Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Copper Anniversary

Today is the novennial anniversary of this weblog. Nine years ago today, this blog was launched.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Happy Easter!

Saturday, March 26, 2016


310 years ago today, Mather Byles was born.

Friday, March 25, 2016

AJP Taylor at 110

A century and ten years ago today, A.J.P. Taylor was born.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

The Homeland Departed

97 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.

Siebenundneunzig Jahre Interregnum sind ganz mehr als genug!

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Eckartsau Vacated

Three years 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.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Benito Juárez Born

210 years ago today, Benito Pablo Juárez García – after whom Benito Mussolini was named – was born.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Quote of the Month (February)

Over at the Rutherford Institute, writes Mr. John W. Whitehead:

When all is said and done, each American will have to decide for themselves whether they prefer dangerous freedom to peaceful slavery. One thing is for sure: the reassurance ritual of voting is not going to advance freedom one iota.


Friday, March 18, 2016

Stamp Act Repealed

A dozen score and four years ago today, the Stamp Act was repealed.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Evacuation of Boston

Two dozen decades ago today, the Siege of Boston ended with evacuation of Boston for the King's men.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Abdication of Nicholas II

99 years ago today, the Emperor of Russia was forced to abdicate.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

February in Russia

A year short of a century ago today, the February Revolution broke out in the Russian Imperial capital.


We know there is a feminist fantasy of history, but there is also a feminist fantasy of contemporary times. Dr. Thomas Sowell dismantles it (yes, Dr. Sowell is a young man in the clip, but it was a fantasy of contemporary times at that time, and this particular claim is still part of the feminist fantasy of contemporary times):

Previously: Day for Redstockings

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Yngvar Nielsen Passing Centenary

Professor Yngvar NielsenA hundred years ago today, Professor Yngvar Nielsen passed on.

Yngvar Nielsen was an advisor to and friend of King Oscar II. He was a tutor to the King's sons. Professor Nielsen was a historian, and politically, he belonged to the losing side of the constitutional “evolution” of the late 19th and early 20th century.