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Re: King George I & Queen Olga (nee Romanov) of Greece, Part II
« Reply #105 on: July 29, 2011, 11:56:20 AM »
Don't think it was Alexander. The boy is a bit dark like Paul of Serbia.

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« Reply #107 on: August 10, 2011, 07:41:12 AM »
Thanks for posting. Always wonder the inside of the palaces or villa in Greece.

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« Reply #109 on: September 03, 2011, 06:08:13 PM »
Sophie. 10000000% sure.

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Re: King George I & Queen Olga (nee Romanov) of Greece, Part II
« Reply #110 on: September 03, 2011, 09:11:20 PM »
The photo has been discussed before and it was agreed it was Sophie. The image was in the possession of Nicholas Tantzos and published as Alexandra in the book Inheritors of Alexander the Great. Marlene--who is the owner of that blog and the possessor, I believe, of the images from Tantzos's estate though I could be wrong about the latter--just made (for her, very rare) error in identification as did the original publisher and the family members who helped vet the book.
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« Reply #111 on: September 04, 2011, 07:30:36 AM »
It is easy to make that mistake. I went to state archieves that still mixed up Irene with Ella. :-(

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« Reply #112 on: November 24, 2011, 09:05:51 AM »
Apart from ''From Splendour to Revolution. The Romanov Women'' by Julia Gelardi, are there any other good books on Queen Olga ? I`d like to read more about her life but I do not know other titles.  :(

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« Reply #113 on: November 24, 2011, 12:41:37 PM »
I think the book you mentioned is the most complete study of Olga. She does not have a book yet.  :(

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« Reply #114 on: November 24, 2011, 01:08:15 PM »
I thought so too, but wasn't sure. :)

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Re: King George I & Queen Olga (nee Romanov) of Greece, Part II
« Reply #115 on: November 25, 2011, 09:47:18 PM »
There's a really good section on Queen Olga in The Grand Duchesses. It's just a chapter but it's a pretty good look at her life. Also the series of articles done in Royalty Digest years ago.
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« Reply #116 on: November 26, 2011, 01:59:27 PM »
Yes. But the point is that Queen Olga has yet to have a book on her. I think there is enough material to merit one.

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« Reply #117 on: November 26, 2011, 04:58:31 PM »
Yes, I realize that she doesn't have her own book. That was gone over. I was merely adding additional places where she is part of the narrative. She wasn't the focus in From Splendour to Revolution either. I don't know if her personality could carry its own book or if, like Irene Hesse, the events that happened around her make for the story.

She's also touched on in Gilded Prism (which focuses on her branch of the Romanovs)  for anyone wanting to check it out.
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« Reply #118 on: November 27, 2011, 07:16:32 PM »
Understood. However there are areas of Olga that had not been gone through. For example her relationship with her various granddaughters. According to her will, all of them were left jewels, I do wonder who was her favorite ? Also the relationship between Olga and her daughters-in-law were not investigated. The situation with Irene Hesse was not the same since Irene destroyed her letters and correspondence (don't think there was a diary). I think more info can be found on Olga.

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Re: King George I & Queen Olga (nee Romanov) of Greece, Part II
« Reply #119 on: November 28, 2011, 09:20:01 AM »
Do you know that Olga didn't destroy her correspondence? It seems to be a pretty common occurence back then--sadly for researchers today. Plus, who knows what was lost in the various Greek upheavals, not to mention the Russian Revolution. Plus, Irene destorying her correspondence or not isn't the point I was making--her personality just wasn't one to support an entire book IMO. She was more an observer than participant in many important events. She is rarely mentioned in memoirs, etc...from the time and combing through multiple German magazines of the era, there is a surprising lack of ANYTHING about her. She rarely appeared at court or carried out the number of public occasions one might have expected from the SIL of the Kaiser. True, she and Henry were usually the foreign reps at events but Irene seems to be largely background. Now Olga was a Queen but seems to have much the sweet, retiring personality. What we do know of her relationships with her children and children in law seems pretty tame--unlike her husband's relationships with his sons. I'd actually like a full-length bio on George I.
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