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Count Plunkett: scholar, failed politician, rebel emissary to the pope

Posted March 24th, 2017 at 04:30 PM by Ascendant (Éireann Ascendant: An Irish History Blog)

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“It is a true fact that the greatest swordsman in Italy would not fear the second greatest but would fear the worst, for that one would be unpredictable” – The Masque of Red Death (1964)
Plunkett’s Rising: Count Plunkett and His Family on the Road to Revolution, 1913-7 (Part I)

On Easter Monday, 1916, Count Plunkett dropped by the office of Archbishop Walsh of Dublin, and explained to the secretary there that he had just returned from Rome, having met the Pope and reassured him...
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Oh Yes, It Will Be Mine

Posted March 18th, 2017 at 04:20 AM by caldrail

Money is a funny thing. Some people are almost supernaturally capable of accruing it, others simply take what others earn without permission, and most of us get by with what we can get. How we spend our cash is another matter. Younger people tend to be hedonistic - there's a young lad at work who has spent his entire monthly pay cheque in two days each and every time. To be fair, he doesn't moan about the hassles of having no money like some do, but all the same time, he desperately needs some financial...
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A brief summary of the political history of the twelve Caesars. Part 1, Caesar

Posted March 9th, 2017 at 10:03 AM by Tiberius Caesar

A brief and summary report on 12 Caesars activities, from Caesar to Domitian. It's not meant to complete inclusive nor complete; those are just some sketchy biographies, with an useful bibliography at the end.

1. Caesar (100-44 BC)

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The ''Green Caesar''; Altes Museum, Berlin

Caesar was born in July 13th...
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Spain and the Philippines

Posted March 5th, 2017 at 06:04 AM by ayasachan
Updated March 15th, 2017 at 07:12 PM by ayasachan (I revised and wrote additional informations.)

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"España y las Filipinas" made by a Filipino painter, Juan Luna y Novicio in 1886.


English Title: Spain and the Philippines
Spanish title: España y las Filipinas
Tagalog title: Espanya at ang Pilipinas

The Spaniard woman or the "Mother" was drawn with wide strong shoulders while the
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What if: Operation Sealion, summary of an exercise held in 1974.

Posted February 25th, 2017 at 05:18 AM by lordroel

What if: Operation Sealion, summary of an exercise held in 1974.


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In 1974 a major wargame conducted at Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in 1974 was held. Its aim was find out what might have happened had Nazi Germany launched Operation Sea Lion, their planned invasion of southeast England during World War II, in September 1940. The wargame was organized by the Daily Telegraph and Dr Paddy...
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