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Maria Feodorovna's Other Love
« on: February 07, 2005, 02:42:07 PM »
By Andrei Shervashidze.
[this is a new one on me !] "Focuses on the author's claim that the Dowager Empress married his grandfather, Prince George Shervashidze. The author still lives in St. Petersburg"
Has anyone heard of this before ?
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Re: Maria Feodorovna's Other Love
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2005, 05:30:48 PM »
I read that too and I was a little shocked. It hasn't been mentioned anywhere else.

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Re: Maria Feodorovna's Other Love
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2005, 05:38:12 PM »
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By Andrei Shervashidze.
[this is a new one on me !] "Focuses on the author's claim that the Dowager Empress married his grandfather, Prince George Shervashidze. The author still lives in St. Petersburg"
Has anyone heard of this before ?


I found the story absolutely ludicrous...in the realm of fantasy even...looney tunes! ::)

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Re: Maria Feodorovna's Other Love
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2005, 05:51:41 PM »
I agree, Arturo.  I thought I had heard them all...btw, I meant to mention that it is an article in the forthcoming Gilbert's Royal Digest.
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Re: Maria Feodorovna's Other Love
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2005, 08:23:27 PM »
Yes I know...

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Re: Maria Feodorovna's Other Love
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2005, 12:07:09 AM »
Oy ve.

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Re: Maria Feodorovna's Other Love
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2005, 05:49:03 PM »
I have also heard that MF had a relationship (although not a marriage) with Shervashidze. Cant remember where, but i thought it was true....

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Re: Maria Feodorovna's Other Love
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2005, 06:16:05 PM »
Don't you guys ( who are also interested in the Tudors)
think it's funny and anomalous how Dagmar(Minnie) married her dead fiance's brother, just as Henry VIII of England married his dead brother's fiance?
Just something i thought of.. ::)
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Re: Maria Feodorovna's Other Love
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2005, 06:54:33 PM »
I think it was common practice in Royalty. George V of England married his dead brother, the Prince of Wales' fiancee, Mary of Teck.


Actually, George married May of Teck, and she was his brother's fiancee (she was engaged to Albert Victor known to the family as Eddy) but Eddy was not the Prince of Wales and the time.  His father Prince Albert Edward was still alive and Prince of Wales when Eddy died and George married May.  Alixz
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Re: Maria Feodorovna's Other Love
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2005, 07:09:33 PM »
Yeah, you are right...it was a good way to still keep up alliances and such.
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Re: Maria Feodorovna's Other Love
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2005, 11:57:03 AM »
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just as Henry VIII of England married his dead brother's fiance?


Henry VIII one-upped them all--he married his brother's widow.

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Re: Maria Feodorovna's Other Love
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2005, 02:50:14 PM »
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Henry VIII one-upped them all--he married his brother's widow.


I don't know if you saw what i put above, but i put that too! He used her as bait when he wanted the annulment saying "a man who marries his brother's widow will never be blessed with a son!"
Katherine, on the other hand, told the people that she and Arthur never "consumated" the mariage.
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Re: Maria Feodorovna's Other Love
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2005, 03:32:58 PM »
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I don't know if you saw what i put above, but i put that too! He used her as bait when he wanted the annulment saying "a man who marries his brother's widow will never be blessed with a son!"
Katherine, on the other hand, told the people that she and Arthur never "consumated" the mariage.


I saw your original post, but Henry didn't marry his brother's fiancee, he married his widow (hence my post)--big difference.   ;)  My intent was simply to clarify, that's all.

Henry made a lot of self-serving statements in his attempts to end his marriage to Katharine, almost as many as he made in order to justify it in the first place--although it's been reliably established by modern historians that Katharine and Arthur's marriage was not consumated.

Topic? I highly doubt Shervashidze's story has any merit, but I  will be interested to hear feedback from those who will read the forthcoming story.