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By The Weeping Angel
#11425
davidjay wrote: Thu Oct 07, 2021 10:23 am
The Weeping Angel wrote: Fri Jun 25, 2021 3:22 am By that logic she was born within a few years of George IV.
I've only just noticed this one. Liz was born almost a hundred years after the reign of George IV, whereas there were people involved in her upbringing who would have been at the court of Victoria and shared the Empress of India's ideals.
Yeah and this proves what exactly?
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By Malcolm Armsteen
#11427
The Weeping Angel wrote: Thu Oct 07, 2021 1:20 pm
davidjay wrote: Thu Oct 07, 2021 10:23 am
The Weeping Angel wrote: Fri Jun 25, 2021 3:22 am By that logic she was born within a few years of George IV.
I've only just noticed this one. Liz was born almost a hundred years after the reign of George IV, whereas there were people involved in her upbringing who would have been at the court of Victoria and shared the Empress of India's ideals.
Yeah and this proves what exactly?
Rubber biscuit moment...
By davidjay
#11450
The Weeping Angel wrote: Thu Oct 07, 2021 1:20 pm
davidjay wrote: Thu Oct 07, 2021 10:23 am
The Weeping Angel wrote: Fri Jun 25, 2021 3:22 am By that logic she was born within a few years of George IV.
I've only just noticed this one. Liz was born almost a hundred years after the reign of George IV, whereas there were people involved in her upbringing who would have been at the court of Victoria and shared the Empress of India's ideals.
Yeah and this proves what exactly?
That her upbringing, and therefore perhaps her world view was shaped, was much as it would have been in the rich man in his castle/poor man at the gate time of Queen Victoria. I've no idea what George IV had to do with it.
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By The Weeping Angel
#11455
davidjay wrote: Thu Oct 07, 2021 4:55 pm
The Weeping Angel wrote: Thu Oct 07, 2021 1:20 pm
davidjay wrote: Thu Oct 07, 2021 10:23 am

I've only just noticed this one. Liz was born almost a hundred years after the reign of George IV, whereas there were people involved in her upbringing who would have been at the court of Victoria and shared the Empress of India's ideals.
Yeah and this proves what exactly?
That her upbringing, and therefore perhaps her world view was shaped, was much as it would have been in the rich man in his castle/poor man at the gate time of Queen Victoria. I've no idea what George IV had to do with it.
Or perhaps not.
By The All New KevS
#11493
Crabcakes wrote: Wed Oct 06, 2021 11:36 am
The Weeping Angel wrote: Fri Jun 25, 2021 3:22 am By that logic she was born within a few years of George IV.
Factually correct, but perception-wise the royals are almost as permanent as their palaces. Old wooden teeth was queen in 1936, and still alive in the 21st century. Liz has been on the throne longer than many people's entire lives and was around well before then. Chuck is probably gearing up for a good 20 years on the throne even though he's 72 now, and his mum shows no signs of expiring. William isn't likely to get a sniff of it until he's in his 60s at the earliest.
Good point. My father was born at the end of 1947, and he says he can just about remember George VI. I'll wager anyone born in 1948 or later will not be able to. No matter your views on royalty, when you think about it, that is a real jaw dropping fact. As I've said before, when Brenda does hop the twig (which, with the greatest of respect, realistically could actually be any day now), we are going to witness a VERY strange week that will put Diana week in the shade.

Prepare on one side for the Mail et al watching everything and everyone for suitable levels of sackcloth and ashes, and on the other, people screaming that EastEnders has been cancelled on the actual day of death. Me? I'm just going to keep my head down and wallow in the historical aspect of it all.
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By Andy McDandy
#11497
An important thing to remember is that hardly anyone had television sets. My mother was born in 1948 and can barely remember his Christmas speeches (which is understandable - my earliest memory is from being 3 years old and asking my mum who that man under the blanket was - it was the Yorkshire Ripper being led into trial). The king was literally a voice, an occasional newspaper photo.
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By Oblomov
#11521
She's not just been the monarch for my entire life, but for my late mother's as well.

To go one further, she's been the monarch for all of my father's conscious life (though that may be skewed as I doubt he remembers what his first memory is).
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