The Wunderkammer of the Mild Colonial Boy, Esq., a Reactionary Tory Gentleman, who armed only with a Steampowered Babbage Engine and Pure Intentions, wanders the Time Streams and Aetheric Plane gathering an Eccentric Hodgepodge of Curiousities, Frivolities, Whimsicalities and Nonsense.
Q. Why is your Tumblelog called "My Ear-Trumpet Has Been Struck by Lightning"?
A. Because "My Grandmother's Ear-Trumpet Has Been Struck by Lightning" wouldn't fit in the available space.
Pattern Pack No. 1 : The Going-Away Dress of Charlotte Brontë
The pattern is taken from the pretty dress which Charlotte Brontë wore on the 29th June, 1854, when she left Howarth with her new husband, Arthur Bell Nicholls, on their way to Ireland for their honeymoon.
The dress is now owned by the Brontë Parsonage Museum, Howarth, which is associated with this production.
Joan of Arc at the Coronation of Charles VII (1854). Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres (French, 1780-1867). Oil on canvas. Louvre, Paris.
Joan is depicted in plate armor holding her banner as she attends in Reims Cathedral the coronation of Charles VII , the dauphin she helped achieve the throne. In real life, Joan never wore plate armor, but it was a common form of artistic license among later artists.
Joan of Arc (c1412–31), a 17 year old peasant girl, inspired a French army to break the English siege of the French city of Orléans and to win other important battles.