Another nice tiara, originally Thurn und Taxis, sold in '92 to pay death duties, then sold again, I believe, in 2005. The pear diamonds on top are detachable. The sketch of the Furstin Margarethe Clementine, Duchess of Mecklenberg-Strelitz (married Erbprinz Carl Alexander von Thurn und Taxis, who succeeded his father as Fürst in 1805) calls wearing a tiara as a hair ornament the "Napoleonic style" followed even after the Bourbon restoration in 1815
Alice in Wonderland facts: fact #12: Carroll gave the manuscript of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to Alice Liddell as a Christmas gift, but she had to sell it when her husband died to be able to pay death duties.
library at Calke Abbey, 18th century (1701-1704) English country house presented by The National Trust as illustration of a country house in a state of decline, as it was passed to the Trust in lieu of death duties in the 1980s, UK
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at one time, the HPDH2 script had draco walking across the courtyard to his parents until he saw that harry was alive at which point he shouted image and ran back across the courtyard away from his parents to harry
The marble tomb effigy of Philippa of Hainault (c.1310-1369) Queen Consort of Edward III at Westminster. Philippa was an excellent queen who not only fulfilled her duties as wife & mother (she bore & breastfed 13 children!) but was also an exceptional queen. Philippa instituted many positive economic changes within her adopted country of England, & by the time of her death she was beloved by her subjects. Queen Philippa died of dropsy at her husband's favorite castle, Windsor August 14th…