- Old School Nouveau.
(posts are not mine unless stated.)
This weekend, Napoleon and Josephine’s marriage contract was sold at auction for 437500 euros, while it was expected to sell for 80000 to 100000 euros.
The winning bid came from “Le musée des Lettres et manuscrits” (Museum of Letters and Manuscripts) in Paris.
Nearly two-thirds of Americans can’t name all three branches of government. http://theweek.com/speedreads/index/268448/speedreads-nearly-two-thirds-of-americans-cant-name-all-three-branches-of-government
"Depressing" isn’t a strong enough word.
Napoleon in Russia by Vasily Vasilyevich Vereshchagin
- С оружием в руках - расстрелять! (With weapon - shot!)
- Наполеон в зимнем одеянии. (Napoleon in winter clothing.)
OMG, his winter dress makes me cry.
We all know the bottom image by now, but I’d never seen the top one before.
"They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea."
Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626) an English philosopher, statesman, scientist, juror, orator, essayist, and author who was both the Lord Chancellor and Attorney General of England. Perhaps his most lasting contributiont to the world was the “Baconian method” or more commonly known as the “scientific method” (via historical-nonfiction)