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CiaoBellaaA91

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Eleonora was not just tsaritsa of Bulgaria but also a nurse. πŸ™‚πŸ‘ΈπŸ‘©πŸΌβ€βš•οΈ
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I have moved this to the Europe section as I think that location more appropriate. Her genealogy is not hard to find and is quite interesting actually, particularly if you look at her maternal grandmother's ancestry. Alas, the marriage was really in name only, Tsar Ferdinand was not in need of a wife but did require a mother for his young children following his first wife's death, and there was never any prospect of issue from a union most likely never consummated.
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While I saw this when it was originally posted, I decided to wait until after I had finished my latest project. I'm here now! [smile]

I do admit that it's news to me that Tsaritsa Eleonora was buried in a village that is in the same municipality as the one my father's from. I wonder why Her Majesty desired to be laid to rest there.
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I guess I'll have to eat humble pie now.

It turns out that I was misled by the information in Find a Grave and told everyone that Tsaritsa Eleanora was buried in my region of Bulgaria. Not quite, Boyana is not supposed to be the village in Valchi dol (near Varna), but a neighborhood of Sofia!

For shame...
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It wasn't an unreasonable supposition, since she died in the Euxinograd Palace, which is near Varna. But yes, it was the Sofia Boyana where she was buried. I have a biography of Ferdinand I, Foxy Ferdinand by Stephen Constant, and consulted it to see whether there was any information about the choice of it as her resting place. But there wasn't, except that it was her wish. For which there will have been a reason, possibly as simple as her having been there and liked it, but we'll probably never know what for sure.
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...Foxy Ferdinand by Stephen Constant...


Hey, I have the same book!

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I admit that I've only browsed through it. Maybe I'll read it one day.

I don't know if it's written in your edition, Peter, but there is a brief introduction in mine about the author, who is (perhaps unsurprisingly) Bulgarian: Stoyan-Konstantin Vladimirov Danev.
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Finally, there is that famous photo, which Royalcello (and probably every other monarchist too) loves:
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Now, following a hint from CiaoBellaaA91, I've been led to conclude that Her Majesty wanted to be buried in a church that was named after Saint Pantaleon (or Panteleimon), because they were both compassionate people. That's a good enough reason, as well as an explanation, for me.

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Makes sense, as the Tsaritsa was known as a warm and kindly person. There is a biographical note on the rear flap of the dust jacket, though I expect briefer than in your edition. The book is worth reading, and is rather more admiring of the Tsar than its title would suggest, giving due credit to his numerous achievements as well as his even more numerous foibles.
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