Saturday, December 10, 2011
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.
King Edward the seventh
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
Frederick Temple who died only four months later. Edward's coronation had
originally been scheduled for 26 June, but two days
before on 24 June, Edward was diagnosed with appendicitis.
Appendicitis was generally not treated operatively
and carried a high mortality rate, but developments in anaesthesia
and antisepsis in the preceding 50 years made life-saving surgery possible.
Sir Lord Lister, performed a then-radical operation of draining
the appendix abscess through a small incision.
The next day, Edward was sitting up in bed, smoking a cigar
Two weeks later, it was announced that the King
was out of danger. Treves was honoured with a baronetcy
(which Edward had arranged before the operation
and appendix surgery entered the medical mainstream
Edward refurbished the royal palaces, reintroduced the
traditional ceremonies, such as the State Opening of Parliament
that his mother had forgone, and founded new
orders of honours,
such as the Order of Merit, to recognise contributions to the arts
and sciences In 1902, the Shah of Persia,
visited England expecting to receive the Edward refused to give
this high honour to the Shah because the order was
meant to be his personal gift and the
Foreign Secretary, Lord Lansdowne
had promised the order without his consent. Edward also objected
to inducting a Muslim into a Christian order of chivalry.
His refusal threatened to damage British attempts to
gain influence in Persia, but Edward resented his ministers
attempts to reduce the King's traditional powers. Eventually,
he relented and Britain sent a special embassy to the Shah
with a full Order of the Garter the following year.
George the Fifth changed his name to winsor,
because of the war with the Germans.
Two sons Edward and George.
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
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Wednesday, December 7, 2011
I was about 4 years old. It was a Sunday morning. My dad when he
was home red me the funny papers, then I had to listen to Opera and get a test after the Opera. This Sunday Dad was not here. My Mom was listening to Glenn miller on the radio. All of a sudden a news break, she threw her hands up and ran out of the house to the neighbors house. Everyone was crying. I tell you
after I found out we were at war
I was afraid.
I remember there was no bubble gum.
and we had books of ration stamps. I helped collect cans, etc. The Generation today has to remember how close we came to losing..
We are darn lucky we won. You could be working for 25 cents an hour.
It's time to take a minute and Thank God we won.
Posted by Yvonne @ La petite gallery
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Sunday, December 4, 2011
I am buying this for myself for Xmas.
It is elegante. Once a year it blooms,
so I can look forward to a cheap thrill in my old age.
Your best buy for the money Oncidiem.
It is so pretty and blooms twice a year.
I have a cymbidium,
Purchased it at the Green Thumb in Rockland 2002.
It has never bloomed, they said I was doing something wrong,
I have done everything but sing to it and stand on my head.
I won't buy my plants there.
This I have, beautiful but in Deerfield bech..
Love the Orange one
Treat yourself to an Orchid for Christmas. Happy Holidays.
It is exiciting when it blooms.
Posted by Yvonne
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