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The Wittlesbachs / Re: The House of Baviera=Bavaria in Spain
« on: December 08, 2014, 08:59:02 AM »

The Hohenzollern / Re: Mecklenburg-Schwerin
« on: July 04, 2014, 03:22:41 PM »
Princess Anna of Hesse, Grand Duchess of Mecklenburg-Schwerin

The Hohenzollern / Re: The Saxe-Meiningen family
« on: June 05, 2014, 04:20:22 PM »

Feo and her husband, Prince Henry XXX of Reuss

Their mother, Princess Isabelle Duchess of Guise (1878-1961), left here photographed with her sister-in-law Marie d'Orléans, Princess Valdemar of Denmark :

A story circulating about Isabelle of France, that the old Emperor Franz Joseph, Sisi became a widower in 1898, thought a while, despite the age difference, to remarry with the lovely young Princess.

But the union did not take place and Isabelle married the same year her cousin Jean, Duke of Guise.

From the same photoshoot

Maybe this picture can show us a bit more of the chemistry they had (at least that its what i see..)

Augusta Victoria and Manuel certainly took the best couple photographs.

Karl Theodor's first wife, Princess Sophie of Saxony

The Wittlesbachs / Re: The House of Baviera=Bavaria in Spain
« on: January 25, 2014, 06:34:23 PM »

The Wittlesbachs / Re: Princess Mathilde of Saxe-Coburg (Bavaria)
« on: January 21, 2014, 07:38:38 PM »
Mathilde and Husband

What suprises me is in all the accounts of the Romanov's death i have never heard of nicholas doing anything about Alix, what i mean is no "My Love!" or, "I love you!".
I just thought about it, and it made me sad.  :-/ :'(

Considering "what? what?" were Nicholas's last words, I think he was too much in shock to do anything. I'm sure if he had his wits about him he might have said that. Or he might have said "Spare my family!" or something along those lines. Most of the men were gunning for Nicholas as it was, so he was in no position to defend his family. We also have to keep in mind that Alix met a quick end with a bullet to the face, so it's not like he could have protected her as it was.   

Isabelle, Duchesse de Guise

Louise, wife of Prince Carlos of the Bourbon-Two Sicilies

It's such a sad thing that my first post on this forum will be on this inaccurate (and that's being polite and decent) novel. Truth be told, I'm very open minded when it comes to the world. I didn't mind letting the author have her way with a story. I don't mind the ending where one of the grand duchesses manages to escape even  though we all know that to be untrue (Erickson did state at the end that Tatiana did indeed die with her family). But from the very beginning, the book was doomed to crash and burn.  Right away, I noticed the problem with Tatiana's age but it was such a minor detail that I let it pass. But it only builds and builds. Minnie being cruel to her daughter-in-law (who we all know the two weren't friendly but managed to "get along") insulting the fact that Alix was German (even though Alexandra herself felt more English than German) (Ironically enough, in the story Marie Feodorovna encourages a match between Tatiana and Prince Adalbert of GERMANY.....I highly doubt that after the whole Schleswig-Holstein affair and the way the Alexandra [Queen of the United Kingdoms] and MF became Germanophiles that such a thing would ever cross the Dowager Empress's mind) and her grand daughters, Alexandra being mad to look like a lunatic ("Sunshine" and not "Sunny"), Nicholas cheating on Alix with Mathlide (The love between Alix and Nicky is said to be one of the greatest love stories ever told by 99.99999999999999% of the world's population...that 1% being Erickson and those anti-royalist). I simply dropped the book after Tatiana loses her virginity.... that was just too much. The title is called 'The Tsarina's Daughter' meaning that Tatiana was the closest of the sisters to her Mother both in looks and in personality and the book clearly states the AF was completely faithful to NA and even so far as to call her a "prude", yet Tatiana, the reserved "Governess", MOST like her Mother acts like a complete -bleep- . There's so much more I could criticize but I have given myself a headache.   

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