★ Maria Amalia of Austria by van Meytens
~ Arts and Culture / ~ Things of the Past

★ Maria Amalia of Austria by van Meytens

★ On this day in 1746, Archduchess Maria Amalia of Austria was born at the Hofburg Imperial Palace in Vienna. The eighth child of Empress Maria Theresa of Austria and Emperor Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor, she was also… Continue reading

★ Tales from the Royal Wardrobe with Lucy Worsley
~ Retrospectives / ~ Things of the Past

★ Tales from the Royal Wardrobe with Lucy Worsley

★ There’s a great documentary called ‘Tales from the Royal Wardrobe with Lucy Worsley’, currently available to watch on iPlayer, about the clothing worn by the British Royal family over the last 400 years. It goes into all of the subtle… Continue reading