Thursday, January 24, 2013 Sunday, December 30, 2012
fuckyeahhistorycrushes:

Frederick II - Holy Roman Emperor from 1220 -1250
Obviously this picture gives us little indication of whether he was a hottie, but he’s definitely worthy of being on this blog because of how brilliant he was. 
Known as stupor mundi (wonder of the world) he went on crusade in 1229, despite having been excommunicated, and regained control of Jerusalem without shedding a drop of blood by negotiating a treaty in Arabic (he was a polyglot, you know) which gave Christian control of Jerusalem, and left The Dome of the Rock in Muslim hands. Incidentally, he was keen to know all about Muslim culture, and spent a night praying at The Dome of the Rock. 
Forget Richard the Lionheart - THAT’S how it’s done. 

fuckyeahhistorycrushes:

Frederick II - Holy Roman Emperor from 1220 -1250

Obviously this picture gives us little indication of whether he was a hottie, but he’s definitely worthy of being on this blog because of how brilliant he was. 

Known as stupor mundi (wonder of the world) he went on crusade in 1229, despite having been excommunicated, and regained control of Jerusalem without shedding a drop of blood by negotiating a treaty in Arabic (he was a polyglot, you know) which gave Christian control of Jerusalem, and left The Dome of the Rock in Muslim hands. Incidentally, he was keen to know all about Muslim culture, and spent a night praying at The Dome of the Rock. 

Forget Richard the Lionheart - THAT’S how it’s done. 

Tuesday, December 11, 2012
eatsleepdraw:

By Martha Whitney Newman

eatsleepdraw:

By Martha Whitney Newman

Monday, December 10, 2012
georgy-konstantinovich-zhukov:

Portrait of Marshal Georgy Zhukov by Konstantin Vasiliev, 1974.



If all this Soviet military kitsch doesn’t make you feel like you have just downed a pint of something strong and barely legal, we cannot be friends.

georgy-konstantinovich-zhukov:

Portrait of Marshal Georgy Zhukov by Konstantin Vasiliev, 1974.

If all this Soviet military kitsch doesn’t make you feel like you have just downed a pint of something strong and barely legal, we cannot be friends.
Thursday, December 6, 2012
fyeahhistorymajorheraldicbeast:

The discussion was made even better by the group of us being a linguist, an History major with a focus on Ancient Classical periods, and a Classics major

fyeahhistorymajorheraldicbeast:

The discussion was made even better by the group of us being a linguist, an History major with a focus on Ancient Classical periods, and a Classics major

Wednesday, December 5, 2012
scientificillustration:

Analytic drawing of human skeleton from wanderingtheplanes

scientificillustration:

Analytic drawing of human skeleton from wanderingtheplanes

Thursday, November 29, 2012
fyeahhistorymajorheraldicbeast:


Not directed toward you of course!  I love your blog so much!  But I feel like screaming this to a lot of people, and I’m sure I’m not the only one!  So have fun, tumblr! :)
love, greekpineapple :)

The Beast Says: Naaaah, be real, this applies to me.

fyeahhistorymajorheraldicbeast:

Not directed toward you of course!  I love your blog so much!  But I feel like screaming this to a lot of people, and I’m sure I’m not the only one!  So have fun, tumblr! :)

love, greekpineapple :)

The Beast Says: Naaaah, be real, this applies to me.

Sunday, October 21, 2012
fuckyeahhistorycrushes:

Gaius Julius Caesar!!!! How can you not have a crush on this Handsome fellow?
July 100 BC– 15 March 44 BCwas a Roman general and statesman and a distinguished writer of Latin prose. He played a critical role in the gradual transformation of the Roman Republic into the Roman Empire.

fuckyeahhistorycrushes:

Gaius Julius Caesar!!!! How can you not have a crush on this Handsome fellow?

July 100 BC– 15 March 44 BCwas a Roman general and statesman and a distinguished writer of Latin prose. He played a critical role in the gradual transformation of the Roman Republic into the Roman Empire.

Monday, October 15, 2012
fyeahhistorymajorheraldicbeast:

This is what happens when you’re drunk and maudlin and realise that pretty soon there will be nobody left alive who has memories of the 1910s.
No tumblr, sorry.


Do you even need to get drunk for that?

fyeahhistorymajorheraldicbeast:

This is what happens when you’re drunk and maudlin and realise that pretty soon there will be nobody left alive who has memories of the 1910s.

No tumblr, sorry.

Do you even need to get drunk for that?