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Books I've Owned Since I Was A Kid. Part 3 [Aug. 11th, 2010|11:18 am]
Tony Grist
What we have here is an album of John Player's cigarette cards, featuring the Kings and Queens of England 1066-1935. My long-legged cousin Jane was having a clear-out (putting aside childish things) and this was something she felt she could do without as she entered her teens.

It taught me the basics of English history.

Doesn't poor, old, abominably-treated Caroline of Brunswick (third from the right) look a lot like Princess Di!


[User Picture]From: lblanchard
2010-08-11 11:57 am (UTC)
I don't like what the Players card has to say about Richard III!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2010-08-11 01:01 pm (UTC)
No, neither do I.
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[User Picture]From: pondhopper
2010-08-11 03:11 pm (UTC)
I enlarged the photo and yes indeed, Caroline of Brunswick does look like Di. There is quite a resemblance, in fact.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2010-08-11 03:20 pm (UTC)
Both of them deserved better husbands than the pampered self-absorbed princes they got.
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[User Picture]From: rosamicula
2010-08-13 07:20 am (UTC)
My abandone PHD has a big section comparing Princess DI with Caroline of Brunswick, especially with regard to public sentiment and media manipulation.

They both had terrible taste in adultery partners.

And now I am missing my library which is boxes in a lounge in York.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2010-08-13 08:41 am (UTC)
I'd enjoy reading that.

I think modern celebrity culture bgan around 1800. Nelson and Lady Hamilton were the Posh 'n' Becks of their day. And then there was Byron...
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