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The Byzantine Heritage / Re: Agnes of France
« on: March 02, 2015, 10:03:09 PM »
She is a character that needed a book.

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Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna / Re: Ella and Sergei 2
« on: February 24, 2015, 04:39:57 AM »
The information about Sergei "touching" Dimitri came from a book by Greg King. It seems it was widely believed in Russian Circles. There was wide sympathy for Ella being married to "that person" that even Ella had to write to QV to refute the rumors that she was unhappy with her husband. Even though VMH liked Sergei but I don't think even she understood him. His wanting children stem from possessiveness rather than unconditional love. Grand Duchess George (Greek Minny) said openly in her autobiography that Maria Paulovna the younger was selfish, thus siding with Ella. So I don't trust too much on her bio that she blamed everybody but herself. It is also true that both Dimitri and Felix both loved Ella, so it boils down to who you believe.

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Thanks. Love the comparisons.

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The Habsburgs / Re: Empress Maria Theresa and her large family
« on: February 24, 2015, 04:25:49 AM »
Which book is that ? In German ?

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Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna / Re: Ella and Sergei 2
« on: February 22, 2015, 11:40:25 PM »
Really ? Felix Yussopov thinks Sergei was rather strange and disliked him but loved Ella. Also that was that claim that Sergei "touched" Dimitri as a child. Dimitri too adored Ella when he grew up and one of the things he took into exile was a big portrait of Ella...

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The Habsburgs / Re: Empress Maria Theresa and her large family
« on: February 22, 2015, 11:37:00 PM »
Indeed. Maria Elisabeth's life was not well researched.

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Can imagine her with rife at hand fighting the revolutionaries had she been 30 years younger. She had a more aggressive streak than Minny or Alicky.

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Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna / Re: Ella and Sergei 2
« on: February 20, 2015, 09:16:10 PM »
Serge is too strange a character with a mixture of a tortured mind and suffering inside. Cannot think of him as a father type...

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Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna / Re: Ella and Sergei 2
« on: February 19, 2015, 11:18:34 PM »
I think the notion of Ella being controlled by Serge came from Sandro's memoirs "Once A Grand Duke".

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Marie Feodorovna / Re: Marie Feodorovna and her grandchildren
« on: February 19, 2015, 11:16:04 PM »
Alicky was not close to Minny, so might affect their relationship.

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The Habsburgs / Re: Empress Maria Theresa and her large family
« on: February 19, 2015, 11:15:04 PM »
Yes. Although Maria Elisaberth never found one she liked to marry like Mimi did or Amalia tried.

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She is good shot ? Never heard Minny or Alicky shooting...

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Russian Newspaper ?

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Sold I think.

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Marie Feodorovna / Re: Marie Feodorovna and her grandchildren
« on: February 15, 2015, 10:34:56 PM »
Wonder what Alexei thought of his granny ?

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