1810 - Cádiz, Spain: The Siege of Cádiz On February 5, 1810, the French army attacked the Spanish naval base in Cádiz as part of the Peninsular War. 70,000 French troops surrounded the city of approximately 24,000 Spanish, British, and Portuguese troops leaving nearly 6,000 dead (mostly French) and nearly 4000 wounded (mostly allied forces). The French bombarded the… Continue reading TBT – February 5: The Siege of Cádiz
TBT – January 29
On this day in history: 1814: France defeats Russia and Prussia in the Battle of Brienne, one of many battles that took place during the Napoleonic Wars. The Battle of Brienne is the first major battle of 1814. It took place in Brienne-le-Château, a township (or Commune in France) in north-central France near the Aube River. During the battle,… Continue reading TBT – January 29
Regency Romance Turns 80!
Of course, the actual regency time period in history was from 1811 - 1820. A very short period of time, but one that happened 195 years ago! Phew. A lot has changed since then. But Regency Romance as a fiction genre is celebrating 80 years this year. Today, the majority of romance authors consider… Continue reading Regency Romance Turns 80!
TBT – First Sunday Newspaper
On this date in 1791, the first edition of The Observer is published. It is the world's first Sunday newspaper. - from Wikipedia. Click here for this and more historical Dec 4th happenings... http://www.madamegilflurt.com/2014/12/the-observer-hits-streets.html: an excellent write up by Catherine Curzon about The Observer's origins.
TBT – A Royal Wedding
On this day in 1947, Princess Elizabeth of England married Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh in Westminster Abbey, London, England... The time was 1130 GMT.