Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Quote of the Month

Writes “Deogolwulf” over at his wonderful weblog The Joy of Curmudgeonry:

Oh, didn’t it turn out spiffing! And war-mongering, king-slaying, and revolution-seeking for the greater glory of the total-plebeian state — what a glad tale!

Imperial Germany on Red October

Second All-Russian Congress of Soviets, which took power in the October RevolutionFour score and a baker's dozen years ago today, the German Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Richard von Kühlmann applauded Lenin's rise to power.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Democracy in Tonga

The Coat of Arms of TongaA "commoner" Prime Minister has been elected in Tonga. The Independent so reports.

H/T: Royal World

Sunday, November 28, 2010


The Western Confucian has some reflections on what marriage is.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Oath of Haakon VII

King Haakon VII giving constitutional oathFive score and five years ago today, King Haakon VII gave his constitutional oath.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Surrender in German East Africa

Coat of arms of German East AfricaFour score and a dozen years ago today, German East Africa surrendered.

New York Departed

Population Density in the American Colonies in 1775Eleven score and seven years ago today, His Britannic Majesty's forces left New York.

Royal Arrival

105 years ago today, King Haakon VII arrived in Christiania.

The Royal Family arrives in Christiania

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Mises Institute in der Kaiserstadt

Kaiserstadt WienThe Ludwig von Mises Institute, based in Auburn, Alabama, is having its 2011 Supporters Summit in Kaiserstadt Wien.

The event is set to September 19 through 23.

Monday, November 22, 2010


Some videos on the latest controversy:

Legislators taking action:

And legal authorities too:

LRC has more on the controversy. The Western Confucian does too.

Quantitative Easing Explained

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Archduke Otto

The Royal Forums celebrate the Archduke Otto.

Austro-Hungarian Emperor-Kings

Half a dozen years short of a century ago today, Emperor-King Franz Josef of Austria-Hungary passed away.

Archduke Karl ascended the thrones of the Dual Monarchy.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

The Bill of Rights in New Jersey

The Great Seal of the State of New JerseyEleven score and a year ago today, the State of New Jersey ratified the United States Bill of Rights.

Archduke Otto 98

The Archduke Otto is today 98 years old.

Happy Birthday to His Imperial and Royal Highness!

SKuKH Erzherzhog Otto

Friday, November 19, 2010

Gettysburg Address

Abdullah Frères: Mark Twain147 years ago today, Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address.

On this day we recall the words of Samuel Langhorne Clemens:

Wherefore being all of one mind, we do highly resolve that government of the grafted by the grafter for the grafter shall not perish from the earth.
Remember also some words of Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn:
While it is perhaps true that “one cannot fool all the people all the time,” it seems that one can fool millions for centuries.
A behemoth was to rise to make the world “safe” for democracy.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

King Haakon VII

Hans Majestet Haakon VII af Guds Naade og efter Rigets Constitution Konge over Norge og den kongelige familieA century and five years ago today, the Parliament of the Kingdom of Norway proclaimed Prince Carl of Denmark as King of Norway.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Departed Constantinople

Sultan Mehmed VI departsA dozen years short of a century ago today, Sultan Mehmed VI departed Constantinople.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Prime Minister Selmer

His Excellency Prime Minister Christian August SelmerSix 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 13, 2010

The House of Lords

Mr. Theodore Harvey of Royal World marks Thursday's 11th anniversary of the the House of Lords Act.

Landsdowne and the War

William James Topley: The Marquess of Lansdowne, Governor General of Canada94 years 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[...]

Friday, November 12, 2010

Norwegian Referendum

Drawing with a pro-message ahead of the referendum on Prince CarlA century and five years ago today, Norwegians went to the polls on the issue of the vacant throne.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Eleventh Hour of the Eleventh Day of the Eleventh Month

Four score and a dozen years ago today, the Great War came to an end. More than four years of brutal killing fortunately came to an end.

Unfortunately, it also meant the end of the old world.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Monday, November 8, 2010

World Bank Endorses Gold

Robert B. Zoellick, President of the World Bank GroupRobert Zoellick, president of the World Bank, argues for a gold standard. So CNBC reports. And so does the Guardian.

Charles A. Coulombe 50

Charles A. CoulombeThe American monarchist Charles A. Coulombe is 50 today. Happy Birthday!

America Makes Peace with Austria

89 years ago today, the peace treaty after the Great War between Austria and those United States came into force.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Friday, November 5, 2010

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Rebels in the Germanosphere

German revolutionary captured in Bavaria92 years ago today, revolutionaries were making their way in Austria-Hungary and Germany.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Marie Antoinette

Marie Antoinette as a teenagerA quarter of a millennium and five years ago today, Archduchess Maria Antonia was born.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Reflections on France

Rt. Hon. Edmund Burke: Reflections on the Revolution in FranceEleven score years ago today, Edmund Burke had his Reflections on the Revolution in France published.

Stamp Act Enacted

Stamps under the Stamp Act245 years ago today, the Stamp Act was enacted.