I have gotten confused about who reigned
after Victoria, as I remember she was not
to crazy about her Son Edward,
so here's the scoop. Have fun..
I stated a few of my own opinions,
just ignore them.
The Queen and Mr Brown..Balmoral
Now that's a story!!!
Victoria and Albert
When Queen Victoria died on 22 January 1901,
Edward became King of the United Kingdom, Emperor of India
and, in an innovation, King of the British_Dominions
He chose to reign under the name Edward VII, instead of
Albert Edward the name his mother had intended for him
to use,declaring that "he did not wish to undervalue the
name of Albert" and diminish the status of his father with
whom among royalty the name Albert should stand alone
The number VII was occasionally omitted in Scotland,
even by the Church_of_Scotland national church,
in deference to protests that the previous Edwards were
English kings who had been excluded from Scotland by battle".
J. B. Priestley recalled, "I was only a child when he succeeded Victoria in 1901, but I can testify to his extraordinary popularity.
He was in fact the most popular king England had known since
the earlier 1660s." He donated his parents' house,
Osborne on the Isle of Wight, to the state and continued to live at Sandringham
He could afford to be magnanimous; his private secretary, Sir Francis Knollys, claimed that he was the first heir to succeed to the throne in credit. Edward's finances had been ably managed by Sir Dighton Probyn, Comptroller of the Household, and had benefited from advice from Edward's Jewish financier friends, such as Ernest Cassel, Maurice de Hirsch and the Rothschild family.
At a time of widespread anti-Semitism, Edward attracted criticism for
openly socialising with Jews.
Kings Edward VII (right) with his successors
Edward VII UK and successors.
from left to right his son, the future King George V, and grandsons, the future King Edward VIII and King George VI. Edward VII and Alexandra were crowned at Westminster Abbey
on 9 August 1902by the 80-year-old Archbishop of Canterbury
Edward the Eighth -
Married Wallace and gave up the throne.
Wonder what Wallace had over him??
I've always thought he was a Jerk.
Brother George the sixth called
"Bertie" took the throne.
The Movie the Kings speech was about him.
On his passing the
Young Queen Elizabeth came to the Throne.
That was a great Movie,
I bought it and am watching it tonight.
She is still a stunning woman.
I grew up seeing her photo at my
If I am wrong about anything inform this American
who really didn't get that much of English History in school.
Why didn't I have a teacher from England?
Posted by Yvonne @ La Petite Gallery
Comments are welcome
Yvonne started painting and drawing in High School in Houston Texas. She earned extra money drawing insects in science class for classmates.
Yvonne's mother encouraged her to attend art classes at the Art Museum in Houston in the 1960's.
After her marriage she moved to Miami Beach, while living on Palm Island she continued her education in art, and Design. Also studied with notable artist from the area.
Yvonne was painted by friend Florence Taylor Kushner, from Boston and in women's Who's Who. Florence painted many famous families. Yvonne was lucky enough to receive private tutoring from her.
In the 1970's she went to Interior Design School .
Years later she started her own Interior Design firm named 'Chez Moi Interior's.
Yvonne continued painting and showing her work at Beau Arts in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Also she exibhited her work in North Carolina, the Florida Keys, and at the Childers Art Gallery on Las Olas Blvd (Ft. Lauderdale).
Yvonne won the prestigious 'Hortt Art Competition Award' at the Museum of Ft.Lauderdale, Florida. This work of art remained on display for several months at the Museum. Over the years Yvonne has entered many competitions winning countless blue ribbons.
A trip to Paris, and a stay in Monmarte where she spent time with a few choice artist's changed her views toward her own art work.
Art is truly an expession of experience and love to her.
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