About Me:

Mr Cortez in front of the Louvre

Interests:
History, Politics, International Affairs, Languages, Travel, Literature, Films, Music
Languages:
English: Native
German: Intermediary
French: Primary
Countries I Have Visited: United Kingdom, Germany, France, United States, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, Denmark, Netherlands, Monaco, Vatican City, Czech Republic
People Who Inspire Me:
Otto von Bismarck, Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, King Henry II of England, Empress Matilda, Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom, King Henry VIII of England, Queen Elizabeth I of England, Sir Winston Churchill, Marie Antoinette, Charlemagne, Alexander the Great
Favorite Books:
The Mists of Avalon, Harry Potter, A Tale of Two Cities, Paradise Lost, All Quiet On the Western Front, The Grimm Brothers' Fairytales
Favorite Films:
Hook, Life As A House, the Gathering Storm, Harry Potter, Star Wars, James Bond, the Queen, the Mists of Avalon, Jurassic Park, Mrs Doubtfire
Favorite Television Series:
The Tudors, Rome, Spooks (MI5), Robin Hood, Merlin, Camelot, Once Upon A Time, Sherlock, Downton Abbey
Favorite Sports:
Tennis, Association Football (Soccer), College Football
Favorite Athletes/Teams:
Tennis: Andy Murray, Roger Federer, Serena Williams, Laura Robson
Athletics: Oscar Pistorius
Association Football: Hannover 96, Chelsea
College Football: Notre Dame University
Favorite Quotes:
'It was the best of Times, it was the worst of Times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way.'
-A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

'To see the World in a grain of sand, And a Heaven in a wild flower. Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand, And eternity in an Hour.'
-Augeries of Innocence by William Blake

'We are not amused.'
-Queen Victoria

'KBO-Keep Buggering On.'
-Sir Winston Churchill



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