History Literature / TheRoyalDiaries

21st May '17 11:25:14 AM nombretomado
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* VictorianBritain: ''Victoria: May Blossom of Britannia''
16th May '17 9:50:46 AM nombretomado
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* TsaristRussia: Two books take place during this time period, ''Catherine, The Great Joruney'' and ''Anastasia, the Last Grand Duchess''.
28th Mar '17 5:41:38 PM AnotherWanderingGhost
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* DreamingOfThingsToCome: Both Weetamoo and her friend Cedar have visions/dreams of the future during their initiation. Weetamoo's is more symbolic, a gathering of her friends where some are marked with red bloodroot juice. Cedar's is more realistic, with Weetamoo inviting Cedar to join in fighting the colonists and Cedar refusing.



* HeirClubForMen:
** Princess Elizabeth suffers from this trope, though she puts more emphasis on her father saying she and Mary are "illegitimate" than their genders.
** Anastasia tells the story of her birth: everyone was disappointed upon the birth of each of her sisters, since a girl could not be tsar. When she, the fourth child, was born, everyone was praying for a boy, and were especially disappointed to find she was another girl. A servant claims that her father was so upset, he cried.



* LanguageBarrier: Pompey attempts to exploit it upon meeting Cleopatra and her father Ptolemy, insulting them in Latin (which he assumes they don't speak) while using a tone and gestures that appear friendly. Unfortunately for him, Cleopatra ''does'' speak Latin, and promptly tells him in the same language that if she and her father are going to be mocked, they will leave. Pompey doesn't try that trick again.



** Kazunomiya's arranged marriage with Prince Arisugawa ''was'' Perfectly Arranged. Until her family decided to [[spoiler:go back on it and re-arrange her marriage to the heir-apparent to the Shogunate instead.

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** Kazunomiya's arranged marriage with Prince Arisugawa ''was'' Perfectly Arranged. Until her family decided to [[spoiler:go back on it and re-arrange her marriage to the heir-apparent to the Shogunate instead.instead]].


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** Weetamoo and her friend Cedar, as future leaders, undergo a ceremony where they spend time alone, fasting and praying, and experience dreams and visions.
11th Mar '17 1:22:56 PM AnotherWanderingGhost
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* MommasBoy: Franz Joseph I of Austria in ''Elisabeth: The Princess Bride'' would do nothing to help his young bride against his mother.

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* MommasBoy: Franz Joseph MarriageBeforeRomance: Marie Antoinette and Dauphin of France Louis Auguste have never met before their ArrangedMarriage. At first she sees him as ugly and boring, but when they get to know each other she appreciates his kindness and he her directness and sense of fun. By the end of the book romance seems to be developing between them.
* MarryForLove: Isabella
I of Austria in ''Elisabeth: The Princess Bride'' would do nothing Castile went behind her brother's back to help his young bride against his mother.marry the young, handsome, kind and intelligent heir of Aragon after her stole her heart.



* MarryForLove: Isabella I of Castile went behind her brother's back to marry the young, handsome, kind and intelligent heir of Aragon after her stole her heart.


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** Marie Antoinette invokes this trope, purposely dressing in a flattering but plain gown and wearing no jewels, to create a favorable comparison with the king's mistress du Berry who she knows will be decked out with GemEncrusted dress and hair.
* MommasBoy: Franz Joseph I of Austria in ''Elisabeth: The Princess Bride'' would do nothing to help his young bride against his mother.
4th Mar '17 11:05:44 AM TudorRose
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* {{Asexuality}}: Though only a child at the time the book is set, Kristina of Sweden from ''Kristina: The Girl King'' could easily be seen as asexual. In fact, she may actually have been in real-life. Kristina is adamant that she will not bear children, and it is clear that she finds the idea of the process of doing so disgusting.
-->"I cannot imagine why any woman would ever consent to go through the terrible business of bearing children," I said, lengthening my stride. "I will not have a husband, and I will not bear a child, and that is the end of it."
14th Nov '16 9:59:13 PM Random888
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Examples include UsefulNotes/CleopatraVII, UsefulNotes/ElizabethI, [[UsefulNotes/MaryOfScotland Mary Queen of Scots]], [[UsefulNotes/CatherineTheGreat Catherine the Great]], UsefulNotes/MarieAntoinette, Nzingha the Ngola of Matamba, Queen Isabella I of Castile, Grand Duchess Anastasia, Jahanara Begum of India, [[UsefulNotes/QueenVictoria Queen Victoria]], Empress Elisabeth (''Sissi'') of Austria, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Queen Christina of Sweden, Queen Sondok of Silla, Princess Kazunomiya of Japan, Princess Kaiulani of Hawaii, Shana Kin Yaxchel Pacal of Bacal, Chief Weetamoo of the Pocasset band of the Wampanoag Nation, Lady of Ch'iao Kuo of Southern China and Queen Anacaona of Xaragua.

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Examples include UsefulNotes/CleopatraVII, UsefulNotes/ElizabethI, [[UsefulNotes/MaryOfScotland Mary Queen of Scots]], [[UsefulNotes/CatherineTheGreat Catherine the Great]], UsefulNotes/MarieAntoinette, Nzingha the Ngola of Matamba, Queen Isabella I of Castile, [[DidAnastasiaSurvive Grand Duchess Anastasia, Anastasia]], Jahanara Begum of India, [[UsefulNotes/QueenVictoria Queen Victoria]], Empress Elisabeth (''Sissi'') of Austria, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Queen Christina of Sweden, Queen Sondok of Silla, Princess Kazunomiya of Japan, Princess Kaiulani of Hawaii, Shana Kin Yaxchel Pacal of Bacal, Chief Weetamoo of the Pocasset band of the Wampanoag Nation, Lady of Ch'iao Kuo of Southern China and Queen Anacaona of Xaragua.
24th Aug '16 7:17:39 AM Clevomon
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* BetterAsFriends: Kazunomiya and [[spoiler:Yoshitomi]] eventually settle on this sort of relationship on their own after after he lets her know that he not only knows about her love for Arisugawa but in fact is interested in another girl himself. Too bad their families still want to get them together.


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** Kazunomiya and [[spoiler:Yoshitomi]] eventually settle on this sort of relationship on their own after after he lets her know that he not only knows about her love for Arisugawa but in fact is interested in another girl himself. Too bad their families persist in the ArrangedMarriage.
23rd Aug '16 5:50:48 PM Clevomon
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* BetterAsFriends: Kazunomiya and [[spoiler:Yoshitomi]] eventually settle on this sort of relationship on their own after after he lets her know that he not only knows about her love for Arisugawa but in fact is interested in another girl himself. Too bad their families still want to get them together.


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** Kazunomiya's arranged marriage with Prince Arisugawa ''was'' Perfectly Arranged. Until her family decided to [[spoiler:go back on it and re-arrange her marriage to the heir-apparent to the Shogunate instead.
9th Jun '16 2:10:54 PM HiBye
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** ''Kristina: The Girl King'' takes this UpToEleven since Kristina studies everything a prince would (e.g. fencing) and is a huge tomboy
9th Jun '16 2:07:21 PM HiBye
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* AbusiveParents:
** Catherine the Great's mother is a class climber who constantly calls her daughter ugly and slaps her, at one point destroying a vase that was a precious gift to her [[spoiler: simply because Catherine told her about an error she had made while talking to some dignitaries in French]]
** Kristina's mother is emotionally unstable, mood swinging from tearful love to berating her daughter about her appearance in the space of a second.
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