Sixty Joyless De-Britished Uncrowned Commonpoor Years (1949-2009)

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Britannic Inheritance: Britain's proud legacy. What legacy will America leave?
English Debate: Daniel Hannan revels in making mince meat of Gordon Brown
Crazy Canucks: British MP banned from Canada on national security grounds
Happy St. Patrick's: Will Ireland ever return to the Commonwealth?
Voyage Through the Commonwealth: World cruise around the faded bits of pink.
No Queen for the Green: The Green Party of Canada votes to dispense with monarchy.
"Sir Edward Kennedy": The Queen has awarded the senator an honorary Knighthood.
President Obama: Hates Britain, but is keen to meet the Queen?
The Princess Royal: Princess Anne "outstanding" in Australia.
H.M.S. Victory: In 1744, 1000 sailors went down with a cargo of gold.
Queen's Commonwealth: Britain is letting the Commonwealth die.
Justice Kirby: His support for monarchy almost lost him appointment to High Court
Royal Military Academy: Sandhurst abolishes the Apostles' Creed.
Air Marshal Alec Maisner, R.I.P. Half Polish, half German and 100% British.
Cherie Blair: Not a vain, self regarding, shallow thinking viper after all.
Harry Potter: Celebrated rich kid thinks the Royals should not be celebrated
The Royal Jelly: A new king has been coronated, and his subjects are in a merry mood
Victoria Cross: Australian TROOPER MARK DONALDSON awarded the VC
Godless Buses: Royal Navy veteran, Ron Heather, refuses to drive his bus
Labour's Class War: To expunge those with the slightest pretensions to gentility
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BIG BEN: Celebrating 150 Years of the Clock Tower

Saturday, 17 January 2009

His Imperial Majesty The King-Emperor

King Edward VII (1901-1910) of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions,
Emperor of India and "Uncle of Europe".

The most resplendent and radiantly impressive portrait of any king of any era.
— Glorious —


Tweedsmuir said...

King Edward like we've never seen him before. An emperor in all his magnificence and blazing glory.

Palmerston said...

Superb. Splendid. Sublime.

Anonymous said...

This is no impostor king! No actor could be this convincing. This is the real deal.

Lord Best said...

Certainly one of the greatest of the British monarchs. I am proud to possess an Edward VII coronation medal in its original case, my small way of honouring His Imperial Majesty.

Theodore Harvey said...

When [Albert] Edward was Prince of Wales, and his mother seemed more or less permanent, many people probably had trouble imagining him as King. Boy did he prove them wrong! I'm sure the same will be true of Charles III.

Beaverbrook said...

Not bad for a man who smoked 22 cigarettes and 12 cigars a day. And yet physically statuesque.

Anonymous said...

Old Bertie was the quintessential king alright. And the finest of our Edwards.

Iván said...

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Anonymous said...

I'm sure the same will be true of Charles III.

I think he will not be using that name...

Theodore Harvey said...

I'll believe the "George VII" story if it is officially proclaimed upon his accession and not one moment before. I think and hope that the suggestion that he would prefer to be "George VII" was a mere speculative comment that got blown out of proportion by commentators.

Personally I fervently hope he will be "Charles III." There have been enough Georges for awhile, and I would like to see continuity with the pre-1688 monarchy emphasized. Since I revere Charles I as a martyr and admire Charles II as skillful and merry monarch, I don't accept the oft-repeated claim that the name of Charles has not brought credit to the monarchy.

Anonymous said...

They don't make them like Bertie anymore, do they.

I'd be happiest if we could skip Charles. A divorced adulterer married to a divorcee does not belong on the throne.