Thursday, February 18, 2010

Unpresentable patriarchs

In January 1896, the very religious Lady Erroll had commiserated with Queen Victoria on the death of Prince Henry of Battenberg: "Oh Ma'am, we shall see him soon, just think, Ma'am, you will see all those who have gone before, you will meet Abraham." "I will not meet Abraham. Certainly not," the Queen answered firmly, without any further explanation.
-- Andrew Roberts, Salisbury: Victorian Titan, at 795.

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