All of these personages remain standing, except the mollahs, and are so placed as to fonn a lane the entire length of the audience-hall, up which the Shah-in-Shah proceeds with stately steps and seats himself on the carpet of pearls before the peacock throne
The dazzle of the Peacock Throne
or the pleasure gardens of the nobles and merchants were not enough to blind contemporary adventurers -- FranE*ois Bernier, for instance -- to the hopeless life of the unwashed majority.
That brisk 1953 covert operation, which reinstalled the young, uncertain Reza Shah Pahlavi on the Peacock Throne
, marked the CIA's first paramilitary victory.
All of these personages remain standing, except the mollahs, and are so placed as to form a lane the entire length of the audience-hall, up which the Shah-in-Shah proceeds with stately steps and seats himself on the carpet of pearls before the peacock throne
Thirty years ago the holder of the peacock throne
learned to his cost that the people of Iran are not to be trifled with.
So why not use the deadly Quark bomb as a threat to stop the Russkis interfering as we restore the Shah's dim brother to the Peacock Throne
and turn them Eyeranians into good guys again?
These had such names as the Golestan (Palace of the Flowers), which held the Peacock Throne
, or the Marble Palace, with its famous Hall of Mirrors.
There he was, Bobby Wilcox, secretary of the Britannia pub team, on his sofa, cradling the cup donated to English amateur football by the fabulously rich man who once sat on the Peacock Throne.
Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavia ascended the Peacock Throne on September 16, 1941, at the age of 21.
The Shah, who was constitutional king for nearly nine years after taking the oath on the eve of his father's abdication in 1941, had no particular desire to be married again, indeed he was known as something of an international playboy, particularly after his divorce from Egyptian-born Princess Fawzia, who had given him a daughter, Shahnaz but no male heir to the Peacock Throne