Just a short number of years ago, I remember when Bridge of Spies was new. It starred Tom Hanks, it was directed by Steven Spielberg, and it made a decent splash at the Oscars as well. It was also set during the Cold War (made obvious by the poster) which I am quite an expertContinue reading “Things I Like: Bridge of Spies (2015 Film)”
Due to anti German sentiment during the World Wars, German Shepards were mostly known as Alsatians in the United Kingdom.
Polterabend is the German wedding traditions on the night before the ceremony. The wedding group will break porcelain to wish the couple good luck in the marriage.
Sophia Dorothea of Celle wasn’t Queen of Great Britain even as the wife of George I. As their marriage went sour when she was accused of having an affair with a Swedish count. She was imprisoned in the Castle of Ahlden for thirty years as a result.
Princess Mary was the daughter of King George II, but her life wasn’t very happy despite being a princess. She was married to Fredrick II of Hesse which was a Germanic state loyal to the Holy Roman Empire. Her husband was said to be a boorish brute and subjected her to spousal abuse. Things didn’tContinue reading “(Not So) Fun Fact: King George II’s Daughter Mary”