Penny for the guy.  All the kids in our street turned out for this event.  Make a few pennies, buy sparklers and sweets.

Penny for the guy. All the kids in our street turned out for this event. Make a few pennies, buy sparklers and sweets.

Name: Konrad IV von Kirchberg Dating: 1417 Location: Wiblingen Abbey, Ulm, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Name: Konrad IV von Kirchberg Dating: 1417 Location: Wiblingen Abbey, Ulm, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Francis Bacon. Self-Portrait. 1969.   --I cannot help wondering what put him over the edge (if anything)--some artists are wack, some are just good at digging into what that "wack" must feel like...

Francis Bacon. Self-Portrait. 1969. --I cannot help wondering what put him over the edge (if anything)--some artists are wack, some are just good at digging into what that "wack" must feel like...

This is the death mask of England's King Henry VII (the father of King Henry VIII), who was the first Tudor monarch and reigned from 1485 to 1509. It is said to be the finest death mask in existence. It's also unusual in that his eyes are open.

This is the death mask of England's King Henry VII (the father of King Henry VIII), who was the first Tudor monarch and reigned from 1485 to 1509. It is said to be the finest death mask in existence. It's also unusual in that his eyes are open.

London in the 1920's-penny for the guy by Warsaw1948, via Flickr, Bonfire Night or Guy Fawkes night was a big thing for British children, I can remember making a guy every year sitting outside the train station with friends asking 'penny for the Guy' the money you made would be spent on fireworks or pop which I  wasn't allowed only at Christmas, how times have changed!

London in the 1920's-penny for the guy by Warsaw1948, via Flickr, Bonfire Night or Guy Fawkes night was a big thing for British children, I can remember making a guy every year sitting outside the train station with friends asking 'penny for the Guy' the money you made would be spent on fireworks or pop which I wasn't allowed only at Christmas, how times have changed!

Queen Anne Neville died at Westminster on 16th March 1485 at the age of around 28, probably of tuberculosis. An eclipse on the day she died ...

Queen Anne Neville died at Westminster on 16th March 1485 at the age of around 28, probably of tuberculosis. An eclipse on the day she died ...

Eleanor of Aquitaine's effigy at Fontrevault. Queen of France and England, she was known for her passion for reading

Eleanor of Aquitaine's effigy at Fontrevault. Queen of France and England, she was known for her passion for reading

History of Leith, Edinburgh » The Death Mask of Mary, Queen of Scots, amazing to see her actual face

History of Leith, Edinburgh » The Death Mask of Mary, Queen of Scots, amazing to see her actual face

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