Napoléon II, Napoléon François Charles Joseph Bonaparte, né le 20 mars 1811 au palais des Tuileries, à Paris, et mort le 22 juillet 1832 (21 ans) au palais de Schönbrunn, à Vienne, est le fils et l'héritier de Napoléon Ier, empereur des Français, et de sa seconde épouse, Marie-Louise d'Autriche. Prince impérial, il est titré roi de Rome à sa naissance. Il faut avoir entendu les conversations durant son enfance pour savoir jusqu’à quel point le nom de cet enfant énervait et effrayait même les…

J'AI VU LA GUERRE. J'ai vu la guerre sur Terre et sur Mer. J'ai vu le sang couler des blessés... J'ai vu les morts dans la boue. J'ai vu les villes détruites... J'ai vu les enfants affamés. J'ai vu l'agonie des mères et des épouses. JE HAIS LA GUERRE.

Majestic: Nonsuch can be seen in all its glory for the first time in more than 300 years after a model maker recreated it thanks to an Oxford University professor's research

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The Bee was Napoleon's symbol. Napoleon had 300 golden bees sewn onto his coronation robe—worn when he crowned himself Emperor of France.

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50 photos historiques colorisées pour mieux comprendre le début du siècle - Charles Darwin.

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EDWARD "THE BLACK PRINCE" Plantagenet of Wales 1330-1376. The eldest son of KING EDWARD III of England and PHILIPPA of HAINAULT, and father to KING RICHARD II of England. His wife was JOAN PRINCESS OF ENGLAND. He became the first Knight of the Garter. He was one of the founders. Edward was raised with his cousin Joan. He gained papal permission and absolution for this marriage to a blood-relative (as had Edward III when marrying Philippa of Hainault, his second cousin. 18th G GRAND UNCLE

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The birth on this day 11rh February, 1466 of Elizabeth Of York. Wife of Henry VII and mother of King Henry VIII, She died, on her birthday in 1503 aged 37. In the children's nursery rhyme Sing a Song of Sixpence, Elizabeth is reportedly the Queen in the parlour, while her husband, with a reputation for his thrift, is the King counting out his money

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On 27 March 1785, Marie Antoinette gave birth to Louis XVII (1785-95). Known as Louis-Charles, duc de Normandie (1785-89); then Louis-Charles, Dauphin de France after the death of his brother (1789-91); then Louis-Charles, Prince Royal of France (1791-92); then Louis-Charles Capet during The Terror until his death (1792-95).

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After Emperor Wilhelm II’s abdication in 1918, he went into exile in the Netherlands where he finally settled in this manor house in Doorn, called Huis Doorn. On a particularly sunny day I went to Doorn and took some pictures (Warning: a lot of pictures!). And for a fee I was even allowed to take … … Continue reading →

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