Special Sub-Topic: Valentines or Lovers
|Romeo and ... ?|
Juliet. The original "star crossed lovers".
|Antony and ... ?|
Cleopatra. Opinions vary on whether Cleopatra was physically beautiful or not.
|William Shakespeare reputedly left her his second best bed ... ?|
Anne Hathaway. Did she accept the bequest?
|Samson and ... ?|
Delilah. What a price for a haircut!
|Heloise and ... ?|
Abelard. Centuries after their respective deaths, flowers are still placed by lovers on their graves in Pere-Lachaise cemetary in Paris .... such a romantic city.
|Catherine and ... ?|
Heathcliffe. Who has not read that great gothic text "Wuthering Heights"?
|Josephine and ... ?|
Napoleon. Yet, she was unfaithful while he was away.
|Nicholas and ... ?|
Alexandra. They were the last Tsar and Tsarina of all the Russias. They adored each other, but she was hated by the ordinary Russian people because of retaining Rasputin in the court.
|Scarlett and ... ?|
Rhett. Margaret Mitchell's enduring classic.
|Edward and ... ?|
|Rick Blaine and ... ?|
Ilsa Lund. Agh! "Casablanca", out with the tissues. The film was made in 1942, but that final scene still works so well. It gets me everytime.
|Lady Caroline Lamb and ... ?|
Lord Byron. She was a spirited, witty, intelligent and independent woman. They had a passionate affair in 1812. She thought of him as her "grandest passion". After that year, he never mentioned her. Well! Women are from Venus men are from Mars.
|W. B. Yeats and ... ?|
Maud Gonne. She refused his marriage proposal, yet she starred in many of his plays at the Abbey Theatre. She haunted Yeats' work for much of his creative life.
|Flora MacDonald and ... ?|
Bonnie Prince Charlie. After the battle of Culloden, Prince Charlie was desperate to escape to France. He fled to the Isle of Skye hotly pursued by King George's soldiers. Flora helped him to escape by dressing him as a woman called Betty Burke. They never met again, but when she died, her shroud was a sheet he had slept on. Now, isn't that romantic?
|Chopin and ... ?|
George Sand. Her real name was Armandine Dudevant. George Sand was her pen name.
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