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Post by Susan » Sat October 23rd, 2010, 10:00 pm

October 24 in royal history:

October 24, 996 – Death of Hugh Capet of France in Paris; buried at Saint Denis Basilica near Paris

October 24, 1375 - Death of Valdemar IV of Denmark at at Gurre Castle in Zealand, Denmark; buried at Sorø Abbey in Zealand, Denmark

October 24, 1537 - Death of Jane Seymour, Henry VIII's third wife, from childbirth complications at Hampton Court Palace, Richmond, England; buried at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle

October 24, 1887 - Birth of Victoria Eugénie of Battenberg, wife of Alfonso XIII of Spain, granddaughter of Queen Victoria, at Balmoral Castle, Scotland, at Balmoral Castle, Scotland

October 24, 1947 - Birth of Prince Nikolaus of Liechtenstein, son of Prince Franz Josef II, brother of Prince Hans-Adam II

October 24, 1974 - Birth of Alexander, Earl of Ulster, son of the Duke of Gloucester
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Post by Susan » Sun October 24th, 2010, 11:04 pm

October 25 in royal history:

October 25, 1047 – Death of Magnus I of Norway and Denmark; buried at Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim

October 25, 1154 - Death of King Stephen at Dover Castle, Kent; buried at Faversham Abbey, Kent; Henry II ascends to the throne, the first of the Angevin kings

October 25, 1415 - Henry V defeats the French at the Battle of Agincourt

October 25, 1495 – Death of John II of Portugal

October 25, 1586 - Death sentence passed on Mary, Queen of Scots

October 25, 1759 – Birth of Sophie Dorothea of Württemberg, second wife of Tsar Paul I of Russia

October 25, 1760 - Death of George II at Kensington Palace; buried at Westminster Abbey

October 25, 1920 - Death of Alexander of Greece from blood poisoning caused by a monkey bite, at Athens, Greece; buried at the Royal Cemetery in the park of Tatoi Palace

October 25, 1921 - Birth of King Michael of Romania

October 25, 1951 – Death of Amélie of Orléans, wife of Carlos I of Portugal, at Château de Bellevue, Le Chesnay, France; buried at the Monastery of São Vicente de Fora, Lisbon

October 25, 2001 - Birth of Princess Elisabeth of Belgium, daughter of Crown Prince Philippe
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Post by Susan » Tue October 26th, 2010, 1:18 am

October 26 in royal history:

October 26, 899 - Death of Alfred the Great; buried at Hyde Abbey, Winchester

October 26, 1406 - Wedding of Philippa of England, daughter of Henry IV, and Eric VII of Denmark at Lund, Sweden

October 26, 1580 – Death of Anna of Austria, fourth wife of Philip II Spain, at Badajoz, Spain; buried at the Monastery of San Lorenzo El Real in El Escorial

October 26, 1717 – Death of Catherine Sedley, mistress of James II

October 26, 1802 – Birth of Miguel I of Portugal

October 26, 1919 - Birth of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the last Shah of Iran

October 26, 1944 - Death of Princess Beatrice, last surviving child of Queen Victoria, at Bantridge Park, Balcombe, Sussex, England; buried at St. Mildred's Church, Whippingham, Isle of Wight
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Post by Susan » Wed October 27th, 2010, 12:39 am

October 27 in royal history:

October 27, 940 - Death of King Athelstan at Gloucester, England; buried at Malmesbury Abbey, Wiltshire, England

October 27, 1401 – Birth of Catherine of Valois, wife of Henry V

October 27, 1505 - Death of Tsar Ivan III of Russia in Moscow; buried at the Cathedral of St. Michael the Archangel in Moscow

October 27, 1914 – Death of Prince Maurice of Battenberg, grandson of Queen Victoria, during World War I at Zonnebeke, Ypres, Belgium; buried at the at Ypres Town Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery, Ypres, Belgium
Maurice was the son of Princess Beatrice (Queen Victoria's daughter) and Prince Henry of Battenberg. He was killed in action during World War I.
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Post by Susan » Thu October 28th, 2010, 12:25 am

