1898 October Footnotes

[1] Atbara and Khartoum – Sir H. H. Kitchener’s Dispatches – 1898.

[2] The Private life of Napoleon by Arthur Lévy; Stephen Louis Simeon; Richard Bentley and Son: Published 1894.

[3] Daniel Maclise RA (1806 – 1870) was an Irish historian painter, literary and portrait painter, and illustrator, who worked for most of his life in London, England.

[4] Madame de Staël-Holstein (1766-1817), stood for a perception of Europe as shaped by its longstanding intellectual and cultural values.

[5] Sarah Siddons (née Kemble; 1755 – 1831) was a Welsh-born English actress, the best-known tragedienne of the 18th century.

[6] Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander von Humboldt was a Prussian polymath, geographer, naturalist, explorer, and influential proponent of Romantic philosophy and science.

[7] Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace (née Byron; 10 December 1815 – 27 November 1852) was an English mathematician and writer, chiefly known for her work on Charles Babbage’s proposed mechanical general-purpose computer, the Analytical Engine.

[8] Queenborough Harbour is conveniently situated in North Kent where the rivers Swale, Medway & Thames meet and an ideal base for cruising to or from the East Coast, London, Ramsgate or the Continent.

[9] SS Nederland In 1887, the day service between Vlissingen (Flushing) and Queenborough became twice-daily, with three new paddle steamers, the Duitschland, Engeland and Nederland being used.

[10] The Friedrichstraße (lit. Frederick Street) is a major culture and shopping street in central Berlin.

[11] Opava is a city in the eastern Czech Republic on the river Opava, located to the north-west of Ostrava. Opava is one of the historical centres of Silesia. German: Troppau.

[12] Helmuth Johannes Ludwig Graf von Moltke (1848 – 1916), also known as Moltke the Younger, was a German general who served as the Chief of the German General Staff from 1906 to 1914.

[13]  Otto von Bismarck (1815–1898), Prussian statesman and first Chancellor of Germany.

[14] An Open-Eyed Conspiracy: An Idyl of Saratoga by William Dean Howells, published 1897.

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