Antiques Roadshow at the British Museum

Discussed the oldest known chess set in Europe and had this to say about the Queen:

“Now I’m already liking her”

“Well you shouldn’t, when you look at her more closely she is clearly a pain in the neck. She’s very very gloomy, sitting with her head in her hands. Looking miserable.”

“And why does she look like that?”

“Well, we think, that around 1200 if you wanted to be thought intellectual, and wise, you looked kind of fed up and gloomy.”

So, hats off to your modern Goth for historical accuracy!

Goth queen

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