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܀ history meme ܀ seven dynastiesHouse of Medici {14 - 18 century} (2/7)

Originally from Tuscany (where a branch also remained), the Medici family rose in the 14th century, basing themselves mainly in the Republic of Florence through Cosimo de Medici. Their system of banking became the largest in Europe in the 15th century and allowed for them to become one of the most predominate families politically within Italy and abroad - with members becoming cardinals, popes and monarchs. They have become attributed as a dynasty that highlights the Italian Renaissance, making alliances with other houses such as the Sforza, Este, Gonzaga and Visconti and brought about a number of well known and influential men and women from within the family as well as ones under their patronage.  

Some notable figures: Cosimo de Medici, Lorenzo ‘the Magnificent’ de Medici, Pope Leo X, Catherine de Medici (Queen of France), Isabella de Medici, Marie de Medici (Queen of France). 

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Hannibloom + Madsness intesify

*crazy internal screaming*

Hannibloom + Madsness intesify

*crazy internal screaming*

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the cannibal jokes continue

thebakerstreetboyz:

the cannibal jokes continue

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pre-raphaelisme:

detail of The Belvedere by John William Godward, 1913.

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Dear God the emotions with this film…

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Gilliflower, wild orchid, carnation, columbine, milk thistle, and Madonna lily (details) in The Unicorn in Captivity, c.1495-1505, Southern Netherlands.

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adawninglight:

Imagine this is how you usually hook up with Sherlock—he just lets himself in via the sliding glass door and sneaks on over to where you’re chilling out on the bed reading or something.

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Château de Versailles, salon de Mars: la reine Marie Leszczynska (Carle van Loo, 1747).

Source: http://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/asset-viewer/marie-leszczinska-queen-of-france-1703-1768/0AGLoul4eZBqRw

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When Marie-Antoinette is going through her shoes while preparing for a big party you can see a pair of Converse All Star 1923 Chuck Taylor basketball shoes. While these shoes were definitely not in existence at the time of Marie-Antoinette, their inclusion in the film was intentional, to portray Marie-Antoinette as a typical teenage girl despite the time she lived in.

When Marie-Antoinette is going through her shoes while preparing for a big party you can see a pair of Converse All Star 1923 Chuck Taylor basketball shoes. While these shoes were definitely not in existence at the time of Marie-Antoinette, their inclusion in the film was intentional, to portray Marie-Antoinette as a typical teenage girl despite the time she lived in.

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Burlesque dancer Sherry Britton c. 1940s

Burlesque dancer Sherry Britton c. 1940s

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