The Field of the Cloth of Gold or Camp du Drap d'Or is the name given to a place in Balinghem, between Guînes and Ardres, in France, near Calais, that was the site of a meeting that took place from 7 June to 24 June 1520, between King Henry VIII of England and King Francis I of France.
The Cherokee never had princesses. This is a concept based on European folktales and has no reality in Cherokee history and culture. In fact, Cherokee women were very powerful. They owned all the houses and fields, and they could marry and divorce as they pleased. Kinship was determined through the mother's line. Clan mothers administered justice in many matters. Beloved women were very special women chosen for their outstanding qualities. As in other aspects of Cherokee culture, there was a…
GEM SET AND DIAMOND RING, 'INCROYABLES ET MERVEILLEUSES', VICTOIRE DE CASTELLANE FOR DIOR. Set with an oval aquamarine to a mount depicting flowers and wheat sheaves, set with circular-cut tsavorite garnets, pink sapphires, onyx and brilliant-cut diamonds, size 54, sizing band, signed Dior and numbered, French assay and maker's marks, case stamped Dior.
Mother Maria, also Saint Mary of Paris, was of Russian aristocratic ancestry, and a member of the French Resistance during WW2. Mother Maria helped hundreds of Jews to escape France and provided shelter and succor to refugees and any needy. Eventually, Mother Maria was arrested by the Gestapo. She was killed at Ravensbrück, when she took the place of a Jewish woman on her way to the gas chamber. Mother Maria was canonized by the Orthodox Church in 2004.
Two Etruscan girls playing knucklebones. Capua, ca..300 BCE, British Museum .wo girls playing ‘knucklebones’. This game (similar to jacks) was popular amongst children and young women in ancient Greece- the players would throw the knucklebones into the air, and then try to catch as many as they could on the back of their hands. The knucklebones were made from the anklebones of sheep or goats.
Pearl Buck 1972 // Pearl S. Buck (June 26, 1892-March 6, 1973) was an American writer. Born in the U.S., to missionaries, she spent most of life before 1934 in China. Her novel The Good Earth won the Pulitzer Prize in 1932. In 1938, she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, becoming the first American woman to win that award. After returning to the U.S. in 1935, she became a prominent advocate of the rights of women and minorities.
The final resting place of Tsar Nicholas II, his family, and their servants who were all assassinated in Yekaterinburg on July 17, 1918. This is in the Petropavlovsky Cathedral within the walls of the Petropavlovskaya Fortress in St. Petersburg.