Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Fact of the Day; Queen Victoria Mary

King George V of Great Britian's wife often used the name Victoria Mary. After becoming King he insisted she drop one of the names. Seeing how having her as "Queen Victoria" (same name as his grandmother) was in questionable taste, they both agreed she should be known as Queen Mary instead.  

11 comments:

Pat Hatt said...

I guess a lot is in a name when it comes to claim to fame

Christine said...

Interesting

gloriadelpilar_1994@yahoo.com said...

Really interesting !!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

She was apparently a formidable battle-axe.

Mary Kirkland said...

That makes sense.

Jen said...

I really love learning new things like this. Your posts are the best.

stephen Hayes said...

From what I've read, she was quite the kleptomaniac.

Martha said...

Makes sense.

Kay said...

Wasn't she well loved by the people? Or am I thinking of another Queen Mary?

Adam said...

Depends on the term "well loved"

There was Mary Queen of Scots who tried to the take the English throne from Queen Elizabeth

And Elizabeth's older sister Mary who tried to turn England back into a Catholic nation

and Mary II who took the throne from her catholic father. Her husband William was the real monarch.

Mary of Teck unlike the rest of these wasn't in a tug of war popularity contest between Protestants and Catholics.

Fundy Blue said...

I'd prefer Victoria!