Lady Cas has a Tiger

"The ladies & dandies have taken to ride in the Mall in St James’s Park in such numbers as to be quite a nuisance."

Signing off for three months, my lovelies. This dissertation on Castlereagh’s first war ministry won’t write itself (more’s the pity). In my attempt to nobly work myself to death in the service of this country and thus prove worthy of a Tier 2 visa, I have committed to a part-time job and two volunteer positions. This unfortunately leaves little time for dissertation writing and Napoleonic nonsense sprinkled with amateur jabs at high-brow art history. I renounced tumblr once before, but only for a month, and then spent a month catching up on 800+ pages of all your fun… so try not to have too much of it without me! 
I leave you with this Regency selfie of me in the ladies bathroom of the East India Club (a.k.a. Castlereagh’s house!). 
xoxo
Lady Cas

littlemammal:

at work last week i was ringing up this guys order and when he signed i was trying to read his signature and i was like “is your last name Duck?” and he got really nervous and he was like “oh nobodys ever uhh noticed before…. i signed it as donald duck i always sign as donald duck im sorry”

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laclefdescoeurs:

Head of a Grey Arabian Horse, 1820-30, Martin Theodore Ward

laclefdescoeurs:

Head of a Grey Arabian Horse, 1820-30, Martin Theodore Ward

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“BUT DAD I LOVE HIM”

—   Edward II, probably (via reachman)

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rosannapbrost:

Sketch of the day - fanart of Naomi Novik’s brilliant characters William Laurence and Temeraire. It cracks me up every time Temeraire picks up Laurence, because I just imagine Laurence as being this fairly tiny thing (being human) next to him. I particularly giggle at Temeraire’s tendency to then nonchalantly place Laurence on his neck and take off.
Also, the way Laurence calls Temeraire ‘dear’ all the time is bloody adorable.
If you love dragons, and especially awesome epic naval battles on dragon back and the Napoleonic era, definitely checkout the Temeraire series - the first book is called His Majesty’s Dragon. You’re welcome! 
Artist note: I know Temeraire’s supposed to be black; I made him dark blue to show contrast of his hide. If I were to draw him again I’d probably use a different shade though. Next time I’d put more effort into my portrayal of his design too, obviously. Also, my computer wasn’t playing nice with my tablet driver today, so this was done without pen pressure - as you can probably tell haha. :D
(And I forgot to mention yesterday but the post of my illustration Into Battle yesterday was yesterday’s sketch of the day. Sorry if that caused some confusion!

rosannapbrost:

Sketch of the day - fanart of Naomi Novik’s brilliant characters William Laurence and Temeraire. It cracks me up every time Temeraire picks up Laurence, because I just imagine Laurence as being this fairly tiny thing (being human) next to him. I particularly giggle at Temeraire’s tendency to then nonchalantly place Laurence on his neck and take off.

Also, the way Laurence calls Temeraire ‘dear’ all the time is bloody adorable.

If you love dragons, and especially awesome epic naval battles on dragon back and the Napoleonic era, definitely checkout the Temeraire series - the first book is called His Majesty’s Dragon. You’re welcome! 

Artist note: I know Temeraire’s supposed to be black; I made him dark blue to show contrast of his hide. If I were to draw him again I’d probably use a different shade though. Next time I’d put more effort into my portrayal of his design too, obviously. Also, my computer wasn’t playing nice with my tablet driver today, so this was done without pen pressure - as you can probably tell haha. :D

(And I forgot to mention yesterday but the post of my illustration Into Battle yesterday was yesterday’s sketch of the day. Sorry if that caused some confusion!

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sdzsafaripark:

The tigers of Tiger Trail

The lovely Elle of au-stentatious tagged me!

You can tell a lot about someone by the type of music they listen to.

Hit shuffle on your iPod, phone, iTunes, whatever it is you listen to music on and then write down the first 20 songs that come up. No skipping!

  1. 'Tiny Vessels' — Death Cab for Cutie
  2. 'Get Some' — Lykke Li
  3. 'She Will Be Loved' — Maroon 5
  4. 'In for the Kill (Skream Let's Get Ravey Remix)' — La Roux
  5. 'Path to Heaven' — Harry Gregson-Williams
  6. 'Bright Star' — Mark Bradshaw
  7. 'Twenty Eight' — The Weeknd
  8. 'Lily's Theme' — Alexandre Desplat
  9. 'Torn' — Natalie Imbruglia
  10. 'Because You Loved Me' — Celine Dion
  11. 'When She Loved Me' — Jordan Pruitt
  12. 'Northbound Train' — Martin Phipps 
  13. 'The First of June' — Jerry Bryant & the Starboard Mess
  14. 'Life on the Nickel' — Foster the People
  15. 'Closer' — Kings of Leon
  16. 'Very Old Friends' — Howard Shore
  17. 'Storms in Africa' — Enya
  18. 'Twilight and Shadow' — Howard Shore
  19. 'Young Tristan' — Anne Dudley
  20. 'Blush' — The Raveonettes

I tag notshabby, alwayswantedtobeareiter, duchessofwellington, & joachimmurat &c. &c. :) 

allthingseurope:

Lake District, England (by bingleyman2)

allthingseurope:

Lake District, England (by bingleyman2)

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Would that you might lie here under my one little piece of shelter tent — in a cosy cleft of rocks — the glorious stars & stripes our loved color — the 20ths — more battle rent than ever, but the fringe still on, clinging like true love, because fastened by true & loving hands — marking my Headquarters gaily streaming out in the mountain breeze. How happy I should be with my darling here for a little while just to enjoy this with me. You know I am not well yet, that will account for my slight unsoundness of mind in a remark I just made to Col. Rice about a sweet smiling valley between the soft blue hills — “It is a vale of love, between the breasts of the Mountain”. Shall I be forgiven? and yet I half believe I should have said it to you, if you had been here — a soldier is bold you know. I am writing you though I shall not have a chance to send the letter for several days.

night — moonlight — we move very early so I try to send this to Washington. Good night darling I shall lie looking at the moonlight on the mountains & in that “vale” & dream myself there. A kiss & thousand thoughts of you till the early bugle call.

—   Colonel Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, 20th Maine Volunteers, writing to his wife Fanny, July 1863 (via salparadisewasright)
classicalbritain:

The Library, known in the 18th century as the Saloon, is dominated by Sir Charles Barry’s Victorian mahogany bookcases. The ceiling and overmantel are by Robert Adam

classicalbritain:

The Library, known in the 18th century as the Saloon, is dominated by Sir Charles Barry’s Victorian mahogany bookcases. The ceiling and overmantel are by Robert Adam

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chainsawsandbattleaxes:

A TV Crime Drama based in Middle Earth called Law and Mordor 

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“I slept soundly till 6 in the morning, when I was brutally awakened by one of my old servants - the chief valet to be precise - who rushed into the barn [where the count had spent the night] nearly out of his wits. He had just come back from taking my horse to graze at four in the night, as I had ordered him to do. That man, Lefranc, shook me until I woke up and screamed that the enemy was there. Thinking I could poke fun at him, I asked, “Where? There?” and he replied, “Yes, there! There!” As he spoke he opened the barn door and the curtains of my bed. The open door showed me the beautiful, sunny plain below; and the entire surface appeared covered with enemy squadrons. I coolly considered that the enemy must at least give me enough time to take my morning cup of chocolate.”

—   Jean-Philippe-Eugène Comte de Mérode-Westerloo, describing the morning of the battle of Blenheim, 13 August 1704 (via vfreie)

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