An Admiral's Wife in the Making, 1860-1903

Paperback | February 7, 2012

byLady Ida Margaret Graves Poore

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1917 Excerpt: ... dined again at Cimiez, and Lady Lytton told him that the Queen had been quite distressed to think she had regarded me as his second wife (it was commonly believed that Queen Victoria did not like second marriages). How and why she should have been misinformed as regards my insignificant self I shall never know. But misinforming a queen should rank as Use majesti, for, as my father said to us long years before in Dublin, it is the business of everyone in attendance on Royal personages to be well informed. Our happy month at Beaulieu came to an end in the first days of May. When Dick had seen me off at Nice he took the train to Monte Carlo, put a five-franc piece on Zero, and won back just as much as we had lost on a previous visit to the tables! CHAPTER LVII CRETAN COMPLICATIONS The Hawke was sent almost direct from the Riviera to Candia, an abrupt descent from elaborate and peaceful civilisation to militant semi-barbarism, for disturbances in Crete at this period were occupying the anxious attention of the Great Powers, and a naval demonstration in force was made in Suda Bay, where English, French, Russian, Italian, and Austrian admirals had combined in an endeavour to point out to Greeks, Turks, and Cretans the error of their ways. Several regiments had been sent from Greece ostensibly to protect their co-religionists, but their presence embarrassed rather than helped those whom they had come to serve. Crete was a hotbed of revolutionaries and brigands, a land of oppressors and oppressed, as awkward, indeed impossible, to handle as a disturbed wasps' nest, and it was only the supreme importance of Suda Bay as the best harbour in the Levant with a productive country behind it which compelled the Powers to join in an effort to keep the island open to their f...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1917 Excerpt: ... dined again at Cimiez, and Lady Lytton told him that the Queen had been quite distressed to think she had regarded me as his sec...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:92 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217809626

ISBN - 13:9780217809627

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