30 July, 2009


A somewhat random post today till I get round to writing the next proper one, featuring blog searches and, umm, pink palaces...! Apologies in advance for the weird formatting which seems almost inevitable when I include photos in my posts.

Recent searches which have hit the blog:

- amatory sex film

- caernarvon castle german head injury

- edwards 2 other name

- edvard homo Suggested alternative Google search for that one (it came from Lithuania): edvardas homo. First result on Lithuanian Google for edvard homo: my review of Maurice Druon's novel The She-Wolf of France. Weird.

- baron killed in battlein 1265 name please

- how would our lives be different if king edward was not married to eleanor of castile

- posters, eleanore of castile submitting to edward i

- woman suckyng small sex
- red hot maltese anus

- man died 700 years ago
- the year 1308 a. d. and what happened that year

- edward stuff Well, if you're interested in Edward stuff, you're certainly in the right place.

- poker king hot edward Given that Edward II was tall, strong and handsome, he probably was pretty hot, actually. I'm sure Piers Gaveston thought so.

- queen eleanor greedy land grabbing

- men falling off horses dressed in armour Let's point at them and laugh.

- photos of king edwards 2 in his cannons

- how much are juliana clocks worth

- scottish people cheering after edward ii lost the war

- castilian male photos
- Queen Isabella took over the reigns

And for no reason except that I visited it the other day, here are some pics of the castle of Kaiserswerth in Düsseldorf (on the Rhine in western Germany). You should be able to click on the pics to get a large version, if Blogger feels like it.

Edward II connection: his great-uncle Richard of Cornwall, brother of Henry III, spent Christmas 1257 here shortly after being elected king of Germany.

There are two pink palaces in Düsseldorf, believe it or not, in the suburbs of Kalkum and Benrath. (There should be lots more pink palaces in the world, in my opinion.) Here they are.

Benrath, the Rococo one, was built between 1755 and 1770 for Karl-Theodor von Pfalz-Sulzbach, elector of Bavaria, count palatine of the Rhine and duke of Jülich. He was Edward II's twelve greats grandson, via John of Gaunt and his daughter Catherine, queen of Castile.


Susan Higginbotham said...

Hope the searcher found the person who died 700 years ago! Love the pink palaces!

Jules Frusher said...

LOL - love the searches, only just stopped laughing!

So, you weren't joking about the pink palaces then ;-) I promise that if I ever have a palace I'll paint it pink - just for you ;-)

BurtonReview said...

Heehee Makes you wonder what people are THINKING when they search.
I wonder if John of Gaunt had any idea how many times over his branch would spread out. That is just so cool.

Kate Plantagenet said...

The searches were hilarious....thanks, what a great way to start the day.

Loved "King Edwards 2 in his cannons" - wow he tried out being a circus act - he really did have the common touch....and they had cameras way back then??

And "Queen Isabella took over the reigns" - cracked me up. She didn't like how Edward rode a horse or was he driving a cart?

I think the pink palaces are gorgeous. Thanks for posting pics.

My word verification is unizingr - sounds German!

Kathryn Warner said...

Susan: wasn't that a brilliantly vague search? I love vague searches.

Lady D: I'll hold you to that. :)

Marie: John really was the grandfather of Europe, wasn't he? So fascinating to see all his descendants.

Kate: it's amazing how many people seem to think they had cameras back then!

Gabriele Campbell said...

Wonder if pink was en vogue at the time - remember that very pink one in Trier?

Some of those searches, oh my. Mind, meet gutter?

Kathryn Warner said...

Oh yes, I loved that Trier building!

Carla said...

The pink palaces are very pretty. Suffolk goes in for a similar shade of pink, but we only have cottages :-)