Conquest of Mexico

From royal prince to mendicant friar – the story of Jakob of Dacia

In one of my recent posts, I wrote about Hans II of Denmark and his wife, Kristina. Not a marital union that ended all that happily—not after Hans became so infatuated with the fair Edle he forgot that key word discretion, thereby humiliating his loyal wife before the entire court. Well, so thought the queen […]

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Of names and unsung heroes

“If I have a son, I’m going to name him Guatemoc,” second son said from the backseat of the car. “Guatewhat?” “Guatemoc. The last hero of the Aztec people, a warrior who died with his honour intact.” “Ah.” I chose not to comment further. Some ideas are best killed by silence rather than arguments, and

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