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Books on Danish royalty
« on: September 12, 2004, 05:01:54 PM »
Have any of you out there read A Royal Family: King Christian IX and His European Descendants?? It was based on the Danish tv documentary where Queen Margrethe and other Royals were interviewed about their illustrious relatives. (Still waiting for it to be shown in English!!) Can anyone tell me if it's worth the cost? How is it picture wise?

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« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2004, 05:33:36 PM »
I've seen the documentary flm and it was fab!! So many photographs and film clips innit1! I found it very interesting. I guess the book must be, too1

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« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2004, 05:52:56 PM »
I am still waiting for them to arrive- I ordered both the book and the dvd, but forgot where I had it sent. From what I have been told by those who have seen these, they are well worth it !
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« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2004, 06:11:31 PM »
Oh! I didn't realize there was a dvd made!! Where did you find it? (I live in the UK) And is it in English?

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« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2004, 06:19:04 PM »
Good question, Alicky. I am presuming, as I ordered these from the UK, that the dvd is at least subtitled.
You might check Waterstones or Hatcheards -[if in London- I know they are the same, I just prefer Hatchards].  I ordered them through MAJESTY magazine.  Which is why I do not remember where they are to be sent- London address or SF ??
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« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2004, 03:43:24 PM »
THey aren't subtitled, they actually did the narration in English, and most of the royalty interviewed spoke English.  Wish they'd play that on the history chanel in the states....
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« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2004, 05:32:52 PM »
Hi Alicky_1872!

I did see part of this series, at least the one on Dagmar on either the History Channel or the UK History channel. Keep your eyes open, as there are sure to be repeats! :D
The one on Dagmar was very impressive - with so many existing relatives speaking, visiting locations, etc. I enjoyed it so much. One of my favourite parts though was the end, when there was footage from i think Denmark, and i could make out Nicholas, Queen Alexandra, Toria.. and Alix. This was so impressive, as she was bending down to pick up one of the children, and laughing as Toria tried to make her look at the camera. One could see a very young little Olga on the steps.

I didn't know the series came out on video though, so thanks Robert! I second the recommendation of Katia, you'll really enjoy it :)

Best wishes :)

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« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2004, 06:13:41 PM »
This series is on dutch tv - discovery channel- five parts one hour each.
I just found out last saturday and already missed two  :'(  Looking forward to they other parts.


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« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2004, 12:53:43 AM »
The book is quite nice as is the DVD.  Eurohistory sold both and we hope to be able to carry them again soon as the copies we received sold out almost immediately.

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« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2004, 02:04:12 AM »
I found this to be a very interesting series shown from the Danish perspective. It was intriguing to see how the Norwegian royal House was re-established after a long absence. The interviews given by Nicholas Romanov were fascinating.

Queen Margrethe with her impeccable English, is an extremly delightful intelligent lady to listen to. Viewing her personal accomplishments was very special.

This series has real merit because it is spoken by members of the Royal Houses of Europe not often seen in public, and is enriched by many of them relating unusual anecdotes to lighten the program.

The only complaint I have is the over-use of the term: Father-in-law of Europe, otherwise it is a fine series. :D


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« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2004, 01:55:19 PM »
I have the DVD which I bought at last years Eurohistory conference.  All I can say is, if you can afford it, then by all means get it.  The historical footage is awesome.  The interviews are great and sometimes funny and touching.  The Grand Duchess of Luxembourg's story about Prince George of Greece trying to drop his false teeth down her dress is a hoot.  Also, I found King Constantine and Queen Anne-Marie's reminiscences about their engagement very touching.  Theirs was obviously, and still, a love match.  Queen Margarethe and the two Princes of Denmark also tell their stories well.  I could go on and on.  Just get the DVD!

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« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2004, 04:49:14 AM »
I just now recieved the companion book to the dvd series. I HIGHLY recomend both ! If for any reason you cannot manage the dvd set, then go for the book by all means.
The invoice I recieved is a bit convoluted, so I do not really know how much [if any] I paid for it, but I remember it not being cheap. [ú30?]
Great text & illustrations, informal as opposed to textbook history and fairly complete coverage of the range of descendants.
Well worth the price, whatever it is ?
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« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2004, 11:02:14 AM »
Both book and DvD are well worth the cost.  Eurohistry.com has sold both since they became available!

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« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2004, 02:34:30 PM »
Arturo, if I had just seen them, not able to purchase them, I would have got them from you with no questions about the price. That sounds like a sales pitch, but I really think these are the best "royalty" items to come out in a long time that is NOT a Windsor tribute.  I can easily see how you sold out so quickly.
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« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2004, 03:50:00 PM »
Yes Bobby they are both great.  I met the lady behind the project when she started with the research and sent her, at no cost, copies of several issues of THE EUROPEAN ROYAL HISTORY JOURNAL.  The husband of a former collaborator of mine was chosen as the writer for the program's music.

Wihout a doubt it is a fantastic series...not as good as Frederic Mitterrand's Les Aigles Foudroyes and Memoires d'Exil, which are hands down the best royal series made, in my humble opinion.  However, Anna Lerche's effort in A ROYAL FAMILY, is well worth the investment in both book and DVD.

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