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Mar 12 17 7:13 PM
Throd wrote:Who was the Lion class BC named after? I always assumed Queen Elizabeth the first half sister.
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Throd wrote:Mary Queen of Scots was a different woman, she was Elizabeths cousin, not the half sister I was referring to,
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Mar 13 17 7:21 PM
Condottiere wrote:William and Mary Orange, nee Stuart.
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Mar 13 17 10:19 PM
williewhizz wrote:Condottiere wrote:William and Mary Orange, nee Stuart.No, she was a different 'Mary' again - Mary II, daughter of James II (the one who ran away), died childless and was succeeded by her sister Queen Anne. Doesn't seem to have made that great an impact on English History either way, and a most unlikely candidate for naming a prestigious new battle-cruiser after over 200 years later.
Mar 13 17 11:08 PM
Throd wrote:She was initially engaged to the Kings elder brother. When he suddenly died she then married the King. Sounds like something out of Game of Thrones.Before that her whole family had been impoverished and in need of money.One of her sons IIRC wrote when she died that the she was as cold blooded in life as she was now in death. Only he said it with even more feeling.
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HMS Troutbridge wrote:One story I have heard was that HMS Queen Mary was supposed to have been called something different, but due to a miss-understanding with the King, the navy had to change names.
Mar 14 17 2:57 PM
Throd wrote:Perhaps he did not dare be unfaithful.☺ The letter suggests the cow statement might be fairly appropriate.
Mar 14 17 5:13 PM
williewhizz wrote:You have to understand that for all practical and legal purposes it had been impossible for the heir to the British throne to marry a Catholic for over 200 years (and indeed it might still raise difficulties today). The number of available potential Protestant spouses of sufficient rank for a marriage to the King- or Queen-to-be not to be a scandal in itself was therefore quite limited ... and most of them were Germanic, and most came from comparatively impoverished families - one reason why Victoria ended-up with Albert, for example.
Mar 14 17 7:22 PM
SeaslugMk2 wrote:The current Duke of Edinburgh was required to convert from the Greek Orthodox church to Anglicism before he could marry the (then) Princess Elizabeth.Indeed - and I imagine that his father and grandfather had been required to convert TO the Greek Orthodox Church, as the main Greek royal line only dated back a little over a century and was the result of the 'election' for kingship of a young Danish prince, presumably some variety of Protestant. There was also Battenberg lineage in there somewhere - more evidence of impoverished Germanic Protestant princelings; you could hardly move around Windsor Castle at one time without tripping over two or three assorted examples draped across the furniture ... though after WWII I understand they were much less welcomed than before; Queen Elizabeth (consort of KGVI) was pretty firm on that point.
The current Duke of Edinburgh was required to convert from the Greek Orthodox church to Anglicism before he could marry the (then) Princess Elizabeth.
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