Livadia Palace, Crimean vacation home of the last Imperial family. The family had hoped to live here simply as private citizens after the Revolution, but the Bolsheviks had other plans for them in Ekaterineburg.
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"Louis XV at the Age of Five in the Costume of the Sacre" by Hyacinthe Rigaud (1716-1724) at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York - A young child with an overwhelming responsibility, King Louis XV of France ascended to the throne in 1715 when he was only 5 years old. While France was ruled by a regency until he reached adulthood, he was still accorded the full deference due to a monarch.