Gold and enamel brooch ~ René Lalique, Paris, 1898-99.
William Blake, Oberon, Titania and Puck with Fairies Dancing, 1786.
Rosamund Pike, on the set of 'Pride & Prejudice' 2005
"On the beach" Atlantic City. circa 1905
Court Presentation Ensemble
Princess Alexandra of Greece and Denmark, future Grand Duchess of Russia; 1879.
SYRAKOSION Head of Arethusa l., four dolphins around; traces of the artist’s signature below (EYAINE, of which N visible).; Quadriga l. driven by charioteer with goad, above Nike flying r., about to crown charioteer; in ex., shield, greaves, cuirass and helmet.
Classical Greek Period
Date Made: 405-345 BC
HISTORY MEME: 9 KINGS/QUEENS/EMPERORS | GEORGE V (3 JUNE 1865 -
20 JANUARY 1936) & NICHOLAS II (18 MAY 1868 - 17 JULY 1918) &
WILHELM II (27 JANUARY 1859 - 4 JUNE 1941)
This trio is most famously known because of two facts: they were cousins and, despite being bound by blood, they were unable to avert World War I. The European powers were willing to risk a war so they could secure their own interests. Wilhelm II, however, was never really liked due to his temper. As a baby he was brought into the world with a forceps delivery, causing him to have a handicapped left arm. Because of this he suffered from an inferiority complex which would follow him his entire life. Before the outbreak of the war a series of telegrams were sent between the tsar and the Kaiser, concerning the mobilisation of troops, but to no avail. When the Germans invaded Belgium, the British were dragged into the conflict as well. From that moment on the world was at war.
Nicholas II was shot, along with the rest of the Romanov family, during the Russian revolution. George V got very ill and administered euthanasia. Wilhelm II outlived his cousins and died in exile in the Netherlands.