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Forum: British Royal History 07-26-2019, 10:29 PM
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Posted By Curryong
Not by the standards of today, no. However during...

Not by the standards of today, no. However during her lifetime almost all monarchs and leaders of royal Houses (or their wives) engaged in matchmaking for young relatives.
Forum: British Royal History 06-24-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 570
Views: 111,274
Posted By Curryong
I think Queen Victoria's favourites changed over...

I think Queen Victoria's favourites changed over the years. Prince Albert's favourite was Vicky, later the Empress Friedrich while Victoria's was Alfred when he was a boy. Later he started exhibiting...
Forum: British Royal History 06-16-2019, 10:51 PM
Replies: 570
Views: 111,274
Posted By Curryong
I would love to read her diaries too and wish...

I would love to read her diaries too and wish someone would publish them. She certainly wasn't very reverential about various royals! Lady Geraldine spent years at Court and knew many members of the...
Forum: British Royal History 05-11-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 570
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Posted By Curryong
Observers described Queen Victoria's voice as...

Observers described Queen Victoria's voice as 'silvery' and 'bell-like', even in old age. Doesn't sound like that on these, lol. I'm not sure that is QV's voice really.
Forum: British Royal History 05-10-2019, 10:26 AM
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Views: 111,274
Posted By Curryong
Yes, thanks Gawin. A bit of misremembering there!...

Yes, thanks Gawin. A bit of misremembering there! Her grandmother was the one Queen Mary referred to when she said of her ancestry 'Some of us come from Transylvania!'

Julie (the Battenberg...
Forum: British Royal History 05-10-2019, 06:16 AM
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Posted By Curryong
Princess Alice's husband Ludwig Grand Duke of...

Princess Alice's husband Ludwig Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine, and the Battenberg brothers (Louis (Victoria of Hesse's husband, Henry, Beatrice's husband, and Alexander, who Prss Victoria of...
Forum: British Royal History 12-30-2017, 06:19 PM
Replies: 570
Views: 111,274
Posted By Curryong
I'm sorry that you found Elizabeth Longford's...

I'm sorry that you found Elizabeth Longford's book on Vic tedious. I loved it because I found it packed with detail but perhaps you're right and you do need to know a good deal about the ins and outs...
Forum: British Royal History 02-24-2017, 04:43 AM
Replies: 570
Views: 111,274
Posted By Curryong
Also, Denville, Lord M. was a witty man in that...

Also, Denville, Lord M. was a witty man in that rather cynical Regency way that sometimes shocked the next generation. Victoria laughed at his witticisms. There was also the matter of his very...
Forum: British Royal History 01-19-2017, 01:47 AM
Replies: 570
Views: 111,274
Posted By Curryong
To be fair though, the BO and overweight thing of...

To be fair though, the BO and overweight thing of the young Queen Victoria, referred to in the above article linked by eya, occurred when she had a fit of the glooms. It was after the Flora Hastings...
Forum: British Royal History 01-18-2017, 01:38 AM
Replies: 570
Views: 111,274
Posted By Curryong
^ Of course having all those children would have...

^ Of course having all those children would have wrecked her figure. However, in my post and in the ones above, we were discussing the period before her marriage, the time of Lord Melbourne and the...
Forum: British Royal History 01-16-2017, 08:21 PM
Replies: 570
Views: 111,274
Posted By Curryong
I've always taken it that Victoria, young,...

I've always taken it that Victoria, young, inexperienced and rather naive, developed something of a schoolgirl crush on Lord Melbourne. He advised her and must have seemed very witty and...
Forum: British Royal History 11-28-2016, 05:32 AM
Replies: 570
Views: 111,274
Posted By Curryong
Yes, same here 30/30, and squeaked it in for the...

Yes, same here 30/30, and squeaked it in for the same reason. I didn't know the person who tried to assassinate Vic was a disappointed poet! Lol!

