The Royal Forums Coat of Arms


Join The Royal Forums Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #21  
Old 07-30-2005, 12:17 AM
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 1,089
Oh, Thanks for the info!
It doesn't seem like she did much then does it?
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 07-30-2005, 12:24 AM
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: ***, United States
Posts: 16,873
The rich, titled ladies of that time didn't do much in the way of regular jobs at all; they were mostly expected to be leaders of society in London and to look after their country estates. Georgiana was very heavily involved in politics by the sound of things; that also wasn't particularly unusual back then either.
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 07-30-2005, 02:00 AM
tiaraprin's Avatar
Royal Highness
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Near NY City, United States
Posts: 1,824
Georgiana was heavily involved in politics. The Spencer family that she was born into was ultra-Whig. She and her sister, Lady Harriet Duncannon, pounded the pavement for Whig candidates, spent enormous amounts of money campaigning, and were noted to campaign "amongst the basest of society." Georgiana and her sister were highly ridiculed by the Tory party, but Georgiana got the last laugh when Charles Fox was elected a seat in Parliament.

According to The Spencers, Earl Spencer claims that an addiction to gambling ran amongst his ancestors, with Georgiana being one of the most addicted. Georgiana knew she was addicted but never attempted to mend her ways, not even when she had to face a husband she was afraid of for money to pay her gambling debts.
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 08-03-2005, 10:55 PM
Harry's polo shirt's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: my paradise, United States
Posts: 2,084
Stupidest question EVER EVER EVER is Devonshire a place, why are people called duchess of ____. like duchess of cornwall, duchess of devonshire...do they live in those places?:o
__________________
"The pain of spending a week with my brother is well worth it."
– Prince William, on joining Prince Harry for a charity motorcycle ride across South Africa

Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 08-04-2005, 12:04 AM
Courtier
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Houston, United States
Posts: 849
The Devonshires live in Derbyshire and have for centuries. Devonshire was simply the most recently extinct ducal title available when they were to be granted a dukedom. Cornwall is different because the Duke of Cornwall actually owns chunks of the county through the Duchy of Cornwall. Usually, though, the location cited in the title reflects on some family connection to the location, like the Duke of Westminster owns chunks of Westminster, though he lives in Chesher.
__________________
Kelly D
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 08-04-2005, 12:11 AM
Harry's polo shirt's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: my paradise, United States
Posts: 2,084
how are people granted titles? do they have responsibilties to the location?
__________________
"The pain of spending a week with my brother is well worth it."
– Prince William, on joining Prince Harry for a charity motorcycle ride across South Africa

Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 08-07-2005, 10:14 PM
tiaraprin's Avatar
Royal Highness
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Near NY City, United States
Posts: 1,824
I found some great pictures of portraits of Georgiana. I wish I could get them on my computer!! How do others put pics up??
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 07-20-2006, 04:24 PM
Furienna's Avatar
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Örnsköldsvik, Sweden
Posts: 1,410
When excactly did Georgiana live, and who was her husband?
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 07-20-2006, 04:30 PM
Kelly's Avatar
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Washington, United States
Posts: 1,105
I read this book about a year ago and I really enjoyed it. She seems like a fascinating character and somehow parallels Diana's life. It is so sad the way she dies though.
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 07-20-2006, 04:36 PM
BeatrixFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: London, United Kingdom
Posts: 6,858
I bought it and haven't read it yet but I'll start reading it I think.
__________________
Kaye aka BeatrixFan
Reply With Quote
  #31  
Old 07-20-2006, 05:36 PM
Zonk's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Somewhere in, United States
Posts: 12,833
I thought it was an excellent book! And yes, the similiarities between Diana and Georgiana were interesting and somewhat erie.

Its must have been a serious conflict to be a woman interested in politics during her time period. And how about the media....they were just as critical then as they are now.
__________________
.

Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 07-20-2006, 05:55 PM
Skydragon's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: London and Highlands, United Kingdom
Posts: 10,911
Quote:
Originally Posted by kelly9480
Usually, though, the location cited in the title reflects on some family connection to the location, like the Duke of Westminster owns chunks of Westminster, though he lives in Cheshire.
The parkland that is owned by the Duke of Devonshire is around 1000 acres, whilst the garden is 105 acres. Also belonging to Chatsworth is a 8 mile stretch of river stretching through the Dales. The famous waterworks include the twenty four steps of Cascade, which falls 200 yards down the hill and ends in a magnificent fountain it is the tallest gravity fed fountain in the world, capable of reaching 298 feet.
They also own properties in London and throughout the Peak District. :)
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 08-23-2008, 08:49 AM
Carminha Stalker's Avatar
Royal Highness
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Posts: 1,742
I have been fortunate enough to visit Chatsworth several times. It´s one of the most magnificent places I´ve ever seen. Did this Duchess live there as well?
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 08-23-2008, 06:39 PM
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: ***, United States
Posts: 16,873
The posts about the movie "The Duchess" have been split out into their own thread in the Electronic Domain and can be found here:

http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums/f220/the-duchess-movie-about-georgiana-duchess-of-devonshire-18180.html

This thread should be reserved for discussion of the book.

Thanks

Elspeth
Royal Library moderator
__________________

Reply With Quote
Reply


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
Christening Of Achileas-Andreas, born August 2000 Josefine Crown Prince Pavlos, Marie Chantal and Family 13 06-02-2020 02:38 PM
Prince Maximilian von und zu Liechtenstein & Angela Brown 2000 mybags Royal Weddings 57 02-15-2018 05:07 PM
"The Duchess" (2008) - Film about Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire susan alicia The Electronic Domain 25 07-03-2011 04:25 AM
Ingrid - Queen of Denmark, born Princess of Sweden (1910-2000) Josefine Swedish Royal History 32 01-20-2011 05:48 AM
Spanish Royals at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games Alexandria Royal Family of Spain 6 04-23-2004 06:57 AM




Popular Tags
abu dhabi althorp american history anastasia anastasia once upon a time ancestry british royal family british royals buckingham palace commonwealth countries cover-up daisy doge of venice duke of cambridge dutch dutch royals family life family tree future games haakon vii hereditary grand duchess stéphanie hereditary grand duke guillaume history imperial household intro israel italian royal family jacobite japan kids movie king willem-alexander książ castle list of rulers mailing maxima mountbatten names nepalese royal jewels plantinum jubilee prince charles prince charles of luxembourg princess ariane princess catharina-amalia princess chulabhorn walailak princess elizabeth princess laurentien princess ribha pronunciation queen louise queen maud queen maxima royal balls royal jewels royal marriage royal re-enactments. royal wedding serbian royal family snowdon spain speech spencer family taiwan thailand thai royal family tracts unsubscribe videos wedding gown wittelsbach


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:32 PM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2020
Jelsoft Enterprises
×