the grandfather ii

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My parents didn’t have a lot of money when I was growing up. We were comfortable, but I didn’t go to Oxbridge, and yet every American interviewer I get says to me, ‘You’re related to Charles II! Your grandfather was a baronet!’ It’s infuriating, because that is a part of my history but you’re trying to turn me into a posh boy and I’m not. I’m adamant that I’m not. My mum’s always telling me, ‘Tell those journalists that you went to state school.’

Little things about the next generation kids..
  • Teddy: Ravenclaw. Left-handed. Loves drinking tea, but he only adds milk, no sugar. Excels in Charms. Very shy. Hates flying. Horrible at Herbology. Wants to become an Auror like his mum. Enjoys drawing and painting. In love with Victoire his whole life.
  • Victoire: Ravenclaw. Loves to sing. Plays piano. Overly dramatic. Plays hard to get. Very outgoing. Hates tea. Excels in all classes but Potions. Hates getting dirty. Sometimes seen as arrogant. Known as being the most beautiful in her year.
  • Dominique: Slytherin. Very studious. Loves dying her hair. Drinks black coffee. Writer. Activist. Close to her little brother. Doesn't see eye to eye with Victoire. A subtle rebel. Wears a lot of black. Loves Potions. Doesn't see eye to eye with her mother. Fiercely independent.
  • Louis: Hufflepuff. Loves the outdoors. Very sensitive. Horrible at Quidditch. Close to Hagrid. Loves Herbology and Care of Magical Creatures. Loves photography. Close to Dominique. Hates conflict. Admires his Uncle Charlie.
  • Molly II: Slytherin. Outspoken. Challenging. Determined. Puts too much sugar in her tea. Sarcastic. Protective. Cuss words make up her vocabulary. Bisexual. Charming. Always gets away with everything. Resembles her Grandmother in looks.
  • Lucy: Hufflepuff. Loves her cousin Louis. Organized. Goody goody. Daddy's girl. Bites her lip when she's nervous. Wants to become a healer. Opposite of her sister. Very close to her Grandfather.
  • Fred II: Gryffindor. Handsome. Light-hearted. Jokester. Keeper on the Quidditch team. Reckless. Loves his Grandmother's sweaters. Fiercely loyal. Fascinated with Muggle sports.
  • Roxanne: Gryffindor. Fierce. Logical. Chaser on the Quidditch team. Very close to her brother. Sarcastic. Excels in DADA. Spitting image of her mother. Intimidates boys her age. Always has her nails painted. Gets good grades without trying.
  • Rose: Gryffindor. Outgoing. Likable. Albus is her best friend. Strategic. The brain. Loves reading about Muggle politics. Chews her nails. Has a ton of freckles. Concerned. Loyal to default. Afraid of failure. In love with Scorpius.
  • Hugo: Gryffindor. Light-hearted. Risk-taker. Loving. Extremely protective of Lily. Lives in detention. Secretly McGonagall's favorite. Clumsy as they get. Friends with all the ghosts.
  • James: Gryffindor. Mysterious. Future Auror. Charming. Rebel. Loves to party. Vodka is his favorite. Extremely intelligent. Smokes on occasion. Enjoys Qudditch but doesn't play on the team. Never takes anything too seriously.
  • Albus: Slytherin. Sensitive. Caring. Adores Rose. Soft-spoken. Book worm. Idealist. Ambitious. Has nightly discussions with Dumbledore's portrait. Loves long walks at night. Always sneaks out of the common room after hours. Has a sweet tooth.
  • Lily: Gryffindor. Personable. Talkative. Loves the outdoors. Sweet. Hippy. Excels in Herbology. Close to her godmother. Always wears her hair in a braid. Resembles her mother. Has her nose pierced. Daddy's girl. Vegan. Obsessed with Muggle magazines.
  • Scorpius: Slytherin. Crazy about Rose. Close to his father. Charming. Manipulative when he wants to be. Hates dressing up. Popular. Seeker on the Quidditch team. Loves to debate. Best in his year. Sensitive. Intelligent.
  • Lorcan: Ravenclaw. Serious. Dedicated. Loves non-fiction. Obsessed with Muggle science. Resembles his mother. Quiet. Loner. Loves Transfiguration.
  • Lysander: Ravenclaw. Idealist. Dreamer. Optimistic. Resembles his father in looks. Has his mother's spirit. Interested in wandlore. Tries to make the world a better place. Has a lot of friends.
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My parents didn’t have a lot of money when I was growing up. We were comfortable, but I didn’t go to Oxbridge, and yet every American interviewer I get says to me, ‘You’re related to Charles II! Your grandfather was a baronet!’ And it’s infuriating, because that is a part of my history, but you’re trying to turn me into a posh boy, and I’m not.

