She’s like that girl in everyone’s history class who basically knows everything but is so fucking terrible with names and dates that no one gives her credit for anything.
(Hint: It was 1936, Madonna. Not 1937!)
I’ve learned from experiance that even if you research something for years and years and know everything about it if you get a few little details wrong that’s all anyone will notice. You have to get the details right. It doesn’t matter if your opinion is right or wrong. It just matters that you can prove you know more than anyone who’s going to challenge you. In order to do that you have to get the details right because that’s what people verify. Five minutes on google won’t tell you whether or not Edward VIII was a Nazi sympathizer or whether Wallis hung out in Chinese brothels. But they can google and find out what year Edward VIII ascended the throne and even if you’re right about the other stuff that’s the thing they’re going to catch you on.
The easiest way to call out someone who doesn’t know what they’re talking about is to find the details they’re off on. I’ve always felt that if you think that, for instance, Henry VIII had eight wives, then you don’t get to have a fucking opinion about anything related to that person or their story.
Helpful tip: if you have trouble remembering a date or name just write it on your arm!
“He was the people’s prince; his little brother was shy and had a speech impediment and was really awkward and he didn’t want that part at all and neither did his wife. In fact, when they were dating, she didn’t want to marry him and Edward was instrumental in putting them together. She didn’t want to marry a royal because even though she was an aristocrat, she didn’t want to be in that world, in the limelight, didn’t want to have to go to any sort of ambassadorial functions. She didn’t want that life and Edward talked her into it. He said, ‘But he’s my little brother. You’re never going to be expected to do any of those things.’ He really played cupid in that relationship and they were really, really close.”—Madonna on David and Bertie/Elizabeth.
“When I first started reading the script, I had lots of different points of views on different titles and for a while my working title was The Punk Rock King. Because I was really focused on him and his behavior and how irreverent he was and how he broke all the rules and pushed away some conventions. How he didn’t dress the way he was supposed to dress and date the people he was supposed to date and how he did drink Benzedrine cocktails and did have parties and loved hanging out with Americans. He wanted to fight in the war and effect change in the world around him. He wanted to get rid of the old guard and bring new energy into Windsor Castle and the royal world. Many things about him were unconventional.”—Madonna on Edward VIII
OMG!!! Not only did I spy the JackandJackie tumblr in your recommendation list, but also your incredibly sweet compliment 'Best Kennedy blog anywhere'!!! *hugs* Thanks so much chicky, and keep these delish Bertie and Elizabeth pics coming!!! x
I’ll post another some more Bertie and Elizabeth tonight then!
And don’t even pretend I was giving you a compliment, girl! JackandJackie is the best Kennedy blog anywhere. True facts.
First of all, I love love LOVE this blog! I'm so glad I found it. Secondly, have you by any chance read "The Royals" by Kitty Kelly? I just started reading it and can hardly put it down. If you haven't already, you should check it out!
I’ve read it. It’s certainly a fascinating read, but please keep in mind it’s mostly untrue. Especially keep that in mind when it comes to the turkey baster story.
Glad you like my blog and let me know if you have any questions!