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Tag Archives: 1812
I wasn’t there, so I’ll leave you the words of someone who was. It was curiously headed in the British newspapers as “Cadiz papers, Isla, March 27 1812“, although most records tell us that Easter in that year occurred two … Continue reading
What’s the secret to selling an old letter for €187,500 euros (well over 200 thousand dollars)? Well, if it reveals the secret plans of Napoleon Bonaparte in code, it could bring in that much or more. Last year, Napoleon’s first … Continue reading
“The kris is the warrior’s last refuge, as the Javanese will run amuck, like other Malays, when anger, shame, or grief has carried him past all bounds, and, stabbing at every one in the way, friend or enemy alike, is … Continue reading
At times, it looked as if the election of 1812 would be a close one. At any rate, its outcome was more important than remembered. Even as late as July 3 1813, the Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser … Continue reading
At the start of 1812, insurgents were big news in the French media. “We learn from Valencia that the small fortress that Marshall Sechet has left in his rear, blockaded by various corps of the army, have successively surrendered, and … Continue reading
From the editor of Limerick’s Life. Limerick Ireland, 29th of January, 1812. Edmond Ryan is a wanted man. One could not legally employ Edmond, nor give him shelter. His crime? Edmond, an indentured apprentice, quit his job without his employer’s … Continue reading
Baltimore: July 27 1812. The war of 1812 is a done deal. Most of the surrounding “Democrats” support war with Britain, over stained honor from an attack of the USS Chesapeake. They want to fight because Britain is supporting guerrilla … Continue reading
French history buffs are planning their own theme park to compete with Disneyland, and honor France’s best known soldier. Napoleonland will bring history to life, in ways that could even make fans of “Abraham Lincoln Vampire Killer” blush with embarrassment. … Continue reading