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The Empress Alexandra Feodorovna of Russia (6th June 1872 – 17th July 1918). Before the Revolution, the Russian royal family lived surrounded by enormous wealth and luxury in enormous palaces. Incredibly some of the gorgeous gowns worn by the Empress have survived and can still be seen today…

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A Brief History of the Early Modern Era

Liberty Leading the People, painting by Eugene Delacroix, 1830, oil on canvas, in Louvre, Paris, France

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Guide To: Up Your Instagram Game With Kenneth Nguyen

"It's kind of beautiful." "How? It's chaos from the war." "Elementals are chaos, and people call them beautiful. Forget the war for a second and look."

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Old House in Sweedon’s Passage, Grub St – Drawn July 1791, Taken Down March 1805

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Marie Antoinette's gold Breguet pocket watch, ca. 1827. It took 44 years to complete after it was first commissioned in 1793. Marie Antoinette never saw the watch through to its completion, as she was sent to the guillotine 10 years before its completion. It is referred to as the Queen/Mona Lisa of watches.

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Omar Sharif: Lawrence of Arabia star dies aged 83

Omar Sharif (born Michel Demitri Chalhoub). 10 April 1932 – 10 July 2015, was an Egyptian actor. His films included Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Doctor Zhivago (1965) & Funny Girl (1968), has died aged 83. He was nominated for an Academy Award. He won three Golden Globe Awards and a César Award. Earlier this year, his agent confirmed he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. He added: "He suffered a heart attack this afternoon in a hospital in Cairo."

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