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portrait of Queen Charlotte Sophia by Allan Ramsay, ca.1770. Oxford College, Anon II PD05. Well, as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words...now, if only the past could talk!

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House of Hanover family tree 1714-1901. http://www.pinterest.com/aurora771/european-history/

Queen Victoria,1845. Photographs taken of the Queen at this time do not much resemble this glamorous image. Winterhalter was skilled at creating an enhanced likeness. He also obligingly enlarged the Queen's jewellery.

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Never-before-seen photographs of the Queen's official Birthday

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The Lyte Jewel; the front jeweled cover lifts to reveal a very fine painted miniature of James I.

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An important miniature of Queen Victoria, in a lace-bordered black dress, collet necklace and earrings, small crown and lace veil, wearing the blue sash of the Order of the Garter and medal of the Royal Order of Victoria and Albert and Imperial Order of the Crown of India. Signed and dated in pencil 'Painted by H. Char. Heath London 1890'. Oval, high, gold frame set with 10 carat circular brilliant cut diamonds, the hinged reverse engraved 'PRESENTED TO M. H.M.S. Stanley, BY Victoria R.I…

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George III as a young man. He is the 3rd longest reigning British monarch (59 years). Only Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth have reigned longer.

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Caroline of Brandenburg-Anspach (1683–1737), Queen Consort of King George II (after Charles Jervas) by Enoch Seeman the younger

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