Tuesday, July 6, 2021

A Right Royal Quiz: Who Am I?


A Gotha Quiz: Who Am I?

By Darren Shelton for the European Royal History Journal.


My maternal grandfather at one time was mooted as heir to a throne he did not inherit, although in time he was to become a reigning sovereign on his brother's death. I was born to a well-known mother who was a considerable heiress, and whose inheritance was hard won over cousins with a greater claim. My father was plucked from obscurity. With my siblings, we ruled in the major capitals of the world. Married twice, I was unlucky in love. My first wife, the treasure of my heart, loved another and despised my presence. My second wife, a political match, loved me to distraction, while I could not stand her. Deprived of children who lived, I spent my life being a progressive free thinker. Who am I, and who were my wives?

The answer will be revealed on Thursday.

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I am Holy Roman Emperor Joseph II and my wives, Princess Isabella of Parma and Princess Maria Josepha of Bavaria. 

2 comments:

  1. Joseph II, HR Emperor
    His wives were Isabella of Parma and Maria Josepha of Bavaria

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  2. Is it Emperor Joseph II with Isabella of Bourbon-Parma as his first loving wife and Maria Josepha of Bavaria as his second unloved wife who adored him?

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