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Monthly Archives: October 2014
This is the second in a series about King David Kalakaua of Hawaii. It was a contest between a large boisterous man and a solemn, pious widow. Once again, a king had died without a successor, and Hawaii’s constitution called … Continue reading
This is the start of a series centering on King David Kalakaua of Hawaii. The first installment concerns Kalakaua’s predecessor on the throne, Lunalilo. On December 11, 1872, King Kamahameha V died. He was the last of the House of … Continue reading