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The Stuarts of Scotland / Re: Name that Stuart era person!
« on: June 12, 2007, 04:22:44 PM »
It's Queen Mary II (and I didn't cheat! ;) ). What a pretty young lady she was! I think William bought her those pearls.

The Stuarts of Scotland / Re: Name that Stuart era person!
« on: June 11, 2007, 06:54:04 AM »
It's not Frances, the name appears when you click it!  :o Don't cheat though.  ;D

The Tudors / Re: Kathrine & Anne
« on: June 10, 2007, 04:44:00 PM »
I disagree, Lexi. I think that there is no way Henry would've went through all the trouble of divorcing Kathering (offending the Emperor, possibly endangering the legitimacy of their children) just because he was tired of her. He'd just find a mistress.

The Stuarts of Scotland / Re: queen anne and king george 1st
« on: June 10, 2007, 04:30:51 PM »
I don't know why but I have always pitied Anne and George (and to a lesser extent William and Mary) for some reason.  It just seems that they were sad

Anne-No children, many pregnancies, no family in the end, no friends in the end, taken advanatge of by many
George-Boring, dull

Boring, but not neccessarily worthy of pity because of it! ;) In my opinion, anyway.

William-Huge responsibility (as Protestant leader from birth), lifelong struggles (aganist Louis XIV), no father, mother died when 10
Mary-No children, hated by father

-Duke of NJ

Only hated by him after he'd felt betrayed by her - don't get me wrong, Mary II is one of my favourite Stuarts, but her father certainly had reason to not feel warmly towards her.

Forum Announcements / Re: German and French speakers?
« on: June 02, 2007, 05:35:24 PM »

Monsieur Le Prince, je n'ai pas pense aux (ou de?? c'est la que j'ai des problemes!!) lutins...plutot le rugby ET Comhaontas voila, deux mots dans la langue Irlandais.

Salut et/agus Slan,
Hibou Verte

C'est tres bon, parce que l'irlandais est une langue tres difficile. Je trouve que le francais et l'espangol est difficile aussi - surtout les genres! Malheuresement, je ne parle pas l'allemand, mais mon pere le parle - il habitait en Allemagne pendant un an.

The Windsors / Re: Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, Part I
« on: June 01, 2007, 04:07:07 PM »
That is really interesting Tsaria.

I take your point about respect having to be earnt, but it must be acknowledeged that her position brings with it deference and the need to be treated with respect from those with whom she comes into contact.  Whether we respect her privately or not is a different matter.

I'm inclined to agree, Martyn, about the difference between public and private respect. It brought to mind a story about a particular president of Ireland in the 1970s who was not particularly competent, lambasted by a government minister and resigned in a blaze of controversey. I've felt when I read it that the minister was out of line, since although the president had made mistakes, as president he deserved public respect and deference. Apologies for swinging wildly off topic - I just wanted to clarify what I see as the difference between 'deference' and 'respect'.

Forum Announcements / Re: German and French speakers?
« on: June 01, 2007, 03:54:55 PM »
et voila, c'est ca! Mais il faut bien dire que je comprends seulement quelques mots...pas grand chose. En plus, je suis nee en Irlande, a Cork, meme si la plupart de ma vie se deroulait ailleurs. Par coincidence, mon fils est aussi ne en Irlande, a Dublin et nous avons, tous les deux, un passeport Irlandais. C'est pour ca que j'ai pris le nom "Greenowl", car verte est la couleur d'Irlande.

Ah, j'ai passÚ mes vacances a Cork l'annÚ dernier - c'est un tres beau quartier. Haha, il est vrai que vert est le couleur d'Irlande, mais nous ne sommes pas tout lutins!  ;D

Forum Announcements / Re: German and French speakers?
« on: June 01, 2007, 08:35:12 AM »
Je comprend aussi un tout petit peu d'Irlandaispays.

Ah, c'est magnifique! Je n'ai su pas qu'il a ÚtÚ personne qui compris l'irlandais dehors de l'Irlande.

Forum Announcements / Re: German and French speakers?
« on: May 31, 2007, 05:35:23 PM »
Je fais le francais a l'Úcole et je voudrais l'Útudier a universitÚ pour devenir traducteur. Je parle un peu d'espagnol aussi, parce que je veux etre trilingue (je parle l'irlandais aussi).

The Tudors / Re: Elizabeth (with Blanchett) Part II--The Golden Age
« on: May 27, 2007, 03:41:19 PM »
Most actors had a fairly good likeness to their respective characters (unlike in The Tudors), except perhaps William Cecil.

The actress who plays Mary I was a bit too 'portly' for the role - wasn't Mary very thin?

Having Fun! / Re: Like or Dislike?
« on: May 21, 2007, 04:13:43 PM »
Never heard of it.  ???

Mel Brooks?

He's a he, not an it! ;D He's a Portuguese footballer (soccer to you, I guess).

The Windsors / Re: Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex
« on: May 21, 2007, 04:07:50 PM »
I doubt it - they're both in their 40s, usually the age when people have stopped thinking about kids (unless they have none).

The Stuarts of Scotland / Re: Name that Stuart era person!
« on: May 20, 2007, 06:32:39 AM »
I'm sorry Mari, I don't know why some of them have vanished.  ??? Have a look around the Stuart board though - there are some very good portraits in some of the threads!

The Windsors / Re: Love matches in Victoria's family
« on: May 14, 2007, 04:56:39 PM »
I think it was arranged, but they were quite happy for it to be arranged, and, as you say, feel deeply in love. I do remember reading that Alice was very unhappy about it, thinking (among other things) that Christian was too old for Helena.

The Tudors / Re: Elizabeth (with Blanchett) Part II--The Golden Age
« on: May 14, 2007, 04:52:46 PM »

 Maybe they could have Mary assassinated by Walsingham as he's already had so much practice with her mother  ;D  ;D

Buzzzziiiing!!  ;D ;D

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