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Sunday 22 November 2015

How Well Do You Know...Grand Duchess Elizabeth (Ella) of Russia?

How Well Do You Know...Grand Duchess Elizabeth (Ella) of Russia? (Answers will be available tomorrow)
1. On what feast day was Ella born in 1864?
2. After which saintly ancestor was she named?
3. When the rest of the family contracted diphtheria, with whom and where was Ella sent to stay?
4. After Ella had rejected the offer of marriage from her cousin, Wilhelm, whom did Queen Victoria want her to marry? 
5. Which celebrated beauty did Ella meet during her honeymoon in Ilinskoe, who became one of her closest friends until the Revolution?
6. How did Ella describe her cousin, Eddy (Prince Albert Victor), when she heard that Queen Victoria wished him to marry her sister, Alix?
7. According to the French Ambassador, which book did Serge forbid her to read?
8. For what minor affliction did Queen Victoria’s doctor, Sir James Reid, treat Ella during the Jubilee celebrations?
9. When Ella established her convent, whom did she appoint as chaplain and her chief spiritual advisor?
10. Where and with whom was Ella when she heard of the assassination of Franz Ferdinand?
11. Which two of her religious sisters accompanied Ella into Siberia in 1918?
12. Where is Ella buried? 

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