Concours hippique de Tervuren (1897) – a five day horse show in Tervuren.
 Lady Plunket was wife to William Plunket, 5th Baron Plunket.
 Edouard Henri Auguste Lamoral de Ligne (1839 – 1911). Son of Louis Eugène Marie Lamoral Léopold de Ligne and Joséphine Louise, Comtesse van der Noot de Duras.
 Erich Friedrich Wilhelm Ludendorff (1865 – 1937) was a German general, politician and military theorist.
 Possibly The Rise of the Dutch Republic — by John Lothrop Motley.
 Celebrations for Jubilee of Queen Victoria.
 In the summer of 1897, King Leopold II had imported 267 Congolese to Brussels to be on show around his colonial palace in Tervuren, east of Brussels, paddling in their canoes on the royal lakes; 1.3 million Belgians, out of a population of 4 million, visited, walking over a rope bridge to get the best view – The Guardian newspaper, 16 Apr 2018.
 Phyllis by Margaret Wolfe Hungerford, née Hamilton, (1855 – 1897), was an Irish novelist whose light romantic fiction was popular throughout the English-speaking world in the late 19th century.
 The Heir of Redclyffe (1853) was the first of Charlotte M. Yonge’s bestselling romantic novels.
 “But Men Must Work” is from “Three Fishers”, a poem and a ballad written in 1851. The original poem was written by Charles Kingsley.
 Albert I of Belgium (1875 – 1934) reigned as King of the Belgians from 1909 to 1934.