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British Royals vs. French Royals
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Author:  Monsieur Andre [ Wed Feb 21, 2007 5:19 am ]
Post subject:  British Royals vs. French Royals

Who's more interesting? I tend to lean twoard the Brits.

Author:  Pimprenelle [ Wed Feb 21, 2007 9:17 am ]
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Austrians !

Author:  Jules de Polignac [ Wed Feb 21, 2007 10:54 pm ]
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1. French
2. Russian
3. Austrian
4. Roman Emperors
5. British

Author:  TsmnDs [ Thu Feb 22, 2007 8:38 pm ]
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Brits - up to, but not including, Victoria.

Author:  Monsieur Andre [ Fri Feb 23, 2007 12:12 am ]
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Why you no like Victoria, she me fav!

Author:  Monsieur Royale [ Sat Feb 24, 2007 7:52 pm ]
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lol I'd say French Royals are more interesting to me. lol althougth the Tudors are fascinating in their own way :lol:

Author:  virginie [ Sun Feb 25, 2007 12:23 am ]
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ooh, i agree.
the tudors were fascinating!

Author:  doritmi [ Fri Mar 16, 2007 10:28 pm ]
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I think it depends on the period and the individual monarchs. for example, Louis XV and Louis XVI seem to me more interesting than the hanovers; but with Louis XIV and the stuarts, now that's a close one. the stuarts were juicy.

Author:  Monsieur Andre [ Fri Mar 16, 2007 10:43 pm ]
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But Georges III and IV were Hanovers and they were thoroughly entertaining, as was Victoria, don't ya think?

Author:  doritmi [ Sun Mar 18, 2007 4:43 pm ]
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Not my style of entertainment, but we say in Israel, you cannot argue about taste or smell...

Author:  Monsieur Royale [ Tue Mar 20, 2007 2:18 am ]
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My favorite story about George III is that once (after he had gone mad) he thought a tree was Frederick The Great :lol:

Author:  Locks of Louis [ Tue Mar 20, 2007 6:42 am ]
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Monsieur Royale wrote:
My favorite story about George III is that once (after he had gone mad) he thought a tree was Frederick The Great :lol:

Poor George III! This actually never happened (much like the "Let them eat cake" story). He did however do some pretty peculiar things such as trying to ride his horse into a chapel!

Anyway, to answer the question, I find the British Royals more interesting, but then I don't know much about the French Royals aside from Louis and Antoinette.

But George III is my favourite, he loved books, much like myself and a good boiled egg in the mornings! :lol:

Author:  Monsieur Andre [ Tue Mar 20, 2007 1:53 pm ]
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I've never heard of the Frederick the Great incident, but I thought he did talk to a tree?

Author:  Moose [ Tue Mar 20, 2007 2:00 pm ]
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I have always found French history much more interestign than British which is strange because I AM British. It just seems to have more colour though.

Author:  TsmnDs [ Tue Mar 20, 2007 3:29 pm ]
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Yes, poor George III. He did do some bizarre things when he was ill which really upset those who were close to him. They didn't understand what was going on and they were at a loss as to how to deal with these peculiar behaviours within the constraints of etiquette and decorum. Frances Burney was at court at the time and mentions it in her memoirs.

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