October 28 in royal history:

October 28, 1412 – Death of Margaret Valdemarsdatter on a ship in Flensburg Fjord; buried at Roskilde Cathedral

October 28, 1667 – Birth of Maria Anna of Neuburg, second wife of Charles II of Spain

October 28, 1708 – Death of George of Denmark, husband of Queen Anne at Kensington Palace; buried in Westminster Abbey

October 28, 1740 – Death of Empress Anna of Russia

October 28, 1767 – Birth of Marie Sophie of Hesse-Kassel, wife of Frederick VI of Denmark

October 28, 1893 – Birth of Felix of Bourbon-Parma, husband of Grand Duchess Charlotte of Luxembourg

October 28, 1917 - Death of Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein, husband of Princess Helena, at Schomberg House, Pall Mall, London; buried at Frogmore, Windsor

October 28, 1964 - Birth of Julia Caroline Rawlinson, wife of James Ogilvy and daughter-in-law of Princess Alexandra

October 28, 1967 - Birth of Princess Sophie of Bavaria, wife of Hereditary Prince Alois of Liechtenstein
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Post by Susan » Thu October 28th, 2010, 12:27 am

October 29 in royal history:

October 29, 1816 – Birth of Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, co-ruler and husband of Maria II of Portugal
Ferdinand was first cousin of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.

October 29, 1875 - Birth of Princess Marie of Edinburgh, granddaughter of Queen Victoria, at Eastwell Park, Kent, England
Marie was the daughter of Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Grand Duchess Marie Alexandrovna of Russia, daughter of Tsar Alexander II. She married Crown Prince Ferdinand of Romania and later became Queen.

October 29, 1900 – Death of Prince Christian Victor of Schleswig-Holstein, grandson of Queen Victoria, at Pretoria, South Africa; buried in the Pretoria Cemetery, South Africa
Prince Christian was the son of Princess Helena, daughter of Queen Victoria, and Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein. He died of enteric fever at Pretoria, South Africa while serving with the British Army during the Boer War.

October 29, 1950 - Death of Gustav V at Drottningholm Palace; buried at Riddarholmen Church

October 29, 1998 - Birth of Prince Constantine Alexios of Greece, son of Crown Prince Pavlos

October 29, 2004 - Death of Princess Alice, Dowager Duchess of Gloucester at Kensington Palace; buried at Frogmore, Windsor
Alice was the widow of George V's son Henry, Duke of Gloucester, aunt of Queen Elizabeth II and mother of Richard, the current Duke of Gloucester. She was 102 and was the longest lived member of the British Royal Family.
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Post by Susan » Thu October 28th, 2010, 11:04 pm

October 30 in royal history:

October 30, 1485 - Coronation of Henry VII

October 30, 1611 – Death of Charles IX of Sweden at Nyköping Castle; buried at Strängnäs Cathedral

October 30, 1668 – Birth of Sophia Charlotte of Hanover, wife of Frederick I of Prussia

October 30, 1816 – Death of Frederick I of Württemberg; buried at the Palace Chapel in Ludwigsburg Palace

October 30, 1892 – Death of Olga Nikolaevna of Russia, wife of Charles I of Württemberg, at Friedrichshafen, Württemberg; buried at the Old Castle in Stuttgart
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Post by Susan » Thu October 28th, 2010, 11:05 pm

October 31 in royal history:

October 31, 1214 - Death of Eleanor, daughter of Henry II, at the Abbey of Las Huelgas, Burgos, Castile; buried at the Abbey of Las Huelgas
Born in 1162, Eleanor was the second daughter of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine. In 1179, she married King Alfonso VIII of Castile. The marriage was a happy one and produced four sons and eight daughters. Alfonso died on October 6, 1214. Eleanor was grief-stricken and died 25 days later. They were both buried in the Abbey of Las Huelgas near Burgos, where their daughter Constance was the abbess.

