History

Spain in the Nineteenth Century I

History Spain 28 Min Read

When France and Great Britain went to war in May 1803, Carlos IV and Godoy hoped to remain neutral despite treaties with Napoleon. Great Britain, however, became suspicious of a Spanish naval buildup, accused Spain of providing haven to French warships, and imposed restrictions on Spanish maritime commerce. In October 1804 a British squadron intercepted the Spanish treasure flotilla off

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POLISH REBELLION OF 1863

Russian troops in Warsaw after the January insurrection of 1863–1864. After decades of harsh limits on Polish autonomy, many Poles were hopeful that the situation would improve after the 1855 coronation of Alexander II. There were indeed concessions: Martial law was lifted, an amnesty was declared for all political prisoners,

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SLAVS AND MAGYARS IN THE HUNGARIAN INDEPENDENCE WAR

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History Piracy Prussia Russia 15 Min Read

FROM THE CRISIS OF 1846 TO THE REVOLUTIONS OF 1848

Karl Wilhelm von Willisen The revolutionary crisis of the middle of the nineteenth century which shattered most of the European countries in protest against the political system established by the Congress of Vienna is usually associated with the memorable year of 1848, with the so-called “spring of the peoples.” It

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THE ORIGIN AND BACKGROUND OF THE NOVEMBER INSURRECTION IN POLAND

Clash between Polish insurgents and Russian cuirassiers on bridge in Warsaw’s Łazienki Park. In background, an equestrian statue of King John III Sobieski. Painting byWojciech Kossak, 1898. Taking of the Warsaw Arsenal. Painting by Marcin Zaleski. This 1836 map of Eastern Europe shows Poland. The Polish insurrection which broke out

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EUROPEAN WARS OF INSURRECTION 1830-50

A revolution against the Austrian Netherlands produced the seceding country of Belgium in 1830, a year that also saw another revolution in France. Unrest was in the air. The 1830 Belgian Revolution led to the establishment of an independent, Catholic, and neutral Belgium under a provisional government and a national

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AMPHIBIOUS WARFARE I

Charles V meets with the Bey of Tunis, 1535. Both Habsburg and Ottoman power in North Africa depended in part on agreements with local clients. Here the size of the Imperial expedition of 1535 is apparent. Note the lines of galleys in the bay to the upper right – projecting

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Elizabeth towards War I

European matchlock musketeers of the Elizabethan period. By the early 1570s the Puritans had grown

Uniforms of Italian Wars (1494-1559)

A series of sharp but also intermittent conflicts broke out over control of Italy at

Elizabeth towards War II

What is often depicted as the apotheosis of the Elizabethan Age, the turning point at

Poland Early 18th Century – The Reign of Anarchy II

Polish army throughout the 18th century, by Karol Linder. Sweden had been wiped out as