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peashooter85:

Fun History Fact,
After the Battle of Trafalgar, Adm. Horatio Nelson’s body was placed in a large barrel of brandy to preserve it during the journey back to England.

peashooter85:

Fun History Fact,

After the Battle of Trafalgar, Adm. Horatio Nelson’s body was placed in a large barrel of brandy to preserve it during the journey back to England.

historiandaily:

"We have lost more than we have gained." -King George III of Great Britain, upon hearing of Horatio Nelson’s death.
October 21, 1805- In the most decisive naval battle of the Napoleonic Wars, a combined fleet of 41 French and Spanish ships are defeated by 33 British ships under Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar. The battle crippled French maritime power for the remainder of the war and ensured Britain would be the sole naval power in the following century. During the battle, Nelson was shot through the spine by a French marksman, and died three hours later while the battle continued. Though a victory, Trafalgar had little effect on the war as a whole. Napoleon wouldn’t hear of the battle for weeks, and less than two months later he would win his greatest victory at the Battle of Austerlitz.
Picture- The Battle of Trafalgar, as Seen from the Mizen Starboard Shrouds of the Victory, J. M. W. Turner, 1806

historiandaily:

"We have lost more than we have gained." -King George III of Great Britain, upon hearing of Horatio Nelson’s death.

October 21, 1805- In the most decisive naval battle of the Napoleonic Wars, a combined fleet of 41 French and Spanish ships are defeated by 33 British ships under Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar. The battle crippled French maritime power for the remainder of the war and ensured Britain would be the sole naval power in the following century. During the battle, Nelson was shot through the spine by a French marksman, and died three hours later while the battle continued. Though a victory, Trafalgar had little effect on the war as a whole. Napoleon wouldn’t hear of the battle for weeks, and less than two months later he would win his greatest victory at the Battle of Austerlitz.

Picture- The Battle of Trafalgar, as Seen from the Mizen Starboard Shrouds of the Victory, J. M. W. Turner, 1806

mughalshit:

Portrait of a Princess
Indian, Mughal, mid-19th century
Opaque watercolors, ink, and gold on paper

mughalshit:

Portrait of a Princess

Indian, Mughal, mid-19th century

Opaque watercolors, ink, and gold on paper

(Source: asia.si.edu, via mughalshit)

historiandaily:

"Evil-doers and bandits were vanquished and the entire realm submitted to Lord Ieyasu, praising the establishment of peace and extolling his martial virtue. That this glorious era that he founded may continue for ten thousands upon ten thousands of generations, coeval with heaven and earth." -Hayashi Gahō, Tokugawa historian and rector of Yushima Seido.
October 21, 1600- Tokugawa Ieyasu and his allied daiymos defeat a myriad assortment of rival clans at the Battle of Sekigahara. Initially only seen as a civil war between Toyotomi vassals, the battle would assume greater significance when Ieyasu was named Shogun three years later. The battle is now considered the unofficial beginning of the Tokugawa shogunate and a period of peace for Japan following the Sengoku Period.
Picture-Japanese screen depicting the Battle of Sekigahara, 1854, 

historiandaily:

"Evil-doers and bandits were vanquished and the entire realm submitted to Lord Ieyasu, praising the establishment of peace and extolling his martial virtue. That this glorious era that he founded may continue for ten thousands upon ten thousands of generations, coeval with heaven and earth." -Hayashi Gahō, Tokugawa historian and rector of Yushima Seido.

October 21, 1600- Tokugawa Ieyasu and his allied daiymos defeat a myriad assortment of rival clans at the Battle of Sekigahara. Initially only seen as a civil war between Toyotomi vassals, the battle would assume greater significance when Ieyasu was named Shogun three years later. The battle is now considered the unofficial beginning of the Tokugawa shogunate and a period of peace for Japan following the Sengoku Period.

Picture-Japanese screen depicting the Battle of Sekigahara, 1854, 

historiandaily:

"Antioch is so well fortified that it need not fear attack by machinery nor the assault of man, even if all mankind came together against it." -Chaplain of Raymond IV of Toulouse.
October 21, 1097- The main Crusader army, led by Godfrey of Bouillon, Bohemund of Taranto, and Raymond IV of Toulouse begin the siege of Antioch, a major Turkish fortress in their path to Jerusalem. Two Turkish relief armies were defeated in the field while the Crusaders maintained the siege, but by early the following year, most Christian soldiers were dying of starvation or disease. Via collaboration with a traitor inside Antioch, Bohemund was able to storm the walls and open the gate, under the agreement with other Crusaders that Antioch was to be his once taken.
Having taken the city but not the citadel, the Crusaders were then besieged by a third relief army from Mosul, led by the Atabeg Kerbogha. Discovery of what was believed to be the Holy Lance by a monk named Peter Bartholomew inspired the beleaguered Crusaders to inflict an overwhelming defeat on Kerbogha. Upon seeing this, the remaining Muslims in Antioch quickly surrendered. 
Picture- Medieval miniature painting of the Siege of Antioch, 1490

historiandaily:

"Antioch is so well fortified that it need not fear attack by machinery nor the assault of man, even if all mankind came together against it." -Chaplain of Raymond IV of Toulouse.

October 21, 1097- The main Crusader army, led by Godfrey of Bouillon, Bohemund of Taranto, and Raymond IV of Toulouse begin the siege of Antioch, a major Turkish fortress in their path to Jerusalem. Two Turkish relief armies were defeated in the field while the Crusaders maintained the siege, but by early the following year, most Christian soldiers were dying of starvation or disease. Via collaboration with a traitor inside Antioch, Bohemund was able to storm the walls and open the gate, under the agreement with other Crusaders that Antioch was to be his once taken.

