History

Napoleon’s bees

If one obtains a throne by one's own efforts, then one would do well to legitimize this claim by all possible means. This seemed even more important at a time when people still believed in the legitimacy of kingship and in the fact that the rulers received their grace...

The Cossacks

Today the Cossacks are regarded as the archetype of the Russian being. But the history show us a completely different story. As the name suggests (Cossack means "free warrior") they were communities of free horsemen who lived as farmers or highwaymen in the steppe and...

Battle of the White Mountain

It was a cold winter day, November 8 in the year of the Lord 1620. At the foot of the White Mountain, just outside the gates of the Golden City of Prague, the Catholic army of the Emperor faced the Protestant troops of the King of Bohemia.   Already in the...

Pragmatic Sanction

At school it is usually taught that the "Pragmatic Sanction" only served to secure Maria Theresa's throne. In reality, however, the story was far more complicated and the causes of this treaty must be sought elsewhere than one thinks.   In the year 1701 the...
The Cossacks

The Cossacks

Today the Cossacks are regarded as the archetype of the Russian being. But the history show us a completely different...

Battle of the White Mountain

Battle of the White Mountain

It was a cold winter day, November 8 in the year of the Lord 1620. At the foot of the White Mountain, just outside the...

Pragmatic Sanction

Pragmatic Sanction

At school it is usually taught that the "Pragmatic Sanction" only served to secure Maria Theresa's throne. In reality,...

House of Hanover

House of Hanover

With the Act of Settlement in 1701, the English Parliament created the basis for the fact that the succession to the...

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The Fuggers

The Fuggers

Long before the 20th century there was a pan-European economic network, the threads of which ran together in the hands...

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Duke of Enghien

Duke of Enghien

"That was worse than a crime, that was a mistake."   The one who said this was not just anyone, but one of...

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Peace of Westphalia

Peace of Westphalia

A war, thirty years and five months, that devastated Germany, inflicted terrible suffering on the country and caused...

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