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Poland (1833) | Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo‘s poem ‘Poland‘ was originally written in 1833 and published in Les Chants des Crepuscules. It was later translated into English by George W.M. Reynolds in Songs of Twilight (1836), which has recently been published as a single volume,...

Grand Opening of the Museum of Historical Costume in Poznan, Poland

In the fashion world everything has already happened. Moreover, that phrase is suitable not only to the latest fashion week shows releases. History confirms that fashion constantly balances between the past and the future for ages. The greatest proof...
From: Jane Austen's World on 3 Mar 2019

Our Man in Minorca: Lewis Littlepage, American Volunteer with the Spanish Armed Forces

The Revolutionary War was fought on a global scale, with six nation states engaged in battles across three continents and two oceans.  Volunteers from... The post Our Man in Minorca: Lewis Littlepage, American Volunteer with the Spanish Armed Forces...

Thadeuz Kosciusko and the American Legacy in Europe

Monarchy everywhere fundamentally detested the American colonists. They expected subjects to respect the crown and abide established class rule. They resented our insubordination and... The post Thadeuz Kosciusko and the American Legacy in Europe appeared...

Black Powder Firearms Laws In Poland Vs Australia.

Here in Australia we have to have a Firearms licence & pass a firearms test to obtain that licence. A permit to purchase, & we have to register all guns including replica muzzle-loading guns. A replica muzzle-loading gun is the same as an identical...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 3 Sep 2017

Oleksa Dovbush (1700-1745): Robin Hood of the Ukraine

[Header Image (c) Internet Library of Ukraine] While England has given the world the archetypal image of the noble robber in the form of Robin Hood, one of the things that I have been doing recently is to look at other Robin Hood figures from across the...

Holocaust Memorial Day

Above: York Minster's Star of David - image credit, York Minster. The Holocaust, the genocide masterminded by the Nazis, took place between 1941 and 1945, at the same time as the Second World War was being fought. More than fifty years later, the horrors...
From: Conor Byrne on 27 Jan 2017

Poland’s Forgotten Novembrists: Youth and a Failed Uprising, 183

By Milosz Cybowski On 17 November 1830, “the old grumbler,” Julian Ursyn Niemcewicz, the most famous of the Polish classicist poets of the late eighteenth century, wrote to Prince Adam Jerzy Czartoryski about the rumors circulating around...
From: Age of Revolutions on 14 Nov 2016

Beware the Rheticus’s prophecy!

Prophecies were ‘bestsellers’ not only in the Middle Ages but also in early modernity. More than year ago I started to work on a commentary to the edition of the manuscript copy of Jan Latosz’s Przestroga (A Warning), the only surviving...
From: Chronologia Universalis on 11 May 2016

Virtual Museums and Time

Few years ago I had the occasion to observe the heroic beginnings of the Virtual Museums of Lesser Poland (Wirtualne Muzea Małopolski, hereafter WMM) project which is aimed at the three-dimensional photographic documentation of selected historical...
From: Chronologia Universalis on 23 Mar 2016

Weekly Witch: A Seventeenth Century Polish Satire – Blame the Witches

image (c) Wanda Wyporska Krzysztof Opaliński was a magnate intellectual, whose involvement in the witchcraft persecution was multifaceted. He is a figure to whom I shall return in further posts, as I describe the letters between he and his brother...
From: Witchcraft in Poland on 26 Feb 2016

The Pratulin Martyrs

A facebook friend, Father Dennis Brown, posted about the Pratulin martyrs who suffered during the reign of Tsar Nicholas I yesterday. I had never heard for them so I looked up their story and then found this homily preached by St. John Paul II during...

Court journal, Sept. 7-11, 174

Le 7e. Septembre 1740. Le Prince Royal et Electoral revint à Dresde, après avoir êté en Italie, et à la Cour de Vienne pendant deux ans et quatre mois. Les dispositions qui ont êté faires pour l’entrée...
From: Incognito: The Prince and I on 12 Nov 2015

Wackerbarth final dispatch dated Sept. 1, 1740, Pulkau

a Pulkau ce 1. Septembr. 1740. Monseigneur. S.A.R. ayant fort bien reposé ici a Pulkau va se remettre en chemin pour aller coucher ce Soir à Slavingen. Je n’ai donc que le moment d’accuser la reception de la lettre de V.E. du...
From: Incognito: The Prince and I on 12 Nov 2015

Wackerbarth dispatch dated August 24, 1740, Vienna (for August 20-23, 1740)

à Vienne le 24. Août 1740. Sire. Pour ne pas retarder hier au Soir l’expedition de mon estaffette je ne joignis point mon tres humble rapport à la lettre par laquelle j’ai eû la consolation d’informer Vôtre...
From: Incognito: The Prince and I on 12 Nov 2015

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