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« Reply #90 on: September 02, 2009, 06:11:56 AM »
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« Reply #91 on: September 02, 2009, 01:14:49 PM »

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« Reply #92 on: January 23, 2010, 03:49:08 PM »
Would my general impression that Ernst August is a violent alcoholic be exaggerated or not, I wonder?

Hasn't Princess Stephanie made some rather pointed public comments about her brother-in-law's drinking habits?

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« Reply #93 on: January 23, 2010, 06:51:22 PM »
in 1863 she was put forward as a future bride for Prince Alfred but Queen Victoria regarded the match as too close and Hanoverian  and  put a veto to the idea. Alfons was 6th baron and became a British subject in 1880. She constantly battled for larger quarters at Hampton Court Palace and converted the stables. After the death of her daughter she devoted herself to charity and opened a home for women in East Moseley . Alfons  was unpopular at the British Court... anyone know why?. Meanwhile she adopted his nephew Baron Manfred ( b. 1880-?)  who in turn adopted in 1950,  60 year old George Earle, Gov of Pennsylvainia...very odd.
Really strange! Somebody must surely know more about this, why it was done? I would think a former Governor of Pennsylvania had so much social standing that he didn't need to make himself ridiculous with a fake baronial title. And a former US ambassador to Austria to boot, perhaps that's where he got noble aspirations?

I found these pictures of the crowns of the Kings and Queens of Hanover in Lord Twining's book "A History of the Crown Jewels of Europe" (1960). Allegedly they were made for the occassion of Crown Prince George (V)'s marriage to Marie of Saxe-Altenburg in 1843. Does anybody know any more about them, where they are nowadays, among other things?

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Some modern miniature models. Don't know how accurate they are:
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« Reply #94 on: January 23, 2010, 08:13:01 PM »
Most likely still in the Hanoverian family if the pieces survive WW II.

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« Reply #95 on: March 20, 2010, 04:16:22 PM »
Marienburg Castle (named for Queen Marie) was a birthday gift from her husband, King George V.
It was intended to serve as a secluded residence where the royal couple could get away from the affairs of state. The castle is located about 20 kilometres to the south of Hannover.

While most of the Kingdom of Hanover is part of the North German Plain and at its best only can be said to have a depressing melancholic charm akin to the Russian steppe, Marienburg is located in a very picturesque region: Exactly where the rolling hills of the Weserbergland rise up from the monotonous plain, continuing southwards towards Göttingen and the absolutely idyllic town of Hannoversch Münden by the Hessian border. In other words: Exactly where Germany becomes the romantic fairytale land of the Brothers Grimm. (Who BTW were dismissed as Göttingen university professors and expelled from Hanover by King Ernst August I upon his accession in 1837, because of their opposition (with the rest of the Göttinger Seven) to his disregard of the constitution granted by his brother William IV.

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« Reply #96 on: March 21, 2010, 08:00:32 PM »
Ernst August with his three daughters at Bernstorff Palace.

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« Reply #97 on: March 21, 2010, 08:11:27 PM »
Danish writer Georg Brandes, who lived in Berlin in 1877-1882 and holidayed in a village somewhere in Hanover, writes that many Hanoverians were content about the Prussian annexation, because George V had been such an erratic ruler: Ernst August I and George insisted on George not being blind (allegedly to avoid a regency, as demanded by the constitution) and his blindness became a public secret that nobody was allowed to acknowledge. It became a public charade because George V insisted on commenting on people's appearances and the colours of their clothes etc. to disprove that he was blind. If people didn't act along with it, the King developed a grudge against them and sought revenge. Compared to those conditions, the Prussian yoke was harsh, but fair, as the Prussian politics never were personal.

Does anybody know if this is true? I am inclined to believe so, as Georg Brandes was an influential Professor of Philosophy who inspired Ibsen etc.

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« Reply #98 on: March 21, 2010, 08:44:37 PM »
I think there is some truth to it, but King George V was more popular in Hannover during his exile then while he was king. And he had more support from his people than the Elector of Hesse and the Duke of Nassau.

Evil rumours had it that George was the cause of his son, Ernst August's flat face, as he accidently sad on him when he was a baby!

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« Reply #99 on: March 21, 2010, 09:11:43 PM »
What a lie. Most likely spread by Bismark, who was the enemy of the Hannoverian Royal Family. He pocked their fortune as his private fund.

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« Reply #100 on: July 12, 2010, 07:51:28 AM »

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« Reply #101 on: July 13, 2010, 09:58:12 PM »
Love the picture of Ernst and his daughters. He looked a big aged.

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« Reply #102 on: July 14, 2010, 11:50:27 AM »
Love the picture of Ernst and his daughters. He looked a big aged.

The photo actually looks completely distorted. EA appears deformed, which he was not. He did age somewhat badly, but was not crippled nor did he suffer from serious physical ailments that would have created the stick-figure the photo implies.
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« Reply #103 on: July 14, 2010, 12:00:54 PM »
Yes. It makes him look like he had a crooked back.

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« Reply #104 on: July 16, 2010, 06:28:11 PM »
I guess the picture of Ernst shows him from a bad perspective. Also his clothes look a bit shabby, which appearantly was something that his clothes sometimes did.

In this picture from the same day or I think it is, he looks more normal.