Cromwell, Lincoln, and Virginia

Cromwell, Lincoln and Virginia. When Oliver Cromwell was installed Protector of England, the Commonwealth of Virginia refused to acknowledge his authority. The English Commonwealth was then at the height of its power, and, at its head, one who was admirably described by Bossuet as “a man of an incredible depth of thought; as profound a […]

Arms of Loudoun County, Virginia

Adopted by the Board of Supervisors on 16 January 1968, the arms of Loudoun County, Virginia, were modelled after those of its namesake, John Campbell, 4th Earl of Loudoun, Commander-in-Chief, North America, and Governor General of Virginia (1756-1759). The arms were recorded by the College of Arms in London after suitable differencing — the addition […]

We Have Rescued the Constitution from Utter Annihilation

[…]¬†I presume that no event since the separation of the more Southern States from the late Union, has occurred to give such unbounded pleasure to the whole¬†Southern people, as the news that the Old Dominion had thrown her fortunes with ours. We had thought, from the beginning, that this result would ultimately be inevitable. Individually, […]