William N. Armstrong's Around the World with a King (Tut books : H) PDF

By William N. Armstrong

Around the area with a King, is an eyewitness account of Hawaiian King Kalakaua's trip world wide in 1881.

William Armstrong followed the King as a member of His Majesty's govt and Royal Commissioner for Immigration. His account of this impressive circumnavigation, the 1st ever for a monarch, is advised with humor and perception, even supposing now not consistently with sympathy for the King's aspirations or ideals.

The e-book is a gem of Hawaiian literature. It offers us with insights into the character of King Kalakaua, and into the brain of Mr. Armstrong. we're given attention-grabbing glimpses of the courts of either jap and Western international locations, together with the japanese Royal courtroom and that of Queen Victoria of England.

Mr. Armstrong occasionally perspectives his royal grasp with a jaundiced eye, yet, to the reader, King Kalakaua emerges unscathed. track author, bon vivant, capable baby-kisser, pupil, gentleman, and humanist, Kalakaua used to be dedicated to his Hawaiian topics and the to him. Nicknamed the Merry Monarch, he has, with the passing of time, emerged as a hugely major character who has been extra properly named the tremendous Monarch.

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