Happy Anniversary to King George VI and the Queen Mum!!

On 26 April 1923, the Duke of York, Albert Frederick Arthur George (the second son of King George V and his queen Mary of Teck, known as Bertie to his family) wed Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon at Westminster Abbey, thereby gaining an admirable wife and even more admirable father-in-law. Lady Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon was born… Read more Happy Anniversary to King George VI and the Queen Mum!!

Saint George, the Oak, the Green Man, and Monotheism

The 23rd of April is St. George’s Day, and there is all kind connections between Saint George and the pre-Christian god The Green Man from the Anglo-Saxons to the modern era. Moreover, the Green Man and Saint George are important in the Islamic religion as well. When I was reading about ancient Yahwistic religious beliefs… Read more Saint George, the Oak, the Green Man, and Monotheism

Suicide by Seven Stab Wounds

French Admiral Pierre-Charles-Jean-Baptiste-Silvestre de Villeneuve committed “suicide” on 22 April 1806 while a prisoner of the English by stabbing himself in the right lung six times and once through the heart. Villeneuve was in command of the French and the Spanish fleets that were defeated by Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar, but his early… Read more Suicide by Seven Stab Wounds

Happy Birthday to Henri II of Navarre

Henri II of Navarre was born on 18 April 1503 to Queen Catherine and King John III. Ferdinand II of Aragon invaded Navarre in 1512 and claimed kingship for himself. In spite of Navarre’s struggles for independence and a failed reconquest attempt of Navarre in 1516,  Ferdinand’s grandson Charles V continued to proclaim himself king… Read more Happy Birthday to Henri II of Navarre