Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Edward III

Edward III was King of England from 25 January 1327 until his passing; he is noted for his military achievement and for restoring regal power after the grievous rule of his father, Edward II. Edward III changed thekingdom of England into a standout amongst the most imposing military powers in Europe; his rule likewise saw essential advancements in enactment and government specifically the advancement of the English parliament and also the assaults of the Black Death. He is one of just six British rulers to have ruled England or its successor kingdoms for more than fifty years.

Edward was delegated at age fourteen after his father was dismissed by his mother and her associate Roger Mortimer. At age seventeen he headed an effective upset against Mortimer, the accepted leader of the nation, and started his individual rule. After an effective fight in Scotland he pronounced himself legitimate beneficiary to the French throne in 1337 yet his case was denied because of the Salic law. This began what would get to be known as the Hundred Years' War. Taking after some introductory setbacks the war went extraordinarily well for England; triumphs at Crécy and Poitiers prompted the profoundly positive Treaty of Brétigny.  

Tuesday, 26 February 2013


Kaiser is the German title meaning "Emperor". Like the Russian Czar it is directly derived from the Roman Emperors' title of Caesar, which in turn is derived from the personal name of a branch of the gens (clan) Julia, to which Gaius Julius Caesar, the forebear of the first imperial family, belonged. Although the British monarchs styled "Emperor of India" were also called "Kaisar-i-Hind" in Hindi and Urdu, this word, although ultimately sharing the same Latin origin, is derived from the Greek Kaisar, not the German Kaiser.

In English, the term the Kaiser is usually reserved for the Emperors of the German Empire, the emperors of the Austrian Empire and those of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. During the First World War, the term the Kaiser — especially as applied to Wilhelm II of Germany — gained considerable pejorative connotations in English-speaking countries.

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Der Kaiser von Atlantis

Der Kaiser von Atlantis, oder Die Tod-Verweigerung (The Emperor of Atlantis, or Death's Refusal) is a one-act opera by Viktor Ullmann with a libretto by Peter Kien. Both Ullmann and Kien were inmates at the Nazi concentration camp of Theresienstadt (Terezín), where they collaborated on the opera, around 1943.While the opera received a rehearsal at Theresienstadt in March 1944, it was never performed there, as the Nazi authorities saw in the depiction of Kaiser Overall a satire on Adolf Hitler and banned the opera. Both the composer and the librettist died in the Auschwitz concentration camp.

Monday, 4 August 2008

Edouard 1.3

The National Hurricane Center has the sustained winds at 60MPH 10PM CST.

Never made it to the store. I got to reading Atlas Shrugged, and I do not know where everybody else went. I am squared away and did not really need to go. It is quiet at the moment.

I did get to thinking. I have water, but water by itself is plain. I have tea on hand, but without the ice it would just be hot tea. Hot tea and summer do not mix together in my opinion. I am going to stock up on some powdered Gatorade, Tang, and Koolaid type stuff. Those items would break the monotony of drinking just plain water 24/7.

God Bless That Ship

God Bless That Ship
Introducing The USS New York - Made From Steel From The Towers Of 9/11
By Pilgrim on August 3, 2008 at 12:04 pm

I wanted to throw out some good news. The article is linked to the USS New York built from the steel of the Twin Towers. She is a new class of fighting ship.

God Bless her, and I hope she kicks some serious ass.

Edouard 1.2

Edouard 1.2
It is still headed my way.

Going to make a run to the store tonight with the family. They need a few things, and I am going to take advantage.

Locally I hear thunder, but that is not from Edouard. According to my sister there are lines everywhere now. The expected wait according to her is 30 minutes. The lines are at fast food places and grocery stores. The gas pumps have lines, but it is nothing like the Rita evac. All of this news comes from my sister.

I guess I will be waking up to the storm if their predictions are true. I will take pictures if I remember . . . I always forget to snap shots.