Candide <***@anywhere.com> wrote:
: "Simon" <***@yahoo.com.au> wrote in message
:> On Mar 29, 2:44 am, "CJ Buyers" <***@hotmail.co.uk> wrote:
:> > I fear that any actual grant of a Marquessate would not have
:> > him and only encouraged yet higher ambitions.- Hide quoted text -
:> Do you think that had Mountbatten been granted a Marquessate, he would
:> have thought himself so close to a dukedom that he would have
:> relentlessly pushed for one?
:> Did he want to be the first since Wellington to scale the whole
:> peerage ladder in a lifetime? Did he as another second son see himself
:> as a bit of a Wellington?
:> The position of Cheif of the Defence Forces is a most important
:> position that traditionally granted its holder a peerage or a
:> promotion in the peerage for its holder. Mountbatten could legitmately
:> say that he deserved the promotion.
:> This was also the case for his other peerages. As a victorious war
:> commander for which he was granted his viscounty and Viceroy of India
:> for which he was granted his Earldom.
:> He would have had to do some exemplary public service after that to
:> warrant a dukedom, otherwise he couldn't complain.
:> I think he would have been happy with a marquisate.
: There is some opinion that Mountbatten and his family were not exactly
: happy with the Windsors for having them descend into the peerage with
: the great sweep of German name changes in 1917; and have ever since held
: a grudge. Whatever Mountbatten's service to his country it was he who
: played a hand in his nephew's meeting and subsequent marriage to the
: then Princess Elizabeth. There is also a rumour, EofM allegedly quipped
: the next monarch would be a "Mountbatten", referring to any issue from
: his nephew's marriage to Elizabeth. It is certainly true he was behind a
: push to have the RF's name changed to Mountbatten from Windsor in
: keeping with a non-royal custom of wives taking their husband's name.
It is certainly the norm in Royal genealogy to name a dynasty by
its male-line ancestors...which is how Britain has gone from House
of Normandy to Plantagenet to Tudor to Stuart and so forth in one
line of descent.
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