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The Habsburgs / Vienna
« on: May 18, 2015, 02:00:22 PM »
 Vienna, the capital of Austria, lies in the country’s east on the Danube River.

Its artistic and intellectual legacy was shaped by residents including Mozart, Beethoven and  Schubert.

 The city is also known for its Imperial palaces, including Schönbrunn, the Habsburgs’ summer residence.

 In the Museums  Quartier district, historic and contemporary buildings display works by Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt and other artists.

  Quite  a  wonderful  place in the past,  not  sure  what  its like  today...  I   read that the  population in  now  1.7 million.

  I  read  that  Beethoven  left  his  hometown   .... Bonn.....  and   moved  to   Vienna  in   1792 ...

  The   French  Revolution  was  raging  back then and  shaking  all  of   Europe.

Italian Royal Families / Italian Rennaissance
« on: February 01, 2012, 02:59:18 PM »
 In this  forum of  Kings, Queens and  Royalty
I  cant help thinking that the  Italian Rennaissance and
all the  100s of  events and  characters of that
incredible  century are missing out ......
That and the fact that Italy is a Republic....

Spare a thought for the lovely Lucrezia Borgia  !
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French Royals / Abbey St Denis
« on: April 01, 2011, 09:50:08 AM »
The ancient  Abbey St Denis.......... burial place of  1000 years of French  Monarchy.... desecrated and
almost destroyed in the French Revolution,  yet it still remains as a witness to so much history
 So sad that the Royal tombs were desecrated in that way  by the revolutionary mobs
but ... like  the Palace of Versailles... at least it is still standing !
and the monument to King Louis 16th and Marie Antoinette looks really magnificent....

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The Russian Revolution / Loot
« on: September 26, 2010, 06:39:24 PM »
 Wonder who got all that loot... all the Royal  treasures... jewels  etc.... where did it all go ?
not to mention all the loot the  Csar had stashed away in foreign banks .

At least a lot has survived  ... for eg  the palaces built by Catherine the Great and no doubt much of the huge
collections she put together.   Russia can profit from these assets in a big way in the tourist trade... much as
modern Bavaria  gets huge income  as  tourists  flock  to  see Mad Ludwigs castles and palaces.

I heard an estimate that  money  the  Csar  deposited  in  banks  of  New York, London etc... today would be worth
 at least $150 billion  !   and I dont think any of the banks ever repaid Russia  one penny.

I also heard that the name  Romanov  actually means  ... New Rome ...  am I wrong ?

Having Fun! / Royal Romances
« on: September 16, 2010, 09:42:45 AM »
 "Royal Romances "  were  printed by Marshall   Cavendish  and came out fortnightly in the UK  price  £1.95
each issue concentrated on some royal romantic couple... perhaps  Fergie and Andrew  or   Emp Franz Josef and Empress Elizabeth.
Packed with lots of colour illustrations  they  were wonderful magazines/booklets....  I have perhaps 15 or so myself... a truly great series of publications
and of course... with all of  history to go at  theres  no end of  subjects and Royal Romances to pick from.


Nicholas and Alexandra (1971)

The tragic story of Nicholas II, the last Czar of Russia, set against the backdrop of the Russian Revolution.

It is an inside look into the private lives of Nicholas and his wife Alexandra, their daughters,

and the painful secret which bound the Imperial Couple to the mystical Rasputin, and the eventual execution of the entire family.

Michael Jayston ... Tsar Nicholas II

Janet Suzman ... Empress Alexandra / Alix of Hesse Darmstadt

Roderic Noble ... The Tsarevitch Alexei

Ania Marson ... The Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna

Lynne Frederick ... Tatiana

Candace Glendenning ... The Grand Duchess Marie Nikolaevna

Fiona Fullerton ... Anastasia

Harry Andrews ... Grand Duke Nicholas

Irene Worth ... The Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna

Tom Baker ... Rasputin

Jack Hawkins ... Count Fredericks

Timothy West ... Dr. Botkin

Katherine Schofield ... Tegleva

Jean-Claude Drouot ... Gilliard

John Hallam ... Nagorny

Some heavyweights in the cast.... perhaps a classic movie by now ?

The Windsors / Royal Marriages
« on: March 08, 2010, 12:46:13 PM »
What happened to the idea of  Royal marriages being  used as links to foreign countries and
other  Royal Dynasties ?

Every one of the Queen's children have now  married  in house...  ie  British subjects.
It looks as though her grandson William is going the same route  !

Charles at least did marry a scion of the high  English aristocracy.... but it looks like
William  will be marrying a commoner... no doubt with the Queen's  approval.

It looks like we are in the last days  and  "true Royalty" will become   history...
a quaint memory of  former times.

The Russian Revolution / Women and the Revolution
« on: March 01, 2010, 04:39:18 PM »
It is obvious that in the French Revolution  Queen Marie Antoinette became a hate figure
for the mobs of Paris........  she was villified in countless pamphlets that circulated the city
she was depicted in all kinds of  pornographic  cartoons   too....

Secret presses were endlessly  printing this material...  the King at Versailles was almost powerless
to  stop it.

    The result is that  Marie Antoinette  became a hate figure... her wealth and extravagence seen in stark
contrast to the  Paris poor  and their hunger in the bread shortages  and the high price of bread.
Its almost as if  sinister  , dark forces behind the French Revolution  used Marie Antoinette almost as
a  catalyst for the  Revolution.

 Tsarina Alexandra  was the  Russian equivalent of  Marie Antoinette.... Im wondering if she became a hate
figure in a similar way ?   were the same  dark, sinister forces at work here too  and once again using
a  female  hate figure to incite the mobs to violent action ?

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The Russian Revolution / Time Line
« on: March 01, 2010, 09:27:29 AM »
It would be intersting to  get together  a   " Time Line "  about Russia and the Revolution...
maybe even starting back in  1880 or so...........  and listing the events and happenings that
eventually let to the cataclysm 
(including the  huge shipment of gold bullion sent to Stalin from wealthy New York bankers ..... )
I suspect theres a secret history of the revolution that many people are unaware of !

If it was  started in  this thread,  others could  cut and paste and add to the infomation

Such a time line might help us get the events into perspective.... so little is known about  the Russian
revolution in America and the west, it is one big blur and yet these events shaped the world  and perhaps
led to  Hitler and the rise of  fascism.
  My theory is that  the Empires of  Russia and  France  came together in the  era of Napoleon and
effectively crushed Prussia    ( Finally in July 1807 Napoleon and the Tsar  met on a raft in the river and signed the  'Treaty of Tilsit'.
Tilsit was really the climax of Napoleon's career....  the high point of the Empire.)
    At the end of the  2nd world war  history repeated itself  as another two empires met... 
Russia and  America  and  once again,  Prussia was crushed in the middle !

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