Sunday, February 24, 2019

Hjort Passing at 50

Ivo de Figueiredo: Fri mann50 years ago today, J.B. Hjort passed away.

J.B. Hjort wrote Justismord (Miscarriage of Justice), where he analyzed – amongst others – the “trials” against Anne Boleyn, King Charles I of England, Queen Marie Antoinette of France, and Prime Minster Selmer of Norway.

J.B. Hjort also wrote Demokrati og statsmakt (Democracy and State Power), where he addressed – although being guilty of abuse of the word democracy – the need for checks due to the vices of democracy.

He often wrote in Farmand, and he was an active opponent of a government-“developed” language.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Happy Birthday, King Harald V!

Today marks the 82nd birthday of His Majesty King Harald V of Norway.

Happy Birthday, Your Majesty!

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Henry Adams 180

Henry Adams180 years ago today, Henry Adams, later author of Democracy: An American Novel, was born.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

A League Draft

A century ago today, a draft covenant for the League of Nations was presented by the bête noire of this weblog.

Happy Birthday, Your Serene Highness!

Best wishes to Hans-Adam II, Prince of Liechtenstein, on his 74th birthday!

Sunday, February 10, 2019

The Seven Year's War

The Coat of Arms of Québec2^8 years ago today, a treaty was signed in Paris, ending the Seven Years' War.

The treaty affirmed – amongst other things – His Britannic Majesty's sovereignty over Québec. One might speculate in whether the King of France would have supported the American rebels were it not for this war.

Friday, February 8, 2019

Strutt at 145

Lt. Col. Edward Lisle Strutt CBE DSO145 years ago today, the icon and mascot of this weblog was born.

Please feel free to browse posts on the late officer.