I want to travel back in time because these people shaped this world. I'm such a history geek at school and try to do anything to get close to that again
Her Serene Highness Princess Victoria Alice Elizabeth Julia Marie ("Alice") of Battenberg was born in the Tapestry Room at Windsor Castle in Berkshire in the presence of her great-grandmother, Queen Victoria. She was the eldest child of Prince Louis of Battenberg and his wife Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine. Married Prince Andrew of Greece. Mother of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.
Countess Amalia Maximilianovna Adlerberg, 1808-1888, portrait by Stieler. Illegitimate daughter of Duchess Therese of Mecklenburg Strelitz and diplomat MaximilianEmmanuel Graf von und zu Lerchenfeld. Amalia's maternal aunt was Empress Alexandra Feodorovna, wife of Tsar Nicholas I. The tale of her loves, marriages, and out of wedlock son is worth reading. As a girl she was pursued by Pushkin, a prince of Bavaria, a poet, and Tsar Nicholas. among others.