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9 of the worst monarchs in history
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9 of the worst monarchs in history

History has no shortage of disastrous rulers; this list could easily have been filled with the Roman Emperors alone. Rulers have been homicidal, like Nero or Genghis Khan; incompetent, like Edward II; completely untrustworthy, like Charles I; or ... History Extra, 1 week ago
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July 15th in History

484 BC Dedication of the Temple of Castor and Pollux in ancient Rome 756 An Lushan Rebellion: Emperor Xuanzong of Tang is ordered by his Imperial Guards to execute chancellor Yang Guozhong by forcing him to commit suicide or face a mutiny. He ...
 Latin American Herald Tribune2 weeks ago
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This Week in World War I, June 21-27, 1915

, on the field of Waterloo, in what is now Belgium, a French army under the command of the former Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte was decisively defeated. The victors were a pan-European force, the Seventh Coalition, under the overall command of British ...
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July 22nd in History

259 - Dionysius elected as bishop of Rome, succeeding Sixtus II 260 - St Dionysius begins his reign as Catholic Pope 838 Battle of Anzen: The Byzantine emperor Theophilos suffers a heavy defeat by the Abbasids. 1099 First Crusade: Godfrey of ...
 Latin American Herald Tribune1 week ago
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July 16th in History

622 The beginning of the Islamic calendar. 1054 Three Roman legates break relations between Western and Eastern Christian Churches through the act of placing an invalidly-issued Papal bull of Excommunication on the altar of Hagia Sophia during ...
 Latin American Herald Tribune2 weeks ago

SALIERI: The Chimney Sweep

Recordings > Opera and Oratorio Oomens, Farrugia, Todd; Haycock, Saunders, Woloszko, Hidden; Sydney Children's Choir; Orchestra of the Antipodes, Helyard. Text and translation. Pinchgut Live PG005 P inchgut Opera, the plucky ...
 Opera News Online3 weeks ago

July 7 DVD roundup

Happy Independence Day! Hope you didn't spend all of your money on fireworks, because there's a lot to choose from this week. Mainstream : Woman in Gold Independent : 5 Flights Up; 71; Absolution; Alien Outpost; Awaken; Dark Summer; Echoes of ...
 MySanAntonio1 month ago

Midsummer Mozart Festival, Program I

and reproduced with minor revisions The first program of this year's Midsummer Mozart Festival, under the direction of George Cleve, was presented last night in San Francisco at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. The offerings consisted of ...
 Examiner.com1 month ago
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Half the cavalry are women with moustaches and Wellington holds court in the beer tent

More than 150,000 people will invade the former battlefield at Waterloo by the end of the weekend The re-enactments commemorate 200 years since Napoleon was defeated by the Duke of Wellington French lawyer Frank Samson plays the egotistical ...
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The Failed Revolutions that Could Have Changed History

Follow ZeroHedge in Real-Time on FinancialJuice Haven't you ever sat there in hindsight, drinking history down retrospectively like an already-bad whisky that has been mixed with some equally worse soda and a couple of rocks thrown in for good ...
 Zero Hedge1 month ago
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