Saxe-Coburg-Gotha

NOUN
  1. the name of the royal family that ruled Great Britain from 1901-1917; the name was changed to Windsor in 1917 in response to anti-German feelings in World War I
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  • Ms. Gill's account of Victoria's family, and Albert's too -- they were first cousins, she belonging to the House of Hanover and he to the House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha -- makes for hair-raising reading. Victoria and Albert, Allies in Love
  • Regions have "embassies" in sprout-town even now, - without statutory legislation, or financial approval, financed by slush funds out of ODPM, like "Yorkshire Forward", so if regions ALL bow to sprout-town, who swears allegiance to HM, or the office of the Saxe-Coburg-Gotha bloodline? [blair house blues] exercise in pettiness
  • Windsor, the assumed name of the royal family — formerly Saxe-Coburg-Gotha — turns out to be outranked by about a third of the population. 'Pigden' Prestigious, 'Windsor' Not
  • It records the Kaiser's one known joke, which came after he heard in July 1917 that George V was changing the name of the British royal family from Saxe-Coburg-Gotha to Windsor. Family Matters
  • The King of the Belgians is a scion of the House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, as is HM The Queen (Leopold I, first King of the Belgians, fixed it for Queen Victoria to marry his nephew Prince Albert), so swapping Monarchs would not involve too many mental gymnastics and we could then take the opportunity to divest ourselves of the slightly contentious requirement that our Monarchs not marry Catholics. Archive 2007-09-23
  • After Britain declared war on Germany in response to the German invasion of neutral Belgium, George cut off all connections between the royal family and all things German; he changed the name of his house from Saxe-Coburg-Gotha to Windsor to underline this transition. Pursuit of an 'Unparalleled Opportunity': The American YMCA and Prisoner of War Diplomacy among the Central Power Nations during World War I
  • During World War I, the ties of Victoria's descendants to their German cousin Willy, the Kaiser, became an embarrassment, and the British royals proved adaptable by anglicizing their names: The Saxe-Coburg-Gothas became the Windsors. Sovereignty and the Pitiless Passage of Time
  • Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha gave her a snake ring to mark their engagement. Jewelry's Slithering Serpents
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