favorite historical figures

ga1n3s replied to your photosettop ten favorite historical female figures

That’s all fine and dandy but if this is history, why is Nefretiti white? Smh

1. sibylla deen is half-pakistani
2. if you can find me a black actress portraying someone who can be identified as an egyptian queen at first sight—meaning appropriate headdress, clothing and background (which is why dr. who’s portrayal did not work)—by all means let me know so i can swap them because i could not find anything adequate
3. her name is nefertiti
4. i too am smh at your comment

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for @luthienthefair 

favorite historical figures || grace o’malley 

Grace O'Malley was Queen of Umaill, chieftain of the O Maille clan, rebel, seafarer, and fearless leader, who challenged the turbulent politics of 16 th century England and Ireland. While Irish legends have immortalised Grace as a courageous woman who overcame boundaries of gender imbalance and bias to fight for the independence of Ireland and protect it against the English crown, to the English, she was considered a brutal and thieving pirate, who controlled the coastlines through intimidation and plunder.

How the Hamilton Fandom sees our favorite historical figures vs the actual historical figures
  • Fandom Hamilton: Smol, willing to fight everyone, also willing to fuck everyone, the most flaming bisexual to ever walk the earth, 5'7" of pure rage. On Twitter.
  • Actual Hamilton: Founding father. Founded the national bank and was the first treasury of the secretary. Not actually Lin Manuel Miranda. Probably never made out with John Laurens but definitely did send him suggestive letters that were censored by his grandson.
  • Fandom Aaron Burr: adorable, loved his umbrella, probably gay, Leslie is adorable too, hit his head on the same pipe twice, spent his money "like an ass," in love with Hamilton
  • Actual Aaron Burr: actually shot Hamilton. He also graduated from Princeton at the age of 16 and a bunch of other cool stuff but he literally shot the guy we're all obsessed with why do we like him
  • Fandom Laurens: The Gayest of the Gays. Has a dick father. Is actually Anthony Ramos. Very cute. Likes turtles. Dating Alexander Hamilton.
  • Actual Laurens: Probably still very gay. He had a wife and kid though. He did draw very nice turtles. Not Anthony Ramos (cry). Not that cute.
  • Fandom Eliza: A pure cinnamon roll, too good for this world. Way too good for Alexander Hamilton. 1/3 of the Schuyler Sisters.
  • Actual Eliza: A pure cinnamon roll, too good for this world. Way too good for Alexander Hamilton. 1/3 of the Schuyler Sisters. Wore pretty dresses. Told his story.
  • Fandom Angelica: Badass Feminist. Will cut your dick off. Actually Renee Elise Goldsberry. Actually incredible. WARNED Eliza.
  • Actual Angelica: Is not Renee Elise Goldsberry. Is a dead white woman. Probably never rapped at her sisters wedding. Probably still a badass feminist. Probably still did warn you, Eliza.
  • Fandom Peggy: ...and Peggy!
  • Actual Margarita (Peggy) Schuyler: Protected her family from a mob of men carrying tomahawks. A badass. I love her. Not somehow secretly in love with Maria Reynolds.
  • Fandom Lafayette: America's Favorite Fighting Frenchman, actual baguette, yes yes my name is Lafayette, he came from afar just to say hello tell the king fuck off who's the best? It him.
  • Actual Lafayette: literally in love with America Lin did a good job with him. He had American soil taken back to France to be buried under it. He named his son after George Washington. The purest French bread.
  • Fandom Mulligan: cLoThInG and FUCKING HORSES
  • Actual Mulligan: he was a tailor who spied on British people he was cool he doesn't get enough love let's all love mulligan ok
  • Fandom Thomas Jefferson: Probably in love with James Madison, wears heelies, invented the swivel chair, fucks macaroni. Also, actually the worst.
  • Actual Thomas Jefferson: Actually the worst. He owned slaves. His bed was in the middle of a hallway. Look it up.
  • Fandom James Madison: a smol bean, in love with Thomas Jefferson, a southern motherfucking democratic republican.
  • Actual James Madison: a founding father. Pretty sickly. Doesn't get enough respect either.
  • Fandom Maria Reynolds: is either loved or hated fiercely, has one of the best voices in the show, somehow sleeps with everyone in fanfiction even if not historically possible.
  • Actual Maria Reynolds: was being abused by her husband and just wanted to get away for a while. Hamilton is at fault too. She had a sad life.
  • Fandom George Washington: dad friend to the whole country, everyone has a daddy kink bc of him (why), Alex's actual Dad, literally anything to do with Dad
  • Actual George Washington: the actual father of our country. The first president of the United States. Stop disrespecting him this way. Get the washlaf off of my dash.
  • Fandom Philip Hamilton: "MY BABY." Doesn't exist in 1/2 of fanfictions and is still killed in the other 1/2. Looks an awful lot like John Laurens.
  • Actual Philip Hamilton: Really hot. Died young. Tragic.
  • Fandom Charles Lee: The Worst.
  • Actual Charles Lee: The Worst.

​Sometimes I wonder if our favorite historical figures look at us from the afterlife and say “that’s my person. That’s my person and I will guide them thru the next seventy-five years” and then there’s others that are more “you read my wife and I’s letters one more time and I will end you.”

How much of a GIANT HISTORY NERD are you

Can name your favorite historical figure’s birthday: 1 pt

Can name your favorite historical figure’s DEATHday: 1 pt

Can name the spouse of your favorite historical figure: 1 pt

Have cried over your favorite historical figure: 1 pt

Drawn your favorite historical figure: 1 pt

Ship your favorite historical figure with someone else: 1 pt

Have visited their grave (if they have one): 2 pts

Have read 2-4 or more biographies about your favorite historical figure: 2 pts

Met a reenactor of your favorite historical figure: 2 pts

Have had ~interesting thoughts~ about your favorite historical figure: 2 pts

Have read fanfiction about your favorite historical figure: 2 pts

Have WRITTEN FANFICTION ABOUT YOUR FAVORITE HISTORICAL FIGURE: 3 pts

Have visited your favorite historical figure’s house: 3 pts

Have reenacted as one of your favorite historical figures: 3 pts

Have read 5+ or more biographies about your favorite historical figure: 3 pts

Gotten into a fight with someone over your favorite historical figure: 3 pts

ADD THEM ALL UP:

0-7: your favorite historical figure is ashamed of you

8-15: you probably know enough about your historical figure that you could fight them in an epic duel and win

16-27: you’d get drunk with them at a bar

28+: holy shit dude

History Ask Meme
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  • 1. Favorite time period
  • 2. Favorite male historical figure (HF)
  • 3. Favorite female HF
  • 4. An HF I really dislike
  • 5. A time period I dislike or find boring
  • 6. HF I never expected to like as much as I do
  • 7. HF I never expected to dislike as much as I do
  • 8. An obscure HF who needs more love
  • 9. Favorite history-based movie
  • 10. Favorite historical novel
  • 11. Favorite nonfiction history book
  • 12. Ever been to any cool historical sites?
  • 13. What historical places do you want to visit?
  • 14. Favorite fictional depiction of an HF