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Two of the Imperial balls that took place during the Winter season of 1889, captured by Mihály Zichy.  The famous “Bal Noir” is one of them. When the Empress Maria Fyodorovna learned of Austrian Crown Prince Rudolf´s sudden death, she refused to call off the ball scheduled for the evening, as a small revenge on the Austrian court, who had refused to go into mourning for a Russian official some time before. Still, to show herself not completely unfeeling and un-diplomatic, the Empress requested all the guests to wear only black dresses. The witnesses in years to come recalled the ball a splendid event, during which the splendid jewelery against the all-black costumes created the most peculiar, magnificent effect.

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pairing: pansy parkinson x harry potter

setting: modern, non-magical, reality/film star au; based on this

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(7:22 am) Did you see the casting news yet? For Boy Who Lived?

(8:15 am) fuck off its sunday

(8:16 am) Ronald.

(8:17 am) unless they chose to go with an actual fucking cgi flamingo i dont give a shit right now and it can wait until tomorrow

(8:19 am) It really can’t. Harry’s going to fire you when he finds out.

(8:19 am) ??????? get ur blasphemous ass back to church no he’s not

(8:20 am) Yes, he is. It was YOUR idea to scrap the chemistry test.

(8:23 am) omg what is ur DAMAGE chemistry tests r dumb af harry hates them

(8:24 am) And sometimes you have to act as his AGENT, not his best friend, and advise him to do the things he hates, Ronald. Like chemistry tests.

(8:25 am) thx for the fortune cookie fun fact i’ll pass it on to harry’s latest oscar nom ok

(8:29 am) Check Variety. They reported on the casting this morning. There was a “leak” at the studio. Naturally.

(8:32 am) harrys gonna fucking fire me ur right


BREAKING: Hurricane Hollywood star tapped for female lead in Paramount’s Boy Who Lived

October 11, 2016. Los Angeles.

Well, it’s official.

Seemingly permanent tabloid staple Pansy Parkinson (Hurricane Hollywood; The Hottie and the Nottie), better known for her outrageous late-night party antics than she is for her acting prowess, has been cast as Harry Potter’s (Under the Stairs) on-screen love interest for the futuristic dystopian thriller, Boy Who Lived, slated for release by Paramount sometime in Summer 2018. While Parkinson has been persistently vocal about her desire to make the transition from her Cristal throne in Vegas to the slightly more respectable silver screen, this will be her first role in a major motion picture.

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21st of August 1858

Birth of Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria

Crown Prince Rudolf, the only son of Emperor Franz Joseph I and Empress Elisabeth of Austria, was born on 21 August 1858. In 1889, he died in a alleged suicide pact with his mistress, Baroness Mary Vetsera at the Mayerling hunting lodge. His death had a devastating effect on the already compromised marriage of the Imperial couple and interrupted the security inherent in the immediate line of Habsburg dynastic succession. As Rudolf had no sons, his cousin Archduke Franz Ferdinand eventually became the heir presumptive to the Austro-Hungarian throne. The assassination of Franz Ferdinand lead to Austria-Hungary’s declaration of war against Serbia, starting World War I.

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♛ HISTORY MEME ♛ [1/6] REVOLUTIONS: Hungarian Revolution of 1848

The Hungarian Revolution of 1848 was one of the many European Revolutions of 1848 and closely linked to other revolutions of 1848 in the Habsburg areas. The revolution in the Kingdom of Hungary grew into a war for independence from the Austrian Empire, ruled by the Habsburg monarchy.

The revolution started on 15 March 1848, when Hungarian patriots organized mass demonstrations in Pest and Buda (today Budapest) which forced the imperial governor to accept their 12 points of demands. This resulted in the resignation of Klemens von Metternich, the Austrian prince and foreign minister. In turn, Emperor Ferdinand promised Hungary a constitution, an elected parliament, and the end of censorship. The revolution grew into a war for independence from the Austrian Empire when Josip Jelačić, Ban of Croatia, crossed the border to restore Habsburg control. The new government, led by Lajos Kossuth, was initially successful against the Habsburg forces, but eventually, after one and a half years of fighting, the revolution was crushed when Russian Tsar Nicholas I marched into Hungary with over 300,000 troops. Hungary was thus placed under brutal martial law, with the Austrian government restored. In the long run, the passive resistance following the revolution led to the Austro-Hungarian Compromise (1867), which marked the birth of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

During the revolution, some minorities of the Kingdom of Hungary, including the Serbs of Vojvodina, the Romanians of Transylvania and some Slovaks of Upper Hungary supported the Habsburg Emperor and fought against the Hungarian Revolutionary Army. [x] [x]

“There will be some stupid mistakes.” -Frederick the Great, his opinion of his Austrian counterpart, Prince Charles Alexander 

June 4, 1745- King Frederick II of Prussia wins one of his greatest victories, and his epithet, at the Battle of Hohenfriedberg. Frederick used a nighttime to surprise the Saxon army and routed it in its camp. Noticing their Saxon allies in trouble, the Austrian army moved into the field, but time and numbers were against them. The charge of the 1,500-strong Bayreuth Dragoons broke both Austrian lines and carried the day. The dragoons inflicted thousands of casualties, took thousands more prisoner, and only suffered 94 casualties themselves. The battle proved the military genius of Frederick, the first of many astounding victories. The song, Der Hohenfriedberger, was composed in honor of the battle, supposedly by Frederick himself. Soon after Hohenfriendberg, Frederick’s contemporaries began calling him “the Great”.

Picture- Attack of the Prussian Infantry, Carl Röchling, 1913