In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The Forbidden City was the palace of Ming and Qing emperors and off-limits to ordinary Chinese citizens for 500 years.
- For a century and a half, under three great emperors, the Qing Dynasty grew in wealth and territory.
- China's emperors and empresses knew what they wanted.
- The most mystical of shades, purple, has been preferred by kings, queens and emperors throughout history.
- The Qing collections were among the finest ever assembled, fitting the scale of the empire over which the emperors ruled.
- Kings, queens, and emperors were slow to learn the lesson that money is for using, not hoarding.
- The emperor and empress earlier in the day met with the king, who has been discharged from the hospital.
- Akbar is also the name of one of the Mughal emperors.
- It is characteristic that between 1025 and 1081, the empire had twelve emperors but only five patriarchs.
- Its rulers called themselves Roman emperors and its subjects were Roman citizens subject to Roman law.
- At the end of the passage, there is a big hillock, under which the first Qing emperor and empress are buried.
- The grand dukes became the tsars of Muscovy, who in turn became emperors of the Russian Empire.
- A good road system also made it easier for the emperors to control their empire as messages and orders could be sent quickly.
- In theory, all the princes in the Holy Roman Empire were subservient to the emperor.
- The king is expected to invite the emperor and empress to a private dinner at his palace on Wednesday.
- The first of the Mughal emperors, Babur, in spite of his keen aesthetic sense, did not have the time to embark upon a concerted program of building.
- Imperialism meant a state with an emperor, a ruler using military power to conquer other people.
- The emperor and empress will leave Tokyo on May 7 and arrive in Dublin later that day.
- That's why, for much of history, furs and skins from the more aggressive carnivores have been an essential part of the ceremonial dress of kings, emperors and dictators.
- The exterior was decorated at the top with glistening gilded bronze shields, and the arches were filled with painted statues of emperors and gods.
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