This book is the first comprehensive survey of aristocratic art collecting and patronage in Elizabethan England, as seen through the activities of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester (ca. 1532–1588). One of the most fascinating and controversial people of his day, Leicester was also the most important patron of painters at the Elizabethan court. by marisol
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marisol This book is the first comprehensive survey of aristocratic art collecting and patronage in Elizabethan England, as seen through the activities of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester (ca. 1532–1588). One of the most fascinating and controversial people of his day, Leicester was also the most important patron of painters at the Elizabethan court.
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Mary, queen of Scots was one of the most fascinating and controversial monarchs of 16th century Europe. At one time, she claimed the crowns by paige
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paige Mary, queen of Scots was one of the most fascinating and controversial monarchs of 16th century Europe. At one time, she claimed the crowns
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the most comprehensive hooded eyes makeup tutorial that I've seen by erika
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The Most Controversial Ad Campaigns by Pussylicker
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The most amazing little press-kit box I have seen! A photographer sends out all of his important info, samples, and a disposable camera in by amparo
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Alloa Tower. This is a 1300 Medieval Tower,  the residence of the Clan Erskine, The Earls of Mar. Now under the National Trust of Scotland. John Erskine, 2nd Earl of Mar was exiled in 1715 for his Jacobite activities. His younger brother James was notorious for kidnapping his own wife, Lady Grange,  to prevent her from revealing his Jacobite sympathies. Google her--the story is fascinating. by mabel
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mabel Alloa Tower. This is a 1300 Medieval Tower, the residence of the Clan Erskine, The Earls of Mar. Now under the National Trust of Scotland. John Erskine, 2nd Earl of Mar was exiled in 1715 for his Jacobite activities. His younger brother James was notorious for kidnapping his own wife, Lady Grange, to prevent her from revealing his Jacobite sympathies. Google her--the story is fascinating.
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THE most comprehensive and honest list of free baby items I've seen! A must for any new mom! by julianne
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julianne THE most comprehensive and honest list of free baby items I've seen! A must for any new mom!
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Queen's Bastard: A Novel by Robin Maxwell Historians have long whispered that Elizabeth "the Virgin Queen's" passionate, lifelong affair with Robin Dudley, Earl of Leicester, may have led to the birth of a son, Arthur Dudley. In this exquisite sequel to The Secret Diary of Anne Boleyn, Robin Maxwell fashions a stunning fictional account of the child switched at birth by a lady-in-waiting who foresaw the deleterious political consequences of a royal bastard. by deidre
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deidre Queen's Bastard: A Novel by Robin Maxwell Historians have long whispered that Elizabeth "the Virgin Queen's" passionate, lifelong affair with Robin Dudley, Earl of Leicester, may have led to the birth of a son, Arthur Dudley. In this exquisite sequel to The Secret Diary of Anne Boleyn, Robin Maxwell fashions a stunning fictional account of the child switched at birth by a lady-in-waiting who foresaw the deleterious political consequences of a royal bastard.
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Barbara Campanini, Italian ca. 1745 ~ by Antoine Pesne.  One of the most important ballerinas in 18th century, she was favored by Frederick II, who established her in the new Court Opera in Berlin in 1744. by kathryn
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kathryn Barbara Campanini, Italian ca. 1745 ~ by Antoine Pesne. One of the most important ballerinas in 18th century, she was favored by Frederick II, who established her in the new Court Opera in Berlin in 1744.
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Leeds Castle, Leeds England. One of the greenest most gorgeous tranquil places I have ever seen! by julekinz
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one of the most comprehensive list of ideas for how to capture children i've ever seen!!  thank you, annie (paint the moon).  :) by julianne
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julianne one of the most comprehensive list of ideas for how to capture children i've ever seen!! thank you, annie (paint the moon). :)
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one of the most comprehensive list of ideas for how to capture children i've ever seen.  thank you, annie (paint the moon). by brigitte
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The Battle of Lewes 1264 was one of two main battles of the conflict known as the Second Barons' War. It took place at Lewes in Sussex, on 14 May 1264. It marked the high point of the career of Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester, and made him the "uncrowned King of England". by tommie
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tommie The Battle of Lewes 1264 was one of two main battles of the conflict known as the Second Barons' War. It took place at Lewes in Sussex, on 14 May 1264. It marked the high point of the career of Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester, and made him the "uncrowned King of England".
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The Catholics of Elizabethan England did not witness a golden age. Their Mass was banned, their priests were outlawed, their faith was criminalised. In an age of assassination and Armada, those Catholics who clung to their faith were increasingly seen as the enemy within. In this superb history, award-winning author Jessie Childs explores the Catholic predicament in Elizabethan England... by amelia
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amelia The Catholics of Elizabethan England did not witness a golden age. Their Mass was banned, their priests were outlawed, their faith was criminalised. In an age of assassination and Armada, those Catholics who clung to their faith were increasingly seen as the enemy within. In this superb history, award-winning author Jessie Childs explores the Catholic predicament in Elizabethan England...
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The ruins of the Earl's Palace, Kirkwall lie near St Magnus Cathedral in the center of Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland. It was begun in 1607 and built largely by forced labor. Lord Orkney and his father, Robert Stewart, 1st Earl of Orkney, are acknowledged to have been among the most tyrannical noblemen in Scotland's history. (from Wikipedia) by leanne
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leanne The ruins of the Earl's Palace, Kirkwall lie near St Magnus Cathedral in the center of Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland. It was begun in 1607 and built largely by forced labor. Lord Orkney and his father, Robert Stewart, 1st Earl of Orkney, are acknowledged to have been among the most tyrannical noblemen in Scotland's history. (from Wikipedia)
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ROBERT, EARL OF GRANTHAM  Robert, Earl of Grantham, is married to Cora, an American heiress, whose money helped put Downton Abbey back on its feet. The father of three, Mary, Edith and Sybil, Robert has an uncomplicated life until a succession crisis and a surprising clause in his marriage contract cause upheaval in his family and on the estate. by earline
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earline ROBERT, EARL OF GRANTHAM Robert, Earl of Grantham, is married to Cora, an American heiress, whose money helped put Downton Abbey back on its feet. The father of three, Mary, Edith and Sybil, Robert has an uncomplicated life until a succession crisis and a surprising clause in his marriage contract cause upheaval in his family and on the estate.
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After the accession of Elizabeth I in 1558, Protestant England was beset by the hostile Catholic powers of Europe - not least Spain. In October 1585 King Philip II of Spain declared his intention to destroy Protestant England and began preparing invasion plans, leading to an intense intelligence war between the two countries, culminating in the dramatic sea battles of 1588. by maruboo
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maruboo After the accession of Elizabeth I in 1558, Protestant England was beset by the hostile Catholic powers of Europe - not least Spain. In October 1585 King Philip II of Spain declared his intention to destroy Protestant England and began preparing invasion plans, leading to an intense intelligence war between the two countries, culminating in the dramatic sea battles of 1588.
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