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Forum: British Royal History 11-02-2005, 12:59 PM
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Posted By Elspeth
Fact or fiction? They surely aren't trying to say...

Fact or fiction? They surely aren't trying to say he might be fictional are they? Don't they know Shakespeare wrote a play about him? That means he must be real - just like Romeo and Hamlet...
Forum: British Royal History 09-25-2005, 05:29 PM
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Posted By Elspeth
He certainly outlived himself; it's a shame that...

He certainly outlived himself; it's a shame that his eldest son predeceased him and that there was such infighting among his other sons and their descendants.
Forum: British Royal History 09-14-2005, 08:09 PM
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Posted By Elspeth
So this is the guy? ...

So this is the guy?

https://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~jamesdow/s066/f726616.htm

Means you're related to both Prince William and Winston Churchill. Doesn't that make up for being poor?...
Forum: British Royal History 09-14-2005, 06:19 PM
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Posted By Elspeth
Pretty much went with the territory back then. ...

Pretty much went with the territory back then.


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Do you know whose curse it was? Surely Becket didn't curse the knights while he was dying, did he?



No surprise there,...
Forum: British Royal History 09-14-2005, 06:15 PM
Replies: 278
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Posted By Elspeth
There are some women who would have been so much...

There are some women who would have been so much better off if they'd lived now!

It must have been terribly hard for her to be married to such an otherworldly - I don't want to call Henry a...
Forum: British Royal History 09-14-2005, 09:43 AM
Replies: 278
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Posted By Elspeth
Congratulations! Which one?

Congratulations!

Which one?
Forum: British Royal History 09-11-2005, 12:59 PM
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Posted By Elspeth
And why they all have to be called Edward is just...

And why they all have to be called Edward is just another of those cosmic mysteries. You'd think it'd have occurred to them that people were going to have to learn about them in history lessons, and...
Forum: British Royal History 09-11-2005, 12:58 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 59,320
Posted By Elspeth
There are so many "what if's," aren't there? If...

There are so many "what if's," aren't there? If Edward IV hadn't died while his son was still a minor, if Edward of Middleham hadn't died and left the Yorkists without a direct heir, if Edward Prince...
Forum: British Royal History 09-11-2005, 12:55 AM
Replies: 278
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Posted By Elspeth
Well, for all the bad things you hear about...

Well, for all the bad things you hear about Richard III, it's nice that he married Anne as a result of a childhood friendship rather than just because of what she represented.

Of course, there...
Forum: British Royal History 09-10-2005, 12:26 PM
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Posted By Elspeth
She must have been one of the great characters of...

She must have been one of the great characters of the Wars of the Roses. I've read several times that the role of Margaret is one of the most prized roles for women in any of the Shakespeare history...
Forum: British Royal History 09-02-2005, 08:52 PM
Replies: 278
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Posted By Elspeth
Well, in good Tudor Court tradition, maybe it...

Well, in good Tudor Court tradition, maybe it wasn't unbecoming, maybe it was flattering.

And the propaganda of the time has Richard III being the unattractive one. Just goes to show, it pays to...
Forum: British Royal History 09-01-2005, 01:14 PM
Replies: 278
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Posted By Elspeth
Erm, btw, Iain, I'm not English, I'm British.:) ...

Erm, btw, Iain, I'm not English, I'm British.:)

I'm only half English, but I'm all British.
Forum: British Royal History 09-01-2005, 03:57 AM
Replies: 278
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Posted By Elspeth
Right. Kings of England, yep. So wasn't...

Right. Kings of England, yep.

So wasn't Queen Anne Britain's Queen between 1707 and 1714, or did they wait till the start of the next reign to give the monarchs that designation?
Forum: British Royal History 09-01-2005, 01:43 AM
Replies: 278
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Posted By Elspeth
Definitely. The man looks positively desiccated.

Definitely. The man looks positively desiccated.
Forum: British Royal History 08-31-2005, 11:46 PM
Replies: 278
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Posted By Elspeth
Looking at the picture of Henry VII, it's hard to...

Looking at the picture of Henry VII, it's hard to believe he's Henry VIII's father! It looks as though the genes skipped a couple of generations and went straight from Edward IV to Henry VIII.
Forum: British Royal History 08-24-2005, 02:33 AM
Replies: 278
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Posted By Elspeth
Tiaraprin, the Duke of Buckingham also had a...

Tiaraprin, the Duke of Buckingham also had a claim to the throne and was popular. Penman's thesis was that if the Duke could murder the princes (actually the king and the prince, I suppose) and pin...
Forum: British Royal History 08-24-2005, 02:27 AM
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Posted By Elspeth
Yes, but it was a long time ago. I also liked...

Yes, but it was a long time ago. I also liked When Christ and His Saints Slept; it must have been a horrifying era to live through, but it made a good story.
Forum: British Royal History 08-24-2005, 12:13 AM
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Posted By Elspeth
In Sharon Kay Penman's book, the Duke of...

In Sharon Kay Penman's book, the Duke of Buckingham did it. I know that's one of the theories held by some of the Richard III apologists.
Forum: British Royal History 08-23-2005, 02:23 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 59,320
Posted By Elspeth
Have you read The Sunne In Splendour, by Sharon...

Have you read The Sunne In Splendour, by Sharon Kay Penman? It's a historical novel about Richard III written from a pro-Richard point of view.


I think Shakespeare had a lot to do with the...
Forum: British Royal History 08-23-2005, 01:09 AM
Replies: 278
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Posted By Elspeth
It's interesting - unlike a lot of portraits of...

It's interesting - unlike a lot of portraits of that era, Elizabeth Woodville looks like someone who would be considered very attractive nowadays. Edward had progressive tastes, apparently.
Forum: British Royal History 08-22-2005, 12:41 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 59,320
Posted By Elspeth
See, nowadays financial planners just go around...

See, nowadays financial planners just go around sucking the toes of topless princesses in line-of-sight of powerful cameras. They had so much more style back in the Middle Ages.:D
Forum: British Royal History 08-21-2005, 12:28 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 59,320
Posted By Elspeth
Well, talking about marrying commoners, Edward...

Well, talking about marrying commoners, Edward IV's marriage to Elizabeth Woodville wasn't exactly the height of diplomacy either.

Sometimes I think the monarchs from Edward II to Henry VII did...
Forum: British Royal History 08-21-2005, 02:46 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 59,320
Posted By Elspeth
The joys of inbreeding....

The joys of inbreeding....
Forum: British Royal History 08-21-2005, 02:38 AM
Replies: 278
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Posted By Elspeth
Well, Henry VI wasn't one of our better efforts...

Well, Henry VI wasn't one of our better efforts either, for that matter!

I've always been interested in the Wars of the Roses because my mother comes from Tewkesbury, where one of the major...
Forum: British Royal History 08-21-2005, 02:15 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 59,320
Posted By Elspeth
Heh! One of Britains best kings sandwiched...

Heh! One of Britains best kings sandwiched between two of the worst! Mind you, I do think Henry V was overrated; he spent too much time trying to become King of France and not enough time looking...
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