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illustratus · 2 days ago
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The Dedication by Edmund Blair Leighton
The Dedication is an important rediscovery in Edmund Blair Leighton's oeuvre. Known only through a black and white photogravure published in 1908 it has not appeared on the open market for over seventy-five years. The picture is one of several painted in the 1900s in which a knight and his lady are seen in incidents illustrative of the code of chivalry. This series included The Accolade; and God Speed
Although not specifically Arthurian in subject matter, these pictures represent a late phase of the Victorian revival of interest in the national legend. Pictorially, they have many antecedents. Perhaps the most obvious are William Dyce's murals in the Queen's Robing Room in the House of Lords, in which the artist used incidents from the Arthurian stories to embody abstract concepts such as religion, chivalry, generosity and mercy, and the chivalric subjects that Rossetti and his followers were so fond of in the late 1850s.
In this painting by Leighton we see a knight and a noble lady in a Church kneeling before an alter as the knight pledges his sword in his holy cause and the noble lady offers up a prayer with her eyes closed and hands clasped; while in the background we see a soldier waiting outside, holding the knights horse.
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mysharona1987 · 2 days ago
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enchantedengland · 4 months ago
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Fairy tale woodland in west Dorset (@thewildwoodmoth IG)
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amishsicario · 2 months ago
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watchmakermori · a year ago
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I know everyone's making jokes about it but also as a british citizen it is just so Fucking weird to see how the country stops when a royal dies. this man was almost a hundred years old. the news story begins and ends at 'very elderly man dies after being ill for a long time'. and yet it's EVERYWHERE. as if it was remotely unexpected. as if it actually affects the people in this country. every kind of broadcasting stops in its tracks and talks about this and only this, on and on, tributes, memorials, the same things again and again. when all that's happened is an old man has died. and people consider it disrespectful if you're not interested in it - disrespectful, to not grieve for a complete stranger! to treat his death with the exact level of engagement you would any other person you didn't know!
it just kind of feels like a wake-up moment to how fucking backwards this country is. you realise that every single media outlet has been feeding you the idea that these people are more important and monumental than anyone else. you realise they've been pushing that on you for your whole life. in the year of 2021 we are still their subjects and we are still expected to care about the royals as though they have a single fucking thing to do with us
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weaver-z · a year ago
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treasures-and-beauty · 3 months ago
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Earrings by Alexander McQueen
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rooberrystar · 4 months ago
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Everyone in the uk right now:
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enriquemzn262 · 11 months ago
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emvisual · a month ago
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Mathieu Rivrin • Fotógrafo de Bretaña.
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peacefulandcozy · 4 months ago
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Instagram: theslowtraveler
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a-little-slice-of-fandom · a year ago
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I love my English lectures but one thing that genuinely upsets me is seeing how many works of Irish literature are claimed as or assumed to be “British literature”. Like Bram Stoker, Oscar Wilde and Seamus Heaney weren’t British artists...they were Irish. Why does Britain get to take credit for Irish pieces???
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mysharona1987 · a month ago
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enchantedengland · 4 months ago
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Padley Gorge (@peak.district IG)
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chris-evans · a year ago
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fiagai-cnuasaitheoir · 5 months ago
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This is Cultural Appropriation
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The version of the wheel of the year we see today was popularised by Wicca which was founded by Gerald Gardener. Who was an English man. Ireland was very badly oppressed by English colonialism. The British slaughtered a lot of Irish people while they were being overtaken. And they are also the reason so many people starved in the famine. The British are also the reason Ireland converted to christianity instead of paganism.
This wheel is a jumbled up mess of a variety of European holidays all merged into one and labelled “Wicca”. This is appropriation as its unacknowledged where all these came from.
Not all European countries are the same and these colonial countries are not entitled to claiming the traditions they colonised.
In Ireland May Day/Bealtaine was still celebrated in certain counties until the last century. But people are still misusing it and mispronouncing it. Pronouncing Samhain “Sam hain” instead of “sow wen”, unaware that it is the Irish word for November. And that Bealtaine is the word for May. In a language still used.
English colonialism is the reason we starved The reason we stopped speaking our language as widely. And a religion popularised by an English man is now using our words without directly crediting the cultures.
And now its further reinforced by the way that people are taking these words out of context. Mixing them up with other European words. Without giving credit to any of the countries they came from.
Its like how people will take chakras from hinduism and sage from native americans and throw some jesus in and just call it “new age spirituality”
(Native people have it even worse than the situation with Irish culture. Native Americans are going through so much shit. Cause people use spirituality as an excuse to just take shit)
You can’t use things without acknowledging the fact that they are from specific cultures.
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This is a more Irish accurate wheel of the years. Please acknowledge the cultures you got these words from.
I have more info on the holidays on my page. Lora o brien is another good native resource. Please share this with anyone who uses the wheel of the year.
Other European countries feel free to share a your countries more culturally accurate wheel of the year.
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bantarleton · 4 months ago
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Westminster Abbey’s library (with bonus portrait of William of Orange). 
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tyrannyofpetticoats · 5 months ago
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https://twitter.com/bootstrapcook/status/1483778776697909252?s=21
I’m sure a lot of people have seen this already but for everyone that hasn’t, some important stats on the cost of living rise
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injuries-in-dust · 24 days ago
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Help by signing my petition
Make non-binary a legally recognised gender identity in the UK
Non-binary genders are not recognised in UK law. The Gender Recognition Act 2004 (GRA) enables a person to change the sex recorded on their birth certificate, either from male to female or vice versa. It makes no provision for the recognition of any other gender. 
On the parliment website, I have started a petition to get the government to recognise that non-binary is a valid gender and should be recognised as a legitimate legal choice.
Before the petition can go live and allow members of the public to sign it, it requires a minimum of five signatures from supporters.
If you’re in the UK, please click the link below to show your support.
https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/617783/sponsors/new?token=jPjq9_45w8uKQxfMuRfU
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aeiours · 2 months ago
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i'm tired of all these series and movies glorifying or humanizing the royal family. put out some real documentaries on how they colonized and ruined many countries and how these countries are still suffering to this day because of it.
where is the windrush documentaries on netflix or hulu? how millions of west indians were shipped from the caribbean to fill the labour shortage in the uk postwar? where is the documentary on how many innocent black people were killed by mobs of white people? how about the anti-immigrant movements and extreme fascism? or the mass deportation taking placing to this day, separating families? and the hesitant behavior in paying reparations?
i could go on and on about this...
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