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Re: Prince Henry (Heinrich) of Prussia, his family and descendants
« Reply #300 on: December 18, 2006, 11:27:33 AM »
Seeing Marlene post here reminds me that I should've said that Queen Victoria's Descendants is, of course, a great source of information on Irene as well.  :)

Hessian Tapestry deals with the whole Hesse family from the time that Alice married into it so it has a focus on Irene and her family that other books don't have. Even still, she's probably the least delved-into of the siblings. It was also written back in the 1970s, long before there was new archival material from the former Soviet Union, so it's a little out-dated. Nonetheless, it's one of my all-time favorite books and one I searched for in used bookstores all over the US (and in London on my honeymoon) until the advent of the Internet allowed me to find a copy. David Duff just had a great style of writing and it's a very enjoyable book.
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« Reply #301 on: December 18, 2006, 12:40:25 PM »
I can't wait for Ilana's book as well, but Hessian Tapestry - the only one I could find was on Amazon for $150.00!  My library doesnt' carry it so I guess I'll have save up.  So David Duff's book does delve more into Irene than other sources?
I snagged my copy for about $30.00 on Amazon.  Just keep checking periodically.  I also use Bookfinder.com.  Marlene's suggestion is great too.  :)

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Re: Prince Henry (Heinrich) of Prussia, his family and descendants
« Reply #302 on: December 18, 2006, 01:22:43 PM »
Places such as abebooks.com allow you to put titles on a 'want list' and they notify you when the titles appear--no obligation to purchase. I just got a couple of Prince Michael's book on his family that way--it took a few months but it was for $50.
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« Reply #303 on: December 18, 2006, 07:39:35 PM »
It is a book well worth your pennies... ;)

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« Reply #304 on: December 19, 2006, 01:44:25 PM »
Many thanks to you all for your help and suggestions.  I didn't know about Queen Victoria's Descendants either.  Our library here is limited since Hurricane Katrina, but even before it needed much updating.

Thank you all for the links and tips! I can't wait to begin.

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« Reply #305 on: December 20, 2006, 12:51:11 PM »
Places such as abebooks.com allow you to put titles on a 'want list' and they notify you when the titles appear--no obligation to purchase. I just got a couple of Prince Michael's book on his family that way--it took a few months but it was for $50.

Thank you so much grandduchessella.  I am so out of the loop down here in Katrina-land that I didn't even know Prince Michael had written books on his family.  It is Prince Michael of Kent correct?

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Re: Prince Henry (Heinrich) of Prussia, his family and descendants
« Reply #306 on: December 20, 2006, 01:21:35 PM »
Prince Michael of Greece

Places such as abebooks.com allow you to put titles on a 'want list' and they notify you when the titles appear--no obligation to purchase. I just got a couple of Prince Michael's book on his family that way--it took a few months but it was for $50.

Thank you so much grandduchessella.  I am so out of the loop down here in Katrina-land that I didn't even know Prince Michael had written books on his family.  It is Prince Michael of Kent correct?
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« Reply #307 on: December 20, 2006, 01:58:21 PM »
Oops.  Thank you Marlene. Excuse my ignorance.  I get confused w/just Prince Michael listed because Prince Michael of Kent is so outspoken about his ancestry and was on N&A documentary by A & E. 
and thank you too for your kind suggestions for QVD.  I plan to make it Christmas gift to myself. 
Especially since I can't get Hessian Tapestry just yet! ;)

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Re: Prince Henry (Heinrich) of Prussia, his family and descendants
« Reply #308 on: December 20, 2006, 03:42:52 PM »
Alexis, and his aunt irene in the back:


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« Reply #309 on: December 28, 2006, 06:15:55 PM »
Alexis, and his aunt irene in the back:



did Irene have a closer relationship to the Romanov's than her other German-based relatives? This photo appears to be circa 1912 or thereabouts. Any info on either of these questions? thanks,
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« Reply #310 on: January 04, 2007, 08:42:10 PM »
The only close relative Irene had in Russia were her sisters Ella & Alicky. I don't think she was close to Minny at all.  :(

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Re: Prince Henry (Heinrich) of Prussia, his family and descendants
« Reply #311 on: February 23, 2007, 03:57:23 PM »
Ernst Ludwig wrote that Irene's "only thought and concern is to find ways in which she can help people, time and time again." :) 

Having not read much about this Hessian sister, It still never ceases to amaze how very much all of them had it common in terms of helping others and their call to duty.  A tribute to their mother!

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« Reply #312 on: February 23, 2007, 04:44:49 PM »
Thank you for that lori, I agree. I love any new info on Irene. Is it possible to buy copies of Ernies memoirs? Interesting trs?hat both Ernie and VMH wrote there memoirs. Willy and Moretta wrote theirs as did Missy. Any others? :)
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« Reply #313 on: February 23, 2007, 07:28:46 PM »
I don't think Irene would have like a bio on her, she purposely destroyed quite a lot of her letters... :(

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Re: Prince Henry (Heinrich) of Prussia, his family and descendants
« Reply #314 on: February 24, 2007, 12:46:33 PM »
Agreed, Irene very retiring...wanted to leave the limelight to others.  However, it really is too bad she destroyed her correspondence in 1918.... Some of the observations that still survive are very interesting.
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