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The 42 grandchildren (in-order) of Queen Victoria and her husband Prince Albert, the Prince consort. Including Kaiser Wilhelm II, George V of United Kingdom, and Empress Alexandra Feodorovna of Russia.

1. Wilhelm II, German Emperor. Born as Prince Friedrich Wilhelm Viktor Albert of Prussia, on 27th January 1859. The first grandchild of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Wilhelm became the Kaiser of Germany on 15th June 1888, until his abdication on 18th November 1918. He died in exile on 3rd June 1941 (aged 82). (”Willy”)
2. Princess Viktoria Elisabeth Auguste Charlotte of Prussia; 24th July 1860 - 19th October 1919 (aged 59). (”Ditta”,”Charly”)
3. Prince Albert Wilhelm Heinrich “Henry” of Prussia; 14th August 1862 - 20th April 1920 (aged 66). He married his first cousin, Irene of Hesse. (”Harry”)
4. Princess Victoria Alberta Elisabeth Mathilde Marie of Hesse and by Rhine, later Marchioness of Milford Haven; 5th April 1863 - 24th September 1950 (aged 87). Grandmother of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, consort of Elizabeth II.
5. Prince Albert Victor Christian Edward of Wales, Duke of Clarence and Avondale; 8th January 1864 - 14th January 1892 (aged 28). (”Eddy”)
6. Prince Franz Friedrich Sigismund of Prussia; 15th September 1864 - 18th June 1866 (aged 1). The first grandchild of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert to die. (”Sigi”)
7. Princess Elisabeth Alexandra Louise Alice of Hesse and by Rhine, later Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna of Russia; 1st November 1864 - 18th July 1918 (aged 53). Elizabeth was politically executed by the bolsheviks. (”Ella”)
8. George V of United Kingdom. Born as Prince George Frederick Ernest Albert of Wales; 3rd June 1865 - 20th January 1936 (aged 70). He is the grandfather of Elizabeth II. (”Georgie”)
9. Princess Fredrik Amalia Wilhelmina Viktoria of Prussia; 12th April 1866 - 13th november 1929 (aged 63). (”Moretta”)
10. *Princess Irene Louise Marie Anne of Hesse and by Rhine; 11th July 1866 - 11th November 1953 (aged 87). Married her first cousin, Henry of Prussia.
11. Princess Louise Victoria Alexandra Dagmar of Wales, later Princess Royal; 20th February 1867 - 4th January 1931 (aged 63).
12. Prince Christian Victor Albert Ernst Anton of Schleswig-Holstein; 14th April 1867 - 29th October 1900 (aged 33). (”Christle”)
13. Prince Joachim Friedrich Ernst Waldemar of Prussia; 10th February 1868 - 27th March 1879 (aged 11). (”Waldy”)
14. Princess Victoria Alexandra Olga Mary of Wales; 6th July 1868 - 3rd December 1935 (aged 67). (”Toria”)
15. Prince Ernest Louis Karl Albert Wilhelm of Hesse and by Rhine, later Grand Duke of Hesse; 25th November 1868 - 9th October 1937. He married his first cousin, Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg and gotta and of Edinburgh on 1894, but divorced on 1901. (”Ernie”)
16. Prince Albert John Charles Frederick Alfred George of Schleswig-Holstein, later Duke of Schleswig-Holstein; 26th February 1869 - 27th April 1931.
17. Princess Maud Charlotte Mary Victoria of Wales, later Queen consort of Norway; 26th November 1869 - 20th November 1938.
18. Princess Victoria Louise Sophia Augusta Amelia Helena of Schleswig-Holstein, better known as Princess Helena Victoria; 3rd May 1870 - 13th March 1948. (”Snipe”,”Thora”)
19. Princess Sophia Dorothea Ulrik Alice of Prussia, later Queen consort of Greece; 14th June 1870 - 13th January 1932. 
