Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Fact of the Day: Royal House

In many monarchies, there are royal houses which typically represent a line of family members closely related. When the British Queen Anne died, the House of Stuart changed to the House of Hanover because her distant cousin George I obtained the throne. The House lasted until Queen Victoria's death, even though her son became King. Edward VII's father's royal house of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha replaced the House of Hanover. Edward VII's house's name would change again one generation later to the House of Windsor after tense British-German relations during World War I. 

17 comments:

Anna-Alina said...

I love history! Interesting fact, Adam!

Emmylou said...

Cool history lesson, Adam:)

Holy Ghost Writer said...

Had an idea on this one, nice fact

Just Keepin It Real, Folks! said...

I would just like a clean house.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I would love to learn more about this time period. Especially since I've begun watching Game of Thrones!

Margaret D said...

That's a fact Adam. I didn't know all the details but do now.

DEZMOND said...

Germans, no matter where you look :)

Dana said...

Very cool! I have a friend who's really interested in stuff like this. I'll tell him. :)

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

I always learn something new here :)

Rowena @ rolala loves

Pat Hatt said...

Change and rearrange, never knew that one

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Theresa Mahoney said...

Great little history lesson today :)

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

You live and learn!!!.. Cheers

Gloria Baker said...

love this post!!

Pilar Domínguez said...

Very interesting Adam. I like this type of historical facts. Kisses:)

Al Penwasser said...

Actually, my favorite was the House of Pancakes. They were kind of overbearing snobs, but they had all these different types of syrups!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Very interesting stuff!