When Queen Pirouette was just a little girl, parliament designated her as the heir apparent to the throne. In this way, civil war was averted. Because of this, she was sometimes called Pirouette Makepeace. To honor her, the old king presented her with a ruby of great value and it became known as the Makepeace stone. Pirouette often wore it in her hair, or as a pendant around her neck. When she became queen, the ruby was placed front and center in her crown.
Published by Russell Smith
I was born at the American Hospital in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France. I find inspiration in the lives of so many people from Joan of Arc to Oscar Wilde. While my primary avocation is photography, I also enjoy philosophy, theology and most of all, history. My beloved wife, Robin Anne Smith, who passed away in 2013 is an inspiration to me. My beloved partner, Dana is also a great support and inspiration to me. I'd be remiss if I did not mention my cats: Maxwell, Nigel, Pirouette and GarGar. View more posts