It is the dawn of Senegal's independence from France, but as the citizens celebrate in the streets we soon become aware that only the faces have changed. White money still controls the government. One official, Aboucader Beye, takes advantage of some of that money to marry his third wife, to the sorrow and chagrin of his first two wives and the resentment of his nationalist daughter. But he discovers on his wedding night that he has been struck with a "xala," a curse of impotence.
Dido Elizabeth Belle was the illegitimate daughter of Admiral Sir John Lindsay and an enslaved African woman named Maria Belle. This painting (1779) was most likely commissioned by her father, the nephew of the Earl of Mansfield, and depicts the beautiful and vivacious Dido alongside her cousin, Elizabeth Murray
Princess Helena, 1861. In the Royal Collection. A beautifully detailed picture showing a black evening dress and tucker, as well as earrings and a pendant on a ribbon. [All probably mourning for Prince Albert.] Her hair is drawn back smoothly and rolled at the sides.
Anne Boleyn ( /ˈbʊlɪn/, /bəˈlɪn/ or /bʊˈlɪn/); c.1501 – 19 May 1536) was Queen of England from 1533 to 1536 as the second wife of Henry VIII of England and Marquess of Pembroke in her own right. Henry's marriage to Anne, and her subsequent execution, made her a key figure in the political and religious upheaval that was the start of the English Reformation.