User talk:The Emperor's New Spy
Hello. You left a note on the talk page of Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, in Dec 2012 pointing editors to a book reference but giving no reason why the reference was posted or what the intent was - to correct something in the article, to provide a needed citation, or some other reason. If you could come back to the talk page and explain your point it can be addressed promptly.
Speedy deletion declined: Yohannes IV
Hello The Emperor's New Spy. I am just letting you know that I declined the speedy deletion of Yohannes IV, a page you tagged for speedy deletion, because of the following concern: Deletion of this page may be controversial or is under discussion. Thank you. — Malik Shabazz Talk/Stalk 23:22, 28 September 2013 (UTC)
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List of Danish monarchs
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Recent move of Alastair Windsor, 2nd Duke of Connaught and Strathearn
Hello The Emperor's New Spy. I have made an (informal) request for review of the recent move you initiated (18th 0f June) of 'Alastair Windsor, 2nd Duke of Connaught and Strathearn' to 'Alastair, 2nd Duke of Connaught and Strathearn' to the editor (BDD) who made the move. I have two reasons: 1) All articles on this Wikipedia on British Peers include a surname in the article title. That goes for articles on peers and courtesy title holders called Windsor as well. Those members of the House of Windsor that do not have the title of HRH revert to the naming conventions for peers. See also the recent discussion on George Windsor, Earl of St Andrews. Also see these article titles: Alexander Windsor, Earl of Ulster, Claire Windsor, Countess of Ulster, Xan Windsor, Lord Culloden, Sylvana Windsor, Countess of St Andrews and Edward Windsor, Lord Downpatrick. For consistency I would think that it therefore should be 'Alastair Windsor, 2nd Duke of Connaught and Strathearn' as well. Also this seems to be the way to name this article per NCROY. 2) I can see hardly any discussion on the talk page in the section where the move was requested. Only a remark by the proposer of the move saying "— Only three sources call him Alastair Windsor . More sources leave it out ". This reasoning shouldn't override Wikipedia policy. Also no one seems to have participated in the discussion further. Thanks! Gerard von Hebel (talk) 19:00, 24 November 2013 (UTC)
Hello. I missed Olof II. But I didn't missed Olof Haraldsen, which induced me to believe that Hunger was erroneously numbered because of him. I hope my mistake didn't cause you too much hustle. Cheers, walk victor falk talk 02:32, 1 December 2013 (UTC)
Catherine of Naples
I find it odd that there is nothing (as far as I can tell) about Joanna I and Louis I of Naples' daughter Catherine. She was apparently over 15 when she died; her mother was already a married and pregnant queen by that age. Furthermore, Catherine was her mother's only surviving child and thus certainly heir presumptive to the crown of Naples. Her marriage alone would have been of great political significance. How come I can come up with no information about any marriage plans, or about her at all? Can you see something that I may be missing? Surtsicna (talk) 00:11, 29 December 2013 (UTC)
Re:David Narin's wife
Hello, New Spy, and happy holidays. Sorry for a late reply. I was way too much preoccupied with real life. Back to Narin's family, according to the recent genealogies published in Georgia, David VI was married twice, first to Tamar Amanelidze and second to Theodora, daughter of the emperor Michael VIII. He had the following sons: Vakhtang, Michael and Constantine of the first marriage; and Alexander of the second marriage. On the other hand, Toumanoff informs us:
"According to the Georgian sources, David IV married a daughter of the Emperor Michael VIII Palaeologus. Pachymeres, on the other hand, reports that David married a natural daughter of Michael's sister-in-law, the wife of his brother, the Despot John, and daughter of the Sebastocrator Constantine Tornices. Two of David's sons were named Constantine and Michael, presumably for his queen's maternal grandfather Tornices and for the Emperor (who may have been her father after all?). Curiously enough, a recent student of the Palaeologan genealogy mistook David's wife for a daughter of the Despot John himself; A. Th. Papadopulos, Versuch einer Genealogie der Pafoiologen, 1269-1408 (Munich 1938) 4-5 and Gen. Table. — The Tornicii may have been descended from the Bagratid princes of Taraun; N. Adontz, 'Les Taronites a Byzance,' Byzantion 11 (1936) 21-46." Toumanoff, Cyril (1949–51). The Fifteenth-Century Bagratids and the Institution of Collegial Sovereignty in Georgia. Traditio: 173.
Honestly, I don't even know what is the primary source for David's first wife Tamar Amanelidze, but she is invariably present in the secondary sources published in Georgia and Russia. I hope this helps. --KoberTalk 06:09, 1 January 2014 (UTC)
OK, if you want to keep it by dynasty it's not bad, but I mean I just wanna avoid having 22 parallel "entries" in the content box.
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Constance of Brittany
Hello The Emperor's New Spy. I saw you edited some of my own edits on Constance, Duchess of Brittanys' page. I've added a comment on the Talk page (article: Abdicated??). I really think Constance was both Duchess of Brittany and Countess of Richmond until her death in 1201, since her charters mention these titles even after her "abdication". From what I read in Everard and Jones's book The Charter of Duchess Constance of Brittany and Her Family (1171-1221), she only included her son into the government of the Duchy, but didn't abdicate. So that's that. Maybe my edits were a bit muddled, as I don't get on with informatics very well. Sorry for that. By the way, I see that Constance's birth date is June 12, 1161. Do you know if that's right? I've never seen such a date and even on French Wikipedia they say she was born toward 1161 but don't specify the exact date. Aziliz Breizh (talk) 14:16, 27 June 2014 (UTC)
A table of superlatives for V&A's grandkids?
Hi, I've been toying with a table to match and supplement the various superlatives (e.g., first grandson born, last great-grandchild to die) in the Overview I wrote for Grandchildren of Victoria and Albert. I've filled about three-quarters of the 36 cells so far (see table below). (1) Do you think this table is worth adding somewhere? (2) Can you correct any errors and fill any blanks? [I deliberately tried to use the shortest title that still identifies the subject, and left out wikilinks from my working spreadsheet, although they'd go into anything published.] (3) Do you think it worth trying to give a simple 51-line table at the article's start with single lines for each of the 42 grandkids listed under their respective parents, and followed by any spouse(s) and (e.g.) a simple "(2 sons, 3 daughters)" or "no issue". Thanks for your thoughts. —— Shakescene (talk) 22:42, 11 July 2014 (UTC)