I have the biggest lesbian crush on Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna of Russia.

I have the biggest lesbian crush on Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna of Russia.

Charles Sumner (1811-1874) was a Massachusetts senator and radical abolitionist. 
He graduated from Harvard in 1830 and after becoming a lawyer, he travelled around Europe, developing a passion for art and, upon observing the integration of blacks in France, began to staunchly support not only abolition, but equal rights for all blacks.
He dedicated his political career to this ideology, gaining notoriety in Boston for attacking school segregation, influencing arguments in the Brown v. the Board of Education case over a hundred years later.
He is most remembered for his speech denouncing “Slave Power” as evil, resulting in being beaten nearly to death by Preston Brooks on the Senate floor. He was severely injured by the attack and left traumatized, but after a few visits to Europe, he regained his will power and returned to Senate, joining the ranks of the Radical Republicans during the Civil War. 
Two years before the Emancipation Proclamation, he denounced Lincoln’s seemingly neutral stance towards slavery, and asserted that the primary objective of the war was abolition, and strongly advocated for complete civil rights during the Reconstruction.
He was close friends with the famous writers Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Ralph Waldo Emerson.
In short, he was compassionate, courageous, intelligent, and incredibly ahead of his time. (It helps that he was very handsome, too.)

Charles Sumner (1811-1874) was a Massachusetts senator and radical abolitionist. 

He graduated from Harvard in 1830 and after becoming a lawyer, he travelled around Europe, developing a passion for art and, upon observing the integration of blacks in France, began to staunchly support not only abolition, but equal rights for all blacks.

He dedicated his political career to this ideology, gaining notoriety in Boston for attacking school segregation, influencing arguments in the Brown v. the Board of Education case over a hundred years later.

He is most remembered for his speech denouncing “Slave Power” as evil, resulting in being beaten nearly to death by Preston Brooks on the Senate floor. He was severely injured by the attack and left traumatized, but after a few visits to Europe, he regained his will power and returned to Senate, joining the ranks of the Radical Republicans during the Civil War. 

Two years before the Emancipation Proclamation, he denounced Lincoln’s seemingly neutral stance towards slavery, and asserted that the primary objective of the war was abolition, and strongly advocated for complete civil rights during the Reconstruction.

He was close friends with the famous writers Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Ralph Waldo Emerson.

In short, he was compassionate, courageous, intelligent, and incredibly ahead of his time. (It helps that he was very handsome, too.)

Sultan Abdülmecid I ruled the Ottoman Empire from 1823 to 1861. He was most famous for his efforts in trying to unite and modernize the Ottoman Empire through the Tanzimat reforms. However the sultan’s greatest act of kindness was in 1847 as Ireland was in the grips of the Great Famine. After hearing about the famine from his Irish doctor, Abdülmecid had decided to send 10,000 pounds in aid. However Queen Victoria, who only sent 2000 pounds to help Ireland, did not want to be outdone by Abdülmecid’s more generous offer and ordered him to send only a 1000 pounds. Although Abdülmecid did agree to this offer, secretly he sent three ships filled with food and provisions to the Irish town of Drogheda. 
Sultan Abdülmecid pretty much won my heart after giving Queen Victoria a symbolic middle finger and helped hundreds of people who were starving, all in one beautiful story. 

Sultan Abdülmecid I ruled the Ottoman Empire from 1823 to 1861. He was most famous for his efforts in trying to unite and modernize the Ottoman Empire through the Tanzimat reforms. However the sultan’s greatest act of kindness was in 1847 as Ireland was in the grips of the Great Famine. After hearing about the famine from his Irish doctor, Abdülmecid had decided to send 10,000 pounds in aid. However Queen Victoria, who only sent 2000 pounds to help Ireland, did not want to be outdone by Abdülmecid’s more generous offer and ordered him to send only a 1000 pounds. Although Abdülmecid did agree to this offer, secretly he sent three ships filled with food and provisions to the Irish town of Drogheda. 

Sultan Abdülmecid pretty much won my heart after giving Queen Victoria a symbolic middle finger and helped hundreds of people who were starving, all in one beautiful story. 

