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Jousting rules for a tournament 1511- To celebrate the birth of his son Prince Henry in 1511, the King proclaimed an allegorical tournament of the sort developed in the previous century at the court of the Dukes of Burgundy. This challenge, issued and signed by the King lists the rules to be followed and explains the background story.

Margaret MacDonald Mackintosh. Scorpio - born 5 November 1865, died 10 January 1933. Scottish artist and designer of metalwork, textiles and embroideries in the symbolist style. Member of the Glasgow Four and wife of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. One of the first women to attend art classes at Glasgow School of Art at the turning of the last century.

'Tis a big and beautiful world. Most of us live and die in the same corner where we were born and never get to see any of it. I don't want to be most of us. - Oberyn Martell | Game of Thrones

King Richard I of England and King Richard IV of Normandy, Duke of Aquitaine, Duke of Gascony, Count of Maine, Count of Nantes and Overlord of Brittany, 1157-1199.Some historians claim that he was nicknamed the Lionheart long before he became king, because at age only 16 he was already head of a huge army and fearless in battle. Other historians claim that Lionheart was a name attributed to him in legend, long after he died. As is the way with so many heroic figures there is a lot of myth…

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Top 200 Greatest Actors of Old - a list by rcmeyerjr

David Niven ~ Once wrote that as a child, he felt superior to others. He attributed this to the fact that when reciting the Lord's Prayer in church, he thought for several years that the correct phrasing was, "Our Father, who art a Niven . . . " (IMDB)

Traditional Scottish naming-pattern, this reflects the large families that people used to have.

Ernest Hemingway quote. (born 1898- died 1961). Hemingway writing in E. Africa in 1947, photo credit E. Theisen.

Audrey fforbes-Hamilton is sad when her husband dies but is shocked when she…

This absolutely gorgeous piece of Sherlock fanart got no repins the first time I posted it here... I am going to pretend that didn't happen and pin it again... "The Man wakes up in the Morgue" by ~oirbmeamu... Click for artist info.