Thursday, June 30, 2005

Project Runeberg

Project Runeberg: "Denmark's famous author of The Ugly Duckling, The Emperor's New Clothes and other fairy tales, Hans Christian Andersen, was born on April 2, 1805, in the city Odense, two hundred years ago today.
Project Runeberg has regrettably few of his works online, but they are well represented on Danish websites that we link to from our page on Hans Christian Andersen. We also link to many places in our scanned books and magazines that describe his life and work.
Did you know that in Danish and Swedish, he only used his initials H. C. (just like H. G. Wells or T. S. Eliot), while in English, German, and French his name is usually spelled out in full. "

H. C. Andersen

Monday, June 27, 2005

C O P E N H A G E N This W E E K

C O P E N H A G E N This W E E K: ".C. Andersen Bicentenary 2005

Denmark's greatest author, fairytale writer Hans Christian Andersen was 200 years old on April 2, 2005, a cultural event which is being marked by the holding of a major bicentennial year in Denmark and abroad."

2005 - year of the bicentennials - continues this month with celebrations of the double century of another of Denmark's distinguished sons - balletmaster extraordinary August Bournonville (1805-79).

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

The National Archives | Trafalgar ancestors

We've listed all of those who served in the Battle of Trafalgar (on the British side!) along with their service histories and any biographical details we've found. The service histories and biographical details are by no means complete - this is an ongoing project.

Friday, June 17, 2005

Cemetery - Gibraltar

trafalgar: "This cemetery dates from June 1798 when it was called the Southport Ditch Cemetery, and only became known as the Trafalgar cemetery many years after the famous sea battle. In fact there is only one casualty from this conflict buried here, Captain Thomas Norman of the Royal Marines."