Monday, May 22, 2006

The Queen's Birthday

It's the Queen's birthday. That calls for this very short and over-due post to keep us till morning.


Queen Victoria

AKA Alexandrina Victoria Hanover

Born: 24-May-1819
Birthplace: Kensington Palace, Kensington, London, England
Died: 22-Jan-1901
Location of death: Osborne House, East Cowes, Isle of Wight, England
Cause of death: Cerebral Hemorrhage
Remains: Buried, The Mausoleum, Frogmore, Windsor Castle, England

Gender: Female
Religion: Anglican/Episcopalian
Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Royalty

Nationality: England
Executive summary: Longest-reigning British monarch

Father: Prince Edward Augustus (son of King George III, b. 2-Nov-1767, m. 29-May-1818, d. 23-Jan-1820)
Mother: Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (b. 17-Aug-1786, d. 16-Mar-1861)
Husband: Albert Augustus Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (cousin, m. 10 February 1840)
Daughter: Princess Victoria (b. 21-Nov-1840, d. 5-Aug-1901)
Son: King Edward VII (b. 9-Nov-1841, d. 6-May-1910)
Daughter: Princess Alice (b. 25-Apr-1843, d. 14-Dec-1878)
Son: Prince Alfred (b. 6-Aug-1844, d. 31-Jul-1900)
Daughter: Princess Helena (b. 25-May-1846, d. 9-Jun-1923)
Daughter: Princess Louise (b. 18-Mar-1848, d. 3-Dec-1939)
Son: Prince Arthur (b. 1-May-1850, d. 16-Jan-1942)
Son: Prince Leopold (b. 7-Apr-1853, d. 28-Mar-1884)
Daughter: Princess Beatrice (b. 14-Apr-1857, d. 26-Oct-1944)

U.K. Monarch 1837-1901


truepeers said...

God save the Queen! (But keep an eye on her son...)

Ethnicity: White? Well that settles all those German or English kerfuffles!

Ronald Barbour said...

Three Cheers for Queen Vicky, the zenith of the British Empire, The Royal Navy that defended the oceans and free trade, and all those large investments by British bankers that fueled the American Industrial Revolution of the late 19th century!

dag said...

I don't have any trouble reconciling my extreme repubicanism with a deep admiration for Queen Victoria. What a babe, and what a heroic woman. We in the Modern West need men like Churchill and Curzon, and we also need women like Victoria. Life will raise them up for us. If we didn't have these examples of greatness in our history, our exclusive and certain history, then I would worry.

God Save the Queen.

(And keep an eye on that wanker Charles.)

Charles Henry said...

"(And keep an eye on that wanker Charles.)"

Heyyy.... I'm not so bad.

dag said...

Off with his head!

No, Charles, not you, those other Charleses. No, not Chaplin. No, not the chaplin. Oh, oh, oh.

Off with my head! I'm off my head myself.