Royal Girls and Royal Courts

Royal Girls and Royal Courts This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book without typos from the publisher Not indexed Not illustrated Excerpt X

  • Title: Royal Girls and Royal Courts
  • Author: M.E.W. Sherwood
  • ISBN: 9781151426765
  • Page: 499
  • Format: Paperback
  • This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book without typos from the publisher Not indexed Not illustrated.1887 Excerpt XII TWO ROYAL WIDOWS IN our reviews of the different Courts of Europe, we have been neglectful, perhaps, of France, where have lived and reigned some of the most noThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book without typos from the publisher Not indexed Not illustrated.1887 Excerpt XII TWO ROYAL WIDOWS IN our reviews of the different Courts of Europe, we have been neglectful, perhaps, of France, where have lived and reigned some of the most notable women of history The Salic law, which was designed to prevent women from reigning in France, has been perpetually upset by the dominant women who have always really reigned by the influence they have so pronouncedly wielded over the men who were the likeness of a kingly crown Women, from Fre de gonde to Josephine, have protested against this unrighteous law, says Arsene Houssaye Perpetually disturbed, the sceptre of Royalty perpetually wrested from its hereditary kings, France has now no Royal House, excepting those Orleans Princes, now in exile But one alien woman, for twenty years, filled the throne of Blanche of Castile, with certainly a queenly grace, although not born to a throne Euge nie, Empress of the French, now a sad and childless widow, living in the near neighborhood, in the constant companionship of the Queen of England, and under her protection This fact alone should prove to the world that Eugenie is entitled to respect For no woman in the world is particular as to character than Queen Victoria The story of Eugenie reads like a fairy tale Almost might she say, with Daniel Defoe I knew too much of the world to expect good of it, and have learned to value it too little to be concerned at the evil I have gone through a life of wonders, and am the subject of a vast variety of Providences No man has tasted different fortunes In the school of affliction, I have learnt philosophy than at the Academy In January, 1853, it was announced to the French people that their new Emperor, Louis Napoleon, intended to marry Euge nie Montijo, a celebrate

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    1. Written in 1887, this book is a series of biographical sketches of some of Europe's notable young princesses. With an emphasis on their perfect manners and extensive education, the book was designed to inspire in American girls of the time the desire to be modest, industrious, and well-mannered, not loud, bouncing and vulgar as many young American girls apparently were, at least to those in Europe of the time. The ugly American stereotype has a long history, it seems. The sad part comes when you [...]

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