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.

Louis XVI and Rebels

Antoine-François Callet: Portrait de Louis XVI230 years and two days ago today, His Majesty King Louis XVI of France received American rebels.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Hungary 1848

170 years ago today, an attempted revolution broke out in Hungary.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Frederik Stang at 210

Frederik Stang210 decades ago today, Frederik Stang was born.

Stang was first minister in Christiania from 1861 and Prime Minister (statsminister; a title shared from then until 1905 with the head of the Stockholm delegation, who had had the title alone till then) and head of government from 1873 until he left the fight over the checks and balances with the parliament to Christian August Selmer.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Brest-Litovsk at 100

The Treaty of Brest-LitovskA century ago today, the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk was signed, marking Russia's exit from the Great War.

The Vendée

225 years ago, the War in the Vendée commenced.

An excerpt from a movie based on the conflict: