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A Blast from the Past!

Postby Trinity Starling » 15 Dec 2018, 04:57

For this contest, participants will dress their lady OR their fiancé as historical figure. If possible, please include a picture for reference. Participants must also write a paragraph on how the figure inspired them or impacted their life, as well as a short biography of the person. The contest ends on Dec. 21st.

Entries will be judged on the following:
- Creativity (in your paragraph, mostly)
- Historical Accuracy

Prizes will be awarded as follows:
- 1st Place: 10 emeralds and 10,000 dollars
- 2nd Place: 5 emeralds and 5,000 dollars
- 3rd Place: 2 emeralds and 2,000 dollars

Have fun!
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Re: A Blast from the Past!

Postby womaninwhite » 15 Dec 2018, 13:34

i want to tell you some facts about Catherine Aragon, who despite the fact that she had very sad, tragic faith, never give up and was the strongest woman I ever know...


Catherine Aragon was first wife of Henry VIII (from six), their marriage last 24 years


---before she married Henry She was a wife of his Brother Atur who died after 5 month of marriage. 7 years Catherine lived in poverty after this as king Henry VII could not decide what to do with het send her at home in Spain or marry her Himself :huh: but he died so his second son Henry VIII married her...

----they were happy, love each other...he even made her a Regent when he was out, and she won a battle against Scots. but she was losing children again and again... (she lost 6 children) the only survived child was a girl Mary (after- bloody Mary).. she could not give a Male Heir to king which he wanted sooo much :frown:


----after having a lot of mistresses King eventually decided to end his marriage to Catherine so that he could wed a new wife. as Queen refused to gave freedom to Henry and go to the Monastery and became a NUN, he ask for divorse to the Pope, the process was last several years and he did not get divorse, sooo

----Tired of waiting to pope's aprooval, he made himself a head of the church and annul his marrage and married to Ann boleyn...

----Catherine who was isolated and separated from doughter, refused to recognize the legitimacy of Henry's actions and still considered herself to be the queen, refusing to send Anne Boleyn her crown jewels when her replacement asked for them. :cool:



this is Catherin from famous Tv series TUDORS
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Re: A Blast from the Past!

Postby krissyboss » 16 Dec 2018, 05:14

This was a really close call between Florence Nightingale and Queen Victoria. I love how compassionate Florence was for all humans, and I would love to be that influential in the world of medicine. The only thing that stopped me was that she was also really shy and that's my biggest problem :unsure:

Queen Victoria was totally awesome! At a time when it was still rare for royal couples to love each other her and her husband were probably the relationship goals for their time period :wub: As a matter of fact, when her husband died after 20 years of marriage she never remarried and wore mourning clothes for the rest of her life. She had 9 children and unlike Maria Theresa(Mother of Marie Antoinette) managed to be close to them which was a pretty big feat.

She also had an entire era named after her: the Victorian Era. While this era might just be thought of as puffy dresses and cool looking houses it was a lot more than that. There was "advances in medical, scientific and technological knowledge, to changes in population growth and location." There was also more of a shift in family atmosphere , becoming more modern. There was also a huge leap in the Protestant faith. Socialism and feminism also came about during this time, with increasing opportunities for women outside the home. At this point in time the British dominance at sea was unchallenged, and a thirst for unexplored areas of the world developed. At this point in time the British people were very proud of their government and had lots of bragging wars(exporting their diplomacy)

She was a fashion icon, starting the tradition of wearing white at weddings. Before this point nobel ladies wore their best clothes to weddings. She also didn't wear a crown to her own wedding instead opting for a circlet of orange blossoms. Women of the time condemned the decision saying that she looked drab but then again when you look at what survived over 300 years you kinda of have to :rolleyes:

The reason why I ended up choosing her was because she was outgoing, really smart, a great mom, and just sounded like a person you would want to be around, regardless of whether she was a queen or not.

Queen Victoria on her wedding day:
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My Queen Victoria:
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So I hope y'all enjoyed the mini history lesson there, it turned out to be a lot longer than I anticipated but oh well...
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Re: A Blast from the Past!

Postby ketevank » 16 Dec 2018, 13:33

JUana the MAd

Queen Juana I of Castile- Despite her nickname, Juana's "madness" has often been disputed; she may have been locked up for political reasons only. Either way, she was a passionate woman, who fell madly in love with her handsome husband and continued to caress him even after his death.

