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The Queen's Gallery is hosting a new survey of artworks gifted between the two monarchies.
Today, we have endless text chains and group selfies to prove that we're close. Back in the 1600s, they had art—lots and lots of art.That's the (somewhat simplified) conclusion of "Russia, Royalty and the Romanovs,"a new exhibition at the Queen's Gallery in Buckingham Palace. ...
 
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The period drama within Matthew Weiner's new show The Romanoffs seems to suggest that she did, but is it historically accurate?
The third episode of The Romanoffs centers around a show within a show. In "House of Special Purpose," Christina Hendricks plays Olivia Rogers, an actress who has been flown in to star as Tsarina Alexandra in a new series about the Romanovs.The plot of ...
 
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She was an advocate of Filipino women's right of suffrage.
She was the subject of Google Doodle on September 20, which celebrates her role as founder of the Girl Scouts of the Philippines. In her life, she was also a civic leader, an advocate of women's rights, a teacher, and an activist. ...
 
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The Science Museum's exhibition marks 100 years since the murders of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, his wife Alexandra, and their five children.
In July 1918, Tsar Nicholas II, Tsarina Alexandra, their five children Grand Duchesses Olga, Tatiana, Maria, and Anastasia, and Tsarevich Alexei, were executed in the basement of a mansion in Ural Mountains, along with their four loyal servants.In the 100 years since then, the ...
 
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The National Museum of Brazil in Rio de Janiero was consumed by fire. Here's what was lost.
Last night, the National Museum of Brazil in Rio de Janiero was consumed by fire. In total, it took firefighters over 6 hours to put out the blaze, and by the time the flames were extinguished, 200 years of Brazilian history was gone.“It is ...
 
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The story about how Mexico’s monarchy lasted for less than a year.
On September 27, 1821, Agustin de Iturbide and his Army of the Three Guarantees marched into Mexico City and declared the nation’s independence from Spain. He was later installed as the monarch of the First Mexican Empire, tasked with bringing order to ...
 
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The many sultanates in Mindanao were the perfect breeding ground for internal intrigues, rivalry for power, and secret collusions.
Mindanao, that large land mass fringed with little islands south of the Philippines, has always evoked a world that is at once exotic and mysterious.After all, Mindanao, far removed from Luzon and the Visayas, had never been conquered by Spain. The natives ...
 
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The iconic Crème de la Mer was created almost 70 years ago.
The La Mer brand has become synonymous with its hero product: Crème de la Mer, a potent cream with an ability to create a youthful glow. While many women recognize the brand for its miracle elixir, the story of its origin is ...
 
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Unfortunate circumstances have plagued the owners of these valuable stones.
The Washington Post used the adjective “hellish” to describe the depths of where the infamous Hope Diamond was “spawned.” If it were any other gem, these terms might not have been used attributed to a precious stone, but given the trail of misfortune ...
 
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The collection, owned by Bank of the Philippine Islands, is on display until August 12.
One visit to an art fair or auction would be enough to show you how incredibly expensive or valuable art can be. Who can forget Jose Joya's 1959 abstract work that sold for more than P112 million at the Leon Gallery auction ...
 
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The Swiss watchmaker pioneered several watchmaking technologies.
This year marks International Watch Company (IWC)’s 150th anniversary. The Switzerland-based manufacturer was founded by American engineer and watchmaker Florentine Ariosto Jones in 1868. Ever since, the brand has fluidly combined Swiss craftsmanship with American manufacturing technology. As a horological innovator, IWC ...
 
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He had the lover's head preserved in a bottle of spirits.
In Russian history, there are only two leaders who were known as “Great” for their leadership styles and contribution to the country’s westernization: Peter the Great and Catherine the Great. The former was coincidentally wed to a woman named Catherine as well. ...
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