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stronghold: prokopetz Everybody talks about Anastasia, which is a shame, because it's a far less interesting example of Russian fake heir drama than that whole business with the False Dmitries Okay, so Ivan the Terrible's youngest son, Dmitry, was assassinated in 1591 at the age of 8. Fast-forward nine years, and there's a guy going about Eastern Europe claiming that he is Dmitry, having secretly escaped the assassination attempt and lived in hiding under a false identity ever since. This sort of business isn't too unusual, but this guy actually pulls it off, managing to gain the Russian throne and rule for nearly eleven months before being dragged from the palace and publicly executed in early 1606. He'd subsequently go down in history as False Dmitry I Here's where it gets interesting. In mid 1607, a second impostor declares himself. Bizarrely, this one doesn't dispute the first impostor's legitimacy; instead, he claims to be the same guy, having miraculously survived his apparent execution the year before. He somehow wins the political support of False Dmitry I's widow, and with her vouching for his identity, he gains the allegiance of the Cossacks, rallies an army over 100 000 strong, and tries to take back" the throne. Though his march on Moscow ultimately failed, he successfully conquered most of Southeastern Russia, which he would rule until his untimely death in December of 1610, when he was beheaded in a drunken altercation with a Tartar prince. The history books know him as False Dmitry II Now jump ahead three months to March of 1611, when a third fucking impostor pops up. Dude apparently just magically appeared from behind a waterfall in goddamn Ivangorod and declared himself Tsar. Following the lead of False Dmitry I1, he doesn't dispute either of the two previous impostors, instead claiming some sort of spiritual reincarnation and/or magical resurrection - it's not entirely clear which - to establish himself as the same guy. He must have talked a good game, because he managed to win the support of the same fucking Cossacks who supported False Dmitry Il's claim. Unfortunately, he was a far less able commander, being forced to flee his stronghold only a year later, whereupon he was spirited away to Moscow and secretly executed. Though he never managed to actually rule anything, historians decided to stick to the theme and dubbed him False Dmitry Il At this point the historical record becomes confused, with some sources asserting there was a fourth False Dmitry, though others insist that the third False Dmitry was simply counted twice due to poor record-keeping. Still, whether we're talking about three False Dmitries or four, imagine the whole mess from the Tsar's perspective. Dude just wouldn't stay dead! gryphye ohh vou missed one of my favorite bits False Dmitry I not only was executed, it was KNOWN he was fake. Powers that be used him until he was trouble, and THEN executed him Then quartered hinm Then cremated what was left. Stuffed the ashes in a can And shot him out of a cannon back towards Poland, where he actually came from. He pissed off a few people, yeah prokopetz It was a very miraculous survival Source:prokopetz 8,898 notes Nobody made a movie about this because it was just too weird
stronghold: prokopetz
 Everybody talks about Anastasia, which is a shame, because it's a far less
 interesting example of Russian fake heir drama than that whole business with
 the False Dmitries
 Okay, so Ivan the Terrible's youngest son, Dmitry, was assassinated in 1591 at
 the age of 8. Fast-forward nine years, and there's a guy going about Eastern
 Europe claiming that he is Dmitry, having secretly escaped the assassination
 attempt and lived in hiding under a false identity ever since. This sort of business
 isn't too unusual, but this guy actually pulls it off, managing to gain the Russian
 throne and rule for nearly eleven months before being dragged from the palace
 and publicly executed in early 1606. He'd subsequently go down in history as
 False Dmitry I
 Here's where it gets interesting. In mid 1607, a second impostor declares
 himself. Bizarrely, this one doesn't dispute the first impostor's legitimacy;
 instead, he claims to be the same guy, having miraculously survived his
 apparent execution the year before. He somehow wins the political support of
 False Dmitry I's widow, and with her vouching for his identity, he gains the
 allegiance of the Cossacks, rallies an army over 100 000 strong, and tries to
 take back" the throne. Though his march on Moscow ultimately failed, he
 successfully conquered most of Southeastern Russia, which he would rule until
 his untimely death in December of 1610, when he was beheaded in a drunken
 altercation with a Tartar prince. The history books know him as False Dmitry II
 Now jump ahead three months to March of 1611, when a third fucking
 impostor pops up. Dude apparently just magically appeared from behind a
 waterfall in goddamn Ivangorod and declared himself Tsar. Following the lead of
 False Dmitry I1, he doesn't dispute either of the two previous impostors, instead
 claiming some sort of spiritual reincarnation and/or magical resurrection - it's not
 entirely clear which - to establish himself as the same guy. He must have talked
 a good game, because he managed to win the support of the same fucking
 Cossacks who supported False Dmitry Il's claim. Unfortunately, he was a far less
 able commander, being forced to flee his stronghold only a year later,
 whereupon he was spirited away to Moscow and secretly executed. Though he
 never managed to actually rule anything, historians decided to stick to the theme
 and dubbed him False Dmitry Il
 At this point the historical record becomes confused, with some sources
 asserting there was a fourth False Dmitry, though others insist that the third
 False Dmitry was simply counted twice due to poor record-keeping. Still,
 whether we're talking about three False Dmitries or four, imagine the whole
 mess from the Tsar's perspective. Dude just wouldn't stay dead!
 gryphye
 ohh vou missed one of my favorite bits
 False Dmitry I not only was executed, it was KNOWN he was fake. Powers that
 be used him until he was trouble, and THEN executed him
 Then quartered hinm
 Then cremated what was left.
 Stuffed the ashes in a can
 And shot him out of a cannon back towards Poland, where he actually came
 from.
 He pissed off a few people, yeah
 prokopetz
 It was a very miraculous survival
 Source:prokopetz
 8,898 notes
Nobody made a movie about this because it was just too weird

