Category: History

The private christenings of the British royals
History, Miscellaneous

The private christenings of the British royals

In contrast to some other monarchies the christenings of the British royals are rather private occasions. They often taken place in royal chapels or even in the palaces and are small, intimate ceremonies with few guests. When possible photographers like to take pictures of the arrival and departure of the parents with their child and […]

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300 Years Principality of Liechtenstein Copyright: Martin Walser/Liechtenstein Marketing
History, Miscellaneous

300 Years Principality of Liechtenstein

On 23 January 1719 a tiny country was born. The state survived and 300 years later is still one of the few monarchies left in the world. Throughout the year (see their anniversary website) there will be a range of events. People are warmly invited to discover Liechtensteins history and natural scenery in person. Early […]

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Poor Otto! A Tragic Accident in 1894 Photo: Pixabay
History, Miscellaneous

Poor Otto! A Tragic Accident in 1894

In the second half of the 19th century a “Grand Tour” was no longer fashionable. Young upper-class European men who had come of age and had enough money, in the 17th and 18th century and even in the early 19th century loved to undertake a “Grand Tour” in search for art and culture and some […]

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The other Royal Prisoners of Saint Helena Photo & Copyright: St Helena Tourism
History, Miscellaneous

The other Royal Prisoners of Saint Helena

Some weeks ago I was in the library here in town and saw a nice looking travel book: Ron Moerenhout – Laatste boot naar Sint-Helena (Last boat to Saint Helena), about his trip to the island of Saint Helena (St Helena on most official websites of the island) late 2015. Knowing it from Emperor NapolĂ©on, […]

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