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"Black Britain: A Photographic History:" Paul Gilroy, Stuart Hall: Books Full of wonderful images.


Elizabeth (Bess), Countess of Shrewsbury (c.1525–1608); she and her fourth husband, George Talbot, "hosted" Mary, Queen of Scots for many years of her captivity in England. Bess was also grandmother to Arbella Stuart, whom many considered heiress to Elizabeth I through their common ancestor, Henry VII


A charming portrait of Arbella Stuart with her many pets. Arbella was Bess, Countess of Shrewsbury's grandchild and ward. Bess hoped that Queen Elizabeth I would name her Stuart/Tudor relation Arbella as her successor.


Mount Stuart, Isle of Bute, Scotland One of the World's finest houses - Mount Stuart, ancestral home of the Marquess of Bute, is a stupendous example of Victorian Gothic architecture set amidst 300 acres of gloriously landscaped gardens. Spectacular interiors include the stunning White Marble Chapel and magnificent Marble Hall complete with kaleidoscopic stained glass.


Friday night tv......It's a Knock Out......rolling around the floor laughing, especially the games with the huge costumes that meant the person inside couldn't see where they were going.....priceless!


Bess of Hardwick (c.1521-1608). After 4 strategic marriages, Bess became Elizabethan England's richest woman, aside from the queen herself! As a powerful & wealthy woman, Bess was a patron of the arts, an investor in substantial amounts of real-estate and property, a shrewd business woman and a trusted subject of Queen Elizabeth I. Bess commissioned the "Hardwick Hall" portrait of Queen Elizabeth I , which is displayed on the grounds to this day!


"Caution: The media is NOT a reflection of reality." ...Not even if it proclaims itself to be in a "no-spin zone." Follow this link to explore what Stuart Hall meant by the politics of representation:

2 / Biblioteca Virtual de Ciencias Sociales Lo local y lo global: globalización y etnicidad Stuart Hall* El debate sobre la globalizaci.