Nobody made a movie about this because it was just too weird

stronghold: The POP art power behind flying onomatopoeias and the smooth ride of the Batmobile in the 1966 television series 'Batman' were just a few of the now memorable moments in the twice a week primetime program. But the stars of the show, Adam West and Burt Ward, playing Batman and Robin the Boy Wonder had fans returning the same bat-time, same bat-channel each week. Dozier cast West as Bruce Wayne and his alter ego, Batman in part after seeing West perform as the James Bond-like spy Captain Q in a Nestlé Quik television ad. The series took the tradition of Batman into uncharted territory, oftentimes mocking the character's heritage with trite dialogue and overly campy plot devices. The idea of this adaptation of the DC Comics mythos was to entertain adults with a funny parody of the heroes and villains simultaneously proving fun action adventures for children of all ages. West became the perfect candidate to deliver both sides of the show to its audience with his Shakespearian-esque deliveries of lines all while keeping the episodes lighthearted and full of moral messages for the youths. Alongside the suave millionaire Bruce Wayne was his young ward Dick Grayson, portrayed by Burt Ward, who was secretly his sidekick in crime fighting, Robin the Boy Wonder. Creating his own iconic 'Holy!' catchphrases with every new episode, Ward's enthusiastic persona permeated naturally into the optimistically loyal character of Dick Grayson. Together, Bruce and Dick's friendly and heroic dynamic became the stronghold of the show, immediately welcoming in the large audiences viewing the tv show, with an astounding 52% watch rate when the pilot aired January 12, 1966. Because 'Batman' literally brought the comic books to the small screen, the dying sales of Batman stories were revived and grew higher than ever in the late 1960s. Without Adam West's Batman, the hero in DC Comics may have fallen into obscurity in the Silver Age. RIPBatman ✌🏼💙🦇🙏🏽
stronghold: The POP art power behind flying onomatopoeias and the smooth ride of the Batmobile in the 1966 television series 'Batman' were just a few of the now memorable moments in the twice a week primetime program. But the stars of the show, Adam West and Burt Ward, playing Batman and Robin the Boy Wonder had fans returning the same bat-time, same bat-channel each week. Dozier cast West as Bruce Wayne and his alter ego, Batman in part after seeing West perform as the James Bond-like spy Captain Q in a Nestlé Quik television ad. The series took the tradition of Batman into uncharted territory, oftentimes mocking the character's heritage with trite dialogue and overly campy plot devices. The idea of this adaptation of the DC Comics mythos was to entertain adults with a funny parody of the heroes and villains simultaneously proving fun action adventures for children of all ages. West became the perfect candidate to deliver both sides of the show to its audience with his Shakespearian-esque deliveries of lines all while keeping the episodes lighthearted and full of moral messages for the youths. Alongside the suave millionaire Bruce Wayne was his young ward Dick Grayson, portrayed by Burt Ward, who was secretly his sidekick in crime fighting, Robin the Boy Wonder. Creating his own iconic 'Holy!' catchphrases with every new episode, Ward's enthusiastic persona permeated naturally into the optimistically loyal character of Dick Grayson. Together, Bruce and Dick's friendly and heroic dynamic became the stronghold of the show, immediately welcoming in the large audiences viewing the tv show, with an astounding 52% watch rate when the pilot aired January 12, 1966. Because 'Batman' literally brought the comic books to the small screen, the dying sales of Batman stories were revived and grew higher than ever in the late 1960s. Without Adam West's Batman, the hero in DC Comics may have fallen into obscurity in the Silver Age. RIPBatman ✌🏼💙🦇🙏🏽

