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									Kings and queens
                                   In what place in the Queen of England can not enter?
                                   The only place in the UK, where he can not enter the king
                                   or queen is the House of Commons. This tradition was
                                   introduced deputies after in 1642, King Charles the First
                                   tried to arrest five members of the House of Commons
                                   antiroyalistskie views.
                                   How the wife of Louis XIV in the summer rolled around in a
                                   One day the wife of King Louis XIV Madame Maintenon
                                   wanted to ride in the middle of summer tobogganing. The
                                   next morning, she staged many kilometers snowy slopes
                                   of salt and sugar on the roads of Versailles.
                                   What a medieval king fought as a knight, even being blind?
John of Luxembourg in the 14th century for almost 20 years, was King of Bohemia. But in
the Czech Republic almost was not, instead, was touring Europe and took part in various
battles that the French, over the German knights. Even blinded, he took part in the Battle
of Crecy, tied his bridle reins to the other two knights. In this battle, he died.
The Swedish king Gustav III checked harm tea and coffee?
Swedish King Gustav III once decided to personally check that is more harmful to humans
- tea or coffee.For this selected twins sentenced to death. The first three times a day was
given a large cup of tea, the second - coffee. The king himself before the end of the
experiment did not live being killed. Twins live long, but the first at the age of 83 years died
after all the one who was drinking tea.
Where it was the custom to suck her nipples king, demonstrating his loyalty?
In ancient Ireland, the subjects showed a devotion to the king a strange way - they were
sucking his nipples.
How provincial French lawyer in the 19th century became the king of the state in South
Aurelie Frenchman Antoine de Thun, who lived in the 19th century, a childhood dream of
adventure, travel to distant lands and rule their own kingdom. Trained as a lawyer and
working in a small town, he did not abandon his dreams and carefully prepared for the
implementation of the plan. Finding a sponsor, Tuna with two friends went to South
America for the land where Indians lived Araucanians. Formally, these territories were part
of the government of Chile, but the Indians successfully fought against the
colonialists.Frenchman inspired by his words the Indians to the proclamation of the new
state - Araucania, began to rule them by the name of Antoine and I managed to conduct a
war with Chile. Although in the end araukantsev defeated, and most of Antoine I was
arrested and sent back to France.
What's on the River Thames belongs to Queen Elizabeth II?
All unmarked mute swans on the Thames owned by Queen Elizabeth II. The royal family
has established ownership of the swans back in the 12th century, when they were served
as a delicacy. Now the birds do not eat, but right under English law remained.
Which of the Russian rulers to propose to the Queen of England?
Ivan the Terrible to propose to Queen Elizabeth I, but was refused.
Why Canada in 1943 gave one of the wards in the hospital Ottawa status outside Canadian
During the Second World War, the Germans invaded the Netherlands, and the royal family
was evacuated to Canada. There, the current Queen Juliana was born the third daughter
Margaret. The House in the hospital, where he was delivery, a special decree of the
Government of Canada was declared a Canadian jurisdiction. This was done in order to
Princess Margaret in the future, could claim the throne of the Netherlands, after receiving
another's nationality at birth, she would have lost that right. In gratitude to Canadians after
homecoming Dutch royal family sends every year thousands of tulip bulbs to Ottawa,
where the annual tulip festival.
What oracle was fatal to the king, did not understand its significance?
Lydian king Croesus, before attacking the Persians decided to ask about the necessity of a
Delphic oracle.He replied that if Croesus attacked, it will destroy a great empire. As a
result, the Lydians were defeated in the war, yet the prediction has come true - only in
relation to his own empire Croesus.
Which monarch survived more than 50 assassination attempts?
Albanian President Ahmet Zog, then the former king of this country from 1928 to 1939,
survived more than 50 assassination attempts. In 1931, he tried to kill about Viennese
theater, when the king sat in the car.Zog took out his gun and fired back that saved him -
murderers fled. This is the only time in modern history, when the official head of state
personally shot at people trying to kill him.
Who let the library for my son for 28 years?
Louis XIV ordered the release for the education of his son learning library of Greek and
Roman classics, free of obscenities and accompanied by comments of difficult
passages. A collection of 64 volumes, was completed 28 years after the start of work,
when the son of the very long time got kids.
Which phrase of Frederick the Great chess players helped get tax breaks?
In 1982, the German Chess Federation, after years of efforts made by the Ministry of
Finance of the recognition of chess useful sport that has educational value (which will
receive federal tax benefits). The decisive argument was the quote from the letter of the
Prussian King Frederick the Great: Chess raising tendency to independent thinking. The
end of this sentence, which the Federation chose not to bring, read, ... but because they
should not be encouraged.
Who apologized for the fact that this was the executioner in the foot?
When the French queen Marie Antoinette led to the guillotine, she stepped on the foot
hangman. Excuse me, I did it by accident - this phrase was her last words.
Why Bluetooth is so called?
Bluetooth technology was named after the Danish king Harald I Sinezubogo. In the 10th
century this Danish king united the separate tribes, and Bluetooth was designed to do the
same with communications protocols, uniting them into one universal standard.
What expressions derived from the decree to brand their foreheads criminals?
Queen Elizabeth in 1746 ordered to brand their foreheads of criminals. Hence the origin of
many leading cruise expressions written on my forehead, stigmatize and hardened
How the account was actually Swedish King Charles XII?
The work of John Swede Magnus 16th century the history of Swedish kings was invented,
but still has serious consequences. Magnus came up with five to Eric Eric the Victorious
and 6 Charles to Charles Sverkerssona. So famous King Charles XII was in fact only six.
What floats famous Henry the Navigator?
Portuguese Prince Henry (Henrique) the Navigator will not sailed as captain and very little
which was chosen from Portugal, and got the nickname because he was the organizer of
many Portuguese expeditions that led to the discovery of new lands.
Who executed the poets for sad poems?
Chinese Emperor Qianlong executed poets to write sad poetry.
Which French King Regulations 20 minutes?
The July Revolution of 1830 led the French King Charles to abdicate, and he demanded
the abdication and the eldest son (to hand over power to his grandson, Henry). Duke of
Angoulême signed renunciation after 20 minutes, so that from a formal point of view the 20
minutes he reigned as Louis XIX.
Who banished a bell?
In 1681 the Kremlin alarm bell was placed in Nikolsko Karelian Monastery for having
violated its ringing dream of Tsar Fedor Alekseevich. In 1591, by order of Boris Godunov
cut off his ears and tongue ripped out of Uglich bell, inform people about the death of
Dmitri, and then he was sent to Tobolsk.
Why the King of England called the old copper nose?
English King Henry VIII instead of making silver shillings began to mint their copper, then
silver coating.Silver quickly wear off, particularly in the most protruding parts, which include
the nose and the king.Because of this, the king was nicknamed old copper nose.

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