"the good God prepare me!" - on the Last entry of Samuel Pepys his Diary

On the Death of Peter Paul Rubens in Antwerp in 1640

"you may see the world about you devastated by evil lunatics" - T.H. White and “The Once and Future King”

“… painted in oil and syrup” - The Austrian academic painter, designer and decorator Hans Makart

"Anything else is kind of piddling.” - Dashiell Hammett

The Teutoburg Forest revisited - Augustus’ grandnephew and emperor-to-be Germanicus' Triumph in 17 CE

"Walk wide o' the Widow at Windsor" - Queen Victoria's birth in 1819

“Some thousands they will flock when we die, when we die" - Captain William Kidd