The POP art power behind flying onomatopoeias and the smooth ride of the Batmobile in the 1966 television series 'Batman' were just a few...

stronghold: This photo is of a Somali woman in 19IO @chakabars She is fine! In 1899, Sheikh Maxamed came into conflict with the recently established Christian mission and also was involved in a petty dispute with the administration. With the current European and Ethiopian encroachment and with the example of the Sudanese mahdi (in Islamic eschatology, a messianic deliverer), these two incidents provided the seeds that rapidly developed into a major Somali insurrection. Maxamed did not appropriate the title of mahdi but assumed the title of sayyid (a descendant of the Prophet), and his followers were known as the dervishes. He displayed great skill in employing all the traditional tactics of Somali clan politics in building up his following, strengthening these with the call to national Muslim solidarity against the infidel colonizers. Arms and ammunition, denied to Somali in the past, became easily available through the ports of Djibouti and the northeastern coast, and the dervishes, although opposed by many Somali, who were branded as traitors to Islam, successfully weathered four major British, Italian, and Ethiopian campaigns between 1900 and 1904. The cumbersome British armies, hampered by their supply and water requirements, found the dervish guerrilla tactics hard to combat effectively, and, when in 1910 the British government decided to abandon its inconclusive, extremely expensive operations and withdrew to the coast, leaving chaos in the interior, Sayyid Maxamed seemed to have emerged victorious. A new policy was subsequently adopted, however, and, with the aid of an increasingly effective camel constabulary (whose founder, Richard Corfield, was killed at the Battle of Dulmadoobe in 1913), the dervishes were kept at bay until 1920, when a combined air, sea, and land operation finally routed them. The formidable dervish stronghold at Taleex, or Taleh, was bombed, but the sayyid escaped, as so often before, only to die of influenza a few months later while desperately seeking to rally his scattered followers. chakabars ❤🇸🇴 pic by @vintage_somalia
stronghold: This photo is of a Somali woman in 19IO
 @chakabars
She is fine! In 1899, Sheikh Maxamed came into conflict with the recently established Christian mission and also was involved in a petty dispute with the administration. With the current European and Ethiopian encroachment and with the example of the Sudanese mahdi (in Islamic eschatology, a messianic deliverer), these two incidents provided the seeds that rapidly developed into a major Somali insurrection. Maxamed did not appropriate the title of mahdi but assumed the title of sayyid (a descendant of the Prophet), and his followers were known as the dervishes. He displayed great skill in employing all the traditional tactics of Somali clan politics in building up his following, strengthening these with the call to national Muslim solidarity against the infidel colonizers. Arms and ammunition, denied to Somali in the past, became easily available through the ports of Djibouti and the northeastern coast, and the dervishes, although opposed by many Somali, who were branded as traitors to Islam, successfully weathered four major British, Italian, and Ethiopian campaigns between 1900 and 1904. The cumbersome British armies, hampered by their supply and water requirements, found the dervish guerrilla tactics hard to combat effectively, and, when in 1910 the British government decided to abandon its inconclusive, extremely expensive operations and withdrew to the coast, leaving chaos in the interior, Sayyid Maxamed seemed to have emerged victorious. A new policy was subsequently adopted, however, and, with the aid of an increasingly effective camel constabulary (whose founder, Richard Corfield, was killed at the Battle of Dulmadoobe in 1913), the dervishes were kept at bay until 1920, when a combined air, sea, and land operation finally routed them. The formidable dervish stronghold at Taleex, or Taleh, was bombed, but the sayyid escaped, as so often before, only to die of influenza a few months later while desperately seeking to rally his scattered followers. chakabars ❤🇸🇴 pic by @vintage_somalia

