The ring unfolds into an armillary sphere, used to show the movement of the planets around the sun. (England, 1750 - 1800)
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Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
beautiful gilt highlighted covers of the Deluxe one volume Editions on india paper with original box
1976 5th Impression and First Deluxe Edition 1976
Mariya Martell, the Princess of Dorne, was an old woman during the War of Conquest—called ”The Yellow Toad of Dorne” by Argilac Durrendon, the Storm King. When Aegon Targaryen came with his dragons, Mariya promised the might of Dorne if she would be delivered the fall of the House of Durrendon—sword and steed, bearing the sun and spear of her house—yet she refused to bend the knee. She offered only her allegiance, and no more. The Targaryens wanted absolute surrender. Rhaenys, Aegon’s sister-queen, led the invasion of Dorne. Masters of their land, the Dornishmen retaliated with petty skirmishes that plagued the Targaryen army, only to retreat, hide, and attack anew when they found the opportunity. Their enemies elusive, Rhaenys finally flew to Sunspear on her dragon Meraxes, and there demanded the princess’ surrender. She refused. Rhaenys promised to return, to destroy them with fire and blood. Unbowed, unbent, unbroken, said the princess, and since then Dorne had remained free and independent of the Iron Throne.(with Lea Seydoux as Rhaenys Targaryen)
Iron Man Mashup: Featuring Assassin’s Creed & Mortal Kombat
by Kode Logic
fuck this shit
it is entirely inconsistent with elizabeth’s character for her to drop everything (PIRATE KING thank you very much) to raise a child as a landlubber
give me elizabeth, eight months pregnant, still running the show from shipwreck cove
give me elizabeth and her six-year-old
soncabin boy kicking ass and taking names as they outrun the royal navy
give me elizabeth, instead of waiting for will, sailing out to meet him
give me elizabeth dying at sea four years and one week later and signing aboard the flying dutchman to the shock of its captain
give me elizabeth and will co-captaining the dutchman and sailing the seas beyond the edge of the world for eternity together
give me young billy (i’m forced to assume they, as pirates, are unimaginative when it comes to names) telling the story of william turner, who gave up everything for the woman he loved, and elizabeth swann, who took it back with sword and pistol
something always bothered me about that ending and now I know what it was god bless
Lady Jane Grey was an English noblewoman and de facto monarch of England from 10 July to 19 July 1553. Jane had an excellent humanist education and a reputation as one of the most learned young women of her day.
When the 15-year-old King Edward VI lay dying in June 1553, he nominated Jane as successor to the Crown in his will, thus subverting the claims of his half-sisters Mary and Elizabeth. Jane was imprisoned in the Tower of London when the Privy Council decided to change sides and proclaim Mary as queen on 19 July 1553.
Jane was charged with high treason. Her sentence was to “be burned alive on Tower Hill or beheaded as the Queen pleases.” She was executed on 12 February 1554 at the age of 16 or 17.
1- Apollonius of Corinth.
2- Summoning the beloved dead.
Tony Yaacoub Couture Fall-Winter 2014 | DETAILS
Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll, A. Grafle, detail (1864)
The ephors choose only the most beautiful Spartan girls to live among them as oracles.