Sunday, October 31, 2010

Quote of the Month

Writes Mr. Theodore Harvey over at his wonderful weblog Royal World:

October 1910 was the beginning of the end for the Old Order, the true European Civilisation which outside of France had seemed relatively stable for nearly a century, foreshadowing the way that all over Europe and the world nation after nation would succumb to the idiocy of abolitionist republicanism, callously and stupidly throwing their royal heritage in the gutter, only to find consistently that kings would be replaced by regimes worse than the worst king could have ever been.

Speech on the Declaration

King George III minted234 years ago today, King George III gave his first speech before the British Parliament since the leaders of the American Revolution came together for the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

Happy Halloween!

Halloween (photo: Toby Ord)If I could find a way to dress up as the modern soft totalitarian regime, I could scare the tricks and the treats out of all the neighbors.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Friday, October 29, 2010

Jane Addams Writes

Chicago Daily News: Jane Addams in a car95 years ago today, Jane Addams wrote to the Persona Non Grata of this weblog, arguing the dangers of preparing for war.

Turkey Proclaimed Republic

Sultan Mahmud II87 years ago today, Turkey was proclaimed a republic.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

King Oscar II Abdicated

King Oscar II of NorwayA century and five years ago today, King Oscar II vacated the ancient throne of Norway.

Brazil and Germany

BrazilFour score and a long dozen years ago today, Brazil joined the Allied Powers.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Poll Results: How Is the Recent Swedish Royal Wedding Most Correctly Described?

Wedding of Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden, and Daniel Westling; Cortège at SlottsbackenThe results for the poll, asking how is the recent Swedish royal wedding most correctly described, ending at midnight between September and October, are as follows:

Total votes: 36.

  • It is better that royals marry commoners than having no monarchy at all, but morganatic marriages are not preferrable: 14 (38%)
  • This shows how far the monarchy has sunk, and it is by no means any real monarchy anymore: 13 (36%)
  • It shows that monarchy adapts to the times, hence showing that it belongs today and in the future: 9 (25%)
A new poll will be up shortly.

Friday, October 22, 2010

W.E.H. Lecky Passing

William Edward Hartpole Lecky at Trinity College, Dublin107 years ago today, William Edward Hartpole Lecky, who stood up against the rising age of democracy, passed on from this world.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Blessed Karl's Feast Day

The Imperial-Royal FamilyToday is Blessed Emperor-King Karl's Feast Day. A year short of a century ago today, then Archduke Karl married Princess Zita.

Submarines Cease

Postcard depicting SM U-20 sinking of RMS Lusitania. 191592 years ago today, Imperial Germany ended her unrestricted submarine warfare.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Kirk Born

Russell Kirk92 years ago today, Russel Kirk was born.

Lord Cornwallis Surrenders

John Singleton Copley: Charles Cornwallis, First Marquis of Cornwallis (1738 - 1805)A year short of 23 decades ago today, General Lord Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Russia Cedes Alaska

Flag of Imperial AlaskaA year short of a dozen dozen years ago today, Alaska was transferred from the throne of Russia.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Murdered Queen

Adolf Ulrich Wertmüller: Queen Marie Antoinette of France with the Dauphin and a daughter princessEighteen dozen and a year ago today, the Queen of France was brutally murdered.

Critique of the Tea Act

Flag of the British East India Company237 years ago today, the Tea Act was criticized in the “Philadelphia Resolutions.”

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Canada Saved

George Theodore Berthon: Maj. Gen. Sir Isaac BrockTwo years short of a couple of centuries ago today, Canada was saved – under the leadership of Sir Isaac Brock – from takeover from the American Republic.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

General Lee Passing

Seven score years ago today, Robert E. Lee passed away.

Dom Pedro Primeiro

Pedro Américo: Independency or deathA dozen years short of a couple of centuries ago today, Dom Pedro Primeiro was proclaimed Emperor of Brazil – on his 24th birthday, and 5 days after he proclaimed Brazilian Independence.

