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Victor Hugo’s Early Modern Outlaw Play: “Hernani” (1830)

Stephen Basdeo is a historian and lecturer based in Leeds, UK. He researches the life and works of several British and French ‘mysteries’ authors including George W.M. Reynolds, Pierce Egan the Younger, Eugene Sue, and Victor Hugo. He is also currently...

Defending the English Revolution in the German Lands

A German translation of Marchamont Nedham’s True state of the case of the Commonwealth (1654). In his study of the contemporary reception of the English Revolution in the German-speaking lands of continental Europe, Günter Berghaus stresses...
From: The History Woman's Blog on 29 Mar 2021

Voltaire as philosophical historian and historian of modernity

Whether from modern scholars or his contemporaries, most criticism of Voltaire’s history books boils down to one thing: Voltaire was not an academic historian. In his defence, he never claimed to be one, and his histories are all the more interesting...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 6 Jun 2019

Un aide-mémoire du professeur Voltaire: Les Annales de l’Empire

Il faut commencer par un peu de publicité négative. Pourquoi ne pas le dire? Les Annales de l’Empire, dont la Voltaire Foundation va publier une admirable édition en trois volumes, ne sont guère représentatives...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 28 Mar 2019

Besterman lecture 2014: The German Enlightenment and its interpretation

The Besterman Centre for the Enlightenment and the TORCH Enlightenment Programme invite you to the 2014 Besterman Lecture: ‘ “True Enlightenment can be both achieved and beneficial” – The German Enlightenment and its interpretation’ by Professor...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 7 Nov 2014

The Fungi that Felled an Emperor

Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor (Vienna, Austria, 1st October 1685 - Vienna, Austria, 20th October 1740)Emperor Charles VI by Martin van MeytensNewly returned from Europe with a brace of tales of medicine, it it with no small sense of excitement that I...

Notable Births... Duchess Elisabeth of Württemberg

Duchess Elisabeth of Württemberg (Elisabeth Wilhelmine Luise; Treptow, Brandenburg, 21st April 1767 - Vienna, 18th February 1790)By Johann Baptist von Lampi the Elder, 1785Our guest today is, perhaps, a lesser known member of European nobility. Despite...

The Battle of Vienna: 1683

The Battle of Vienna 1683 I have just returned from a 3 week jaunt to Greece and Turkey. While thoroughly versed in Ancient Greek and Roman history, the more modern history of that area has eluded me. It is only in recent years (researching different...
From: Hoydens and Firebrands on 21 Apr 2014

On This Day... The Marriage of Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI

We have seen royal marriages before here at the salon but today marks the anniversary of a particularly iconic match of two young people. The leading players in this drama would meet famously unhappy ends, but for now let us visit them in earlier times...

Notable Deaths... Joseph I, Holy Roman Emperor

 Joseph I, Holy Roman Emperor (Vienna, 26th July 1678 - Vienna, 17th April 1711)Not so long ago we heard the tragic tale of the death Louis, Dauphin of France, Duke of Burgundy. Louis's family was decimated by a measles epidemic that left the...

On This Day... Death of Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor

Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor and Grand Duke of Tuscany (Francis Stephen; Lorraine, 8th December 1708 – 18th August 1765)After an interlude with a somewhat ambitious lady we are back in Austria for an audience with another Holy Roman Emperor, the founder...

On This Day.. The Fall of the Holy Roman Empire

A little more dynastic wrangling today, as Napoleon continues his campaign across the continent and this time, brings down the Holy Roman Empire.Portrait of Francis I, 1816Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor, had never really been a fan of the French. A nephew...

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