Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Interregnum of Portugal

107 years ago today, the interregnal government of Portugal commenced.

Viva o Rei!

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Quote of the Month

Over at the Mail on Sunday, Mr. Peter Jonathan Hitchens writes:

We are already living in a republic. We just don’t know it yet. Diana Spencer, perhaps the most brilliant politician of our age, destroyed the British monarchy 20 years ago.


Friday, September 22, 2017

George III Coronation 256

256 (2^8) years ago today, George III of the United Kingdom was crowned.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Olav V Succeeds Haakon VII

Per Bratland: King Haakon VII and Crown Prince Olav looking for shelter in the area of Molde during a German bombing in town in April 194060 years ago today, Crown Prince Olav of Norway, born Prince Alexander Edward Christian Frederik of Denmark, ascended to the ancient throne of St. Olav as King Olav V, upon the demise of his father, King Haakon VII.


Proclaimed Republic

225 years ago today, the First French Republic was proclaimed.

Vive le Roi de la France!

My take on the anniversary at LRC.

Papal Peace Initiative

Carl Baer: Peace Eugenio Pacelli, nuncio in Bavaria Pacelli visits a group of bishopsA century ago today, the Central Powers responded to the peace initiative of Pope Benedict XV.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Quote of the Month (August)

Writes Bionic Mosquito:

The end of the war came: Germany was forced to accept all blame for the war. Meanwhile, Britain achieved its objective: progress in Russia would grind to a halt, with the revolutions of 1917 ensuring Russia would remain diverted for quite some time.

The cost? Ten million dead from fighting, half-again from disease. Two-hundred billion dollars spent; European economies shattered. Deficits piled high, empires that dominated the globe destroyed.

Britain had won the battle, if one can refer to the Great War as such within the context of containing Russia; it lost the war.

And it took European civilization down with it.


Monday, September 18, 2017

Oscar II of Sweden and Norway

145 years ago today, King Oscar II ascended the thrones of Sweden and Norway.