The Massacre of Glencoe occurred in Glen Coe, Scotland, in the early morning of 13 February 1692, during the era of the "Glorious Revolution" and Jacobitism. In Gaelic, the event is named 'Mort Ghlinne Comhann' (murder of Glen Coe). The massacre began simultaneously in three settlements along the glen—Invercoe, Inverrigan, and Achnacon—although the killing took place all over the glen...
Archaeologists believe they may have found the final battle site for the warrior queen Boudica.
Little is known about Boudica's last battle, or the way in which she died, but it is widely believed to have taken place in the West Midlands. The Parsons Hill site unearthed by experts, in Kings Norton, Birmingham, lies close to the line of a Roman road, and the Metchley Roman fort, and fits ...
Queen Sirikit Park is a botanical garden in Chatuchak district, Bangkok, Thailand. Covering an area of 0.22 km², it is part of the larger Chatuchak Park complex. It was built in 1992 and named after Queen Sirikit to celebrate her 60th birthday. It contains many fountains and pools where lotus flowers bloom.
The Music City Queen at Opry Mills.The Music City Queen is a replica showboat operating for entertainment purposes on the Cumberland River. It is the smaller of two stern-wheel paddle steamers based at Opry Mills in Nashville, Tennessee; the other is the General Jackson
The New Mosque (Yeni Cami), in Istanbul's Eminönü district on the Golden Horn at the southern end of Galata Bridge, is officially the Mosque of the Valide Sultan (Queen Mother) because it was commissioned by Safiye, mother of Sultan Mehmet III in 1597.<br />
After her son died, Safiye was no longer Queen Mother, with a queen's powers and revenues, so her mosque...
The Tahoe Queen was assembled in South Lake Tahoe’s Tahoe Keys Marina and launched in the late summer of 1983. During her 25 years cruising Lake Tahoe, it’s estimated she has logged over 250,000 nautical miles in about 100,000 operational hours. As a reward for her hard work over the last quarter decade, the Tahoe Queen has recently been remodeled inside and out. Aside from the amazing upgrade...
The RMS Queen Mary 2 (QM2) is a Cunard Line ocean liner named after the earlier Cunard liner Queen Mary, which was in turn named after Mary of Teck, the Queen Consort of George V. At the time of her construction in 2003, the QM2 was the longest, widest and tallest passenger ship ever built, and at 148,528 gross tons, was also the largest. She lost that last distinction to Royal Caribbean Intern...
Museum of Aeronautical Sciences at Narita International Airport. Large airliner on display is Japanese built NAMC YS-11 of which 182 was produced 1962-1974.
http://www.aeromuseum.or.jp/ (official site,Japanese only)
Reading Abbey is a large, ruined abbey in the centre of the town of Reading, in the English county of Berkshire. It was founded by Henry I in 1121 "for the salvation of my soul, and the souls of King William, my father, and of King William, my brother, and Queen Maud, my wife, and all my ancestors and successors".
King Henry I is buried in the abbey grounds.
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