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Nelson Mandela dead: A symbol of resistance

RIP Nelson Mandela, pictured at his South African home in 2010, 'triumphed as a symbol of national reconciliation between South Africa's races'

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"Queen Sophia Charlotte was queen consort of the United Kingdom and wife to King George III of Britain. She is a direct descendant of the Sousa family, a black branch of the Portuguese Royal House. Her appearance was black, with full lips and distinct facial features. Artists of the 18th century were asked to tone down “extreme” features of their subjects, but Sir Allan Ramsay, an anti-slavery artist, always painted Queen Charlotte in her actual appearance."

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Woody Strode was the son of a Creek-Blackfoot-black father and a black-Cherokee mother. His first wife was Princess Luukialuana Kalaeloa (aka Luana Strode), a descendant of Liliuokalani, the last queen of Hawaii. They were married until her death in 1980. In 1982, he wed Tina Tompson, and they remained married until his death. Strode was a dedicated martial artist under the direction of Frank Landers in the art of SeishinDo Kenpo

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*William the Conqueror, King of England (1028-1087)-The descendant of Viking raiders, he had been Duke of Normandy since 1035 under the style William II. After a long struggle to establish his power, by 1060 his hold on Normandy was secure, and he launched the Norman conquest of England in 1066. The rest of his life was marked by struggles to consolidate his hold over England and his continental lands and by difficulties with his eldest son.

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*TUTANKHAMUN TREASURES: Throne made by Egyptian artist in Cairo + of exceptional quality. Copy of artifact from King Tut's Tomb.

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This is the death mask of England's King Henry VII (the father of King Henry VIII), who was the first Tudor monarch and reigned from 1485 to 1509. It is said to be the finest death mask in existence. It's also unusual in that his eyes are open. The British Prime Minister, David Cameron, is a direct descendant.

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Chaumet - An antique Transformable tiara with lily motif, circa 1830. Belonged to the Leuchtenberg family, descendants of Empress Joséphine. The large hexagonal emerald solitaire can be worn as a brooch.

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Love Blossoms for Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Gyo in New “Descendants of the Sun” Poster

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