TR TR 25 July

Byzantine Emperors (Rescued from Obscurity)

The office of Emperor of the Roman Empire in the East (retroactively renamed Emperor of the Byzantine Empire) was never formally created, but instead gradually "spun off" from the of the original Roman Empire. In 330, Roman Emperor Constantine I moved his capital to Constantinople, the city formerly known as Byzantium, which remained the seat of power of the Eastern Empire after the schism with the Western subdivision. The Byzantine Emperors all claimed rulership of "the Romans" until Constantinople's fall to the Ottoman Empire in 1453 AD. The title of all Byzantine Emperors until the reign (610-641) of Herakleios, was officially "Augustus," although other titles such as Dominus were also used. Their names were preceded by Imperator Caesar …

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TR TR 27 February

Monarchs of Persia/Iran (rescued from obscurity)

Harry Turtledove has altered the long lived monarchy of Persia, later known as Iran, in several works.

  • 1 Agent of Byzantium
  • 2 "Counting Potsherds"
  • 3 Crosstime Traffic
  • 4 Other monarchs
  • 5 See also

The Persian Empire was the Roman Empire's chief rival. It was ruled by the King of Kings, assisted by the Grand Wazir.

Known Kings of Kings:

  • Khosrau II, incumbent in "Departures", set c. 605.
  • Unnamed monarch, whose reign includes 1316 ("Archetypes") and 1320 ("Superwine").

Under Khsrish I the Conqueror, the Persian Empire completely subdued the Yauna. While Persia remained master of the Western world four centuries later, its royal family was not immune to the temptation of kinslaying.

King of Kings
Khsrish I

Numerous unnamed kings
(Presumably including Khsrish II and…

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TR TR 10 February

Or Even Eagle Flew

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TR TR 25 January

Speaker of the US House of Representatives (Rescued from obscurity)

The Speaker of the House is the presiding officer of the U.S. House of Representatives. The office is permitted by Article 1, Section 2 of the United States Constitution, although the actual process for selecting the Speaker comes from rules adopted by the House, rather than the Constitution. Generally, the Speaker is elected from the majority party in the House. The Speaker is second in the United States presidential line of succession, after the Vice President of the United States.

  • 1 Southern Victory
    • 1.1 Literary comment
  • 2 Other Speakers
  • 3 Historical Speakers in non-Speaker roles
  • 4 Confederate States Speaker of the House

During the Remembrance Era in United States history, from the 1880s to the 1910s, the office of Speaker of the House was monopolized…

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TR TR 19 January


Not creating a page, just a quick list for my own review.

  • Barbara Bush
  • Karen Pence
  • Bess Truman

  • Flora Blackford
  • Susan Daggett
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