Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Scharffenberg was active in 1905 for the republican cause in the Kingdom of Norway, but at the end of World War II he was behind a move to give more powers to the King.
Friday, November 21, 2014
98 years ago today, Emperor-King Franz Josef of Austria-Hungary passed away ending a reign eleven days short of 68 years.
Archduke Karl ascended the thrones of the Dual Monarchy as Emperor-King, with his eldest son, Archduke Otto as Crown Prince.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
The Principality of Monaco, one of two monarchies in Europe where the monarch can actually in any meaningful way be said to still be ruling, celebrates her National Day.
Congratulations! Especially to the Princely Family and the people and residents of Monaco! And good wishes for the expected heirs!
Monday, November 17, 2014
Sunday, November 16, 2014
In this constitutional bicentennial year, two years short of two centuries ago today, Christian August Selmer, Norwegian Prime Minister of King Oscar II, who fought with His Majesty against the usurping Parliament during the “constitutional crisis” of the 1880s, was born.
Prime Minister Selmer met with King Oscar at Sofiero Palace to discuss how to handle the “constitutional crisis.”
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Two years shot of a century ago today, Henry Charles Keith Petty-Fitzmaurice, the 5th Marquess of Lansdowne, former Governor General of Canada and Viceroy of India, expressed disagreement with the Allied war effort. About a year later, he wrote (according to the History Channel):
[The] prolongation [of the war] will spell ruin for the civilized world, and an infinite addition to the load of human suffering which already weighs upon it[...]