Okay I’m sorry but I think that people just post this picture and have no idea what amazing historical significance this picture has (sorry Paige I love you to death sweetie but let me rant here)
First of all: let’s look at Romano, wearing his bitch ass red shirt and using a sword. Significance?
Well, the person who liberated southern Italy was a man by the name of Guiseppe Garibaldi. He had a whole group of men that followed him around, and they would go all throughout southern Italy and capture towns (from the Spanish, I presume, my history book wasn’t very specific, I apologize). Whenever he and his men went into battle to capture said towns, they always wore red shirts and used swords (guns, too, although those weren’t very popular with the general public as of yet). Thus, Garibaldi and his men became known as the Red Shirts.
Hence Romano wearing a red shirt.
As for Italy, I’m not too sure what the significance of his clothing is other than it looks like something a count would wear of that time (although I am merely presuming, please don’t quote me on this, I truthfully have no idea). The man who freed northern Italy from Austria(-Hungary?) was Camillo di Cavour, or Count Cavour (I can’t remember his real last name at the moment, but Cavour was the town he was a count in, not his real last name, hence the ‘di’ (of) in his name. Camillo OF Cavour, get it?) so Cavour liberated northern Italy not through warfare, but through diplomacy.
Seems like an Italy thing to do, right? Not want to hurt anyone, while Romano beat people up to get his way?
Think about it.
(Anyway, that’s why I love this picture so much)
“Princess Elizabeth watching parachutists dropping during a visit to airborne forces in England in the run-up to D-Day.”
Actress Lee Yo-Won portraying Queen Seondeok of Silla. The TV series can be watched on Hulu (Korean with English subtitles).
The daughter of a king with no sons, Queen Seondeok was selected by her father to rule the kingdom of Silla (southeastern Korea). Seondeok ruled from 632 to 647, keeping the kingdom together despite attempted invasions from neighboring kingdoms. She also built Cheomseongdae, the first observatory in East Asia.
Queen Seondeok’s successful reign paved the way for two additional queen regents in Silla: Jindeok (647-654) and Jinseong (887-897).
Despite popular belief, not all Scandiavians were Vikings.
In Old Norse the term “viking” was a noun that referred to overseas expeditions. The phrase “fara i viking” means “to go on an expedition”, and in later texts implies piracy or raids. Therefore, a Viking (Norse vikingr) was someone who participated in these expeditions; an explorer, warrior, or pirate.
Finns were never Vikings, and in fact had little contact with Scandinavia during the Viking Age.
I’m a bit oO About the picture but…
” The birth of Princess Margriet Francisca, the third daughter of Princess Juliana and Prince Bernhard, was a symbol of hope and a source of inspiration for the Dutch people who were fighting for their survival in Europe. The only royal baby ever born in North America, her birth created a living bond between the people of Canada and the Netherlands.
To ensure the baby’s Dutch citizenship, the Canadian government temporarily ceded a room at the Ottawa Civic Hospital to the Netherlands. Princess Margriet was therefore born a Dutch citizen on Dutch soil on January 19, 1943.”
- The Gift of Tulips
You… you have no idea how much love I have for this piece <3
Children to his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales by Enoch Seeman
Kaiser Wilhelm II in a Russian styled uniform and Tsar Nicholas II in a Prussian uniform. 1905.
Queen Maria Theresia by Daniel Schmiddely, 1743-1745
I really like this picture of her **
18th century poesy ring.
Inscription reads: Many are the stars I see but in my eye no star like thee.
This is so cute **
When the international boarder between Finland and Sweden was drawn the Finnish-speaking population extended far over the Swedish side. This part of the Finnish-speaking community became isolated. As a result, the dialect of Finnish spoken in this area developed independently of standard Finnish….
The humanity of this action in a time where pretty much no other nations (at least I cannot think of a single other one atm) let their actions be guided by humanity will forever be the most impressive thing about this.
During WWII Denmark was occupied by Nazi Germany but was a “model protectorate” and retained much of their freedom.
However, in 1943 Hitler ordered the arrest and deportation of all Jews in Denmark. As word of the orders spread, Jewish individuals were warned to go into hiding, and the majority of them did so. But it was known that they could not stay in hiding forever without being discovered. Plans were made to smuggle as many of the Jewish population as possible to Sweden. On October 2, 1943 Swedish radio broadcast that they were ready to offer asylum to Danish refugees.
In fishing boats and other small craft over 7000 Jews were smuggled out over the Oresund to Sweden in the following weeks.
Only 5% of the Jewish population in Denmark was deported to concentration camps. The Danish people constantly demanded information on the whereabouts of these individuals, which may have saved them from being transferred to death camps. As a result of these efforts 99% of Danish Jews survived the holocaust.
The future King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, current King of Sweden.
Crown Prince Gustaf Adolf, Prince Gustaf Adolf (future King Gustaf VI Adolf), King Oscar II and Prince Gustaf Adolf (the son of the elder Prince Gustaf Adolf, who would later become the father of the current King of Sweden) of Sweden.