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King Richard III's Final Moments Were Quick & Brutal

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Richard III’s last moments were likely quick but terrifying, according to a new study of the death wounds of the last king of England to die in battle.

The last king of the Plantagenet dynasty faced his death at the Battle of Bosworth Field on Aug. 22, 1485, only two years after ascending the…

longliveroyalty:

Royals in Art
Sitter: John Campbell, 4th Earl of Loudoun
Artist: Allan Ramsay
Date: circa 1750

longliveroyalty:

Royals in Art

Sitter: John Campbell, 4th Earl of Loudoun

Artist: Allan Ramsay

Date: circa 1750

books0977:

William Colyear (1745–1823), Viscount Milsington, Later 3rd Earl of Portmore. Allan Ramsay (Scottish, 1713-1784). Oil on canvas. National Trust, Penrhyn Castle, Wales.
Lord Milsington succeeded his father to the earldom in 1785. Despite his benign expression in this portrait, he seems to have been of an irascible, even violent disposition.
Ramsay, a portrait-painter, was Principal Painter in Ordinary to George III. His portraits are full of both grace and individuality.

books0977:

William Colyear (1745–1823), Viscount Milsington, Later 3rd Earl of Portmore. Allan Ramsay (Scottish, 1713-1784). Oil on canvas. National Trust, Penrhyn Castle, Wales.

Lord Milsington succeeded his father to the earldom in 1785. Despite his benign expression in this portrait, he seems to have been of an irascible, even violent disposition.

Ramsay, a portrait-painter, was Principal Painter in Ordinary to George III. His portraits are full of both grace and individuality.

jaded-mandarin:

Allan Ramsay. Portrait of Katherine Hall of Dunglass as Diana, 1730s.

Currently writing an essay about this portrait and a related half-length that was taken from it after the subject died. I love 18th Century roleplay paintings! This one is so nice and simple.

jaded-mandarin:

Allan Ramsay. Portrait of Katherine Hall of Dunglass as Diana, 1730s.

Currently writing an essay about this portrait and a related half-length that was taken from it after the subject died. I love 18th Century roleplay paintings! This one is so nice and simple.