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Napoleon as a matchmaker

Posted August 18th, 2017 at 11:24 PM by Josefa
Updated August 19th, 2017 at 01:15 AM by Josefa

Okay, so Napoleon was a general, a politician, a lawmaker, a member of the Académie Française even - but how about his activities as a marriage broker? Napoleon has been known to have arranged several marriages during his lifetime, and I really feel this interesting aspect of his career does not quite get the attention it deserves.

Which of course might be due to the fact that Napoleon was by far more successful in war than in matchmaking. Spanish ulcer and Russian campaign not withstanding....
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The death of Stonewall Jackson, an eyewitness account

Posted August 17th, 2017 at 12:11 AM by Vintersorg

- I wrote this article last year, for the blog I planned (but failed to maintain). Theblog is still onsite but has no activity at all, so I decided to post it here on my Historum blog (I'm actually surprised to see that I omitted to post it here). At least it will be read here...

A few days ago, we marked the 153th anniversary of the death of one of the most known figures of the Confederacy: General Thomas Jonathan Jackson, better known as "Stonewall Jackson".
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The Babylon Tower Codex

Posted August 16th, 2017 at 08:01 AM by GraemeKilshaw

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The Jerusalem Family of Scriptural Teachers

Posted August 16th, 2017 at 07:54 AM by GraemeKilshaw
Updated August 16th, 2017 at 08:04 AM by GraemeKilshaw

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Samuel Argall's time in the Virginia Company

Posted August 13th, 2017 at 07:15 AM by Baltis
Updated August 13th, 2017 at 07:32 AM by Baltis

Samuel Argall

Samuel Argall was born in Kent, England sometime between 1572 and 1580, when he was baptized. He grew up in the shadow of great sea captains like Francis Drake, also from Kent and the greatest English hero of the time. Samuel was no older than 16 in 1588 when Drake defeated the Spanish Armada but likely a bit younger since there is no record of his taking part in that battle. However, at some point Samuel did follow the local tradition and became a noted sea captain....
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