Her mental imbalance showed itself in 1502 in the form of extravagant, though justified, jealousy of the unfaithful Philip. when she heard that he had a mistress she found her and cut all her beautiful and long hair :blink:

Juana refused to part with her deceased husband's remains for a disturbingly long time. Quite pregnant, Juana travelled with her husband's body from Burgos to Granada, where he was to be buried. This is a distance of 668 kilometres. Juana was said to have opened her husband's casket to embrace him and kiss him. :frown:

Unfortunately, Juana's husband Philip had spread rumors about her madness when he was still alive and her behavior after his death may have reinforced these rumors. Juana's son, Charles, who became the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, eventually took over from Juana as regent, and then, monarch. In 1509 Juana was either placed in, or retired to, the Royal Monastery. Charles forbade Juana any visitors. :crying:

so its still questionable was Juana mad? Was she undermined by her husband or son?

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from movies scene juana and philippe (juana la loca/ mad love 2001)
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Re: A Blast from the Past!

Postby Swiftcat » 17 Dec 2018, 08:00

CLEOPATRA
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I was entranced by all the detail and care that went into it's creation and the luxurious feeling of the beads caressing my body. At that moment, I finally received the divine inspiration I was seeking.
I examine Cleopatra extraordinary life from a new perspective.
Cleopatra is a role model and what lessons can be learned from how she lived her life is an inspiration.
No matter what, never, ever give up on your dreams. There will be times that you will have to fight hard for them, but if you don’t, no one else will. Don’t be limited by what other people have previously done or what is considered proper. Cleopatra went out into the battlefield, where no woman had formerly gone, and if your goals require it, go for it!

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Re: A Blast from the Past!

Postby formedelete » 17 Dec 2018, 14:43

Marie Curie
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I have always enjoy learning of Marie Curie, she was the first female scientist to win a Nobel prize. not only that she is the only women to win two of them. she was awarded the 1911 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for discovering and studying the elements radium and polonium. Marie Curie was born on 7 November 1867 and died on 4 July 1934, in Savoy, France where She died of aplastic anaemia, a blood disease that often results from exposure to large amounts of radiation. so here is my recreation of this wonderful women who has had a big role in radiology.

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Re: A Blast from the Past!

Postby Pietra moy » 18 Dec 2018, 19:24

I wanted to bring a woman who stayed in the history of Brazil where my country is and one that was in the history of the world.Tarsila do Amaral
ImageShe is the author of the most valued Brazilian painting in history, the Abaporu (which exceeds US $ 2.5 million). Tarsila is one of the central names of the first phase of artistic modernism in Brazil and was responsible for the organization of the revolutionary Modern Art Week of 1922 in São Paulo.ImageMalala YousafzaiImageYou've probably heard of Malala, the Pakistani girl who is also the youngest person to be awarded a Nobel Prize. For her struggle for women's rights to education and for the symbol of strength and endurance she became, due to her personal experience (she was shot in the head when she was only 14), Malala more than deserves to be on this list.
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Re: A Blast from the Past!

Postby Pietra moy » 18 Dec 2018, 19:24

I wanted to bring a woman who stayed in the history of Brazil where my country is and one that was in the history of the world.Tarsila do Amaral
ImageShe is the author of the most valued Brazilian painting in history, the Abaporu (which exceeds US $ 2.5 million). Tarsila is one of the central names of the first phase of artistic modernism in Brazil and was responsible for the organization of the revolutionary Modern Art Week of 1922 in São Paulo.ImageMalala YousafzaiImageYou've probably heard of Malala, the Pakistani girl who is also the youngest person to be awarded a Nobel Prize. For her struggle for women's rights to education and for the symbol of strength and endurance she became, due to her personal experience (she was shot in the head when she was only 14), Malala more than deserves to be on this list.
Imageare women warriors that makes us go in search of what we want and that no matter what happens
LADY PIETRA MOY - ID:133327❤️❤️❤️
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Re: A Blast from the Past!

Postby Trinity Starling » 21 Dec 2018, 22:32

Hello everyone! The contest has now ended. The winners are...

First Prize: womaninwhite

Second Prize: formedelete

Third Prize: ketevank

Thanks you all for competing. I enjoyed looking at all of your beautiful outfits and I hope you continue to be inspired by many historical figures.
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Re: A Blast from the Past!

Postby ClaudiaM25 » 21 Dec 2018, 23:51

Prizes will be added on 27th, apologise for the inconveniences but I am not able to do it sooner...
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