A cynic and a dreamer. INTP. 5w4.

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I post anything I find to be beautiful. (Dark) mori / nature kei, indie & vintage, history, nature / gardens, lace & frills, wonderlands & fairytales, elegant places and things. Anything that evokes a sense of melancholy, mystery or whimsy.

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fuckyeahcostumedramas:

Keira Knightley in ‘Pride & Prejudice’.
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indypendenthistory:

The Stereoscope as educator, stereograph half, 1900
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whisped:

dean cemetery by Elle* on Flickr.
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kingtoqueen:

Elizabeth I

1533-1603
Reign: 1558-1603 (45 years)
Elizabeth I was the last Tudor monarch and one of the most iconic monarchs in British history. Her reign saw the return to Protestantism, the quest to the New World, the Spanish Armada and Shakespeare. 
When Elizabeth came to the throne, England was almost bankrupt and still reeling from years of religious transformation. She was determined not to return to persecution so was not harsh on Catholics in her religious settlement. 
Elizabeth was celebrated as the ‘Virgin Queen’­ and never married. However, there were rumours she was in a relationship with Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester. She was seen to be married to the people and avoided diplomatic marriage, staying independent, and thus keeping her country so.
The largest threat to Elizabeth came in the form of her cousin, Mary, Queen of Scots. Mary was a Catholic and gathered support from those wanting to return to the old religion. In 1586, Mary was found guilty of plotting to assassinate the queen and was beheaded in 1587 – a decision Elizabeth later regretted.  
Elizabeth was very aware of her image and reportedly didn’t look in a mirror for two decades. In the final years of her life she acted as a wife or mother of the country. In her long reign, she restored Protestantism, protected England from invasion and allowed nothing to threaten the image of her crown. 
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westerus:

untitled by Mariam Sitchinava. on Flickr.
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dauntingprude:

Elijah in the Wilderness  by Frederic Leighton (1830–1896)
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aphelia:

(by Natalia Schul)
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littlestnymphet:






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pagewoman:

Flying Scotsman,Arten Gill Viaduct,Dentdale,Cumbria,England.
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lapitiedangereuse:

Alphonse Mucha, Studio photography
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