The London Protocol

On 22 March 1829, Great Britain, Russia, and France got together to create Greece. Of course, it wasn’t quite that simple, but the result was the modern-day Greek state. The people of Greece had begun waging a war of independence against the Ottoman Empire in 1821. Over the years, the revolutionaries received assistance from several countries, including the three Great Powers that would later establish … Continue reading The London Protocol

Warrior King

On June 27, 1743, King George II became the last King of England to lead his troops in battle, when he guided them to victory against the French at the Battle of Dettingen during the War of the Austrian Succession. Once upon a time, kings were expected to be warriors, and the military exploits of many English kings have become legendary (think Henry V at … Continue reading Warrior King