She is fine! In 1899, Sheikh Maxamed came into conflict with the recently established Christian mission and also was involved in a petty...

stronghold: Starting over is never easy. But, sometimes it's God's way of giving you a fresh new start! Stop trying to become and UNbecome in all the areas you were so bent on. I don't know what you're going through tonight, but I do know your storm is on an assignment! God never waste your hell, so why should you? Get better through it and not bitter. John 10:10 says, "the enemy comes to kill, steal and destroy!" But he can't win. You're more powerful, more anointed, and you were given the GRACE by God to get through this. You're right where you are suppose to be or you wouldn't be here. What you are going through is "LIFE COLLEGE" good news is... you don't have to pay back any student loans 😜 You may be saying,"I can't get a break!" God is saying, "I trust you to get through it." Your breakthrough is on the other side of your get through. This ain't even about you. What you're going through is for somebody else who NEEDS you to make it through, so you can help them get through. You are strong enough to make it and those watching you are not. They need your story of thriving after the storm. So tonight, I dare you to go on and praise God on credit for what He is doing behind the scenes that you can't see. You will make it through this just like you did before. God will never leave you!! Praying for you tonight. You and God.... got this!!!! Better days are coming! What you think would've taken years will only take months. Come on claim it tonight. God is a God of suddenly's. I declare a blessing of peace, hope and restoration over you; that every stronghold is broken off of you in Jesus Name Amen! Watch this full message on my YouTube channel. Search Real Talk Kim the title is "Are you mad at God?" realtalkkim god hope peace life redemption bestseller purpose destiny realtalk GivingUpIsAOptionButNotYourOption
stronghold: Starting over is never easy. But, sometimes it's God's way of giving you a fresh new start! Stop trying to become and UNbecome in all the areas you were so bent on. I don't know what you're going through tonight, but I do know your storm is on an assignment! God never waste your hell, so why should you? Get better through it and not bitter. John 10:10 says, "the enemy comes to kill, steal and destroy!" But he can't win. You're more powerful, more anointed, and you were given the GRACE by God to get through this. You're right where you are suppose to be or you wouldn't be here. What you are going through is "LIFE COLLEGE" good news is... you don't have to pay back any student loans 😜 You may be saying,"I can't get a break!" God is saying, "I trust you to get through it." Your breakthrough is on the other side of your get through. This ain't even about you. What you're going through is for somebody else who NEEDS you to make it through, so you can help them get through. You are strong enough to make it and those watching you are not. They need your story of thriving after the storm. So tonight, I dare you to go on and praise God on credit for what He is doing behind the scenes that you can't see. You will make it through this just like you did before. God will never leave you!! Praying for you tonight. You and God.... got this!!!! Better days are coming! What you think would've taken years will only take months. Come on claim it tonight. God is a God of suddenly's. I declare a blessing of peace, hope and restoration over you; that every stronghold is broken off of you in Jesus Name Amen! Watch this full message on my YouTube channel. Search Real Talk Kim the title is "Are you mad at God?" realtalkkim god hope peace life redemption bestseller purpose destiny realtalk GivingUpIsAOptionButNotYourOption

Starting over is never easy. But, sometimes it's God's way of giving you a fresh new start! Stop trying to become and UNbecome in all the...