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 Empress Maria Theresa
Empress Maria Theresa
Hi everyone, since I had ilitumwa about my favourite Historical Figure. I would like to write about 2 famous monarchs during the 18th century, and they are Maria Theresa of the Holy Roman Empire and her Russian counterpart, Catherine the Great.

Maria Theresa

She was unexpectedly ascended to the kiti cha enzi when her father, Emperor Charles VI died of probably uyoga poison. Initially, she had great difficulties during her first mwaka of her reigns.
She also participated for the War of the Austrian Succession against King Frederick II of Prussia, also known as Frederick the Great.
However, under her...
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There is a classic scene in Anne of the Thousand Days (Jarrott, 1969) where Anne Boleyn (Genevieve Bujold) looks Henry VIII (Richard Burton) in the eye and proclaims 'My Elizabeth shall be queen! And my blood will have been well spent!'

There is no proof that such an exchange ever took place between the pair but it is a powerful and prophetic moment that tells the viewer that Anne's blood was indeed well spent, and her words prove true as Elizabeth, her daughter, became possibly the greatest ruler England ever had. How she eventually came to be Queen is nothing short of a miracle, the 'bastard'...
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 Hello Jenna.
Hello Jenna.
Hi guys, I had just watched the first episode of the miniseries of Victoria and moving on to the sekunde episode, I had seen the Young Victoria 6 years ago. So here are first thoughts on the miniseries as well as my opinion on both anyway.

Victoria the Miniseries

Okay, although the first was very slow and I was very surprise on how handsome Sir John Conroy is! Okay, Jenna Coleman's portrayal of the young Queen is very accurate and I have to give her a round of applause for her outstanding performance.
Lord Melbourne is portray as an elderly man unlike in the Young Victoria, and the relationship...
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