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Having Fun! / Re: Who Am I? Royal Version
« on: August 23, 2006, 03:48:38 PM »
Yes it is Chulalongkorn

Having Fun! / Re: Who Am I? Royal Version
« on: August 22, 2006, 08:01:27 PM »
Nope, try again!

Having Fun! / Re: Who Am I? Royal Version
« on: August 22, 2006, 12:26:23 PM »
I was king of a southeast Asian nation
I am revered in that country
A film was made about my father in which I was a boy
I made two state visits to Europe (1897 & 1907)
I befriended an ill-fated European monarch
I caused massive modernization in my country
Who am I?

Marie Feodorovna / Re: Marie Feodorovna -  Your Opinion
« on: August 19, 2006, 03:13:36 PM »
I do think that Minnie was too overprotective of her children & that may have accounted for Nicholas's weakness. I also think that she seemed to be more bossy & less polite to family than Queen Alexandra.

Having Fun! / Re: Songs that make you think.....
« on: August 14, 2006, 07:40:57 AM »
There's a song by Trace Adkins called "My Heaven" there's a line describing his heaven as "a wood frame house with a great big porch going all the way around." It reminds me of the Hohenboken's farmhouse with a wraparound porch.

Having Fun! / Re: Songs that make you think.....
« on: August 13, 2006, 09:45:58 PM »
A couple George Strait songs remind me of a couple things. In the song "I Want to Dance With You", it reminds me of when in "Nicholas & Alexandra", Nicholas & Alexandra were waltzing in Nikolasha's palace. In Strait's song "Heartland" it reminds me of the drive across northern Illinois through the farm country along I-88 (aka "the Reagan Memorial Tollway") on our way out to the Hohenboken's farm in Hillsdale, IL over my spring break.

Welcome New Users! Read 1st please. / Re: Russian Names
« on: August 07, 2006, 02:06:26 PM »
I really enjoy how Russian is written. It's written exoctically yet not so exoctic that it's impossible to translate. My brother who has spent several months in China was saying how confusing the language is. I do also enjoy how Chinese is written, especially when calligraphy is done.

Alexandra Feodorovna / Re: Empress Alexandra and Maria Feodorovna
« on: June 14, 2006, 12:23:52 PM »
Both were raised Lutheran
Both were "German"
Both were brought up in a "backwater"
Both had reigning relatives in other countries
Both had a dislike of Prussian militarism & both disliked Kaiser Wilhelm II
Both became married under unusual circumstances

I've noticed that Ella seems to have a more protruding chin than Alix. I also noticed that Alix has seemed to inheirit her mother's eyes.

Imperial Russian History / Re: Royal Assassinations
« on: June 11, 2006, 09:21:15 PM »
On the grounds of non-royals, yet prominant political figures:
U.S. Presidents:
Abraham Lincoln (1865)
William McKinley (1901)
John F. Kennedy (1963)
Also there was the failed assasination attempt on Ronald Regan
Other political figures
Peter Stolypin (1913)
Mayor Carter Harrison of Chicago (1893)

Imperial Russian History / Re: Royal Assassinations
« on: June 10, 2006, 01:32:49 PM »
There is a question if King Ananda Mahidol (King Rama VIII), who was the older brother & predecessor of the current King Bhumibol, was assasinated. Supposedly he was found shot dead in his bedroom. The death of King George V could probably be called an "assasination" in a sense. Queen Min of Korea was also assasinated. The king of Nepal, along with his family were assasinated.  

The Windsors / Re: Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York
« on: June 07, 2006, 08:53:31 PM »
I have to admit that I'm guilty also of lazing about. There've been cases when I just decided to watch the History Channel all day (mostly when it's really hot or really cold)

The Danish Royal Family / Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
« on: June 05, 2006, 04:55:22 PM »
I get the feeling that Queen Louise was a bit more far-sighted that Queen Victoria

The Windsors / Re: King Edward VII
« on: June 02, 2006, 03:29:59 PM »
The temper of George V probably stemmed from Edward VII. I don't think Edward VII was abusive. I do think that his indifference from his young children, most likely was a reaction to his own upbringing. I get the feeling that Victoria & Albert probably might have been a bit more indifferent to Bertie, if he wasn't heir to the throne. I don't think that Victoria & Albert's (probably openly) playing favorites helped Bertie's relationship with his children. I do also think that the romanticizing the dead part was pretty accurate. I most certainly wouldn't doubt that Queen Victoria did it about Albert.

Imperial Russian History / Re: discussion about Orthodoxy (2)
« on: June 01, 2006, 09:17:54 PM »

Religious demonstrators hold icons as they rally against a gay parade outside the Kremlin in Moscow, Saturday, May 27, 2006. Police and nationalist protesters forcefully prevented Russian and foreign gay and lesbian rights activists from rallying Saturday in Moscow, where they had hoped to put on a display of gay pride despite the city government's vehement refusal to grant permission for a parade. (AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev)

One of those icons look like that of Nicholas II.

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