October 31, 1345 – Birth of Fernando I of Portugal

October 31, 1391 – Birth of King Duarte of Portugal

October 31, 1613 – Birth of Luisa de Guzmán, wife of João IV of Portugal

October 31, 1765 - Death of William, Duke of Cumberland, son of George II, at Upper Grosvenor Street, London, England; buried at Westminster Abbey

October 31, 1786 – Death of Princess Amelia Sophia, daughter of George II, at Cavendish Square, London, England; buried at Westminster Abbey

October 31, 1838 – Birth of Luís I of Portugal

October 31, 1851 – Birth of Lovisa of Sweden, wife of Frederik VIII of Denmark

October 31, 1922 - Birth of King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia

October 31, 1950 - Birth of Princess Nora of Liechtenstein, daughter of Franz Josef II of Liechtenstein

October 31, 1955 - Princess Margaret announces she won't marry Peter Townsend

October 31, 1960 - Birth of Reza Pahlavi, the son and heir of the last Shah of Iran

October 31, 2005 – Birth of Infanta Leonor of Spain, daughter of Felipe, Prince of Asturias
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Post by annis » Sat October 30th, 2010, 6:10 pm

'It was the bravest, most awe inspiring sight I've ever witnessed, and they were. . . yelling, swearing and shouting. There were more than 500 Aussie horsemen . . . As they thundered past my hair stood on end. The boys were wild-eyed and yelling their heads off'.

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31 October, 1917 was the date of history’s last great successful cavalry change. It took place during the Battle of Beersheba during WWI. The Battle of Beersheba was part of the Sinai and Palestine campaign during World War I. Notable was the charge of the Australian 4th Light Horse Brigade, which covered some six kilometres to overrun and capture the last remaining Turkish trenches, and secure the surviving wells at Birüssebi.

Trooper Elliot had crept to a hillock within two miles of Beersheeba (a city now part of Israel, but then a southern outpost of Turkey's Ottoman Empire) to act as range-finder for artillery. He noticed a cloud of dust behind him. The 4th Light Horse Brigade suddenly was on the move. A thundering line of charging light horsemen soon appeared over a crest in extended order, followed by a second and then a third line.

Directly in their path, Elliot quickly mounted his horse to get out of the way.

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A reenactment can be seen on Youtube
http://il.youtube.com/watch?v=72t-Xj4bXmU

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!987 Film "The Lighthorseman"

Post by chuck » Sat October 30th, 2010, 6:32 pm

[quote=""annis""]'It was the bravest, most awe inspiring sight I've ever witnessed, and they were. . . yelling, swearing and shouting. There were more than 500 Aussie horsemen . . . As they thundered past my hair stood on end. The boys were wild-eyed and yelling their heads off'.

Trooper Eric Elliot

31 October, 1917 was the date of history’s last great successful cavalry change. It took place during the Battle of Beersheba during WWI. The Battle of Beersheba was part of the Sinai and Palestine campaign during World War I. Notable was the charge of the Australian 4th Light Horse Brigade, which covered some six kilometres to overrun and capture the last remaining Turkish trenches, and secure the surviving wells at Birüssebi.

Trooper Elliot had crept to a hillock within two miles of Beersheeba (a city now part of Israel, but then a southern outpost of Turkey's Ottoman Empire) to act as range-finder for artillery. He noticed a cloud of dust behind him. The 4th Light Horse Brigade suddenly was on the move. A thundering line of charging light horsemen soon appeared over a crest in extended order, followed by a second and then a third line.

Directly in their path, Elliot quickly mounted his horse to get out of the way.

Image

A reenactment can be seen on Youtube
http://il.youtube.com/watch?v=72t-Xj4bXmU[/quote]

Back in the day I watched the TL film starring a very young Peter Phelps....I really enjoyed it and after reading your thread the light went on....The charge on film is overwhelming......Now I have to see if I can find it on Netflix....

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