Elizabeth the first. Tudor queen of England and Ireland, nicknamed 'Gloriana' and the 'Virgin Queen' who overcame many challenges and threats at home and from abroad to preside over a perceived 'golden age' in English history.
King Egbert (802-839). House of Wessex. First recognized King of all of England. Queen Elizabeth II's 34th great-grandfather. During the late 8th century, when King Offa of Mercia ruled most of England, Egbert lived in exile at the court of Charlemagne. Egbert regained his kingdom in 802. Succeeded by son Aethelwulf, father of Alfred the Great.
1960's: Dinner. Queen Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary) (1926-living2013) UK & Prince Phillip Duke of Edinburgh (Philip Mountbatten, born Prince Philip of Greece) (1921-living2013) Greece, 1960's, by unknown artist.
Princess Elizabeth on the South African Royal Tour of 1947. On her 21st birthday on this trip she made her famous radio broadcast in which she pledged her "whole life, whether it be long or short, to your service". Who would make such a speech today? And who could carry it through, as she has done?
This photo reminds me of Mrs Dilber. The description reads: "Elizabeth Rule (AKA Elizabeth Smith, Elizabeth Brown) was convicted of stealing clothing and bed linen 5 times between 1867 and 1872. For these convictions she served a total of 11 months 14 days." She was also a charwoman.