H.L. Mencken Club Conference

H.L. MenckenThe H.L. Mencken Club will be hosting its 2010 conference this upcoming October 22-24 in Linthicum, Maryland.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Xinhai Revolution

A year short of a century ago today, the Xinhai Revolution commenced.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Revolutionary Disestablishment of Christianity

Notre Dame Cathedral from the Seine River217 years ago today, Christianity was disestablished in France.

Viva o Reino de Portugal!

A century ago today, the Kingdom of Portugal fell.

Viva o Reino de Portugal!

Viva o Rei e a Rainha de Portugal!

Viva a Casa e a Familia Real de Portugal!

Casa Real Portuguesa

Monday, October 4, 2010

"Making the World Safe"

Mordor on the PotomacFour score and a dozen years ago today, the German Empire sought an armistice with the bête noire of this weblog, who later the same month “responded,” saying only a “democratic Germany” would be dealt with.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Gloucester in Virginia

American War of Independence229 years ago today, supplies for His Britannic Majesty's forces were cut off at Gloucester in the Old Dominion.

War Revenue

A doughboy receives an award from King George VFour score and a long dozen years ago today, the United States Congress passed the War Revenue Act.

The Great War Ends?

Kaiser Wilhelm IIThe news tells us these days that World War One is finally over – when all debt is settled today. BBC News reports. Google News has more and even more.

Also at the History Channel.

Jeffrey Tucker reminds us that we are still left with the mess.

Saturday, October 2, 2010


Oktoberfest at nightRadical Royalist reminds us of the royal origin of Oktoberfest.

Joseph Sobran, R.I.P.

Lew Rockwell pays tribute to Joseph Sobran. So does Joshua Snyder of the Western Confucian, which also links to a tribute at the New Beginning by Daniel McCarthy. Jeffrey A. Tucker also pays tribute.

Requiescat in pace!

Joseph Sobran

Quote of the Month (September)

Writes the Mad Monarchist:

For France, 'Eldest Daughter of the Church', the abolition of the monarchy was a crime of the highest order, tearing out the beating heart of the embodiment of French history, values and culture. Subsequent generations would know war, terror, chaos, unspeakable cruelty and a succession of governments that would live and die by the same disease that brought down the ancien regime. Despite efforts at restoration, some successful for a time, this remains a crime that has yet to be put right. The flame of hope that it might remains burning, as it always has, though the prospects for success remain dim. Let us hope that one day the facts will be looked at in the face, that the horrors of revolutionary republicanism will be rejected for the evil they are and that France will one day return to its rightful and most noble state. Vive l'Roi!

Friday, October 1, 2010

French Legislative Assembly Convened

Claude Nicolas Malapeau: Closing of the Jacobin Club, during the night of 27-28 July 1794, or 9-10 Thermidor, year 2 of the RepublicOne year short of eleven score years ago today, the French Legislative Assembly convened.

Increased French Support for Rebels

Landing of a French auxiliary army in Newport, Rhode Island on July 11, 1780, under the command of Comte de Rochambeau234 years ago today, the rebels in America learned of increased French support.

The Battle of Prestonpans

Battle of Prestonpans Heritage Trust's 'Battle Bus'265 years ago today (September 21 in the Julian Calendar), the Battle of Prestonpans of the second Jacobite Rising took place.

Max von Baden

Prinz Maximilian Alexander Friedrich Wilhelm von Baden92 years ago today, Maximilian von Baden succeeded Georg von Hertling as Chancellor of the German Empire.

Lawrence of Arabia Takes Damascus?

Plaque erected in Oxford Boys' High School to Lawrence of ArabiaFour years short of eight dozen years ago today, Lawrence of Arabia overtook Damascus.

Reportedly, there is more to the story than what is commonly told, as your blogger was made aware of about a year ago by Mild Colonial Boy, Esq.