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« Reply #180 on: May 18, 2017, 12:01:12 am »

I'm fascinated by Sissi too, and by her son Crown Prince Rudolf and his mysterious death at Mayerling.
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« Reply #181 on: June 09, 2017, 03:49:23 am »


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In 1897, Queen Victoria celebrated her Diamond Jubilee - the first British monarch to do so. But beyond the grand celebrations on London's streets, a war was raging between Victoria and her court over her relationship with her Indian servant Abdul Karim. Victoria's friendship with her Scottish servant John Brown is a familiar story. Her relationship with Karim is less well known but produced even greater shockwaves in the palace. Originally one of two Indians selected to join the Queen's household, Karim rose from being a humble waiter to become Victoria's most intimate confidant. He introduced her to the delights of Indian cuisine, fed her romantic visions of India, and became her 'Munshi' or teacher, giving Victoria daily lessons in Hindustani. Their relationship violated Victorian taboos of race and class as well as stoking bitter jealousy in the royal household; Karim was showered with honours and promoted over the courtiers whose families had served the royal family for generations. The presence of a Muslim at the heart of the British court even threatened to destabilise the politics of Empire itself. A crisis point was reached in the summer of 1897 in a dramatic confrontation between the Queen and her family, which threatened to plunge diamond jubilee celebrations into chaos. The film features interviews with relatives of both Victoria's household and Abdul Karim, as well as extracts from Victoria's diaries and journals
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« Reply #182 on: July 23, 2017, 05:53:00 pm »

 flirt flirt flirt flirt flirt
http://tumag.hu/content/elisabeth-young-wife-and-mother
THE YOUNG EMPRESS AND THE EMPEROR ON THE SCREEN AND IN THE REALITY...

Once Franz took Sisi with himself to Vienna secretly when he worked so as to prevent her from feeling herself lonely and sad (and having to suffer the visits of her mother-in-law). Elisabeth enjoyed being together with Franz even when he was working. However, Archduchess Sophie did not allow it to happen again: “(…) no sooner had we arrived back home in the evening than she came running over. She forbade me to do anything like that ever again” (Hamann, 54). Elisabeth could hardly see Franz and be together with him in private.
PHOTO: Not only on the screen but in the reality at the early stage of their marriage Elisabeth felt something like love towards Franz, however, the “rigid system” and the court of Sophie did not let any feelings develop between the imperial couple. (The film was shot in Schönbrunn Palace.)

http://tumag.hu/content/cotillion-i-think-i-was-dancing-our-future-empress

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« Reply #183 on: July 23, 2017, 08:41:34 pm »

^ I find it bizarre that the mother-in-law dictated the rules of the court, in spite of her son being the actual emperor and her daughter in law the empress (consort). Sophie ruined many a thing with her ways. She should have retired like other (upper class) widows and kept her meddling to a minimum.
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« Reply #184 on: July 24, 2017, 09:37:14 pm »

A lot of upper class women, especially royal consorts, suffered living under an autocratic husband who decided EVERYTHING; once they were widowed, they finally and freedom and also authority and used it to the full.
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« Reply #185 on: July 24, 2017, 09:49:29 pm »

^ That's true, I kind of blanked that out and thought only as far back as the 20th century (i.e. not far at all!) and remembered some upper class women who were widowed and "retired", meaning they left the work to the new generation and enjoyed themselves...
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« Reply #186 on: July 24, 2017, 10:05:59 pm »

I have to say that it's still in force in Asian countries; the mothers domineer over their son's wives like tyrants and in the Russian Imperial Court, the Dowager Empress walks in front of the Empress instead of the Dowager being expected to retire to the sidelines and sign off of life.
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« Reply #187 on: July 24, 2017, 10:23:25 pm »

^ I heard that too about Asian mothers (some Asian cultures, not all obvs)... All of it is a bizarre concept to me  blink Life is often hell for the poor wives. I couldn't live like that. And I fully get why many women (and men) couldn't handle "court life", it was hell in many cases.
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« Reply #188 on: July 24, 2017, 10:36:36 pm »

