In history, there have been many loyal servants to royalty, some willing to give their lives in service to their kings, queens, and emperors.
But they are often looked over, under-appreciated and tossed aside as unimportant factors in historical investigation.
But as we will never forget the night of the 17th, nor will we forget the three men and one woman who gave their life, and died along side their Emperor.
Anna Demidova, Dr. Eugene Botkin, Alexei Trupp, and Ivan Kharitonov. After over 12 months in exile, these four were not only the maid, doctor, valet and cook, but became loyal and respected friends to the family.
As the 95th anniversary of their deaths draws near, please, spare just a moment on the 17th/18th July to their cherished memory.
Houses and a bus lane in Eltingville.
Matthew Camp by Landis Smithers for GayTimes Magazine
St. Wilgefortis, Church of Saint Nicholas, Wissant, Pas-De-Calais, France
Fulda Cathedral funerary monument
"You want to photograph me eating chicken?"
"Well, if I let you, I need you to help me deliver a message."
"I work at this library. And before that, I was coming here for twenty years. It’s my favorite place in the world. As many people know, the main reading room of this library is supported by seven floors of books, which contain one of the greatest research collections in the world. Recently, the library administration has decided to rip out this collection, send the books to New Jersey, and use the space for a lending library. As part of the consolidation, they are going to close down the Mid-Manhattan Library Branch as well as the Science, Industry, and Business Library. When everything is finished, one of the greatest research libraries in the world will become a glorified internet cafe. Now read that back to me."
This is probably the most important post I’ll put up this year. Please reblog.
Tilda Swinton risked arrest waving a rainbow flag in front of the Kremlin in violation of Russia’s new homosexual propaganda bill. And she wants everyone who can to reblog it in solidarity.
Guys please reblog this, it won’t ruin your blog, this is importantThank you Tilda
already reblogged this but ok hey why not
I love this woman