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Author Topic: Alfonso XIII and Victoria Eugenia  (Read 28011 times)
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« Reply #60 on: June 02, 2019, 05:26:26 PM »



Compared to her cousin Alexandra of Russia, she had to deal with an angry husband in addition to all the other problems. I always disliked him for that until I read recently (can't remember in which book it was) that he was the only European royal honestly lobbying to save the Romanovs. While all the others more or less washed their hands of cousin Nicky and cousin Alicky, Alfonso tried what he could to save them. It really made me appreciate this otherwise not very likeable man. Now all I have to do is find the book where I read about it!

Am pretty sure it is Helen Rappaport's  The Race to Save the Romanovs. I raced through it and and King Alfonso came out well.
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« Reply #61 on: June 02, 2019, 05:28:52 PM »



Compared to her cousin Alexandra of Russia, she had to deal with an angry husband in addition to all the other problems. I always disliked him for that until I read recently (can't remember in which book it was) that he was the only European royal honestly lobbying to save the Romanovs. While all the others more or less washed their hands of cousin Nicky and cousin Alicky, Alfonso tried what he could to save them. It really made me appreciate this otherwise not very likeable man. Now all I have to do is find the book where I read about it!

Am pretty sure it is Helen Rappaport's  The Race to Save the Romanovs. I raced through it and and King Alfonso came out well.
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Thanks for the book suggestion.
As for her eyes, remember that their wedding coach was attacked : 24 people were killed and about 100 were wounded.That must have made a long-lasting impression. Also, she had been a British Anglican princess once and became a Very Catolic Spanish Majesty and the Spanish Court can't have been the liveliest in Europe,either. I think she always felt foreign and lonely.

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« Reply #62 on: June 29, 2019, 04:03:49 AM »

In 1920 Queen Victoria Eugenie launched the Spanish Navy Cruiser Reina Victoria Eugenia which was named after her.
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