WORLD WAR I AND WORLD WAR II

The First World War was formally triggered by the royal assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the throne of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire, at the hand of a Serbian nationalist terrorist Gavrilo Princip on June 28th 1914. Underneath the official standpoints that immediately brought Russia on the side of Serbia and against Austria, it is … Continue reading WORLD WAR I AND WORLD WAR II

THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

  LEADING TO WORLD WAR I King Edward VII (1901-1910)  came to the throne at his mother’s death in 1901. He readily made noticeable changes in court life. Victoria’s reign, especially towards the end, had taken a turn for a gloomy and sad atmosphere as if the Queen had never really recovered from the mourning … Continue reading THE TWENTIETH CENTURY