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In the end chapter of Oskar Prinz, a reconstruction of Ruritanian monarchs is as follows:
1436: marriage between Duchess Osra and count Rudolf of Elphberg from Swabia
The kings and queens of Ruritania
House of Elphberg
Rudolf I (1644-1665) formerly Duke Rudolf VI
Rudolf II (1665-1707) son
Henry the Lion (1707-1739) son
Rudolf III (1739-1781) son - his wife "Margaret of Tuscany" presumably was a non-existen daughter of this guy: 
Ferdinand (1781-1814) son
Henry II (1814-1822) brother
Rudolf IV (1822-1854) son
Rudolf V (1854-1862) son
Flavia (1862-1880) cousin
House of Thuringia
Leopold (1880-1884) cousin
William Henry (1884-1909) brother
Albert (1909-1917) son
from that genre:
When king Rudolf VI, the English prince, had ascended, his "only cousin" Eleanor was confirmed as heiress presumptive, Princess Eleanor of Ruritania. The uncle, Lord Robert Rassendyll, was invested as Count of Hentzau. Henq 12:49, 12 June 2006 (UTC)
Henry the Lion (1707-1739) son, had son Rudolf III and daughter Osra.
Rudolf III (1739-1781) and his wife Margaret of Tuscany, had sons Ferdinand I, Henry II.
Ferdinand (1781-1814) had daughters.
Henry II (1814-1822) had sons Rudolf IV and another, father of Flavia. A daughter married to Thuringia.
Rudolf IV (1822-1854) had son Rudolf V (1854-1862)
House of Thuringia:
Leopold (1880-1884) cousin, (grand)son of Henry II's daughter
William Henry (1884-1909) brother
Albert (1909-1917) son, born c 1860
daughter, married to Savoy, where not exactly matching generation... Victor Emmanuel, Prince of Naples, was born in 1920's; Umberto II was born just before end of 19th c. and anyway married Marie Jose of Belgium.
grandmother Kesarstein, born c 1930
earl and his brother lord Robert
cousin, princess Eleanor of Ruritania, to be married with Francis VI, Prince of Terlenehem
Osra's male cousin's son was contender in 1430's, castle of Furstenberh
his elder daughter married Kesarstein
confiscated Furstenberh was given to the Terlenehem loyal family
Duchy of Mesembria was given by Vulgarian tsar to his kinswoman and kinsman in 1920's, Ioannes I, Duke of Mesembria, (1862-1929), and his wife Sophia (1875-1957).
- Theodoros I of Mesembria (1900-67) married Elisabeth (1904-55)
- Ioannes II of Mesembria (born 1935) married Henriatta (born 1938)
- Ignatios of Mesembria (born 1966) married Robinia (born 1976)
- thus far: daughter Floriana of Mesembria (born 2005)
Ignatios' younger brother Theorodos (born 1969)
sister is married, has sons 2002 and 2004, daughter 2000
Ioannes II's sister Eleni (born 1937) now widowed, grandsons Nicolas 2005, Alexis 1991 etc
Ruritania and Military Uniforms
I suggest additional text might describe the over-elaborate military uniforms of the world. This possibly comes from PG Wodehouse's descriptions of the Hotel Commissionairesas ex-Kings or ex-Grand Admirals.
There is a whole male peacockery space for the gold braid, epaulettes, funny hats and bemedalled but unheroic chests of the world's display or parade uniforms. The kind of gear worn by the British Royal Family on parade occasions is very Ruritanian. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Seantmchugh (talk • contribs) 11:42, 29 March 2009 (UTC)
Ruritania and Military Uniforms
I suggest additional text might describe the over-elaborate military uniforms of the world. This possibly comes from PG Wodehouse's descriptions of the Hotel Commissionaires as ex-Kings or ex-Grand Admirals.
There is a whole male peacockery space for the gold braid, epaulettes, funny hats and bemedalled but unheroic chests of the world's display or parade uniforms. The kind of gear worn by the British Royal Family on parade occasions is very Ruritanian. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Seantmchugh (talk • contribs) 11:43, 29 March 2009 (UTC)
Is this accurate? "In The Heart of Princess Osra, set in the eighteenth century, Hope refers to a palace 'burned down by the people in 1848."
The eighteenth century was from 1701 to 1800. Why would a book set then refer to something that happened in 1848?
The passage goes, "Therefore the Prince came to Strelsau with a great retinue, and was lodged in the White Palace, which stood on the outskirts of the city, where the public gardens now are (for the Palace itself was sacked and burnt by the people in the rising of 1848)", i.e. the story is told to an audience much later than the story happened, and other things have happened since.
I wanted to cite this with "The Heart of Princess Osra, page 226. Frederick A. Stokes Company Publishers, 1896. " but wasn't sure about the code... would I just enclose that in ref tags, after the quotation (just now replaced in the article except i forgot to log in. :( )?
Is there a rationale for why this country is linked in the "See also" section? That article never mentions Ruritania and this one gives no connection between itself and Liechtenstein. If there is no objection, I'll remove it. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 19:35, 6 November 2010 (UTC)
ruritania in lierature
Re Ruritania. Did I miss the citation of Evelyn Waugh's early novel, Vile Bodies? In Vile Bodies the ex-King of Ruritania appears as a social parasite. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 02:24, 15 November 2010 (UTC)
An April Fool
In its April 1967 edition the Railway Magazine published a spoof page of photographs purporting to show the railways of Ruritania. In fact the locations of the photographs were in Britain, as could be deduced from thinly disguised names in the captions. AllanC41 (talk) 22:38, 17 August 2012 (UTC)
I think it is the April 1967 edition of 'Railway World', not the 'Railway Magazine'.
Indeed, it is definitely the April 1967 edition of 'Railway World', I have the magazine. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Redorc01 (talk • contribs) 17:11, 14 February 2014 (UTC) --Redorc01 (talk) 17:23, 14 February 2014 (UTC)
Liner Ruritania, a Holmesian homage
I've added this information as it seems at least as noteworthy as Evelyn Waugh or PG Wodehouse's mentions of Ruritania.
The article says that Strelsau is 'between Dresden and Prague'. There is however no mention I can find of Prague in any of Hope's books. Certainly, there are mentions of Dresden. But no real indication of which direction(s) Rassendyll travels after leaving there.
If he travelled towars Prague from Dresden, crossed the border somewhere near the modern German/Czech border on the Dresden-Prague railway line, travelled 10 miles to Zenda, then travelled another 50 miles to Strelsau in the same direction, he would have travelled about 60 miles (about 96km), after crossing the border. That would put Strelsau in the same position as Prague, not on the way. On the other hand, if Rassendyll crossed the border and the turned perpendicular to the border and travelled 50 miles, that would put Strelsau either near Carlsbad, or Liberec.
Hawke, Spurling, Haythorne
Only one of these is mentione before discussing how they relate to the geography of the novel. Citations to the others need to be given.
I see these references were editted out in Spetember 2013. Unfortunately the following paragraph is pretty meaningless without them.
The reference to the Ruritanian Crown Jewels in the game 'Contraband' has also been removed. Any particular reason? They were notable as being the only things in the game that didn't actually exist.