E.P. Count Ivan Ivanovich

 
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Young Victoria [DVD] [2009] <b>DVD</b> ~ Emily Blunt
Young Victoria [DVD] [2009] DVD ~ Emily Blunt
5 of 10 people found the following review helpful
FRUSTRATING TO WATCH AB INITIO DUE TO GROSS HISTORIC MISREPRESENTATION - HYPERBOLE AND INACCURACY DESIGNED TO MASSAGE THE TRUTH TO MAKE IT MORE PALATABLE FOR AN AUDIENCE FED ON SILVER SCREEN SENSATIONALISM........

IMMEDIATELY ONE IS MET WITH NONSENSE WITHIN THE FIRST FEW MINUTES WITH THE CLAIM THAT IN 1830, WHEN 11 YEARS OLD, PRINCESS VICTORIA WAS THE ONLY HEIR TO THE THRONE OF HER GENERATION......

THE KENSINGTON SYSTEM AND THE OVER ZEALOUS CARE OF THE YOUNG PRINCESS BY THE DUCHESS OF KENT AND HER COMPTROLLER SIR JOHN CONROY ARE NOT INTRIGUE ENOUGH FOR A MODERN AUDIENCE - SO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SPICES THE STORY LINE..................

GENTLE, KIND, LOVING AND… Read more
Crown of Thorns: The Reign of King Boris III of Bu&hellip by Stephane Groueff
THIS, THE INCREDIBLE STORY OF KING BORIS III OF BULGARIA IS THE MOST THRILLING, ABSORBING WORK WHICH I HAVE READ ON EUROPEAN MONARCHY OUTISDE OF THOSE DEDICATED TO THE RUSSIAN IMPERIAL FAMILY.

THIS TALE IS EVOCATIVELY AND VIVIDLY RECOUNTED BY STEPHANE GROUEFF THE SON OF PAVEL GROUEFF, CHIEF OF HIS MAJESTY'S PRIVAE CABINET, WITH THE AID OF MANY PRIMARY SOURCES INCLUDING CONTEMPORARY ARTICLES FROM 'THE TIMES', DIARIES FROM PALACE CONFIDANTES SUCH AS PARVAN DRAGANOV AND LETTERS WRITTEN BY INTER ALIA RIBBENTROP.

KING BORIS, MARRIED TO THE DEMURE AND DEVOUT CATHOLIC DAIGHTER OF KING VICTOR EMMANUEL OF ITALY WAS DESTINED TO WEAR LITERALLY A CROWN OF THORNS - HIS REIGN BORE… Read more
The Coburg Conspiracy: Royal Plots and Manoeuvres by Richard Sotnick
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Good Read, 3 Nov 2010
THIS BOOK HAS BEEN RESEARCHED WITH PASSION BY A GENTLEMAN WHO LOVES THE SUBJECT ABOUT WHICH HE IS WRITING. MR. SOTNICK EVEN LEARNED GERMAN IN ORDER TO RESEARCH THIS WORK. BRAVO!

THIS IS AN EXCELLENT INTRODUCION FOR THOSE WHO MIGHT WISH TO READ FURTHER ABOUT VICTORIA AND ALBERT OR GERMAN ROYALTY AND HISTORY. IN JUST 184 PAGES (HARDBACK) THE READER IS TAKEN ON AN HISTORICAL GRAND TOUR FROM MEDIEVAL GERMANY TO THE GREAT EXHIBITION OF 1851 VIA THE NAPOLEONIC WARS! SUCH A WORK CANNOT EXAMINE EVERY SALIENT EVENT IN GREAT PROFUNDITY, OF COURSE NOT....HOWEVER, THE TOPIC CHOSEN FOR THE GREATEST CLOSER INSPECTION - VICTORIAN BRITAIN UNDER THE CONSORTSHIP OF ALBERT TOOK TOO MUCH OF THE… Read more

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