Le souhait / Kitsune Fox Girl, Yokai, cerf / Japanese Style asiatique / 4 x

Snow White was based on Margarete Von Waldeck, a 16th century Bavarian woman. 16 year old Margarete moved to Brussels in 1549. She caught the eye of Prince Philip II & became his lover. The thought of her being a princess was unbearable to her meddling stepmother, as well as his father, the king of Spain. Agents cooked up a plot to end the affair by poisoning the young beauty. Her will written just before her death at 21 shows evidence of the tremors brought on by advanced stages of…

Countess Margarete Von Waldeck: The Real Snow White Considering Snow White is filled with all the tell-tale tip-offs of fake fantasy, it’s strange that it actually comes from history. Snow White was based on Margarete Von Waldeck, a century.

Snowball fight! Early 15th c. fresco in N. Italy. Artist unknown.

Medieval snowball fight (detail from a fresco at the Castello del Buonconsiglio, Trento, Italy)

The marginalia in medieval manuscripts are sometimes funny, odd, or downright inexplicable. Case in point.

Medieval - Animal - Animal acting human - Rabbits beating up man

Banjo Paterson, Australian writer and poet.

Banjo Paterson, Australian writer and much loved poet.

Their history informs fantastical myths and legends, while American tales tend to focus on moral realism.

Why the British Tell Better Children’s Stories

Why the British Tell Better Children’s Stories Than Americans - The Atlantic - Their history informs fantastical myths and legends, while American tales tend to focus on moral realism.

HARRY HARBORD MORANT: Writing his popular bush ballads and having them published from 1891 in the Sydney Newspaper "The Bulletin" he became friendly with fellow Australian poets Henry Lawson, Banjo Paterson and William Ogilvie.

Australian Harry "Breaker" Morant was executed during the Boer War on 27 February Executed by the Brits for killing civilians.

Andrew Barton "Banjo" Paterson OBE (1864-1941) was an Australian bush poet, journalist and author. He wrote many ballads and poems about Australian life, focusing particularly on the rural and outback areas

Andrew Barton "Banjo" Paterson OBE was an Australian bush poet, journalist and author. He wrote many ballads and poems about Australian life, focusing particularly on the rural and outback areas.

Henry Lawson Australian poet

Henry Lawson Australian poet was a writer & poet. Along with his contemporary Banjo Paterson, Lawson is among the best-known Australian poets & fiction writers of the colonial period & is often called Australia's "greatest short story writer".

Miles Franklin Australian writer & feminist

The Diaries of Miles Franklin edited by Paul Brunton, 2004 (Allen & Unwin) Stella Miles Franklin Australian writer, feminist.

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