The Royal Forums Coat of Arms


Join The Royal Forums Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #1  
Old 12-29-2016, 09:45 AM
Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: San Antonio, United States
Posts: 1
Cryptic reference to Queen Margherita's affair

I am currently researching the life of Queen Margherita, for a novel based on her life, and recently came across the name of a town in Apulia (southern Italy) named for her: Margherita di Savoia. The very brief Wikipedia article on the town makes this cryptic reference to why the town's name was changed to that of the Queen: "It was given this name in 1879 in honour of Queen Margherita of Savoy, who had an important love affair in the town; previously it had been known as Saline di Barletta."

While I have found references to the many adulterous (as well as pre-nuptial) love affairs of her husband, Umberto I, this is the lone reference I have come across concerning Margherita. If anyone could give me assistance in this, I would appreciate your efforts in that.
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-29-2016, 10:58 AM
Gentry
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: city, Italy
Posts: 86
The Italian page of Wikipedia contains no reference to this "love affair". Maybe it is simply a bad translation in English of an Italian text, stating that Queen Margherita loved the town and for this reason the name of the town was changed from "Saline di Barletta" to "Margherita di Savoia"
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-29-2016, 11:48 AM
AdmirerUS's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Midwest, United States
Posts: 5,739
I'd be trying to get in touch with local guides, historians, etc. via social media to ask about this. Social media because I can't afford the research trip. But that's where I would start to look.
__________________
"And the tabloid press will be a pain in the ass, as usual." - Royal Norway
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-29-2016, 07:03 PM
Courtier
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Posts: 730
Quote:
Originally Posted by lallettac View Post
The Italian page of Wikipedia contains no reference to this "love affair". Maybe it is simply a bad translation in English of an Italian text, stating that Queen Margherita loved the town and for this reason the name of the town was changed from "Saline di Barletta" to "Margherita di Savoia"
Agree, I suspect something has been lost in translation
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
affair, margherita


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
King Umberto I (1844-1900) and Queen Margherita (1851-1926) vjmIII Royal Families of Italy 10 07-27-2018 10:36 PM
dress code for white tie affair or ball JenniferRel Royal Style File 12 11-18-2008 02:38 PM
Martha-Louise Affair lashinka2002 Princess Märtha Louise, Ari Behn and Family 29 05-17-2007 01:10 AM




Popular Tags
antony armstrong-jones baltic republics biography bonaparte british royal family camilla canada christian ix clothes current events dailyfail danish royal family de belgique discussão duchess of sussex duchessofsussex duke of york emma england fashion felipe and letizia general royal discussion gloucester harry her children history infanta cristina interesting facts interests introduction jack brooksbank juan carlos king king felipe king felipe vi meghan markle modernization northampton norwegian royal family piromallo plantagenets porphyria prince aymeric prince charles prince daniel prince harry prince harry of wales prince nicholas princesses princess louise princess of belgium pyrmont queen letizia queen mathilde royal royal ancestry royal geneology royal wedding sarah ferguson state visit sweden tiara tony armstrong-jones van belgië visit from spain waldeck wedding wedding of prince harry windsor castle wivies



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:00 PM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2018
Jelsoft Enterprises