Hermitage worker finds 100-year-old candy in a Romanov dress

A restorer working at The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg has found a sweet surprise while working on a Romanov gown. Galina Fedorova, a worker in the Laboratory of Scientific Tissue Restoration, is working on a 1903 gown and discovered a piece of candy in the pocket. While unstitching one of the sleeves that was lightly closed, a small jewel-like object fell out. It turned out to be a…
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What happened to China’s Qing dynasty?

Imperial China has a long and illustrious history. It is a civilisation that began with the Shang dynasty in 1250 BC and lasted until the Qing dynasty that fell in 1912. The last emperor to rule China was Puyi, whose regnal name was Xuantong Emperor. He came to the throne in 1908 at two-years-old and ruled until February 1912, when he was forced to abdicate. During that time, imperial China…
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Inside the Jubilee exhibitions: Coronation on show at Windsor Castle

The Royal Collection Trust will be staging three different exhibitions in 2022 to mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, at Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, and the Palace of Holyroodhouse. The exhibition at Windsor Castle is set to explore The Queen’s Coronation in 1953. Platinum Jubilee: The Queen’s Coronation will be on at Windsor Castle from Thursday 7 July to Monday 26 September…
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What happened to the Greek monarchy?

Greece is a democratic republic that carefully balances a history that dates back to the 12th century BC and a push for modernisation. But if we take a look back about 55 years, we would see a much different picture. Following the tragedy that was World War II…

What happened to Bavaria's monarchy?

The Bavarian Royal Family had several notable members, including King Ludwig II (The Swan King) and Empress Elisabeth of Austria, known as Sisi. However, the Kingdom of Bavaria had a relatively short lifespan.  In 1805, Elector Maximilian IV Joseph elevated Bavaria from an electorate to a kingdom; he served as King of Bavaria from 1 January to 1 August 1806 when Bavaria seceded from the Holy…
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