The Royal Observatory, Greenwich, London founded in 1675. The site of the Prime Meridian as well as the origin of Greenwich Mean Time, now the Observatory's historic buildings house a museum of astronomy, navigation and timekeeping as well as the Weller Galleries of modern astronomy and the award winning Peter Harrison Planetarium.
Micawber - an eternal optimist | Etymology: Wilkins Micawber,character in the novel David Copperfield (1849–50) by Charles DickensDate: 1852 : one who is poor but lives in optimistic expectation of better fortune — Mi·caw·ber·ish -bə-rishadjective #words
Louise Renée de Penancoët de Kérouaille, Duchess of Portsmouth (September 1649 – 14 November 1734) was a mistress of Charles II of England. Through her son by Charles II, Charles Lennox, 1st Duke of Richmond, she is ancestress of both wives of Prince Charles: Princess Diana and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.
George IV was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and of Hanover following the death of his father, George III, on 29 January 1820, until his own death ten years later. From 1811 until his accession, he served as Prince Regent during his father's final mental illness.
James Francis Edward Stuart c. 1703 attributed to Alexis Simon Belle. Prince of Wales (Chevalier de St George or "The Old Pretender" 1688 –1766) was the son of James II of England,VII of Scotland. He claimed the English, Scottish and Irish thrones from the death of his father in 1701, when he was recognized as king by his cousin Louis XIV of France. Following his death in 1766 he was succeeded by his son Charles Edward Stuart in the Jacobite Succession.