Friday, March 9, 2018

A Coronation In Scotland In The Thirteenth Century


"A coronation in the thirteenth century was more than a mere gorgeous ceremony, for it was in a certain sense one of the titles by which a king held his crown. Men's minds were still much influenced by the external forms which were slowly giving way to deeds and written documents, and they were apt to look upon the prince, whose coronation they had witnessed, or who had been proclaimed their king in any other manner to which they were accustomed, as the rightful sovereign, without further question of his title." [Source]

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Dramatic And Significant

Clark At Vincennes

Henry Hamilton's Journal:

The most dramatic and significant event of the American Revolution in the West was the capture of Lieutenant-Governor Henry Hamilton of Detroit by tough young George Rogers Clark at Vincennes on February 24th, 1779.

Plight Of The Irish Onboard

Passage from New York to Savannah (circa 1850):