20. **Prince Friedrich Wilhelm August Victor Leopold Louis of Hesse and by Rhine; 7th October 1870 - 29th May 1873. (”Frittie”)
21. Prince Alexander John of Wales; 6th April 1871 - 7th April 1871. Died in infancy.
22. Princess Margaret Beatrice Feodora of Prussia; 22th April 1872 - 22nd January 1954. (”Mossy”)
23. *Alexandra Feodorovna, Empress consort of Russia. Born as Princess Viktoria Alix Helena Louise Beatrice of Hesse and by Rhine; 6th June 1872 - 17th July 1918. The wife and consort of Nicholas II, last Tsar of Russia. She, along with her husband and their five children (OTMA and **Tsarevich Alexei) were politically executed by the bolsheviks. (”Alicky”,”Sunny”)
24. Princess Franziska Joseph Louise Augusta Marie Christina Helena of Schleswig-Holstein, better known as Princess Marie Louise; 12th August 1872 - 8th December 1956.
25. Princess Marie Viktoria Feodore Leopoldina of Hesse and by Rhine; 24th May 1874 - 16th November 1878. (”May”)
26. Hereditary Prince Alfred Alexander William Ernest Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Prince of Edinburgh; 15th October 1874 - 6th February 1899.
27. Princess Marie Alexandra Victoria of Edinburgh, and Princess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, later Queen consort of Romania; 29th October 1875 - 18th July 1938. (”Missy”)
28. Princess Victoria Melita of Edinburgh, and Princess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, later Grand Duchess of Hesse, and Grand Duchess Viktoria Feodrovna; 25th November 1876 - 2nd March 1936. Married her first cousin, Ernest Louis, Grand Duke of Hesse. But divorced on 1901. (”Ducky”)
29. Prince Frederick Christian Augustus Leopold Edward Harald of Schleswig-Holstein; 12th May 1876 - 20th May 1876. Died in infancy.
30. Stillborn son of Princess Christian of Schleswig-Holstein, third daughter of Queen Victoria; 7th May 1877 - 7th May 1877.
31. Princess Alexandra Louise Olga Victoria of Edinburgh and Princess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha; 1st September 1878 - 16th April 1942. (”Sandra”)
32. Stillborn son of Duke of Edinburgh, second son of Queen Victoria; 13th October 1879 - 13th October 1879.
33. Princess Margaret Victoria Charlotte Augusta Norah of Connaught, later Crown Princess of Sweden; 15th January 1882 - 1st May 1920. (”Daisy”)
34. Prince Arthur Frederick Patrick Albert of Connaught; 13th January 1883 - 21st September 1938.
35. *Princess Alice Mary Victoria Augusta Pauline of Albany; 25th February 1883 - 3rd January 1981. The last grandchild of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert to die.
36. Princess Beatrice Leopoldine Victoria of Edinburgh, Princess and of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, later Duchess of Gallieria; 20th April 1884 - 13th July 1966.
37. Prince Charles Edward George Albert Leopold of Albany, later Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha; 19th July 1884 - 6th March 1954. (”Charlie”)
38. Princess Victoria Patricia Helena Elizabeth of Connaught; 17th March 1886 - 12th January 1974. (”Pat”)
39. Prince Alexander of Battenberg, later Sir Alexander Mountbatten; 23rd November 1886 - 23rd February 1960.
40. *Princess Victoria Eugenie Julia Ena of Battenberg, later Queen consort of Spain; 24th October 1887 - 15th April 1969. (”Ena”)
41. **Prince Leopold Arthur Louis of Battenberg; 21st May 1889 - 23rd April 1922.
42. **Prince Maurice Victor Donald of Battenberg; 3rd october 1891 - 27th October 1914. The last grandchild of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.

