Asked by Anonymous
Ohh do let me know the result. There are so many history hotties that she must succumb to our most tantalizing obsessions.
Asked by Anonymous
Yes! A fellow admirer of the infamous Byron! We shall worship both his body and his poetry, preferably at the same time.
Asked by laduelliste
Merci, ma cherie! You bring cheer to my little French heart~
William Pitt the Younger (1759-1806)
I knew I couldn’t keep the fact that I was a Pittite a secret for long, and I don’t know why I even tried. William Pitt the Younger is so hot you can fry eggs on those rosy cheeks. Here’s some of the reasons I would skip the second ministry and get on to second base:
1) Became Prime Minister of Great Britain at the ripe young age of 24. What have you done with your life?
2) His ideas were so influential that the group known as the Pittites (his proteges) carried out his methods way after his death. Hey, you know you’re good when…
3) His proteges included Lord Castlereagh (another hottie), Liverpool, Canning, Perceval, etc. With them, he raised a new generation of capable administrators. He certainly had an eye for talent and the future. ;)
4) Never married and had no social ambitions, didn’t even want a title. I appreciate a modest
repressed man when I see one.
5) His hostess was Lady Hester Stanhope, his niece, and she was so bamfy, I just cannot.
6) He was a forward thinking man who went after parliamentary reform, Catholic emancipation and abolition of the slave trade. Hey, even if he wasn’t successful, you gotta give the guy props for trying. And it all was done anyway by his successors, so he wins in the end.
Another Georgian update for your Jane Austen hearts. I’d rather hoped you would submit some hotties from different eras for us to drool over but since there is none, you all get to watch me rant about my Georgian politicians. There’s just something about wigs and Whigs that just makes me feel faint.
Zhou Enlai (1898 – 1976)
In honour of achieving the 50 follower mark, I thought I’d delight you all with a new post. And lest you think I’m all going Euro-centric on you, here’s one of the brothers of communism that would make me embrace Marx in more ways than one.
And here’s the reasons why:
1) Advocated peaceful coexistence with the West after the Korean War and was instrumental in bringing about Nixon’s visit to China. Hey, you know I love me some men of peace.
2) Here’s what Kissinger had to say:
Mao dominated any gathering; Zhou suffused it. Mao’s passion strove to overwhelm opposition; Zhou’s intellect would seek to persuade or outmanoeuvre it. Mao was sardonic; Zhou penetrating.
Does the word ‘penetrating’ not sound utterly tantalizing? And I’m always fond of men who can outmanoeuvre.
3) He survived the cultural revolution. Big props on that, especially when the idea of being alive was rather against the doctrine of the government.
4) Did a ton of revolutionary activities in France and Germany, travelling between the two places in the twenties. Just the idea of a handsome revolutionary in Paris in the twenties, working on his typewriter and drinking cheap wine? I mean, what more can you ask for?
5) That second picture with the silk robe and hat? Let me take that off with my teeth.
He probably also wore suspenders. SUSPENDERS.
Asked by Anonymous
Hmm, not of the Western Hemisphere and a lesser known male. So I’m assuming someone from Asia or thereabouts? And lesser known is relative speaking anyway. What is well-known to the Chinese is probably unknown to Westerners. Well, if you’re interested in Chinese history, Emperor Yang Guang is pretty interesting. He was a hottie and did a bunch of stuff like constructing the Grand Canal, still the largest canal ever, but was pretty much a tyrant and an awful person in general. He was also a poet with a temper issue, as all good poets were, and just an interesting person to read about.
Asked by Anonymous
Thank you!! It’s wonderful to hear postive feedback AND learn of a fellow admirer of Lord Byron.
Yes, Lord Byron was a bit… shall we say, risque for Regency society but that’s all the more reason to love him, isn’t it?
Silly Talleyrand thinks he’s too cool to raise his hand. The Republic of Genoa was so thoroughly victimized that he raised his entire body. Castlereagh is slightly hesitant because nobody victimizes Britannia but he’ll eventually raise his hand.
[From left to right: Talleyrand, Castlereagh, Emperor Franz I (Austria), Tsar Alexander I, Friedrich Wilheim III (Prussia), Friedrich August I (Saxony), the Republic of Genoa]
Horatio Nelson (1758-1805)
This man. I’m sure you’ve heard of him. He’s a British national hero who won various naval battles, the most notable of which being Trafalgar. He’s extremely talented, brave and just overall beautiful. Horatio Nelson, at 19 (see above picture) was gorgeous. Look at him. Look at that hat. Look at that wig. Just, hnnghhhhh. Take me now, Nelson, bb.
Here’s why I would be his other arm in more ways than one:
1. Was a brilliant naval captain despite his chronic seasickness. YOU try defeating the Frenchies while puking your eyes out.
2. Lost an arm and an eye in warfare. Battle scars aresexy
3. Had one of the best last words ever. Most heterosexual last words on the planet, just saying. Later Victorians tried to censor it because, men kissing men? Impossible. Damn those Victorians. Who could resist Nelson’s “Kiss me Hardy”? Going out in style. And Hardy did, twice. I’m jealous already.
4. Had a long affair with Emma Hamilton. If I was inclined to blog about sexy ladies, she’d be one of them. That girl had it going on. Threesome!
5. Was interested in the sciences even during his captaincy. Took detailed notes of the wildlife at the Caicos islands. Both brains and brawn. I approve.
So there you go. A short update after too long a time. I’m sorry that I’m focusing on these two eras but these are the ones I study so I’m more exposed to the hotties. Submissions are welcome!