Her majesty the War Queen

the-lost-empires:

High qualities of Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolayevna of Russia

otmacamera:

Anastasia Nikolaevna in 1910
photo from the alexander palace forum

otmacamera:

Anastasia Nikolaevna in 1910

photo from the alexander palace forum

What a shame, for I dearly love to laugh.

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vashti:

Mourning Ring C. 1800

vashti:

Mourning Ring C. 1800

Anonymous asked: "Hey! I'm not sure that it's Gagarin on your graphic... It actually looks more like Valentina Tereshkova, even though I couldn't find the exact picture."

Thank you for noticing, 

Yes, I know pretty sure it is not gagarin (like for 100%), however, I wanted to make it more like propaganda poster and actually circle out a problem that it is believed that yuri gagarin was never the one who traveled in space. So, for me it was more like - it does not matter which propaganda face you use, you will never know. I know, I have not explained it anywhere around, but thank you for your question.

posted 5 months ago

teatimeatwinterpalace:

16 May 1826 death of the Dowager Empress Elisabeth Alexeievna

At the end of the reign of her husband, Elisabeth’s beauty had vanished and her health was very poor : a bout of an illness that was  probably rheumatic fever damaged her heart irreparably, and in 1825 she was advised to go south for the winter. She went to the Naval base Taganrog on the Sea of Azov, where Alexander joined her. He had slight fever, for which he took only purgatives and kept on working. Within a few days, he was no longer able to leave his room, he died apparently of Typhus on november 19 1827.

Don’t abandon me now, I’m all alone in this world of sorrows,’ Elisabeth wrote pathetically to her unloving mother-in-law.'His smile proved to me that he is happy and that he sees things more beautiful than here on earth. My only consolation is that I will not survive him long.' Elizabeth was now too weak to go back to St. Petersburg for the funeral and decided to stay for some time. When the journey finally started, she felt very sick and they had to stopped at Belev in Tula. In the early hours of May 16, 1826, a few months after her husband’s death, Elizabeth was found dead in her bed. She had died of heart failure. Her remains were buried in St. Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg.    source The Grand Dukes/ArrayedinGold

How happy she deserved to be !’ Comtesse de Choiseul-Gouffier.

englishsnow:

 himmelseng

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OTMA on board! Grand Duchesses Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia in 1914.

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romanceofroyalty:

marthajefferson:

On May 14th, 1643, Louis XIII died, leaving his five-year-old son Louis XIV on the throne. Louis XIV, also popularly known as the Sun King (5 September 1638–1 September 1715) was the King of France and King of Navarre from 14 May 1643 until his death. He was a king for 72 years, the longest recorded rule of any European monarch, and is often seen as the typical example of absolutism.

What movie(s) are these gifs from?

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