Innlegg merkte med ‘Funfacts’

During my research at the National Archives in Kew, London, I occasionally come over some geeky facts:

Did you know that:

– In October 1920 Auda Abu Tayiah «apparently appointed himself Governor of Maan» and dispensed «justice, or rather injustice according to Tribal Law.»

– No person who was an elected member of the Legislative Council after 1927 could be «mad or an idiot.»

– Abdullah b. Hussein [later King of Jordan] in March 1921 came to Amman together with his army «on the advice of [a] doctor» who regarded the climate in Maan as «unhealthy».

– «Two hundred and five troops left Jeddah by Khedivial steamer January 22nd [1922] for Akaba and thence to Maan.»

– there are several ways to spell Transjordan/Trans-Jordan/Trans-Jordia/Trans-Jordania/Transjordania/شرق الاردن