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Modern History Sourcebook:   Prince Klemens von Metternich:   Political Confession of Faith, 1820  Prince Klemens von Metternich (1773-1859) was the leading figure in European government up until 1848. As political master of the Austrian Empire, he was the architect of an alliance system among the European powers after Napoleon's defeat - a system which tried to undo the damage to traditional dynastic politics wroght by the French revolution.

Klemens von Metternich, foreign minister of the Austrian Empire and chief diplomat in the alliance against Napoleon

Portrait de l'Impératrice Joséphine. Wonderful sleeve.

Portrait of Empress Josephine - Robert-Jacques-Francois-Faust Lefevre The sleeeeeeeves!

Etole de mousseline de Joséphine  Description :  Crédit photographique :  (C) RMN / Gérard Blot  Période :  19e siècle, période contemporaine de 1789 à 1914  Technique/Matière :  broderie (textile), fil d'argent, lamé (textile), soie (textile)  Localisation :  Malmaison, châteaux de Malmaison et Bois-Préau

Etole de mousseline de Joséphine Description : Crédit photographique : (C) RMN / Gérard Blot Période : 19e siècle, période contemporaine de 1789 à 1914 Technique/Matière : broderie (textile), fil d'argent, lamé (textile), soie (textile) Localisation : Malmaison, châteaux de Malmaison et Bois-Préau

Charles Maurice de Talleyrand: was a French bishop, politician and diplomat. Due to a lame leg, he was not able to start a military career as expected by his family.

Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Perigord par Pierre-Paul Prud'hon Metropolitan Museum of Art

This photograph shows the progress of the excavations in the deep hole, Pit X, undertaken from 1933-1934. The large-scale excavation removed 13,000 cubic meters of soil and involved over 150 workers. Photo Credit: C. Leonard Woolley, 1934, and Iraq's Ancient Past, Penn Museum Woolley conducted excavations at Ur for 12 seasons, excavations paid for by the British Museum the University of Pennsyvlania; five of those seasons (1926-1932) were concentrated on the Royal Cemetery.

Early Twentieth Century Excavations at the Royal Cemetery at Ur

Early Twentieth Century Excavations at the Royal Cemetery at Ur: Excavating the Royal Cemetery at Ur

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Painting of Prince Napoléon Joseph Charles Paul Bonaparte, circa 1860

Josephine de Beauharnais by Andrea Appiani. She was the caribbean wife of Napoleon.

Gli Arcani Supremi (Vox clamantis in deserto - Gothian): Josephine Beauharnais, la moglie di Napoleone

Napoleon abdicates, and Wellington dances the Flamenco, April 1814 (Kathryn Kane via The Regency Redingote) - pictured Treaty of Fontainbleau April 1814 courtesy Wikipedia

Regency Bicentennial: When Napoleon Made Wellington Dance the Flamenco

Napoleon abdicates, and Wellington dances the Flamenco, April 1814 (Kathryn Kane via The Regency Redingote) - pictured Treaty of Fontainbleau April 1814 courtesy Wikipedia

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