They were also wrong on the age Victoria was when...
Forum: British Royal History 11-27-2016, 06:13 AM
Replies: 570
Views: 111,274
Posted By Curryong
Very good eya! :flowers:

Very good eya! :flowers:
Forum: British Royal History 10-01-2016, 05:57 AM
Replies: 570
Views: 111,274
Posted By Curryong
Queen Victoria must have had dozens of bloomers...

Queen Victoria must have had dozens of bloomers that were quietly disposed of after her death. There are regular sales of these huge garments over the years. People still pay good money for them.
Forum: British Royal History 09-06-2016, 12:50 AM
Replies: 570
Views: 111,274
Posted By Curryong
There were a few ridiculous rumours about in...

There were a few ridiculous rumours about in 1836/37 that the scar-faced Duke of Cumberland, who had a sinister reputation, wanted to grab the throne, kill Victoria or put her in the Tower, but I...
Forum: British Royal History 08-16-2016, 09:27 AM
Replies: 570
Views: 111,274
Posted By Curryong
Queen Victoria became a grandmother in January...

Queen Victoria became a grandmother in January 1859 when Crown Princess Vicky's first child, the future Wilhelm II, was born in Germany. Neither she nor Albert saw their grandson for some time (at...
Forum: British Royal History 08-16-2016, 02:24 AM
Replies: 570
Views: 111,274
Posted By Curryong
Albert, Victoria's husband, was, after all, blood...

Albert, Victoria's husband, was, after all, blood nephew to the Duchess of Kent. There's evidence, cited in Elizabeth Longford's book on Queen Victoria, that he deprecated the estrangement and to a...
Forum: British Royal History 03-30-2016, 10:45 PM
Replies: 570
Views: 111,274
Posted By Curryong
I think anyone who sees those innumerable photos...

I think anyone who sees those innumerable photos of Victoria in deep mourning, with and without her family, gazing mournfully at busts of the departed Prince Albert, would agree that she wallowed in...
Forum: British Royal History 02-18-2016, 06:10 PM
Replies: 570
Views: 111,274
Posted By Curryong
Hi, Cynthia, welcome aboard! Are you trying to...

Hi, Cynthia, welcome aboard! Are you trying to trace your ancestry to Queen Victoria through an affair, or perhaps finding a clue to who Queen Victoria's father was? I actually think that Queen...
Forum: British Royal History 01-18-2016, 05:03 AM
Replies: 570
Views: 111,274
Posted By Curryong
I think Beatrice of York looks quite like the...

I think Beatrice of York looks quite like the young Queen Victoria, though Victoria's hair was more a golden brown and she had tiny teeth. She was a Hanoverian in that she fought weight gain even in...
Forum: British Royal History 09-14-2015, 05:10 AM
Replies: 570
Views: 111,274
Posted By Curryong
The only countries Victoria ever visited were...

The only countries Victoria ever visited were Ireland, Wales, Scotland, Switzerland, Germany and France, especially the Riviera when she was quite old.
Forum: British Royal History 07-12-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 570
Views: 111,274
Posted By Curryong
I wonder whether the collector who bought them...

I wonder whether the collector who bought them tried them on for size?
Forum: British Royal History 03-19-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 570
Views: 111,274
Posted By Curryong
Both Dom Pedro and Dom Luis were born in the late...

Both Dom Pedro and Dom Luis were born in the late 1830's weren't they? If so, judging by the age of the boys, the photo must have been taken around 1850ish.

Victoria never visited Portugal but...
Forum: British Royal History 03-07-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 570
Views: 111,274
Posted By Curryong
Smith, Elder and Co.of London. The same...

Smith, Elder and Co.of London. The same publishers, I believe, that published Charlotte Bronte's novels. Sir Arthur Helps was the editor for the later editions.
Forum: British Royal History 12-28-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 570
Views: 111,274
Posted By Curryong
Yes, though it's strange to think too that one of...

Yes, though it's strange to think too that one of Feodora's granddaughters was Dona, the wife of the last Kaiser of Germany, Wilhelm II. She was not pleasant to her mother in law, the Empress...
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