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Get to Known me Meme, Royalist Edition

[6/10] Monarchs - Maria Theresa

"She began with nothing but her character, her good nature, her religious faith, and her sense of the sacred nature of her imperial inheritance. She believed in the pledged word, in treaties, in loyalty, in goodness. She trusted God. Her very gaiety and lightness of heart came from this trust. She had nobody but God to fear, and God she strove to obey. She did not take herself very seriously: then and for a long time afterwards she was the despair of those who demanded pomp and circumstance. Throughout her her, she liked to disconcert the disapproving and delight her friends with a sudden, slyly cheerful remark in deprecation of her exalted self. Her duty, on the other hand, she took very seriously indeed."

the-morning-and-the-evening-star:

vulpinevixen:

eternalbunnydoom:

just-finee:

sixpenceee:

WAVERLY HILL SANATORIUM

I have received so many messages requesting me to make this post. After looking into it, I realized why. 

The hospital was always dedicated to the treatment of tuberculosis patients, a disease that was fairly common in the early 20th Century.

It is estimated that as many as 63,000 people died as the sanatorium. Those deaths coupled with the reports of severe mistreatment of patients and highly questionable experiments and procedures are ingredients for a haunted location.

One of the most famous things about is the death tunnel. So many people were dying because of tuberculosis, that this tunnel was used to carry the bodies out without other patients having to see them. 

In room 502 (episode feature in ghost hunters), it was said that there was a murder/suicide of a nurse.  

Legend says the nurse found out she was pregnant by the owner of the sanatorium without being married and had contracted tuberculosis, so she hanged herself with a light bulb wire outside the room she was in at the time.

Ghost investigators who have ventured into Waverly have reported a host of strange paranormal phenomena, including voices of unknown origin, isolated cold spots and unexplained shadows. Screams have been heard echoing in its now abandoned hallways, and fleeting apparitions have been encountered.

You can read about one investigation case here

Visit the official website here

damn. READ THE WHOLE INVESTIGATION.

READ THE INVESTIGATION.

WHY DID I READ THIS

Oh Lovely. I live near this sanatorium. JUST WHAT I NEED.

I remember seeing this on Ghost Hunters, it was messed up!

Hello! First off, I love your blog so much, I can't put it into words <3 Secondly, do you know of any good books and/or movies about Maria Theresa? I'm really passionate about Austrian history, and her specifically, but I can't seem to find a lot of material written about her.

Why thank you! :D

I unfortunately don’t know of any movies that are about her specifically, she tends to play a token part in ones about Marie Antoinette.

As for biographies, I know there’s one (imaginatively titled) one called Maria Theresa by Edward Crankshaw.

There’s In Triumph’s Wake by Julia P. Gelardi that talks about her and Antoinette together.

I also know there’s one called Secrets of Marie Antoinette: A collection of letters by Olivier Bernier that has some of the correspondence between mother and daughter.

Alix and her two older girls, out for a stroll on the beach.
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Alix and her two older girls, out for a stroll on the beach.

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penthesileas:

thewritersramblings replied to your post: thewritersramblings replied to your po…

so what youre saying is, you wanna be an extra in an orgy scene?? :p

starring james purefoy

Not only have I been declared a “Badass motherfucker” but Bunnies has promised to stop threatening to decapitate me for at LEAST a week.

If that’s not proof that those damned revolutionaries and us filthy monarchists can get along and eat cake together in peace, I don’t know what is :P

Children of Royalty: William I and Eleanor of Austria

  • Vincent I, Duke of Mantua
  • Margherita, Duchess consort of Ferrara
  • Anna Caterina, Archduchess of Austria

If you don’t think Maria Theresa was a BAMF you can get out of my face thank you very much.

the-world-turning:

rtrixie:

fake-tumlbr:

nah, they portray her as white because she was white. 

Next they’ll demand history books to be re-written in order to not be racist.
Wait, I think they’re already doing that.

OH LORD NOT AGAIN. Cleopatra was the last ruler of the Ptolemaic Dynasty, which was established by Alexander the Great. IT WAS NOT AN AFRICAN DYNASTY IT WAS GREEK.The amount of sibling marriages in the dynasty meant that Cleopatra and her siblings would have an almost soley Greek lineage, with a little bit of Persian. While she may not have been milky white like a European, Cleopatra was not black.

AGREED TO ALL OF WHAT the-world-turning SAID
Also, Caesar was NEVER Emperor of Rome.
Rome&#8217;s first Emperor was his great-nephew Octavian aka Augustus.

the-world-turning:

rtrixie:

fake-tumlbr:

nah, they portray her as white because she was white. 

Next they’ll demand history books to be re-written in order to not be racist.

Wait, I think they’re already doing that.

OH LORD NOT AGAIN. Cleopatra was the last ruler of the Ptolemaic Dynasty, which was established by Alexander the Great. IT WAS NOT AN AFRICAN DYNASTY IT WAS GREEK.The amount of sibling marriages in the dynasty meant that Cleopatra and her siblings would have an almost soley Greek lineage, with a little bit of Persian. While she may not have been milky white like a European, Cleopatra was not black.

AGREED TO ALL OF WHAT the-world-turning SAID

Also, Caesar was NEVER Emperor of Rome.

Rome’s first Emperor was his great-nephew Octavian aka Augustus.

Why am I still awake again?

Oh yeah, muses being pesky little beasties.