The Butterfly Effect : the idea, proposed by Edward Lorenz in 1972, that the flap of a butterfly's wings in Brazil could set off a chain of events which could lead to a tornado in Texas. Lorenz was one of the proponents of Chaos Theory which (some say) has 2 main postulations:
1. even complex systems rely upon a simple underlying order;
2. even trivial actions can have major consequences.
This seems to be somewhat relevant to History!
I am keeping this page 'Public' for the time being so that it can provide a link to the 'Kings & Queens' pages that will be kept after the present restructuring exercise has been completed. I am keeping the above 'butterfly effect' note, for the moment at least, simply because I am rather fond of it!...