after mehmed ii conquered byzantine, he declared himself the roman emperor and protector of the orthodox church (even as to his east, moscow would style itself the third rome) – “in old times, the roman empire was pagan, catholic, and orthodox. now it is muslim.“
since it's father's day, can i request how prussia and 2p!prussia would react to finding out they'll be dads??
Prussia: Gilbert would be over the moon with joy. Whether it’s a situation in which he and his s/o will be having a child together, or if his s/o is already a parent, he would be beyond excited at the news. If it were his own child however, he would probably tear up, much as he may try to deny it later. Between raising Ludwig and Friedrich, he never honestly thought of wanting to be a father, until you had delivered the news to him. He would be floored for a few moments, but would settle almost immediately into the role, and would be only slightly nervous as you tackle this new adventure together.
2P! Prussia: Gilen would be a big old bag of disbelief. He would need you to repeat yourself a few times for it to truly click for him. He honestly probably stumbled a bit as the weight crashed in on him, too many emotions rolling over him in a jumbled mess. He’d be happy, excited, terrified, shocked, anxious- His mind is rolling over constant panic- whether he would be capable of being a good father, if the child would look up to him- and excitement, because he would be sharing another part of the narrative with you that he really wasn’t capable of before. While Gilbert is already picking out stuffed animals, Gilen would be prepping himself emotionally for the impending duties ahead.
(I’m sure there would be more to it, but I am a bit sleepy right now. Will edit later, friends! ^_^;)
Holy Rome’s canon birth date, February 2nd, coincides with not only the coronation of Otto I as Holy Roman Emperor in 962, but also the coronation of his successor, Conrad II, in 1027! Each reigned for just over a decade!
Hi! As I mentioned a few posts ago, I am one of Hetalia Fandom Hub’s Experts on the Holy Roman Empire. Although I am working on some informative posts at the moment, I haven’t had the time to finish them due to real life getting in the way, which is also why I’ve been really inactive lately- sorry about that! So, instead of a longer post, I decided that I’ll start by recommending a book to anyone interested in the HRE.
‘The Holy Roman Empire’ by Peter H Wilson is an informative and well written guide on the history of the HRE. From formation to destruction, it covers over a thousand years of the nation’s history and culture, and is written in a practical, easy to understand way. However, I wouldn’t recommend this to people who aren’t used to reading history/non-fiction books, as it can be difficult to follow for those who aren’t used to the format.
Despite that, this book is a great start for history enthusiasts and fans of Holy Rome who want to learn more.
Although it was only available in hardcover, recently a paperback version had been released and can be found in the history section of Waterstones (at least in England). If you don’t live in England or don’t want to search stores for it, it can also be purchased on Amazon.
((The picture was taken from Amazon and is the most common cover image for the book))
Thanks for reading, and please keep an eye out for my future posts as an Expert. I have a lot in store for you!
Not too Holy, not too Roman, status of “Empire” highly questionable…
Can’t stop thinking about my History of Western Civ class from last quarter, which must be a pretty good thing, so decided to draw lil HRE in Medieval Carolingian garb, since I think he looks pretty snazzy in his glorified sheets. Sort of inspired by @cidershark‘s HRE doodles, except…still pretty loose and heavy on the symbolism, not necessarily accuracy hah.