Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Today in Monarchial History

Today in 1401 noted Central Asian conqueror Tamerlane captures the city of Damascus. In 1603 James VI, King of Scots, became King James I of England, ushering in the House of Stuart to reign over all of the British Isles upon the death of Queen Elizabeth I. In 1923 King George II of Greece was deposed by the Revolutionary Committee while the King was in Romania. The monarchy was restored in 1935 with 95% support by the people. In 1972 the U.K. imposed direct rule on Northern Ireland due to on-going violence between the unionist and nationalist camps. And, on this day in 2008 the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan officially changed from an absolute monarchy to a democratic one in spite of the misgivings of the Bhutanese people.

1 comment:

  1. As far as I know, Marie-Amelie, the wife of Louis-Philippe, also died on March 24. I wanted to do my final post on her on that day, but it was not to be.


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