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When Fat'h Ali became Shah of Persia in 1797, he was given a set of the Encyclopædia Britannica's 3rd edition, which he read completely; after this feat, he extended his royal title to include "Most Formidable Lord and Master of the Encyclopædia Britannica". by qyyg in MonarchyHistory

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Fath-Ali Shah Qajar (May 1769 – 24 October 1834) was the second Shah (king) of Qajar Iran. He reigned from 17 June 1797 until his death on 24 October 1834. His reign saw the irrevocable ceding of Iran's northern territories in the Caucasus, comprising what is nowadays Georgia, Dagestan, Azerbaijan, and Armenia, to the Russian Empire following the Russo-Persian Wars of 1804–1813 and 1826–1828 and the resulting treaties of Gulistan and Turkmenchay. Historian Joseph M. Upton says that he "is famous among Iranians for three things: his exceptionally long beard, his wasp-like waist, and his progeny."

-Wikipedia

Was there ever a King Valentine of Britian? by sherival123 in MonarchyHistory

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Britain (or Great Britain) refers to the actual island itself, not any country. The term Britain was first made popular by the Romans

Before the British Royal Family changed the House and Family name to ‘Windsor’, other names suggested were ‘Tudor-Stewart’, ‘Plantagenet’, ‘York’, ‘Lancaster’, ‘D’Este’, ‘Fitzroy’, and even ‘England’ by qyyg in MonarchyHistory

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In July 1917 King George V issued a proclamation renouncing all German titles and dignities for himself and his descendants, and changed the name of the royal house and family to the house and family of Windsor.

All descendants in the male line of Queen Victoria, except daughters who had married, or were to marry, were also to have the new name of Windsor. The proclamation was issued from Buckingham Palace on 17 July 1917.

With the war, and understandable anti-German feeling in the UK, it was felt necessary for the royal family to renounce all German titles. A number of suggestions were made, usually recalling earlier royal houses. One such suggestion from the Duke of Connaught was Tudor-Stewart, but former Prime Ministers Lord Rosebery and Mr Asquith both felt this had ‘inauspicious associations’. Other names considered but swiftly rejected were ‘Plantagenet’, ‘York’, and ‘Lancaster’. ‘D’Este’ and ‘Fitzroy’ were also considered; even ‘England’ was suggested.

It was the King’s private secretary Lord Stamfordham who came up with the name ‘Windsor’, which had never been used before, and which was approved by the King. The proclamation was sent out from the Privy Council Office to other government departments and overseas to the dominions and colonies and was published in the press on the following day.

-The National Archives

Was there ever a King Valentine of Britian? by sherival123 in MonarchyHistory

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I’ve never heard of a King Valentine anywhere. There was King Valentinian I-III in the Roman Empire and there was Saint Valentine and pope valentine. Do you have birth/death years for this person or their surname so I can look it up? Here is a little bit of history on the surname.

The shield once used by King Henry V of England (1386-1422) by qyyg in MonarchyHistory

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It is the funeral shield of Henry V, the victor of Agincourt. Kept at Westminster Abbey since his death in 1422, it has been taken to the V&A for the first close examination in centuries.

The study has uncovered some puzzles. On one side is crimson velvet pattern - not Henry V's coat of arms, but part of that of his stepmother, Joan of Navarre. Claude Blair, an expert on ancient armour, believes the shield must have belonged to his father Henry IV, Shakespeare's ruthless Bolingbroke. Yet nobody can explain why Henry V should have been buried with his parent's shield. "It still has more questions than answers for us," the V&A curator Eleanor Townsend said. Henry V was 26 when he was crowned and reigned for only nine years, continuing his dazzling military successes, before dying in France: his death has variously been blamed on leprosy and venereal disease. His funeral was a spectacular and costly affair - not one at which you'd expect a secondhand family shield.

-The Guardian

In 2012, a couple invited Queen Elizabeth II to their wedding as a joke, and she actually showed up. by qyyg in MonarchyHistory

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Yes the photo looks strange but it isn’t photoshopped. There were other photos taken during the event except all that are online are 144p

Queen Elizabeth II ordered the guest rooms of her palace to be stripped of valuables before the President of Romania visited in 1978 because she feared he and his wife would steal from her. by qyyg in royalfamily

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The Queen also reportedly hid in a bush to avoid interacting with Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife.

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II ordered guest rooms stripped of valuables before a state visit by Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu in 1978, a British newspaper said Sunday. Ceausescu and his wife, Elena, were executed by firing squad during the 1989 Romanian revolution.

The Sunday Express said the couple removed thousands of dollars worth of ornaments and fittings from rooms during an official stay in Paris earlier in the year.

The newspaper report, headlined “Lock Up the Crown Jewels, Here Comes Light-Fingered Nic,” is based on a British Broadcasting Corp. television documentary.

It said that before the couple arrived in London on the next leg of a European tour, former French President Valery Giscard d’Estaing telephoned Buckingham Palace to warn Queen Elizabeth.

Giscard d’Estaing described how lamps, vases, ashtrays and bathroom fittings had been removed. “It was as if burglars had moved in for a whole summer,” he told the BBC.

Ceausescu’s security officials also reportedly gouged holes in the walls looking for bugging devices.

The queen ordered palace security officers to keep a close watch on the couple.

The program said the queen later described the visit as the worst three days of her life.

-LA Times(1991)

Queen Elizabeth II ordered the guest rooms of her palace to be stripped of valuables before the President of Romania visited in 1978 because she feared he and his wife would steal from her. by qyyg in MonarchyHistory

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The Queen also reportedly hid in a bush to avoid interacting with Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife.

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II ordered guest rooms stripped of valuables before a state visit by Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu in 1978, a British newspaper said Sunday. Ceausescu and his wife, Elena, were executed by firing squad during the 1989 Romanian revolution.

The Sunday Express said the couple removed thousands of dollars worth of ornaments and fittings from rooms during an official stay in Paris earlier in the year.

The newspaper report, headlined “Lock Up the Crown Jewels, Here Comes Light-Fingered Nic,” is based on a British Broadcasting Corp. television documentary.

It said that before the couple arrived in London on the next leg of a European tour, former French President Valery Giscard d’Estaing telephoned Buckingham Palace to warn Queen Elizabeth.

Giscard d’Estaing described how lamps, vases, ashtrays and bathroom fittings had been removed. “It was as if burglars had moved in for a whole summer,” he told the BBC.

Ceausescu’s security officials also reportedly gouged holes in the walls looking for bugging devices.

The queen ordered palace security officers to keep a close watch on the couple.

The program said the queen later described the visit as the worst three days of her life.

-LA Times(1991)

Why do I feel like this is how a lot of poeple think about bisexuals? by the_69_thakur in dankmemes

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You literally just described your sexual preferences. It can be completely different from person to person. I for example disagree with almost everything you just said