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Old 12-06-2005, 06:51 PM
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Who says the Duke of york title is cursed? Do tell! I love medieval legends, especially when they involve crafty witches and revengeful curses.
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Old 12-07-2005, 06:58 PM
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Yeah, I've never heard of that before.
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Old 12-07-2005, 09:23 PM
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On a slightly less serious note..... here is a rather frivolous "history repeats itself" sort of manip I put together about Charles and Harry tucking their polo shirts in. The original source of these pics are Rex Features and The Sun (UK) Online Newspaper. The hosting source is my own yahoo/geocities account.
lol! CasiraghiTrio, that is really funny...and does show history repeating itself.
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Old 12-13-2005, 03:07 AM
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I like history and the royals, although I don't know much about them in detail, but I have just joined the site and this is the first topic I have read, it's good stuff isn't it.

I will now go off and do some reading up on here but before I go, I have one question for my Daughters homework to help her with....

Who were the longest serving king and queen of England and when did they reign ?

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Old 12-13-2005, 03:48 AM
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They say the Duke of York title is cursed.
well, carreer-wise, blessed is a more appropriate way to call it...
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Old 12-13-2005, 03:53 AM
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Welcome to the forum, Moroccooverland! The longest-serving Queen was Queen Victoria, who reigned from 1837 to 1901. The longest-serving king was George III, who reigned from 1760 to 1820, although there was a regency in effect from 1812 onward.

http://www.royal.gov.uk/output/Page118.asp

http://www.royal.gov.uk/output/Page111.asp

In order to not take threads off topic, you might want to ask questions like this in the regular British forum rather than one of the specialist ones.
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Old 12-13-2005, 07:13 PM
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So anyway, back to the weird coincedences. I personally don't believe there are that many.
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Old 12-16-2005, 02:47 AM
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Welcome to the forum, Moroccooverland! The longest-serving Queen was Queen Victoria, who reigned from 1837 to 1901. The longest-serving king was George III, who reigned from 1760 to 1820, although there was a regency in effect from 1812 onward.

http://www.royal.gov.uk/output/Page118.asp

http://www.royal.gov.uk/output/Page111.asp

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Was the second longest reign for a Queen Regnant that of Elizabeth I (Tudor)? I am forgetting her accession year, but I believe she died in 1601?
I think elizabeth II might beat both her namesake and Victoria.
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Old 12-16-2005, 10:12 PM
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I thought she died somewhere around 1585.
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Old 12-17-2005, 10:09 AM
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I thought she died somewhere around 1585.
Elizabeth I: born 1533, became Queen 1558, died 1603.
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Old 12-17-2005, 01:35 PM
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Was the second longest reign for a Queen Regnant that of Elizabeth I (Tudor)? I am forgetting her accession year, but I believe she died in 1601?
I think elizabeth II might beat both her namesake and Victoria.
1558-1603. Elizabeth II has already reigned longer than Elizabeth I.
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Old 12-17-2005, 02:26 PM
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Well Elizabeth II only has 10 more years to go before she beats Victoria's record of 63 years. I don't think she'll beat the record for longest reigning European monarch, 74 years by Louis XIV.
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Sorry, I got confused for a minute.
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