Friday, September 30, 2011

Quote of the Month

Wrote Mr. Samuel C. Starrett over at his marvelous weblog The Rambling Royalist:

Interesting. So the Campaign Manager and Executive Officer of an organization formed to promote unfettered democracy and deliver Britain into the hands of unchecked popular sovereignty admits that not only is popular opinion not always right, there is actually no link between rightness and popular opinion. A startling bit of candor there, and it ought to raise questions about the wisdom of democracy.

Dissolved Assembly

'Le serment de Jeu de Paume (1789)Eleven score years ago today, the National Constituent Assembly was dissolved.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Battle at Yorktown

Official National Park Service map of the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route23 decades ago today, the Battle of Yorktown commenced.

Herman Melville

Herman MelvilleA dozen decades ago today, Herman Melville passed on.

In Mardi: And A Voyage Thither he wrote:

Better be secure under one king, than exposed to violence from twenty millions of monarchs, though oneself be one of them.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

First French Republic

A year short of eleven score years ago today, the First French Republic was proclaimed.

Vive le Roi de la France!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Oscar II

Oscar Björck: His Majesty King Oscar II of Sweden and Norway139 years ago today, King Oscar II ascended the thrones of Sweden and Norway.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Baron Roman von Ungern-Sternberg

Baron Roman von Ungern-SternbergNine decades ago today, Baron Roman Nickolai Maximilian von Ungern-Sternberg was executed.

The Mad Monarchist has the baron as mascot or icon.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Republican Declaration in Russia

94 years ago today, Russia was declared a republic.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Mencken 131

H.L. Mencken131 years ago today, H.L. Mencken was born.

In early November, the H.L. Mencken Club hosts its 2011 conference – November 4 through 5.

Turks Rejected

Franz Geffels: Entsatzschlacht von Wien 1683328 years ago today, the Turks were rejected at Vienna in the Battle of Vienna.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Archduke Felix, RIP

Archduke Carlos Felipe: Archduke FelixIt is with sadness the news of the passing this Tuesday in Mexico of the last surviving issue of Emperor-King Blessed Charles and Empress-Queen Zita, His Imperial and Royal Highness Archduke Felix of Austria, is received.

Requiescat in pace!

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