Thursday, September 24, 2009

Sad News

Ertugrul Osman, last surviving grandson of the Ottoman Sultan Abdul Hamid II, has died in Istanbul. HERE'S the story.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Erik XIV, King of Sweden


Crown made, by Cornelius ver Weiden, for the coronation of Erik XIV, in 1561.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Princess Helena Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg

Princess Marie Louise of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg

Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg

Princess Helena

Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll

A portrait, after Winterhalter, painted by her mother Queen Victoria. It's up for sale at the Kent auction.


I realize American genealogists can be a bit annoying when confronted with royalty, but seriously! Have a look at THIS. Just because some whizbang do-it-yourself programs insist on using a surname, is that any reason to call HM, King George I of Greece George Christian William Ferdinand Adolphus Oldenburg I? I find the whole damn thing offensive.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Empress Cixi

Empress Hui Zhang

Wife of Shunzhi.

Empress He Rui

Wife of Jia Qing

Empress Long-Yu

Wife of Guangxu. She signed the act of abdication for the last emperor, in 1911.

Empress Xiaosheng

Wife of Yongzheng, mother of Qianlong.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Alexander III, Emperor of Russia

Anne of Denmark, Queen of England


There will be a couple slight changes in the near future. I keep noticing good portraits of the nobility, but the last damn thing I need is to start another blog to post them. Every now and then, I'll throw a few in here. Unlike the ruddy press, I do know the difference between royalty and nobility, but variety's the spice of life.
I've also been finding some good videos on YouTube, so I'm going to set things up to post some.

Sophia Magdalena of Denmark, Queen of Sweden

Thyra of Denmark, Duchess of Cumberland

Thursday, September 3, 2009