Fabulous Friday Finds!

We hope you are having a wonderful day today. Charles and I are happy to share the arrival of more than a few fabulous new items! Enjoy this sneak peek, and click on any photograph to see the details on Etsy.

Let’s take a trip back in time to 1931 in Ethiopia. In that year the absolute monarch, Emporer Haile Selassie penned the first Ethiopian constitution. In it, he relinquished a portion of his power to the people. Although there was political pressure for the world’s last absolute monarch to conform to a democracy of sorts, the landed aristocracy of the time opposed the move. Haile Selassie is remembered as a hero for many of his actions including banishing slavery and moving the country towards a more equal society. Haile Selassie is also revered as a reincarnation of Jesus by many in the Rastafarian movement. Believers cite Psalms 68:31, and the book of Revelation to support their assertion that Selassie is God reincarnate.

Haile Selassie Coin Pendant
See the Haile Selassie coin pendant and chain in the Pendant and Ring store on Etsy.

Nearing the end of the very long, Anglo-Spanish war, and in the midst of the Napoleonic Wars, we find the year, 1806. The Industrial Revolution has remade London. The construction of Dartmoor prison begins with all the knowledge of the revolution at its disposal. Ralph Wedgewood, the son of a potter, created the first kind of carbon paper which allowed for the creation of two identical documents at the same time. Lastly, the whaling ship of Captain Abraham Bristow re-discovered the uninhabited Auckland Islands. It was a big year for England!

1806 English Britannia Coin Pendant
See the London Minted coin pendant and chain in the Pendant and Ring store on Etsy.

Further back in time we see Anne Boylan’s daughter, Elizabeth I the Tudor Queen, on the throne in 1567. Elizabeth I was the last of the Tudor monarchs, but in 1567, not yet 10 years after her coronation, she had much work to do. Elizabeth’s cousin and rival lost her husband that year. Henry Stuart was murdered during the small hours of the morning in February with the use of two entire barrels of gunpowder. He was the Catholic favorite for the throne, but Elizabeth I learned early how to dispatch seemingly inconvenient people. Not that Elizabeth I lit the fuse, but his death was timely for Elizabeth and her Protestant supporters.

1567 Tudor Elizabethian Coin Pendant
See this 1567 Coin Pendant and Chain in the Pendant and Ring store on Etsy!

Here ends our time travel for this trip! We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. Here’s hoping you have a Fabulous Friday and a Happy Weekend!

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