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."


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Napoleon Anecdotes



"What do you think," said Napoleon one day to his surgeon, Mr. O’Meara, "of all things in the world would give me the greatest pleasure?" Mr. O’Meara was on the point of replying, "Removal from St. Helena," when Napoleon said, "To be able to go about incognito in London and other parts of England, to the restaurateurs’, with a friend, to dine in public at the expense of half a guinea or a guinea, and listen to the conversation of the company; to go through them all, changing almost daily, and, in this manner, with my own ear, to hear the people express their sentiments, in their unguarded moments, freely and without restraint; to hear their real opinion of myself, and of the surprising occurrences of the last twenty years.” Mr. O’Meara observed that he would hear much evil and much good of himself. “Oh, as to the evil,” replied Napoleon, “I care not about that. I am used to it. Besides, I know that the public opinion will be changed. The nation will be just as much disgusted at the libels published against me, as they formerly were greedy in reading and believing them. This,” added he, “and the education of my son, would form my greatest pleasure. It was my intention to have done this, had I reached America. The happiest days of my life were from sixteen to twenty, during the semestres, when I used to go about as I have told you I should wish to do, from one restaurant to another, living moderately, and having a lodging for which I paid three louis a month. They were the happiest days of my life. I was always so much occupied, that I may say I never was truly happy upon the throne. Not that I have to reproach myself with doing evil whilst seated there; on the contrary, I restored fifty thousand families to their country, and the improvements I made in France will speak for themselves. I made war certainly, — of this there is no doubt, — but, in almost every instance, I was either forced to it, or I had some great political object in view.”

Napoleon Anecdotes, W. H. Ireland, pages 67-70

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Fine 19th Century Prisoner of War model of a frigate Pomone, with forty four guns.

H M Frigate Pomome had 44 guns. Taken in 1794 by Sir J B Warren then becoming the flagship of his frigate squadron cruising near Cape Finisterre to protect trade, she took part in the capture or sinking of 13 enemy ships 1795-7, notably Jean Bart (26) Andromaque (36) and Calliope (36). Under different Commanders she captured Cheri (26) in the Bay of Biscay, 1798. The Pomone was sold circa 1803.

c. 1820

Height 21.00inch (53.34cm)

Width 26.00inch (66.04cm)

Depth 12.00inch (30.48cm)

Ref No. 6574


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Rose Dewitt Bukater hairporn

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“As time goes on, you’ll understand. What lasts, lasts; what doesn’t, doesn’t. Time solves most things. And what time can’t solve, you have to solve yourself.”

—   Haruki Murakami, Dance Dance Dance (via bookmania)

Misty Stanton Moor, Peak District, England by JamesMills1 


Misty Stanton Moor, Peak District, England by JamesMills1 

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A woman who hates you is playing the pianoforte.

You have five hundred a year. From who? Five hundred what? No one knows. No one cares. You have it. It’s yours. Every year. All five hundred of it.

A charming man attempts to flirt with you. This is terrible.

You are in a garden, and you are astonished.


welcome my etsy shop, here you can buy lots of my signature homemade crafts. this is a pencil that i glued googly eyes on. it’s 200 dollars

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18th century urethral syringe used to treat venereal disease.  

Typically drugs used to treat VD were various mercury solutions, the most popular of which was mercury chloride.  A common saying of the time was “one night with Venus, a lifetime with mercury”.

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british people:

better stop off at the next motorway services since i've been driving for 3 hours, which is 1 hour more than the highway code recommends!!


yeah it's a pretty short drive only like 47 hours if i don't stop


Trailer for the upcoming Catherine the Great series

Coming out next year (2015)!

12-episode historical drama “Catherine the Great” directed by Igor Zaitsev. The history of the formation of the personality of Catherine the Great autocrat since its arrival in Russia on the Rights of the bride of Peter III and the ascent to the Russian throne. Nearly 20 years of palace intrigues, conspiracies, the struggle for power and personal dramas.

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“March of the guards to Finchley" by William Hogarth (1750). Troops marching to defend London during the rising of 1745.


March of the guards to Finchley" by William Hogarth (1750). Troops marching to defend London during the rising of 1745.

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“In Gratitude.
September 23, 1803”

—   Sharpe’s Telescope, Sharpe’s Battle. (via rightandproperbastard)

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