earlyfrost: “ Illustration by Franklin Booth, 1913, for The Flying Islands of the Night by James Whitcomb Riley ”

An entry from smatterings of an aesthetic

seabois: “ Illustration by Franklin Booth, for The Flying Islands of the Night by James Whitcomb Riley, 1913 (via Golden Age Comic Book Stories) ”

Medieval Weapons, Battle Axes

A knights weapon of choice was usually the sword, but swords were difficult to…

The castle is located on top of Berg (Mount) Hohenzollern at an elevation of 855 meters (2,805 ft) above sea level, 234 m (768 ft) above surrounding Hechingen and nearby Bisingen to the south, both located at the foothills of the Schwäbische Alb. It was first constructed in the first part of the 11th century.

Hohenzollern Castle, Stuttgart, Germany looking very fairy tale! 1 of 17 beautiful photos of Germany

800px-Eilean_Donan_Castle,_Scotland_-_Jan_2011

The Legend of Castle Eilean Donan, a Scottish Icon

Eilean Donan Castle, Eilean Donan, Scotland - Eilean Donan Castle is the home of the Clan Macrae

HOGWARTS?!? Germany's Hohanzoller castle

18 German Castles That Put Disney To Shame

Hohenzollern Castle (German: Burg Hohenzollern) is a castle about 50 kilometers mi) south of Stuttgart, Germany. It is considered the ancestral seat of the Hohenzollern family, which emerged in the Middle Ages and eventually became German Emperors.

Karn, the Minotaur - Castle Age Wiki

The Minitour, half man, half bull. Unfortunately, its the top half that is bull.

"In the male-dominated 16th century, she managed to stop a civil war, win an Armada and encourage pale skin as a beauty trend. And she did it all without a man by her side!" – Glamour editor

Elizabeth 1 - daughter of King Henry VIII wearing her mother, Anne Boleyn's necklace.

<3 Eleanor stamp, 2004. Eleanor of Aquitaine married a King of France, then a King of England, went on a crusade, plotted, was imprisoned in a castle. She was one of the wealthiest and most powerful women in Western Europe during the High Middle Ages. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleanor_of_Aquitaine

Collectors Stamp of Duchess Eleanor of Aquitaine (c. Queen of two kings: King Louis VII of France and Queen of King Henry II of England.

June 29, 1509: Death of Margaret Beaufort. She was the mother of Henry VII and grandmother of Henry VIII, and it was through her that the Tudors traced their regal lineage. She briefly served as regent for her grandson (who was only 17 when his father died), but died herself only 4 days after his coronation.

Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond and Derby May 1443 – 29 June was the mother of King Henry VII and paternal grandmother of King Henry VIII of England. She was an influential matriarch of the House of Tudor. She founded two Cambridge colleges.

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