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Re: Best Looking Stuarts
« Reply #30 on: November 06, 2005, 08:30:22 AM »
Quite an - ahem - odd outfit. And showing his legs too!  :o ;D
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Re: Best Looking Stuarts
« Reply #31 on: November 06, 2005, 08:31:38 AM »
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Yes, I've seen that one. Beautiful portrait - have you seen the two portraits of Mary Beatrice and her son, both in riding gear, where they look very alike? I think I posted them somewhere on these threads.



No, but I would love to see them!  :D

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Re: Best Looking Stuarts
« Reply #32 on: November 06, 2005, 08:32:12 AM »
tbh, i'm not at all impressed by it...  :-/
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Re: Best Looking Stuarts
« Reply #33 on: November 06, 2005, 08:39:50 AM »
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No, but I would love to see them!  :D


Here's the link:
http://hydrogen.pallasweb.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.cgi?board=stuars;action=display;num=1123703248;start=100

That's the 'Charles I and Family' thread. It's well worth checking out as it has some nice pics.  :)
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Re: Best Looking Stuarts
« Reply #34 on: November 06, 2005, 08:46:03 AM »
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tbh, i'm not at all impressed by it...  :-/


I think it's the five o'clock shadow that does it for me....he might have bothered to shave!
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Re: Best Looking Stuarts
« Reply #35 on: November 06, 2005, 08:50:01 AM »
Maybe he was going for a rugged, masculine look.  ;D
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Re: Best Looking Stuarts
« Reply #36 on: November 06, 2005, 09:01:21 AM »
i don't think it was in fashion at the time...  :P
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Re: Best Looking Stuarts
« Reply #37 on: November 06, 2005, 09:02:04 AM »
I don't think so either. Restoration men wore long wigs but were clean shaven.
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Re: Physical Appearance of the Stuarts
« Reply #38 on: November 13, 2005, 01:53:36 PM »
Elizabeth of Bohemia's hair was golden-brown when she was young.  As she got older, it got darker.  I suspect that she helped her dark hair along with hair dye as she got on in years.  Both Charles I and Charles II went gray quite early.

I think Elizabeth and her brothers Henry and Charles I took after the Stuart side of the family, though they probably got their long faces from their mother, Anne of Denmark.  At least they were lucky enough to escape having a nose like their mother's.  

The Curse of the Nose did strike several of Anne of Denmark's grandchildren, however.   :)  Charles II, James II, and their sister, Mary of Orange, had great big noses that seem to have grown even larger as they grew older.  

It isn't a physical characteristic per se, but Mary of Modena suffered from breast cancer for many years, yet managed to stay alive and active in the Jacobite cause.  She was a lovely woman.


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Re: Physical Appearance of the Stuarts
« Reply #39 on: November 13, 2005, 03:02:40 PM »
How lucky Mary Beatrice was to survive such a deadly and untreatable - in thos days - disease. :)
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Re: Physical Appearance of the Stuarts
« Reply #40 on: November 13, 2005, 03:17:17 PM »
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How lucky Mary Beatrice was to survive such a deadly and untreatable - in thos days - disease. :)


Unfortunately she died of the disease!
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Re: Best Looking Stuarts
« Reply #41 on: November 15, 2005, 11:53:33 AM »
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Re: Best Looking Stuarts
« Reply #42 on: November 15, 2005, 12:15:27 PM »
I think Mary, Queen of Scots was the greatest beauty of her dynasty. Charles II is not necessarily handsome, but very attractive, nonetheless. He must have possessed a lot of animal magnetism.

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Re: Best Looking Stuarts
« Reply #43 on: November 15, 2005, 03:40:04 PM »
Its that big nose ;)
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Re: Best Looking Stuarts
« Reply #44 on: November 15, 2005, 03:42:51 PM »
I do like the Triptych of Charles Ist that does it for me. He has such a sweet, sympathetic face, I could almost forget he was vertically challenged.
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