This is why I do think that anyone marrying into a royal family who isn't born into that way of life has GOT to think long and hard. A lot of commoners are independent and dislike the thought of being told how to behave in their own home and frankly I do believe that there isn't any real reason for anyone unused to this way of life to be involved with a prince thinking that love conquers all. A lot of women in the aristocratic and royal way of life live like subjects under a dictator and a lot of commoner women don't understand WHY there might be resentment. Anyone with a title is taught their place before birth and a lot of resentment comes from the fact that someone like Kate has never had to answer to anyone gets all that power and authority and enforced respect while someone else who has paid dues has not. Alexandra (wife of Nicholas II of Russia) resented the Dowager Empress's precedence, but that is how it was done and the Dowager was under no obligation to end her life after the death of her husband.
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« Reply #189 on: July 24, 2017, 11:24:35 pm »

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« Reply #190 on: July 24, 2017, 11:55:11 pm »

https://youtu.be/Qqr1uKXMx38  hug
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« Reply #191 on: July 25, 2017, 12:02:25 am »

Documentaries about the Saudi Royal Family:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZNigEanrUo\
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wugWtEPgVqA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8U8hZUJGylU
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The Royal Family Car Collection !!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8WqBJbSAeY
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« Reply #192 on: July 25, 2017, 03:35:36 am »

Anybody know when/if the new season of The Crown and Victoria are coming back?  I know we get everything late here in the US for these, usually.  Oh, and Versailles 2 can show up anytime on Netflix or Amazon now, too.
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« Reply #193 on: July 25, 2017, 01:51:26 pm »

The Crown will be back in Nov; Victoria will follow up with an xmas special after airing, so I suspect the 2nd series will begin around September. Versailles I guess later this year, maybe next, no date is known.
If interested in period drama, I recommend A Place to Call Home, an Aussie drama set in the 1950s, though nothing to do with royals easter-egg-basket The 5th season will start in Sep, very excited!
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« Reply #194 on: July 25, 2017, 06:05:08 pm »

^Thank you!  I don't want to rush autumn here but something to look forward to.  Kiss
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« Reply #195 on: July 25, 2017, 06:33:21 pm »

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« Reply #196 on: August 28, 2017, 09:14:35 pm »

The second season of Victoria is being aired right now. I more or less liked the first season but it seems the reviews are not good for the second.
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« Reply #197 on: August 28, 2017, 09:35:33 pm »

I like watching the show, but I do dislike how they're portraying Victoria. Kind of feminist-like who likes her job and wants women to be "more". In reality, she was of the opinion that women belong to the kitchen and men should do all the important things, just to scratch on the surface.
I don't expect total accuracy in dramas and totally get artistic licence, but I do *despise* when real people aren't depicted as they were. When I was younger, dramas were a bit of a learning point (sparking an interest in people, eras, history etc) and back then I was always hugely disappointed to learn that some person was nasty in real life; and whilst I'm not as led on nowadays, it still can be disappointing when learning about new people/ eras or when knowing better and seeing the distortion.

Oh well, still enjoyable and better not to be annoyed too much  bored3
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« Reply #198 on: August 28, 2017, 09:42:41 pm »

That was during the first season? I didn't really catch that. For me it was that she was so isolated and controlled she wanted to be free/be treated as the queen. I think that she didn't want Albert to help her because her trust issues. Not because of feminist reasons.

One of the things I liked is that they didn't try to make her perfect. The part with her mother's friend and her claiming she was pregnant and all that was very well done.

What I don't like much is the maid story in the background. It is not good.
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« Reply #199 on: August 28, 2017, 10:25:17 pm »

^ No, more so now during the 1st ep of the 2nd season, which is part of the criticism.
The 1st season though yes, she broke free from the "Kensington system" and wanted to be her own person, that's very true to reality & understandable, she was frankly caged/ living in the proverbial golden cage or how it's said, escapes me right now!

I like too that she isn't all likeable all the time and frankly more "human", with warts and all, as we all are.

I enjoy seeing a bit of the downstairs, but that's more as a reality check/ seeing the other side of the coin. I don't care too much for the story itself either. Downton Abbey was great at bridging it well between upstairs & downstairs and caring about all characters, even the villians! That's how it was for me.

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Here's a review, but ignore if you don't want any spoilers! (a bit hard since we all know about Vicky & Albs anyway haha)

Downton Abbey with class and crowns: The pioneering feminist queen was the subject of history made modern in Victoria, by JIM SHELLEY

"[...] Its heroine was after all the type of young, good-looking, feminist queen that is all the rage from Game Of Thrones, with the show clearly treating Victoria as a pioneering icon - its Dickensian Daenerys. [...]"

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-4828362/Victoria-history-modern-writes-Jim-Shelley.html

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