Bloody April

Slaughter in the Skies

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vivelareine:


The King was already near death yesterday; he received the Last Rites in the evening and has breathed his last this afternoon between three and four. He remained conscious and gave to the last every sign of truly Christian penitence and piety.

—Ambassador Mercy to Maria Theresa, 10 May 1774
[image: (C) RMN-Grand Palais (Château de Versailles) / Gérard Blot]
[translation: Olivier Bernier, Secrets of Marie Antoinette]

vivelareine:

The King was already near death yesterday; he received the Last Rites in the evening and has breathed his last this afternoon between three and four. He remained conscious and gave to the last every sign of truly Christian penitence and piety.

—Ambassador Mercy to Maria Theresa, 10 May 1774

[image: (C) RMN-Grand Palais (Château de Versailles) / Gérard Blot]

[translation: Olivier Bernier, Secrets of Marie Antoinette]

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Anybody please answer??

tiny-librarian:

bunniesandbeheadings:

Did Robespierre have any pets?
-And what kind too
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Yes, Robespierre had several pets. In his childhood he had several pigeons, as detailed famously in his sister, Charlotte Robespierre’s memoirs. His love for birds didn’t fade and he had canaries as a man.

Throughout his adulthood he never seems to have been without a dog. Most famous of these hounds is Brount, a great big black dog - who may have been a great dane - who Robespierre took with him to Paris (after 1791) and who was at his side throughout the Revolution.


For some reason, the thought of tiny little Robes with a great big huge dog like a Great Dane amuses me greatly. Imagine him trying to take it for walkies!!!

(Source: historical-hipster)

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tzarevitch:

This is considered to be the first photograph of Saint Petersburg ever taken.
It is the year 1852: Nicholas I (great-grandfather of Nicholas II) is the Tzar of Russia, Gogol died in the beginning of the year, Leo Tolstoy is 25 years old. 

tzarevitch:

This is considered to be the first photograph of Saint Petersburg ever taken.

It is the year 1852: Nicholas I (great-grandfather of Nicholas II) is the Tzar of Russia, Gogol died in the beginning of the year, Leo Tolstoy is 25 years old. 

(via history-in-pictures)

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imminentdeathsyndrome:

Father Spends 20 Years In Prison Due To Ex-Wife Making His Children Lie About Being Molested 

He had to register as a sex offender when he was released and she was never convicted for sending this man to prison. Where’s this patriarchy feminists keep talking about? 

The patriarchy is what made it perfectly it logical for the judge to give the ruling - ie, of course this man would molest his children, because men molest, that’s the way of it.  Why was the woman never convicted? I have no idea (I’m running late and don’t have time to watch it), but I’m guessing that it’s because the statute of limitations wore off.

And yes, feminists do try to keep people from wrongly going to prison, especially for sex crimes.  Every false accusation is another reason for people to dismiss horrible crimes that do occur - and false accusations happen all the time.  If you take any Psych course where memory is brought up, they will mention how easily influenced a memory can be and use cases where people have been wrongfully imprisoned for sexual abuse as examples.

And of course - for every man (or woman) who wrongfully goes to jail, think about how many are never even accused, much less punished.

*gets off soapbox* 

(via dreamingofcossackia)

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