* = Carriers of Hemophilia
** = Suffered from Hemophilia

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March 13, 1881 – Assassination of Tsar Alexander II

For Nicholas, the most dramatic proof of Pobedonostsev’s teachings against the dangers of liberalism was the brutal assassination of his grandfather, Alexander II, the most liberal of Russia’s nineteenth-century tsars. For his historic freeing the serfs, Alexander II was known as the “Tsar-Liberator”, yet his murder became preeminent objective of Russian revolutionaries. The assassins went to extraordinary lenghts. Once, near Moscos, they purchased a building near the railway track and tunneled a gallery from the building under the track, where they planted a huge mine. The Tsar was saved when his train left Moscow in a different direction. 

Six other attempts were made, and on March 13, 1881 - ironically, only a few hours after the Tsar had approved the establishment of a national representative body to advise on legislation - the assassins succeeded. As his carriage rolled through the streets of St. Petersburg, a bomb, thrown from the sidewalk, sailed under it. The explosion shattered the vehicle and wounded his horses, his equerries and one of his Cossac escorts, but the Tsar himself was unhurt. Stepping from the splintered carriage, Alexander II spoke to the wounded men and even asked about the bomb thrower, who had been arrested. Just then a second assassin ran up, shouting, “It is too early to thank God,” and threw a second bomb directly between the Tsars’s feet. In the sheet of flame and metal Alexander II’s legs were torn away, his stomach ripped open, his face mutilated. Still alive and conscious, he whispered “To the palace, to die there.” What remained of him was picked up and carried into the Winter Palace, leaving a trail of thick drops of black blood up the marble stairs. Unconscious, he was laid on the couch. One after another, the horrified members of the Imperial family corwded into the room. Nicholas aged thirteen, wearing a blue sailor suit, came in deathly pale and watched from the end of the bed.  The Emperor is dead.

{Nicholas and Alexandra by Massie} .

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Happy 30th birthday Kit Harington! (12.26.86)

My parents didn’t have a lot of money when I was growing up. We were comfortable, but I didn’t go to Oxbridge, and yet every American interviewer I get says to me, ‘You’re related to Charles II! Your grandfather was a baronet!’ And it’s infuriating, because that is a part of my history, but you’re trying to turn me into a posh boy, and I’m not.

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“My parents didn’t have a lot of money when I was growing up. We were comfortable, but I didn’t go to Oxbridge, and yet every American interviewer I get says to me, ‘You’re related to Charles II! Your grandfather was a baronet!’ And it’s infuriating, because that is a part of my history, but you’re trying to turn me into a posh boy, and I’m not.”

Happy 30th birthday, Kit Harington

About Sawamura Eijun, Shogi and Battery

It says somewhere that Eijun is good at shogi. And in chapter… what? Fifty? Fifty one? Eijun look real surprised when he learn there is leading and pitch mixing. Like, that is the first time he learn about it. So, I can’t help but think “what will happen when Eijun was given that information early on?”

He is utterly ignorant about baseball when he first started. And after that he only learned how to pitch properly and grow as pitcher. He still missing more than what everyone in team have: a proper baseball education. He didn’t have that.

So, if he was given information about leading, what kind of pitcher Eijun will be now?

Eijun is good at shogi. So he is good at strategic thinking. If he is good at it and apply that strategic thinking in baseball to win games and understands where Miyuki think when the catcher signal a pitch, what kind of battery they build together? It will be real dangerous. A catcher who likes to mess with a batter head with his game calling and a pitcher who is able to answer that and adjust (if necessary) that strategy into something more twisted with his in game instinct and pitces that is tailor made for his catcher? They sure will take Koshien with storm and thunder.

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Nicholas II in Kiev for the opening of the monument to Alexander II

On 30 August 1911, the feast day of St Alexander Nevsky, Emperor Nicholas II took part in the opening of the memorial to his grandfather, Alexander II, in Kiev. Of note in attendance were also Prime Minister Stolypin, Chief Procurator of the Holy Synod Vladimir Sabler, Chief of Gendarmes Pavel Kurilov, Minister of Education Lev Kasso, and Prince Boris of Bulgaria (the future Tsar Boris III). After the Russian Revolution, the monument was eventually destroyed between 1919-1920.

  1. Emperor Nicholas II greets Prince Boris at the monument to Alexander II
  2. Emperor Nicholas II, Metropolitan Flavian of Kiev and Galicia, and members of the Imperial Family: Empress Alexandra Feodorovna, Tsarevich Alexis, Grand Duchess Tatiana (right), and Grand Duchess Olga (left)
  3. Clergy, Emperor Nicholas II and his daughters Grand Duchess Olga (left) and Grand Duchess Tatiana (right), Imperial Household Minister Count Woldemar Freedericksz, and Grand Duke Sergei Mikhailovich
  4. Emperor Nicholas II, Empress Alexandra Feodorovna, the grand duchesses, clergy from the Kiev Monastery of the Caves at the grave of Iskra and Kochubey
  5. Participants in the ceremonies for the opening of the monument before the beginning of the parade
  6. Mayor Dyakov of Kiev greets Emperor Nicholas II with the traditional bread and salt
  7. Moleben at the monument to Alexander II
  8. Emperor Nicholas II and members of the City Duma at the monument to Alexander II
  9. Clergy and Emperor Nicholas II at the monument to Alexander II

