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I am interested in all kinds of history: old-fashioned political and military, social, economic, and last but not least at all - the history of ideas.

  • "Get the dates right first!" (Me, all the time)

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comment Did Erwin König Exist?
Sounds about right to me.
Nov
23
comment Do British peers have a special way of signing their names?
@Semaphore Are you sure? Isn't it a bit unclassy to refer to oneself as Sir X?
Nov
23
comment Did Franco consider Hitler a “son of the Catholic Church” who “died while defending Christianity”?
Whatever Franco was, he was a very shrewd politician. To praise Hitler so fulsomely on May 3, 1945 would have been quite idiotic and very unhelpful to his own political position vis-a-vis the victorious Allied powers. Just this simple analysis almost fully convinces me that this is a fake.
Nov
23
comment Did Franco consider Hitler a “son of the Catholic Church” who “died while defending Christianity”?
Franco did not join the war on Hitler's side not just because of bribes. He did not want to commit completely to the Axis, finding it much more worthwhile to sit on the fence.
Nov
23
comment Did the militarists in Japan look to the Nazis as a model during their takeover?
@Anixx Ok,Thanks.
Nov
23
comment Did the militarists in Japan look to the Nazis as a model during their takeover?
Can you provide a reference for point 1?
Nov
23
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Nov
22
comment How did nobles upon the Grand Tour evade or mitigate the danger of banditry?
Do you have evidence for these claims? Another point: the Grand Tour is a distinctive term for long tours by young English nobles on the Continent.
Nov
20
comment How did nobles upon the Grand Tour evade or mitigate the danger of banditry?
The Italian scenes from The Count of Monte Christo come to mind.
Nov
19
comment Why were Soviets so extremely effective snipers in WW2?
The compiler of the list did not list his sources. I have a feeling he was consulting Russisan books...
Nov
17
comment Do British peers have a special way of signing their names?
I think you've now completely confused me. Forrest was a knight already, so if I understand correctly, he would have been signing Forrest by then anyway? Plus, a gentleman is not necessarily a knight (not today and not in the 17t century). Wiki defines thus: "In its original meaning, the term denoted a man of the lowest rank of the English gentry, standing below an esquire and above a yeoman." Anyway, I like the answer and have upvoted it, but I feel there is still something unclear about the issue. P.S. What is "knighted name"?
Nov
17
comment Do British peers have a special way of signing their names?
But shouldn't he sign Bunbury in this case? Bunbury is the nominal fief, not Forrest, right?
Nov
17
asked Is there a Buddhist-Franciscan connection?
Nov
17
asked Do British peers have a special way of signing their names?
Nov
17
comment Jean III de Grailly, captal de Buch's strange title
Another quaint title is Vidam.
Nov
16
comment Jean III de Grailly, captal de Buch's strange title
Welcome to the site! +1 for starters and I must say it's a very interesting questions. Abstruse in a goof way :)
Nov
16
comment Did the Roundheads/Commonwealth of England receive any ideological sympathy abroad?
The city states of Italy were all under Spanish thumb by then (with one important exception - Venice) so not much to look for there.
Nov
13
comment Were cavalry used in first World War?
This could be an interesting (and rather heterodox) answer. Right now it badly needs sources.
Nov
12
comment Was slavery really on the way out in the antebellum USA?
Btw, do you know if there is truth in the words that Dunning "fervently opposed slavery"? The little I have read of him somehow does not convince me of the veracity of that claim...