Writing to his mother, Rupert Gunnis expressed his fears on the turmoil within the Legislative Council:

We are in a political crisis, the elected members  have thrown out the budget and unless we can arrange something by January 1st we shall have...

According to George Boustronios, following the death of James II, his wife, Caterina Cornaro, had to face much upheaval. The people of Nicosia wanted their queen in the capital. Philip Singritico, who was captain of Sivouri, was sent to appease the crowds and...

From George Boustronios’ chronicle:

And as soon as they had mounted Luke Hariri, a valet of the count de Rochas, came up and said to them: ‘My lords, know that just as you departed from Famagusta, Sir James...

Sir Garnet Wolseley and his wife had their Christmas dinner in the newly constructed Government House:

A large wooden house with by no means well-fitting doors and windows, lofty rooms and heaps of windows, no stoves or fireplaces, perched on...

The year came to a close with an encouraging telegram to the Secretary of State by US Consul in Cyprus, Taylor Belcher:

Greek Community joyfully heard the news yesterday that death sentences commuted to life imprisonment for...