This is the tragic Empress of Mexico, Carlota. Born Princess Charlotte of Belgium, the only daughter of Leopold I and his wife Louise of Orléans. She was married to Archduke Maximilian of Austria, brother to Emperor Franz Josef I. Carlota was known not to like her sister-in-law Empress Elisabeth. She became empress of Mexico when Maximilian was offered the throne of Mexico. Sadly three years later, Maximilian was deposed and executed. Carlota ran back to Europe and tried to rally support for her husband but to no avail. She spent the rest of her life in seclusion and descended into insanity. It is a sad tale for such a beautiful and unfortunate woman. 

This is the tragic Empress of Mexico, Carlota. Born Princess Charlotte of Belgium, the only daughter of Leopold I and his wife Louise of Orléans. She was married to Archduke Maximilian of Austria, brother to Emperor Franz Josef I. Carlota was known not to like her sister-in-law Empress Elisabeth. She became empress of Mexico when Maximilian was offered the throne of Mexico. Sadly three years later, Maximilian was deposed and executed. Carlota ran back to Europe and tried to rally support for her husband but to no avail. She spent the rest of her life in seclusion and descended into insanity. It is a sad tale for such a beautiful and unfortunate woman. 

Prince Carl Gustaf Oscar Frederik Christian of Sweden/ Prince Carl Bernadotte (1911 – 2003) 
Hottest royal I’ve ever seen.

Prince Carl Gustaf Oscar Frederik Christian of Sweden/ Prince Carl Bernadotte (1911 – 2003) 

Hottest royal I’ve ever seen.

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Portrait of Marshal Antonio Jose de Sucre
Arturo Michelena, 1895

trollception:

Portrait of Marshal Antonio Jose de Sucre

Arturo Michelena, 1895


—ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME OH MY GOD

—ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME OH MY GOD

Thucydides, ancient Greek historian. Clever, thoughtful, dutiful, scientific, skeptical, all-around wonderful, brilliant historian. Told us what we know about the Peloponnesian Wars between Athens and Sparta. Also he survived a plague.

Thucydides, ancient Greek historian. Clever, thoughtful, dutiful, scientific, skeptical, all-around wonderful, brilliant historian. Told us what we know about the Peloponnesian Wars between Athens and Sparta. Also he survived a plague.

The beautiful Octave Garnier, a French anarchist and member of the infamous Bonnot gang in Belle Epoque France. He died in a stand-off with police at just 22.
A memoir found by police on Garnier’s body summed up his life of crime: “It’s for all these reasons that I rebelled, it’s because I didn’t want to live this life of present-day society, because I didn’t want to wait and maybe die before I’d lived, that I defended myself against the oppressors with all the means at my disposal…”

The beautiful Octave Garnier, a French anarchist and member of the infamous Bonnot gang in Belle Epoque France. He died in a stand-off with police at just 22.

A memoir found by police on Garnier’s body summed up his life of crime: “It’s for all these reasons that I rebelled, it’s because I didn’t want to live this life of present-day society, because I didn’t want to wait and maybe die before I’d lived, that I defended myself against the oppressors with all the means at my disposal…”

The men of the Marine Bombing Squadron 413, Helling-Helmke crew during the Second World War..They flew bombers in the Pacific Rim, landing on aircraft carriers, which is some hard shit to do. They were hella cool. The man in the center happens to be my grandfather, First Lieutenant James R. “Jim” Helmke. It would be pretty weird if I had a history crush on him, but he was an amazing man. The smiling guy second from the left is named Corporal Richard H. Willard, and he was one fine piece of ass. Look at that hair, that smile. BE STILL MY HEART. The other men are Corporal Dale Spridik, First Lieutenant Frederick J. Helling, Corporal Irwin Deutscher, Corporal Danny Smeed, and Corporal Francis L. Alsobrook.

The men of the Marine Bombing Squadron 413, Helling-Helmke crew during the Second World War..They flew bombers in the Pacific Rim, landing on aircraft carriers, which is some hard shit to do. They were hella cool. The man in the center happens to be my grandfather, First Lieutenant James R. “Jim” Helmke. It would be pretty weird if I had a history crush on him, but he was an amazing man. The smiling guy second from the left is named Corporal Richard H. Willard, and he was one fine piece of ass. Look at that hair, that smile. BE STILL MY HEART. The other men are Corporal Dale Spridik, First Lieutenant Frederick J. Helling, Corporal Irwin Deutscher, Corporal Danny Smeed, and Corporal Francis L. Alsobrook.