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Ferenc József koronázása. Andrássy Gyula miniszterelnök és Simor János esztergomi érsek Ferenc József fejére helyezi Szent István koronáját a budai Mátyás templomban, 1868-06-08 (részlet)

Ferenc József koronázása. Andrássy Gyula miniszterelnök és Simor János esztergomi érsek Ferenc József fejére helyezi Szent István koronáját a budai Mátyás templomban, 1868-06-08 (részlet)

byzantio:  Mosaic portrait of Empress Irene on the Comnenos mosaic in the Hagia Sophia, Constantinople

Byzantium Mosaic portrait of Empress Irene on the Comnenos mosaic in the Hagia Sophia, Constantinople (Istanbul).

Admiral Sir Pulteney Malcolm (1768–1838), Sailor

“Admiral Sir Pulteney Malcolm Sailor” by Samuel Lane National Galleries of Scotland.

Iranian Royal Family (1967) ~ Mohammad Rezā Shāh Pahlavi, Shah of Iran, Shah of Persia (October 26,1919 – July 27, 1980), ruled Iran from September 16, 1941 until his overthrow by the Iranian Revolution on February 11, 1979. He was the second and last monarch of the House of Pahlavi of the Iranian monarchy.

Iranian Royal Family, 1967 Love the westernized Iran~ wish it hadn't changed.

Anna Orzelska, 1728, by Antoine Pesne. She was an adventuress and a Polish noblewomen, the illegitimate daughter of August II the Strong, Elector of Saxony and King of Poland.

1728 Anna Karolina Orzelska, the illegitemate daughter of Augustus II of Saxony and Poland, is shown in a blue dress with silver trimmings. Anna was an ‘adventuress’ (was there ever a more evocative description) known for her be

Jean Bellegambe French, c. 1470-1535/36  Saint Barbara, c. 1520  Oil on panel 32 3/8 x 11 1/16 in. (82.3 x 28.2 cm; painted surface: 32 1/8 x 10 3/4 in. (81.7 x 27.3 cm) Inscribed: Et anima mea...et povere.. (on book)

Jean Bellegambe French, c. Saint Barbara, c. 1520 Oil on panel 32 x 11 in. painted surface: 32 x 10 in. x cm) Inscribed: Et anima mea.et povere.

Sir William Brockman - 1595-1654 was a Royalist military leader, politician and land owner. Led the Royalist army at Battle of Maidstone 1648

Sir William Brockman - was a Royalist military leader, politician and land owner. Led the Royalist army at Battle of Maidstone 1648

Mary of Guise (Queen of Scotland)

Mary of Guise, wife of James V of Scotland & mother of Mary Queen of Scots, by Richard Burchett part of his series of portraits at the Palace of Westminster telling the Tudor story

Reinette: English Portraits from 1540-1630

century style peascod doublet with slashing. Hieronimo Custodis (Flemish born painter active in Elizabethan England) Portrait of Sir John Ashburnham, dated 1593 (Denver Art Museum)

It is often said that we do not know how Elizabeth I felt about her mother, Anne Boleyn, and it is widely written that she only spoken of her twice in her entire life...Using a surprising amount of contemporary evidence and a little bit of conjecture based on fact, we can, in fact determine how Elizabeth felt about Anne.-BB. Read more in "Death Could Not Separate Them: How Elizabeth I Connected to Her Deceased Mother"…

Being Bess: Death Could Not Separate Them: How Elizabeth I Connected to Her Deceased Mother Anne Boleyn

Antonio Caballero y Góngora

Antonio Caballero y Góngora