My parents didn’t have a lot of money when I was growing up. We were comfortable, but I didn’t go to Oxbridge, and yet every American interviewer I get says to me, ‘You’re related to Charles II! Your grandfather was a baronet!’ And it’s infuriating, because that is a part of my history, but you’re trying to turn me into a posh boy, and I’m not.

“My parents didn’t have a lot of money when I was growing up. We were comfortable, but I didn’t go to Oxbridge, and yet every American interviewer I get says to me, ‘You’re related to Charles II! Your grandfather was a baronet!’ And it’s infuriating, because that is a part of my history, but you’re trying to turn me into a posh boy, and I’m not.”

anonymous asked:

I have an interesting question Ser, What do you think was the symbolism behind each of the Targaryen crowns?

Aegon’s crown was made out of Valyrian steel and rubies. It highlighted his Valyrian heritage and the rubies symbolized both warfare and the red of his house colors, and since Valyrian steel is a fantasy metal for swords, it has an implicit warlike threat as well.

Aenys’s is a fancy gold crown, and that makes perfect sense for a man who sought the pageantry and ostentatious splendor of the royal court.

Maegor wore Aegon’s crown because he wanted to show that he was a warrior like his father who will bring Fire and Blood just as he believed Aegon did.

Jaehaerys’s crown is ringed with seven stones to symbolize the union between the Iron Throne and the Faith. The gold and jewels symbolize the bounty that comes with times of peace.

Viserys wore his grandfather’s crown because he wanted to continue the golden age that his grandfather led. Sadly, he was not up to that task.

Aegon II and Rhaenyra both wore crowns to emphasize their Targaryen heritage and push their claim.

Aegon III wore a simple crown likely to show that he was not proud or vain like the previous monarchs who led the kingdom into a bloody civil war.

Daeron I wore Aegon’s crown because he believed himself the martial heir of Aegon I.

Baelor formed a new crown out of flowers to symbolize revitalization, as he likely believed that he had to use his powers to renew the world into a land of faith and plenty, kind of like the Saoshyant.

Viserys II wore his brother’s crown because he was concerned with the kingdom, and not with vanity. It was slim and functional, perfect for him.

Aegon IV had a new overwrought crown because he hoped to demonstrate how powerful and mighty he was, though it mostly showed how utterly wasteful and ridiculous he was.

Daeron II, we already know because GRRM told us, wore his father’s crown to help quell rumors that he was not Aegon IV’s son.

Aerys I likely wore his father and grandfather’s crown because he didn’t even bother thinking about it. It was wasted brainpower to think about what crown he was supposed to wear.

Maekar made his own crown to symbolize that he was his own man, warlike because the prince himself was a skilled general and it would remind people of the time he led armies to victory in the First and Third Blackfyre revolts.

Aegon V wore the simple crown of Aegon III to emphasize humility and move the kingdom away from expenses on the mighty to help the common man.

Jaehaerys II wore Maekar’s crown probably because he wanted to wear the crown to help draw attention away from how sickly and frail he was, and project strength and power the way his grandfather did.

Aerys II probably loved the lavish, ornate crown of Aegon IV as a true emphasis of Targaryen power.

Thanks for the question, Anon.

SomethingLikeALawyer, Hand of the King

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My parents didn’t have a lot of money when I was growing up. We were comfortable, but I didn’t go to Oxbridge, and yet every American interviewer I get says to me, ‘You’re related to Charles II! Your grandfather was a baronet!’ And it’s infuriating, because that is a part of my history, but you’re trying to turn me into a posh boy, and I’m not.

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get to know me meme: [9/10] current celebrity crushes → Kit Harington
“My parents didn’t have a lot of money when I was growing up. We were comfortable, but I didn’t go to Oxbridge, and yet every American interviewer I get says to me, ‘You’re related to Charles II! Your grandfather was a baronet!’ And it’s infuriating, because that is a part of my history, but you’re trying to turn me into a posh boy, and I’m not.”