneducatable [sic].”
Cult image of the god Ptah, Dynasty 22–early Dynasty 26 (ca. 945–600 B.C.) Egyptian Lapis lazuli H. 2 1/4 in. (5.6 cm) This statuette represents the creator god Ptah, the patron deity of Egypt's capital city, Memphis. His shrouded human form and tight-fitting cap make him quite recognizable.