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Alfred The Great, King of Wessex AD 871. He was a remarkable and pious man who brought a new order to the Kingdom following his defeat of the Danes. His son built New Minster at Winchester as a family mausoleum to house his tomb.

Alfred The Great, King of Wessex AD He was a remarkable and pious man who…

The world's first postage stamp was issued by Great Britain in 1840. Featuring a bust of Queen Victoria, it has come to be known as the "Penny Black." It also marked the introduction of "uniform penny postage" in a mail system: the rate to carry a letter to ANY destination within the country was now the same, and not based on distance carried.

The Penny Black Stamp: The Penny Black was the world’s first adhesive postage stamp used in a public postal system. It was issued in Britain on 1 May for official use from 6 May of that.

Chinese clothing - The Night Revels of Han Xizai painting, originally by Gu Hongzhong, depicting life in the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period.

Half-section of the Chinese painting Night Revels of Han Xizai, handscroll, ink and colors on silk, x cm. Original by Gu Hongzhong century), century remake of the Song Dynasty. Collection of the Palace Museum in Beijing.

The letter "b" from the late 10th Century, latin vellum manuscript known as 'Evangelia Ottonis'.

This exquisite celtic knotwork illuminated letter 'b' from the late century, comes from a latin vellum manuscript known as 'Evangelia Ottonis'. The notes at Rylands mention that it is possibly Italian in origin.- I love illuminated letters.

Axum or Aksum is a city in northern Ethiopia that was the original capital of the kingdom of Axum. Axum was a naval and trading power that ruled the region from about 400 BC into the 10th century. The kingdom was also identified as Abyssinia, Ethiopia, and India in medieval writings. The Kingdom of Aksum had its own written language and developed a distinctive architecture exemplified by giant obelisks, the oldest of which date from 5000–2000 BC. The kingdom was at its height in the 4th…

Roman Empire (Eastern, Byzantine) 565 A. under Emperor Justinian I

Axum, or Aksum, is a city in northern Ethiopia named after the Kingdom of Aksum, a naval and trading power that ruled from the region ca. 400 BC into the 10th century. The kingdom was occasionally referred to in medieval writings as "Ethiopia".

Axum, or Aksum, is a city in northern Ethiopia named after the Kingdom of Aksum, a naval and trading power that ruled from the region ca. 400 BC into the century. The kingdom was occasionally referred to in medieval writings as "Ethiopia".

10th Kingdom: Wolf & Virginia Romance

HD Wallpaper and background photos of Wolf & Virginia for fans of Wolf (The Kingdom) images.

Horrible Films I Loved As A Kid and What they Taught Me About Life - we all loved bad movies as kids, but hey, there were lessons to be had despite the bad acting, horrible writing, and other bad elements. Hear about my top picks at storybookapothecary.com

Horrible Films I Loved As A Kid

Horrible Films I Loved As A Kid and What they Taught Me About Life

The O'Brien dynasty are a royal and noble house founded in the 10th century by Brian Boru of the Dál gCais or Dalcassians. After becoming King of Munster, through conquest he established himself as (High King of Ireland). Brian's descendants thus carried the name O'Brien, continuing to rule the Kingdom of Munster until the 12th century where their territory had shrunk to the Kingdom of Thomond which they would hold for just under five centuries.

Illustration of the Plantagenet coat of arms, three gold lions on a red background. Plantagenets ruled English throne from 1154 (King Henry II) through 1485 (King Richard III)