Sunday, October 23, 2011

I Really Am Still Alive

Well, hello. Just sending out a brief post to say:

I do indeed still exist and I will keep posting things, thanks to the lovely people who have given me input (and even just visited my blog). I was honestly about to delete this altogether and write off blogging for good.

So thank you all. I will try to have something up this week!

Off to study for an APUSH test..... perhaps I can get an idea from there. Let me know if there is anyone in particular you would like to see on this site! I'm a Brit History nut, so if no one sends an idea in, there may be nothing but George VI vs. Richard the Lionhart or Elizabeth II vs. Elizabeth I on here. :)

And thank you again!



In keeping with the historical theme, Peter II, Emperor of Russia, was born today in 1715. I really know nothing about Russian history, but as a (very late) birthday present to him, may as well put this up.

Hello, handsome.

Happy Birthday, Peter II. You're so amazing that you have your own Facebook account ( even though you've been dead for over 200 years, which automatically makes you my favorite Russian Emperor.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Queen Victoria vs. Queen Elizabeth I

These two women lived about 250 years apart, and were considered the some of the greatest monarchs of England's history.
It's only natural to question who would win in a fight.

Queen Elizabeth I 
Hand on globe = world domination

  • Fought the Spanish Armada, the great naval power of the 16th century- and won
  • Never married, prefering to keep her crown away from power-hungry men who wanted to take  it from her
  • Possessed the ability to look badass in lace ruffs and puffy sleeves
  • A ginger. Need I say more?
  • Showed the world that a woman can enter a traditionally male-dominated world and actually excel at leading a nation
  • Beloved by the English people
 Queen Victoria
Don't mess with a mother of nine.

  • Successfully steered Great Britain through one of the most tumultous revolutionary periods in  Europe and retained her crown
  • Managed to reverse England's terrible debt after the reigns of her wasteful uncles
  • Gave birth to nine children, all of whom lived to adulthood, without dying
  • Basically the great-something grandmother of every monarch in Europe, having married all of her children into Europe's ruling families
  • Wildly popular with her subjects, who called her "Little Vic"
  • Pretty badass for someone who was barely five feet tall, having survived multiple assassination attempts, some of them with her family sitting right beside her.

Vote for the winner in the comments!

*None of the images are mine. I kinda suck at art.

UPDATE: The winner is Queen Victoria! Sorry, Elizabeth, it was a valiant fight.

Plotting her revenge....