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Royal ruminations

I have this ginormous "Kings and Queens of Great Britain" poster, purchased in the gift shop of some National Trust site or other circa 1978, diagramming a simplified (i.e. crowned monarchs and their immediate families) genealogy of British royalty. It was one of four posters we had mounted on foamboard back in Columbus, as an inexpensive alternative to framing that also doesn't weigh a ton. They're all finally back up on the wall (much easier now that there's such a thing as Command picture hanging strips), with the Kings and Queens providing something interesting for people to look at in the downstairs bathroom.

This resulted in the following exchange:

Me: So I've now played three people whose names are on there.
Jack: Which ones?
Me: Lady Macbeth, Malcolm, and Princess Katherine.
Jack: One of these things is not like the others.
Me: True. Only one was a monarch in his own right.

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neadods
Feb. 12th, 2014 12:24 am (UTC)
*giggle*snort*
maiac
Feb. 13th, 2014 01:19 am (UTC)
You played Malcolm?

(Coming back to add) If you have any time at all for listening to podcasts, I think you'd enjoy The Rex Factor, "a podcast reviewing all the Kings and Queens of England from Alfred the Great to Elizabeth II - we go through their life and reign and then score their performance in Battleyness, Scandal, Subjectivity, Longevity and Dynasty before deciding whether they have that certain something - the Rex Factor!"

Edited at 2014-02-13 01:22 am (UTC)
wiliqueen
Feb. 15th, 2014 10:36 pm (UTC)
I did! As a woman -- the cry in the final scene was "Hail, Queen of Scotland!" :-) Our Malcolm at GreenMan was also played by a woman (previously Lizzy in our P&P, actually), but as a boy.

I'm a bit behind on my podcast listening, but that sounds very cool. Will have to check it out sometime. Thanks!
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