23 March 2010

Royalty Digest Quarterly no. 1, 2010

The latest issue of Royalty Digest Quarterly (no. 1, 2010) arrived in my mail box today. I look forward to reading it! I never have enough spare time for reading these days, but the daily trip by subway to downtown Oslo and back home again usually provide a few minutes of "literature time". I will make sure to bring the magazine with me tomorrow morning.

So, what can I look forward to? The contents section reveals among others the article 'Connubial Equality'. Russia & Montenegro by Edward W. Hanson. The title reminds me that I soon have to blog about the visit I made to Cetinje last summer.

Coryne Hall is a regular in the columns of RDQ. This time she focuses on "Erzsi", i.e. Archduchess Elisabeth of Austria (daughter of Crown Prince Rudolf and his wife Stephanie, née Princess of Belgium), in the article The Red Archduchess.

The magazine's historical consultant, Charlotte Zeepvat, presents and comments on a few photographs in the article The Royal House of Prussia. A Family Album Part II: German Emperors and has also written Royal Artists. Reflections on a bundle of Postcards.

The well-known blogger Diana Mandache contributes with Impressions of a Royal Family. Ileana of Romania's trip to Stockholm. The trip took place in the fall of 1928, if anyone wonders.

Michael Nash writes about The Jewels of the Habsburgs, while the historian and blogger Trond Norén Isaksen pays attention to the Bernadottes' connection to Pontecorvo in his article The Principality of Pontecorvo. Bernadotte's Stepping Stone to the Throne. Isaksen visited the Italian town in January 2008. The traces of Bernadotte in today's Pontecorvo are few, Isaksen tells among others.

Diana de Courcy-Ireland has delivered the article On the Royal Trail. Isle of Wight, July 1st - 3rd 2009. As usual you will also find a few book reviews in the magazine as well as a small section with genealogical news.

Royalty Digest Quarterly is published by Roosvall Royal Books, which can be contacted by e-mail royalbooks@telia.com. The RDQ is a successor to Royalty Digest - A Journal of Record, which was published in the period 1991-2005 by Piccadilly Rare Books.

The front page of issue no. 1, 2010, presents a photo of Emperor Wilhelm II with his grandsons , Princes Wilhelm and Louis Ferdinand.

(For the record: I have not been paid to write this blog article, and no-one has asked me to!)

Updated on Wednesday 24 February 2010 at 08.00.


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