Franz Kafka, working a bowler hat.

Franz Kafka, working a bowler hat.

This cutie is Peter II of Yugoslavia, also the last King of Yugoslavia. He was ousted on 29 November 1945 by the Communist Constituent Assembly and lived in the United States ever since.

This cutie is Peter II of Yugoslavia, also the last King of Yugoslavia. He was ousted on 29 November 1945 by the Communist Constituent Assembly and lived in the United States ever since.

This is Anthony, nephew of Vyner & son of Bertram, heir apparent of Sarawak and the dreamiest of the Brookes. He opposed cession (along with the cabinet and most Sarawakians, but was unsuccessful in getting his realm back. His implausibly hot grandson can be found in this link:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jason_Desmond_Anthony_Brooke
He runs a charitable trust to aid Sarawak, and would be heir apparent today if the monarchy had survived.

This is Anthony, nephew of Vyner & son of Bertram, heir apparent of Sarawak and the dreamiest of the Brookes. He opposed cession (along with the cabinet and most Sarawakians, but was unsuccessful in getting his realm back. His implausibly hot grandson can be found in this link:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jason_Desmond_Anthony_Brooke

He runs a charitable trust to aid Sarawak, and would be heir apparent today if the monarchy had survived.

Here’s where the Brookes really take off - Bertram, brother of Vyner, Raja of Sarawak. He would eventually step aside as heir in favor of his son.

Here’s where the Brookes really take off - Bertram, brother of Vyner, Raja of Sarawak. He would eventually step aside as heir in favor of his son.

This is Vyner Brooke, son of Charles, Raja of Sarawak. He had a long reign, and in 1946 ceded Sarawak to Britain to the dismay of the populace and his heir, but he judged the country too wrecked by the Japanese occupation to deal with.

This is Vyner Brooke, son of Charles, Raja of Sarawak. He had a long reign, and in 1946 ceded Sarawak to Britain to the dismay of the populace and his heir, but he judged the country too wrecked by the Japanese occupation to deal with.

This is Charles Brooke, the successor of James, Raja of Sarawak. James preferred pretty boys to women and never reproduced, so the throne went to his nephew.

This is Charles Brooke, the successor of James, Raja of Sarawak. James preferred pretty boys to women and never reproduced, so the throne went to his nephew.

This is James Brooke, an adventurer who became Raja of Sarawak by getting rid of some pirates for the Sultan of Brunei. He established a dynasty of “White Rajas” that were very popular among their subjects. This is an unusually attractive family. First of a series.

This is James Brooke, an adventurer who became Raja of Sarawak by getting rid of some pirates for the Sultan of Brunei. He established a dynasty of “White Rajas” that were very popular among their subjects. This is an unusually attractive family. First of a series.

The sexy father and son duo, Joseph and Austen Chamberlain (father and half brother to the more famous Neville…)

The sexy father and son duo, Joseph and Austen Chamberlain (father and half brother to the more famous Neville…)

From left: P/O Feric, Flt Lt Kent, F/O Grzeszczak, P/O Radomski, P/O Zumbach, P/O Lokuciewski, F/O Henneberg, Sgt. Rogowski, Sgt. Szaposznikow - members of the No. 303 Polish Fighter Squadron - one of 16 Polish squadrons in the Royal Air Force (RAF) during the Second World War and highest scoring RAF squadron of the Battle of Britain.British Prime Minister Winston Churchill said about them: ‘Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few’.Loved and cherished during the war, betrayed (Yalta Conference ‘45) and treated as a burden and pariahs by the public afterwards*.
*Polish Armed Forces representatives were the only one who were not invited to the London Victory Parade of 1946 as not to offend Stalin.

From left: P/O Feric, Flt Lt Kent, F/O Grzeszczak, P/O Radomski, P/O Zumbach, P/O Lokuciewski, F/O Henneberg, Sgt. Rogowski, Sgt. Szaposznikow - members of the No. 303 Polish Fighter Squadron - one of 16 Polish squadrons in the Royal Air Force (RAF) during the Second World War and highest scoring RAF squadron of the Battle of Britain.
British Prime Minister Winston Churchill said about them: ‘Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few’.
Loved and cherished during the war, betrayed (Yalta Conference ‘45) and treated as a burden and pariahs by the public afterwards*.


*Polish Armed Forces representatives were the only one who were not invited to the London Victory Parade of 1946 as not to offend Stalin.

danse-macabre:

Kate Beaton’s comics are always a winner, god I love her Chopin & Liszt minis.