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I agree 100% Ally! It was a rush job & very messy with numerous spelling mistakes! I really don't know what Eurohistory was thinking...

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Yes I think it's appalling that such a publication can't even employ spell check!! Eurohistory should be ashamed.

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Marie Valerie, I saw this book going cheap in Hatchards, so I purchased it; I rather wish I hadn't!! The photos are nice (but then when aren't photos of the Romanovs fabulous?) but I was appalled by much of the content, especially the bad grammar & terrible spelling, I can't believe the book actually was printed in this manner. Eurohistory should be ashamed & embarrassed that they can't even get the spelling & grammar right, sloppy!!!!

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The Windsors / Re: Windsor Jewels Pt 7
« on: August 03, 2012, 08:08:31 AM »
Hi,

It is "The Queen's Diamonds" by Hugh Roberts...
Martyn is correct;  it is a very detailed work but quite expensive - $170.00 (Cdn)...

Larry

Thank you Larry, sounds like a marvellous book! I have just ordered it, was only 39! :)

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The Windsors / Re: Windsor Jewels Pt 7
« on: July 01, 2012, 04:08:12 AM »
??? ::)

The Queen Mother wore her circlet for the state banquet at Buckingham Palace for President de Gaulle in April 1960 along with all five strands of Mrs Greville's necklace.

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The Windsors / Re: Queen Victoria's Journals
« on: June 25, 2012, 01:30:14 PM »
That reminds me, I can't recall where I read it, but I think I am right in saying that Princess Beatrice was unaware of Lord Eshers typed transcript. An entry from both was compared  I think it was a social event- and while Lord Eshers transcript contained a list of names of those present - dutifully recorded by the Queen -Princess Beatrice had left them all out, why would she do that, perhaps she thought it was too trivial? Or laziness? I am reminded of the letter Henry Ponsonby wrote complaining that Beatrice was always in a hurry to develop a photograph or paint a flower rather than read written reports to her mothwho's whos eyesight was failing.

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The Windsors / Re: Queen Victoria's Journals
« on: June 25, 2012, 06:25:15 AM »
Perhaps - sad that we will never know. I'm sure Helena Victoria helped her grandmother write her journal too. The fact that Beatrice delegated the task to Helena Victoria suggests she had faith in her neice to edit accordingly.....

Of course it was a 'horrific act of literary vandalism' but at the end of the day Princess Beatrice was following her mothers wishes which is why King George & Queen Mary felt unable to intervene. Perhaps Queen Victoria might have wished Beatrice to have kept the journal enteries as original as possible and only remove very personal information.

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The Windsors / Re: Queen Victoria's Journals
« on: June 25, 2012, 01:14:02 AM »
Princess Beatrice clearly took the job of editing very seriously and very conscientiously. The journals are beautifully written & I have yet to come across a spelling mistake or a crossing out. Unfortunately what I presume are Princess Helena Victoria's entries are a real mess, so untidy with plenty of crossings out. Perhaps Beatrice was horrified (I know I would be!) and she didn't ask Helena Victoria again.

Almost any historian would have preferred a messy copy which kept a greater proportion of the originals intact; beautiful handwriting cannot compensate for what has been called a 'horrific act of literary vandalism' (Helen Rappaport in 'Queen Victoria: A biographical companion') which both Queen Victoria and King George protested. 

What are you going on about? That's blatantly obvious.  ::) Are you stating that Helena Victoria'ss entries kept a great proportion of the originals? If so how do you know this?
And in actual fact Queen Mary & King George did not protest, they felt unable to intervene, mores the pity.

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The Windsors / Re: Queen Victoria's Journals
« on: June 24, 2012, 10:40:24 AM »
Princess Beatrice clearly took the job of editing very seriously and very conscientiously. The journals are beautifully written & I have yet to come across a spelling mistake or a crossing out. Unfortunately what I presume are Princess Helena Victoria's entries are a real mess, so untidy with plenty of crossings out. Perhaps Beatrice was horrified (I know I would be!) and she didn't ask Helena Victoria again.

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The cards that Irene sent to Alix were interesting and written in a very warm tone - and actually made a more pleasant impression than the ones sent by Ella that I read. In no way, Irene's cards and the telegrams that Alix sent to Irene gave me the impression that they were not fond of one another.
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Richard Hough wrote that Alexandra was closest to Irene... :)

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The Windsors / Re: Queen Elizabeth II Part 3
« on: June 16, 2012, 09:59:01 AM »
..& lovely to see the entire family on the balcony again! Much nicer in my opinion!

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The Windsors / Re: The Diamond Jubilee - 2012
« on: June 12, 2012, 01:38:11 AM »
I agree with Eddie, Darius and HerrKaiser on this...I was saddened not to see particularly the older members of the family who we don't see and hear much of these days in the media anyway...Princess Alexandra, the Duke and Duchess of Kent and the Gloucesters, not to mention the Princess Royal, Andrew, Edward and Sophie.  Just those I think the people would have appreciated seeing on the balcony with Her Majesty...those who have been the real support of the Queen in her duties over the past 60 years.

My thoughts entirely Grace!  :-*

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The Windsors / Re: The Diamond Jubilee - 2012
« on: June 10, 2012, 09:32:27 AM »
I thought it was such a shame to see so few members of the Royal Family on the balcony. I'm sure all the Queen's children support her in various ways and they should have been with her on the balcony, particularly Princess Anne.

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The Windsors / Re: The Diamond Jubilee - 2012
« on: June 05, 2012, 08:29:51 AM »
The Queen looked wonderful of course, and it was lovely to see HM wearing the Cullinan!

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It is a WONDERFUL resource! www.queenvictoriasjournals.org. You can select the year, month & day and read the entry. Fascinating!

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