When the Kaiser abdicated and left Germany, he bought the estate of Aubrey Hepburn's grandmother, the Baroness van Heemstra, to "retire" to. The estate had an 18th century manor and 60 hectares of land.
Why did the Dutch let the kaiser take asylum in The Netherlands after World War I?
They had remained neutral during World War I and allowed him to cross into the country. The Treaty of Versailles demanded him to be prosecuted for his crimes, but Queen Wilhelmina refused to allow him to be extradited.
The Netherlands remained neutral during WWI. The Kaiser respected that neutrality. So the Dutch repaid him by giving him asylum in The Netherlands, but he was practically a prisoner on Audrey Hepburn's grandmother's estate.
We all know the Third Reich. When were the First and Second Reichs?
I'm pretty sure that the first was Charlemagne's Holy Roman empire as jprichva says,and the second started with the official formation of Germany after the Franco-Prussian War. The first was very old, but the second was surprisingly recent in relative terms),
Well you should keep them coming. That last question about the reichs made me wonder how good of a history major I actually was, had I gotten it wrong. Too bad I couldn't figure out what the first reich was.
Why the Kaiser? Why the baroness? And why do you feel the need to expound on them? At least I imagine that they aren't the only things you've read about in one day, or the only subjects that have filtered into your mind. So why do they stand out?
By popular demand, I am just coming up with trivia questions to post. I thought that one involving Aubrey Hepburn would be interesting to folks on here. Maybe I should start marking them as trivia.
I started this with that question on canadian history, which I posted just cuz I thought it was funny (their railroad went thru Maine so they couldnt use it for moving troops) and there are so many Canadians on here.