Monday, July 16, 2012

Charly demands the Brits hand over their Bling Bling

A King's Ransom

11 comments:

Tecumseh said...

Charly's gonna huff, and he's gonna puff, and then he's gonna fart in he general direction of the Brits.

Mr roT said...

What's the article about, besides this linked this milkmaid?

Mr roT said...

Hey, AA or Chuck,

I know that gold statue decorating the post, but can't remember now who the subject was.

Could you tell me?

Arelcao Akleos said...

The photograph is of a gold statue of Henry III [I think].
The article is about a suit brought by the French to be given the crown jewels of the British monarchy as compensation for the killing of Edward Plantagenet, in 1499[?], which robbed the French of the monetary compensations of being the homeland to British Kings....
...or some merde like that.

Mr roT said...

The sculpture is stupendous, but I haven;t found anything juicy googling 'round.
Looks French or Spanish and thoroughly mediaeval. Looks like the cathedral in Palermo, slightly.
Dammit, I was born into the guys-with-hot-secretaries class, like you so where the hell are they?

D'you think you can check your browser's history and get anything other than homo sites?

Mr roT said...

Why is the king using a newspaper for a pillow? Was Obamus his Secretary of the Sacks of Gold?

Mr roT said...

I think it's this guy's funerary sculpture.

Mr roT said...

It seems contemporary to and in a similar style as this mafia church.

Arelcao Akleos said...

From what I could see it is the "death mask" for Henry III, who was one of the plantagenet kings. In England, not Italy, but from the 13th Century.

Arelcao Akleos said...

Name: King Henry III
Born: October 1, 1207 at Winchester
Parents: King John and Isabella of Angouleme
Relation to Elizabeth II: 20th great-grandfather
House of: Plantagenet
Ascended to the throne: October 18, 1216 aged 9 years
Crowned: October 28, 1216 at Westminster Abbey
Married: Eleanor of Provence, Daughter of Raymond Berenger
Children: Six sons including Edward I, and three daughters
Died: November 16, 1272 at Westminster, aged 65 years, 1 month, and 16 days
Buried at: Westminster Abbey
Reigned for: 56 years, and 29 days
Succeeded by: his son Edward

King of England from 1216, when he succeeded John, but the royal powers were exercised by a regency until 1232, and by two French nobles, Peter des Roches and Peter des Rivaux, until the barons forced their expulsion in 1234, marking the start of Henry's personal rule. His financial commitments to the papacy and his foreign favourites antagonized the barons who issued the Provisions of Oxford in 1258, limiting the king's power. Henry's refusal to accept the provisions led to the second Barons' War in 1264, a revolt of nobles led by his brother-in-law Simon de Montfort. Henry was defeated at Lewes, Sussex, and imprisoned, but restored to the throne after the royalist victory at Evesham in 1265. He was succeeded by his son Edward I.

On his release Henry was weak and senile and his eldest son, Edward, took charge of the government.

Mr roT said...

Nice, AA, Thanks but, as usual, the typical patrón AA makes peón roT prove his searches right down to the QED while writhing in pain at being out-Googled.
Enjoy your mint julep, AA.