The House of Hannover

The house of Hannover, was a very controversial house that rise as the new ruler house of England in 1714, but how is that an originally german dinasty becomes the new ruler house?

This was due to the Act of Settlement, which bands Catholics to inherite the throne of England, then the people in the parlement need to find someone which where in the succesion tree and that wasn’t catholic, the person found was George Ludwing, which then become George I of England.

George I had power struggles at the biggining with the torie political party of the parlement, which didn’t want to listen to the act of Settlement and were supporting a catholic candidate for the throne, George solve this doing some reforms that gave the Whing, the faction supporting George, a mayority in the parlement, this gave England political estability

But the things didn’t resolve only with that, as George I remains pricipalment as a German duque, he only take the throne of England because it will give it’s territory protection, and so George I was controlling only the external relations and relegate all of the other matters to his prime Minister, thanks to that this position grew in power.

One of the most well know of this monarch and his succesors, were that they hand’t a good relation with their sons. George I never had a good relation with his son, which never pardon his father for separating from his mother. When George I get the throne the relationship between the two got worse and with the born of a child of George’s son they will had their biggest familliar fight that will end in the expell of the princes of Wales of the royal palace.

One of the succes that makes more pattent this fight was that when king George I go to Hannover in place of naming his son regent he put another person in charge and let his son in England with very restricted powers. Nevertheless, the princes of Wales do his best for reducing the influence of his father while he was in Hannover.

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Palace of Versailles

Being this great palace one of the most magnificient buildings in the world and a symbol of the power of France, it was initially contructed by the king Louis XIII as a hunting lodge.

The next french king Louis XIV “The Sun King”, had a great interest in Versailles and began to modify and expand the building, eventually conforming a big palace. Although, the palace wasn’t build all on a single construction campain, it took 4 contruction campains to form the Palace of Versailles as we know it.

At the time that the third contruction campain begin (1678) Louis XIV start to reunited the court of France in it, begin oficially stablished in 1682, this was done by Louis in order to maintain the nobility of France near him and that they didn’t have the chance to complot and start a revolution against him. Versailles remain as the center of the power of France until the French Revolution, when the royal familly had to move out of Versailles.

At the end of the French Revolution, Versailles was empty of all the forniture, except of the ones that were great works of art and the ones that had a great intellectual value and then it was transform into a museum, although during the reign of Napoleon it was the resident of the empress Marie-Louise, it was turned again in a museum after that and now is one of the most important museums of France

 

Historic song (southern soldier)

Southern soldier is a song that is mainly focus on the American Civil War in the prespective of the south and mainly of the reasons why the people enlisted in the war and go and die there. Well here are the lyrics:

I’ll place my knapsack on my back,
My rifle on my shoulder,
I’ll march away to the firing line,
And kill that Yankee soldier,
And kill that Yankee soldier,
I’ll march away to the firing line,
And kill that Yankee soldier.

I’ll bid farewell to my wife and child
Farewell to my aged mother,
And go and join in the bloody strife,
Till this cruel war is over,
Till this cruel war is over,
I’ll go and join in the bloody strife,
Till this cruel war is over.

If I am shot on the battlefield,
And I should not recover,
Oh, who will protect my wife and child,
And care for my aged mother?
And care for my aged mother,
Oh, who will protect my wife and child,
And care for my aged mother?

And if our Southern cause is lost,
And Southern rights denied us,
We’ll be ground beneath the tyrant’s heel,
For our demands of justice,
For our demands of justice,
We’ll be ground beneath the tyrant’s heel,
For our demands of justice.

Before the South shall bow her head,
Before the tyrants harm us,
I’ll give my all to the Southern cause,
And die in the Southern army,
And die in the Southern army,
I’ll give my all to the Southern cause,
And die in the Southern army.

If I must die for my home and land,
My spirit will not falter,
Oh, here’s my heart and here’s my hand,
Upon my country’s altar,
Upon my country’s altar,
Oh, here’s my heart and here’s my hand, Upon my country’s altar.

Then Heaven be with us in the strife,
Be with the Southern soldier,
We’ll drive the mercenary horde,
Beyond our Southern border,
Beyond our Southern border,
We’ll drive the mercenary horde,
Beyond our Southern border.

I’ll place my knapsack on my back,
My rifle on my shoulder,
I’ll march away to the firing line,
And kill that Yankee soldier,
And kill that Yankee soldier,
I’ll march away to the firing line,
And kill that Yankee soldier!!!

I also found another song that I like too, it is “I wish I was in Dixie”, but I couldn’t found the corrects lyrics of the song. Although I would put it here anyway, because I like it a lot.