According to the legend, Martim Moniz was a knight participating in the Christian invasion force, led by king Afonso I of Portugal, in the Siege of Lisbon, during the Reconquista. At one point in the siege of São Jorge Castle, he saw the Moors closing the castle doors. He led an attack on the doors, and sacrificed himself by lodging himself in the doorway, preventing the defenders from fully closing the door.
This heroic act allowed time for his fellow soldiers to arrive and secure the door, leading to the eventual capture of the castle.
People gathered in Trafalgar Square, London, to celebrate the end of WW2 in Europe
U.S. soldier looks into washroom mirror with sign around it reading “IF YOU TALK TOO MUCH THIS MAN MAY DIE!”. Encouragement of not spreading information which might be sensitive in the War effort during World War II. Camp Hood, Texas, 1943.
Evolution of the languages of Iberia.
Probably one of the coolest things I’ve seen in a while
The daughters of Queen Victoria mourning the death of their father, Prince Albert (1862)
The Rise and Fall of Rome 500 BC - 1461 AD
(Source: haleylevitt, via pallas-athena)