Tzu-Hsi Dowager Empress
TZU-HSI, aka HSIAO-CH'IN &c, generally known as 'the dowager empress' : Manchu ruler who resisted reform, European influences etc, supported the Boxer rising.
1835 - 1908
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The 'Siete Partidas' (Seven-Part Code), aka 'Libro
The 'Siete Partidas' (Seven-Part Code), aka 'Libro de las Leyes' or 'Libro de las Posturas', was a Castilian statutory code first compiled during the reign of Alfonso X of Castile (1252-1284), with the intent of establishing a uniform body of normative rules for the kingdom. Romanesque art. Miniature Painting. SPAIN. MADRID (AUTONOMOUS COMMUNITY). Madrid. National Library.
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Switzerland - Basel, Old Bridge and Three Kings Hotel
Coloured lantern slide depicting a view of the Three Kings Hotel, Basel. Old Bridge can be seen in the foreground, as can the River Rhine. Grand 'Les Trois Rois' hotel is one of Europe's oldest hotels, and still active today (2012). Old Bridge aka Middle Bridge or Mittlere Bruke is the oldest existing crossing of the Rhine between Lake Constance and the North Sea. It is 192 meters long and was first commissioned by Bishop Heinrich von Thun in 1225.. Slide number 1 of Box 181 entitled 'Swiss No.1'. Date: circa 1890s
© The Boswell Collection, Bexley Heritage Trust / Mary Evans