A young boy knocking on the door of an old widow. Below the illustration is a children's poem titled "Diplomacy".

Boy at door

A young boy knocking on the door of an old widow. Below the illustration is a children's poem titled…

A pair of Chuck-Will's-Widows, which feed primarily on small insects.

Chuck-Will's-Widow

A pair of Chuck-Will's-Widows, which feed primarily on small insects.

This image shows "the hatchment of the widow of a bishop; ... here the lozenge-shaped shield is parted per pale. Baron and femme:—first, parted paleways, on the dexter side the arms of the bishopric, on the sinister side the paternal arms of the bishop. Second, the arms of the femme: the widow of a bishop has a right to exhibit the arms of the see over which her husband presided, as though his death has dissolved all connection with the see. She has a right to emblazon all that will honour her deceased husband." -Hall, 1862

Funeral Atchievement

This image shows "the hatchment of the widow of a bishop; ... here the lozenge-shaped shield is parted…

This painting is by Sir Anthony Van Dyck. It is one of at least twenty-five that the artist made of Queen Henrietta. the piece can now be found at Windsor Castle.

Henrietta Maria Queen of Charles I, with the Princes Charles and James

This painting is by Sir Anthony Van Dyck. It is one of at least twenty-five that the artist made of…

A caricature showing a widow crying over a flower.

Widow-Bird

A caricature showing a widow crying over a flower.

The widowbird, also known as the whidahfinch. Although most specimens are about the size of a canary, the tail feathers of some males can reach a foot in length.

Widowbird

The widowbird, also known as the whidahfinch. Although most specimens are about the size of a canary,…