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Offline VN

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Re: Books on the Hesse Royals
« Reply #210 on: November 21, 2012, 03:36:16 AM »
Thanks Helen !
Hope it is not out of print.
Will try Amazon.com Germany.
Appreciate it !
Eric



The book 'Erinnertes' is out of print . Just resently I asked the Lady at the Schlapp-Bookstore in DA. The book is very interesting, more to read than pictures.
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« Reply #211 on: November 21, 2012, 10:09:47 AM »
Sad...try to get second hand copies.

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« Reply #212 on: November 25, 2012, 01:12:36 PM »


Victoria of Battenberg & Ernest Ludwig mostly agreed with the Grand Duke Serge's point of view that "slow change" would be a necessity for Russia.

It is also a standard "Rules For Radicals" far left argument that: "Change will come, the way Marxist's 'social justice" arbitrates that it come, our way--or else." Post-revolutionary Marxist, Russia underwent massive change very rapidly culminating in unprecedented civil rights violations and the greatest mass slaughter in history. Russia remains a corrupt de facto KGB dictatorship to this day.



I am not sure what you are arguing here. Serge Alexandrovich was not facing Marxism or a Bolshevik regime, but when such a regime did come it learned a lot from the Tsarist system.
Shake your chains to earth like dew
Which in sleep had fallen on you -
Ye are many; they are few.

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« Reply #213 on: November 25, 2012, 09:56:20 PM »
Don't think either VMH or Ernie was a good judge of Russian politics. I would rather think that their wise uncle Edward VII would have been more shrewd of the situation in Russia since he traveled there many times with his wife Alix while VMH and Ernie were just children. He did have some discussions with Tsar Alexander III (his brother-in-law) and under no illusion about Russia.

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« Reply #214 on: January 08, 2015, 01:01:47 PM »
Where can I get access to the memoirs written by Ernie, Victoria (Hesse-Milford-Haven) and Kirill Vladimirovich?
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Re: Books on the Hesse Royals
« Reply #215 on: January 09, 2015, 11:07:10 AM »
Ernie's memoirs are in german and only available in second Hand.

Victoria M-H memories are unpublished and Kirill Vladimirovich's called "My Life in Russia's Service" and was reprinted 1995.

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« Reply #216 on: January 11, 2015, 11:32:21 PM »
Didn't know Ducky wrote memoirs ?

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« Reply #217 on: January 21, 2015, 09:55:15 AM »
Victoria M-H = Victoria Milford-Haven

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« Reply #218 on: January 24, 2015, 12:07:08 AM »
Think Ducky's letters merit a bio. She was so misunderstood.

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« Reply #219 on: March 16, 2015, 02:34:39 AM »
Lotte Hoffmann-Kuhnt, who published the letters that Empress Alexandra Feodorovna of Russia wrote to her friend Tony Becker in 2009, has published a new book.
It includes correspondence between Dr. Ernst Becker and various members of the British Royal Family and of the Grand-Ducal House of Hesse - about 450 letters in total.

Dr. Ernst Becker (1826-1888) was the editor's great-grandfather. He worked as a tutor to Prince Albert Edward and Prince Alfred and as secretary and librarian to Prince Albert. He was also an enthusiastic photographer.
Later, he worked as a private secretary to Princess Alice and as Geheimer Kabinettsrat in Darmstadt. He was the father of Tony Becker.

Editor:        HOFFMANN-KUHNT, Lotte
Title:          Dr. Ernst Becker - Briefe aus einem Leben im Dienste von Queen Victoria und ihrer Familie
Publisher:    Cardamina Verlag (Plaidt, Germany)
ISBN:          978-3-86424-231-1
Language:   German
Page count: 630 pages

http://www.cardamina.net/artikeldetails.php?aid=496&sprache=2
"The Correspondence of the Empress Alexandra of Russia with Ernst Ludwig and Eleonore, Grand Duke and Duchess of Hesse. 1878-1916"  -  http://www.bod.de/index.php?id=296&objk_

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Re: Books on the Hesse Royals
« Reply #220 on: July 09, 2015, 12:20:45 PM »


Die Wahl ist getroffen – Darmstädter Prinzessinnen in St. Petersburg

ISBN: 978-3-87390-356-2

http://liebig-verlag.de/produkt/die-wahl-ist-getroffen-darmstaedter-prinzessinnen-in-st-petersburg/
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Re: Books on the Hesse Royals
« Reply #221 on: January 09, 2016, 07:14:07 PM »
Hi everyone!

I'm looking for a good biography of princess Alice. I've read through this thread and I gather that "Alice Grand Duchess of Hesse; Princess of Great Britain and Ireland; Biographical Sketch and Letters with Portraits" is a good place to start (thank you ever so much Joanna for the link to download it!!). Have also read all the previous posters' praise on "Hessian Tapestry", can't wait to get a copy of this book.

As for "Alice, The Enigma: Queen Victoria's Daughter", does anybody know if it's any good?

Any further recommendations would be much appreciated.

Many thanks in advance.



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« Reply #222 on: January 24, 2017, 04:58:44 PM »
To be published in January / February 2017:
"Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig and Princess Alix of Hesse and by Rhine in Italy - 1893" by Petra H. Kleinpenning.
Print edition: 60 pages, including illustrations.
E-book: EPUB format.

In the spring of 1893, Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig and Princess Alix of Hesse went on a holiday to the Italian cities of Florence and Venice. This publication provides a simple day-to-day summary of their trip based on information from archival documents, contemporary newspapers, letters, memoirs and diaries.


"The Correspondence of the Empress Alexandra of Russia with Ernst Ludwig and Eleonore, Grand Duke and Duchess of Hesse. 1878-1916"  -  http://www.bod.de/index.php?id=296&objk_

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Re: Books on the Hesse Royals
« Reply #223 on: January 27, 2017, 02:26:24 AM »


"Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig and Princess Alix of Hesse and by Rhine in Italy - 1893"
Author: Petra H. Kleinpenning
ISBN number of print edition: 9789402157499 (60 pages, paperback)
ISBN number of e-book edition: 9789402159035 (EPUB format)
Publisher: Brave New Books

"In the spring of 1893, Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig of Hesse and by Rhine and his younger sister Princess Alix, the future wife of Emperor Nicholas II of Russia, went on a holiday to the Italian cities of Florence and Venice. They admired works of art in museums and churches, rode through the parks of Florence and the surrounding hills, and enjoyed gondola rides on the canals and in the lagoon of Venice. They also spent time with relatives, including Queen Victoria, Prince and Princess Henry of Battenberg, and Count and Countess Gustav of Erbach-Schönberg. The many beautiful things they saw and the relaxed family gatherings they held made memories which they cherished for many years. This publication provides a simple day-to-day summary of their trip based on information from archival documents, contemporary newspapers, letters, memoirs and diaries."

https://www.kobo.com/nl/en/ebook/grand-duke-ernst-ludwig-and-princess-alix-of-hesse-and-by-rhine-in-italy-1893
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"The Correspondence of the Empress Alexandra of Russia with Ernst Ludwig and Eleonore, Grand Duke and Duchess of Hesse. 1878-1916"  -  http://www.bod.de/index.php?id=296&objk_