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Mary, Queen of Scots, with Francis II

Francis II of France & his wife Mary, Queen of Scots. (The double portrait was taken from Francis' mother, Catherine De Medici's "Book of Hours".)


The Austro-Hungarian Compromise of 1867 (German: Ausgleich, Hungarian: Kiegyezés) established the dual monarchy of Austria-Hungary. The Compromise re-established the sovereignty of the Kingdom of Hungary, separate from and no longer subject to the Austrian Empire. Under the Compromise, the lands of the House of Habsburg were reorganized as a real union between the Austrian Empire and the Kingdom of Hungary.

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Captured on canvas: Broken-nosed Prince Harry and Prince William with added curls unveiled at National Portrait Gallery

The first double portrait of Prince William and Prince Harry

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‘Remember Remember the Fifth of November' ~ Guy Fawkes and Gunpowder Plot (And Bonfire and Fireworks!)

This is a rare double portrait commemorating Mary's second marriage. The artist has certainly captured Darnley's vanity and effeminate appearance, as well as Mary's legendary height. Many courtiers whispered she wed Darnley simply because he was one of the few gentleman of her stature.


JAMES V., King of Scotland, son of James IV. and his Queen Margaret Tudor, was born at Linlithgow on the 10th of April 1512, and became king when his father was killed at Flodden in 1513, and Mary of Guise or Mary of Lorraine] (1515-1560), daughter of Claude, Duke of Guise, and widow of Louis of Orleans, Duke of Longueville. Parents of Mary, Queen of Scots.


April 11, 1689, William III and Mary II are crowned as joint sovereigns of Britain.


Józef Piłsudski (1867-1935), Polish statesman—Chief of State (1918–22), 'First Marshal' (from 1920), and authoritarian leader (1926–35) of the Second Polish Republic.


*QUEEN ELIZABETH II ~ FROM HEAD TO TOE: Majesty is always perfectly co-ordinated. When stepping out for a public engagement, she consistently colour-matches her handbag, shoes and even her topper.