Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Fall of the House of Savoy

The disgraceful tale of Prince Vittorio Emanuele. I feel so sorry for his mother, the lovely and dignified Queen Marie-José. It seems that marrying into the Savoys was a disaster for her on all accounts. 

1 comment:

MadMonarchist said...

I really love Italy and I would like to see the monarchy restored but the record of the House of Savoy (despite some very good members) has always been rather sketchy. I can understand Italians wanted to be a united, great country again but it was a rather unholy alliance of the Savoys and the liberal revolutionaries that brought it about, taking down the Pope and the other Italian monarchies. I don't think the fall of the monarchy was just, obviously, but since then it seems the Savoys have still often been their own worst enemies.