Queen Victoria at Edward Cazalet's Villa - South of France
Queen Victoria at Edward Cazalet's Villa - South of France in 1885. In 1882, Queen Victoria began her winter affair with the Cote dAzur, she would arrive bearing extensive food and drink supplies, a multitude of staff, Highland soldiers and Abdul Karim, her Indian attendant (highly unpopular with all bar the queen herself). The queen would ride out frequently, either in a carriage or a cart pulled by 'Jacquot', a donkey she had rescued, half-starved, from a peasant (as lampooned on this card) and which she subsequently took back and forth to England with her. (Jacquot lived out his life at Windsor, after Victorias death.). Date: 1885
Archduke Matthias leaving the Netherlands
Departure of Archduke Matthias (1557-1619) from the Netherlands, on 29 October 1581, showing him and his entourage boarding their ships at Antwerp on their return home to Austria. Matthias served as Governor-General of the country from 1577 to 1581, leaving when independence from Spain was achieved. He became Holy Roman Emperor in 1612.
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Last days of Emperor Nicholas II and his family
An article recounting the last days of the imperial family. The photograph shows the family's faithful entourage during internment at Tsarkelo-selo in the summer of 1917. Seated in front is Countess Benckendorff; standing from left to right are: Prince Dolgorouki, M. Pierre Gilliard, Countess Hendrikov, Baroness Buxhewden, Mlle. Schneider, Count Benckendorff and Dr. Derevenko. Date: 1917
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