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Easy enough for knights and their steeds to turn up as helicopters and corporate jets, and easy too for irascible media emperor Henry Dunbar and his rivalrous deputies to stand in for contentious king and court.
After receiving approval from the emperor, the princess has formally announced her engagement to a commoner, and, in doing so, has signaled the forfeiture of her royal status.
This happened during China’s brief, medieval golden age of exploration under the reign of Yongle, the second Ming emperor.
New York artist Cassady Benson illustrated a new version of this fowl emperor that emasculates him by removing his rooster comb and turning him into a round hen guarding a mysterious egg.
The new government in Uttar Pradesh, for example, has painted buildings and buses saffron—a shade associated with Hinduism—and picked fights with Muslims, leaving the Taj Mahal (built by a Muslim emperor) off a list of the state’s main attractions.
Set in ancient Rome, the play centers on the victorious general of the title, who returns to Rome and is urged to take up the position as emperor.
Researchers determined that the emperor and his court languished in the natural cool of the grotto cave by the villa, which had its own fresh-water pool – until, according to historians, part of the roof caved in, nearly crushing Tiberius.
Matilda, a movie about an affair between a ballerina and the country's last emperor Nicholas II is due to be released Thursday after months of protests.
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Did You Know?
The words emperor, caesar, czar, and Kaiser all go back to one source: the title of the first Roman emperor, Imperator Caesar Augustus. Augustus was the adopted son of the Roman general and ruler Julius Caesar and he took the name Caesar as part of his official name. Later Roman emperors did the same, and thus caesar came to mean “an emperor of Rome.” The word caesar was borrowed into German and other Germanic languages as Kaiser, which is how we get the word kaiser for “a ruler in Germany.” Through the Russian word tsar, which also came from kaiser, we got our word czar, meaning “a ruler in Russia.” The word emperor can be traced through French to Latin imperator. Imperator was a title given to great Roman generals and meant “commander,” from the verb imperare “to command.”
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