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Re: Modern History
On Tue, 30 Jun 1998, John Cowan wrote:
> Like most royals, Victoria Maria Alicia had lots of names, but she
> took the throne as "Victoria" and reigned till old age.
> Her husband was a member of the minor English peerage named
> Albert de la Pole, with both military and mercantile ancestors.
> Early in Victoria's reign, Albert resumed, by Royal Proclamation,
> the name of his ancestral family, which then became the dynastic
> name of Victoria's descendants, including the current Monarch.
I suppose the prime consideration here is: was she _amused_? ;-) I like
this -- a very nice transcontinual convergence. The names are the same,
and all that, but the history is _utterly different_ (no Saxe-Coburg-
Gothas and all that lot). Nice piece of work!
[I suppose she joined the host of the dead in 1901, leaving it all to
Are there king lists for England and Scotland *there*?
> The name?
> John Cowan email@example.com
> e'osai ko sarji la lojban.