Having taken the city but not the citadel, the Crusaders were then besieged by a third relief army from Mosul, led by the Atabeg Kerbogha. Discovery of what was believed to be the Holy Lance by a monk named Peter Bartholomew inspired the beleaguered Crusaders to inflict an overwhelming defeat on Kerbogha. Upon seeing this, the remaining Muslims in Antioch quickly surrendered. 

Picture- Medieval miniature painting of the Siege of Antioch, 1490

historiandaily:

"The world is passing through troubling times." -Peter the Hermit
October 21, 1096- The People’s Crusade, led by Peter the Hermit and composed almost entirely of 20,000 European peasants, is completely massacred by Kilij Arslan at the Battle of Civelot. Responsible for thousands of Jewish deaths in Europe and unruly looting and rioting in Constantinople, the peasants were finally taken across the Bosphorus by an exasperated Emperor Alexius. Once across they quickly spread out looking for food and the enemy. Upon finding a few Turks, they soon rushed to the engagement only to find a much greater army waiting for them and were slaughtered to a man.
Picture- Medieval illuminated manuscript showing Peter the Hermit’s People’s Crusade of 1096, unknown artist

historiandaily:

"The world is passing through troubling times." -Peter the Hermit

October 21, 1096- The People’s Crusade, led by Peter the Hermit and composed almost entirely of 20,000 European peasants, is completely massacred by Kilij Arslan at the Battle of Civelot. Responsible for thousands of Jewish deaths in Europe and unruly looting and rioting in Constantinople, the peasants were finally taken across the Bosphorus by an exasperated Emperor Alexius. Once across they quickly spread out looking for food and the enemy. Upon finding a few Turks, they soon rushed to the engagement only to find a much greater army waiting for them and were slaughtered to a man.

Picture- Medieval illuminated manuscript showing Peter the Hermit’s People’s Crusade of 1096, unknown artist

mediumaevum:

Early comet sightings 

  1. The Halley’s comet on Bayeux Tapestry, made in the 1070s 
  2. People gazing at a comet that appeared in 1264, from Nuova Cronica, a 14th century history of Florence created in a year-by-year linear format by Giovanni Villani
  3. The Luzerner Schilling, published in 1513, depicting a pass of Halley’s Comet in 1456
  4. Fall of the Ensisheim Meteorite in 1492, from Luzerner Schilling, 1513

(Source: io9.com)

historia-polski:

 Polish Army in the Middle East, 1943

"Polish boys who are at school in Nazareth, attended a special Christmas service for Roman Catholics at Bethlehem, Palestine. They are orphans deported by the Soviets to Siberia in 1939 and evacuated from the Soviet Union to Persia and Palestine with the main body of the future 2nd Polish Corps. Now they are undergoing regular army training as their adult counterparts. They met Assistant Chaplain General of the 8th Army, Colonel the Reverend Frederick Llewelyn Hughes MC and Assistant Chaplain General to Palestine, Colonel the Reverend D A Duncan MC. After the service the boys listened to Reverend Hughes and were shown some of the sights in Bethlehem.

The Reverend Choteski (?), the Chaplain in Chief to the Polish forces in Palestine, addressing the boys after the service in Bethlehem. The Reverend Hughes is on the Rev. Choteski’s right and the British Army Chaplain (the Rev. Duncan ?) is on Choteski’s left.” (source)

historia-polski:

Polish Army in the Middle East, 1943
"Polish boys who are at school in Nazareth, attended a special Christmas service for Roman Catholics at Bethlehem, Palestine. They are orphans deported by the Soviets to Siberia in 1939 and evacuated from the Soviet Union to Persia and Palestine with the main body of the future 2nd Polish Corps. Now they are undergoing regular army training as their adult counterparts. They met Assistant Chaplain General of the 8th Army, Colonel the Reverend Frederick Llewelyn Hughes MC and Assistant Chaplain General to Palestine, Colonel the Reverend D A Duncan MC. After the service the boys listened to Reverend Hughes and were shown some of the sights in Bethlehem.
The Reverend Choteski (?), the Chaplain in Chief to the Polish forces in Palestine, addressing the boys after the service in Bethlehem. The Reverend Hughes is on the Rev. Choteski’s right and the British Army Chaplain (the Rev. Duncan ?) is on Choteski’s left.” (source)

art-of-swords:

Kindjal Dagger

  • Dated: 19th century
  • Culture: Russian
  • Measurements: overall length 49 cm

The dagger has a double-edged, straight blade with two fullers and central groove on both sides. The silver grip and scabbard have niello decoration of floral and linear ornaments. 

Source: Copyright © 2014 Eaukce Antiques Auctions

peashooter85:

Napoleon and the death of George Washington, 1799.

Napoleon Bonaparte’s biggest hero was actually the American Revolutionary leader and first president George Washington.  While Washington was commander of the Continental Army during the American Revolution Napoleon was a military academy student at Brienne, and would have certainly grown up hearing about the exploits of Gen. Washington.  Furthermore Washington was seen as the a father of republican institutions and would be a source of inspiration for the French Revolution.

When he died on December 14th, 1799 Napoleon personally gave a public eulogy for Washington and ordered ten days of national mourning in France.

(Source: constitutionday.com, via peashooter85)