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Stuart Nicknames
« on: August 03, 2006, 03:07:05 PM »
Hey Palatine, can you post your nicknames again?

Here's some from the earlier, Scottish, Stuarts:

Robert II, the first Stuart monarch was called "King Blearie". This was due to  his bloodshot eye - "Blear-eye" in Scots. The eye was supposed to have been damaged at birth which was by Caesarean Section. His mother, Marjorie Bruce, daughter of Robert the  Bruce had had a bad riding accident while she was pregnant, and it was decided to save the baby by performing this operation - inevitably fatal for the mother. She was often known as "Queen Blearie" by association.

Robert's son, Robert III was known as "John Faranyeir", which means "Yesterday's John" or "has-been John". It was a reference to his real name (John), which he had changed because it was supposed to have been unlucky (though he remained unlucky throughout his reign, and was generally regarded as a fairly hopeless case).

One of Robert II's other sons was known as the "Wolf of Badenoch", due to his original interpretation of the concept of noblesse oblige which involved burning peasant's houses!

James II was called "James of the Fiery Face" - he had a large red birthmark on his face.

James IV was called "James of the Iron Belt", due to the belt which he always wore (as penance for his role in his father's deposition and murder).
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Re: Stuart Nicknames
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2006, 03:13:56 PM »
I don't think he was a Stuart but who was Toom Tabard? Was it King John Balliol?
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Re: Stuart Nicknames
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2006, 03:28:00 PM »
Yes I think it was. Don't ask me what it means though.

Probably something like "loser"  ;D

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Re: Stuart Nicknames
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2006, 04:40:33 PM »
Yes, I think it means Tom Turncoat, in other words he ran when he saw the opposition heading towards him.
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Re: Stuart Nicknames
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2006, 03:40:05 PM »
Mary Queen of Scots – the White Queen

James I and VI – Queen James; the British (Scottish, English) Solomon; the Wisest Fool in Christendom

Charles I – Baby Charles; the Man of Blood; Charles the Martyr; the Royal Martyr; the White King

Henrietta Maria – La Reine Malheureuse; Queen Mary; the Old French Madam; Madam Beldam

Charles II – the Black Boy; R.C.; the Son of the Last Man; the Merry Monarch; Old Rowley

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth – the Protestant Duke; the Little Duke

James II – My Eyes; the Duke; Tom Otter; Dismal Jimmy; Old Jemmy; the King over the Water

Henry of Gloucester – Henry of Oatlands, Mr. Harry

Mary Beatrice of Modena – the Queen of Tears; Mrs. Wisely; Mrs. Whitely

Henriette-Anne – Minette; the Bones of the Holy Innocents

Mary II – Lemon; Regan; the Modern Tullia

William III – Pieuineno; Caliban; the Dutch Abortion; Old Glorious

Anne – Brandy Nan; Goneril; Mrs. Morley; Good Queen Anne

George of Denmark – Est-il Possible?

James Francis Edward – the Old Pretender; the Chevalier Saint-George; the Warming-Pan Hero

Louise-Marie – La Consolatrice

Anne, Duchess of Berwick – La belle Nanette

Charles Edward – Bonnie Prince Charlie; the Young Pretender; the Young Chevalier; the Young Adventurer; Highland Laddie

Henry Benedict Stuart – Cardinal York

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Re: Stuart Nicknames
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2006, 03:43:08 PM »
Nicknames and sobriquets of courtiers, enemies, mistresses, and so forth:

Thomas Wentworth, Earl of Strafford – Black Tom Tyrant

George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham – (Sweet) Steenie; Goliath

John Felton - David

John Pym – King Pym

Robert Devereaux, Earl of Essex – the Great Cuckold

Sir William Waller – William the Conqueror

General Sir Thomas Fairfax – Black Tom

James Graham, the Marquis of Montrose – the Great Marquis

Oliver Cromwell – Nose Immortal; Old Noll

James Butler, Duke of Ormonde – James the White

Anthony Ashley Cooper, Earl of Shaftesbury – Little Sincerity

Barbara Villiers Palmer – the Lady

Louise de Kerouaille – Fubbs; Squintabella

Frances Stuart (maternal aunt of Anne, Duchess of Berwick) – La Belle Stuart; La Belle Anglaise
   
Elizabeth Percy Seymour, Duchess of Somerset – Carrots

Charles Seymour, Duke of Somerset – the Proud Duke

Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough – Mrs. Freeman; Queen Sarah

John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough – Humphrey Hocus; Le Bel Anglais; The Silly Duke; Corporal John; the Hamburg Merchant

The mole that dug the molehill which caused William III to be thrown from his horse and later die – the Little Gentleman in Black Velvet
   

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Re: Stuart Nicknames
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2006, 04:03:30 PM »
Don't forget Elizabeth Stuart - the Winter Queen, Queen of Hearts.  ;)
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Re: Stuart Nicknames
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2006, 04:51:21 PM »
Thanks Palatine, and Prince Lieven (again)!  ;D
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Re: Stuart Nicknames
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2006, 04:54:39 PM »
Wasn't 'Marie Clorine' also a nickname of Mary II?
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Re: Stuart Nicknames
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2006, 09:05:29 AM »
Wasn't 'Marie Clorine' also a nickname of Mary II?

Yes, it was.  I blush to admit that I completely forgot that Mary signed some love letters that she wrote to another young lady as “Marie Clorine."  If you or anyone else knows of other nicknames and sobriquets that aren't on the list, please do post them.  I tried to be thorough, but I knew I would miss or forget some, such as this one that I came across yesterday:
 
John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester – Virgin Modesty 

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Re: Stuart Nicknames
« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2006, 05:47:28 PM »
James III  - Bonnie Black Laddie, Blackbird, Jamie the Rover

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Re: Stuart Nicknames
« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2006, 03:50:23 PM »
A few additions:

Jane Lane – My Life

Charles II - William Jackson

Flora Macdonald - Our lady

Charles III/Bonnie Prince Charlie – Betty Burke

Louise de Kerouaille, Duchess of Portsmouth – the Weeping Willow

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth – Prince Perkin

Mary Beatrice of Modena – Madam East
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Re: Stuart Nicknames
« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2006, 03:51:21 PM »


Jane Lane – My Life


How did this one come about?
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Re: Stuart Nicknames
« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2006, 03:53:53 PM »


Jane Lane – My Life


How did this one come about?

Jane fled from England in Charles's wake.  When she arrived at his little court-in-exile in France, he greeted her with the words "My life!"   

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Re: Stuart Nicknames
« Reply #14 on: November 17, 2006, 04:51:34 PM »


Jane Lane – My Life


How did this one come about?

Jane fled from England in Charles's wake.  When she arrived at his little court-in-exile in France, he greeted her with the words "My life!"   

Who was Jane Lane, anyway? She's new to me - is she worth a thread?
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