Friday, May 18, 2018

A Russian Prince

150 years ago today, the future Nicholas II of Russia was born.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Karl Marx

Two centuries ago today, Karl Marx was born.

Sunday, April 8, 2018


A century, a decade, and a day ago today, Herbert Henry Asquith became Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. It was under Asquith's Premiership the Parliament Act 1911 was enacted.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Lecky 180

William Edward Hartpole Lecky at Trinity College, Dublin180 years and two days ago today, William Edward Hartpole Lecky, who stood up against the rising age of democracy, was born.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Feldkirch 99

99 years ago today, the Austro-Hungarian Imperial and Royal Family arrived at the Austro-Swiss border in an Imperial train and departed Austria – under the protection of the icon of this weblog, Lt.-Col. Edward Lisle Strutt.

Neunundneunzig Jahre Interregnum sind ganz mehr als genug!

Friday, March 23, 2018

Eckartsau Departure at 99

A year short of a century ago today, the Austro-Hungarian Imperial and Royal Family departed the hunting lodge at Eckartsau, where the Emperor-King and his family had been in internal exile since the end of the war, under various protection, the last three and a half weeks led by this weblog's icon, Lt.-Col. Edward Lisle Strutt.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Last Britannic Denial of Royal Assent

Anna dei gratiaThree centuries and ten years ago today, Her Britannic Majesty denied Royal Assent, a right never since exercised by a Britannic Sovereign.

Ibsen at 190

190 years and two days ago today, Henrik Johan Ibsen was born. Incidentally, it is also World Storytelling Day.

Please feel free to visit or revisit my centennial article on Ibsen.