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Offline Jane J

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Re: The Case of Diana, Princess of Wales
« Reply #105 on: August 20, 2013, 08:43:AM »
This has been an open "secret" in the North of England for many years. According to local gossip the Royal Family in the form of the late Queen Mother had been made aware of the need for clothing and financial assistance but her staff had refused assistance. As the article intimates the family were definitely ashamed of these girls, especially when Elizabeth Bowes Lyon married the king's second son! Imagine the fear among the Royal family that any children of that particular union would have learning difficulties. So many children were sent to institutions, to be forgotten, also of course girls who became pregnant out of marriage. As a student nurse I saw some of the illegitimate children as old people. They had never been allowed to enter the wider community and because of that fact alone, had few if any communication skills. Tragic but an old old story
- me, Sunny Coast Australia, 12/11/2011


In those dark, distant days, the production of an illegitimate child was seen to be proof of the mother suffering from a condition called "Nymphomania" and thus a danger to any poor, unsuspecting male who crossed her path, but it was also believed that the uterus was the seat of that other female condition, "Hysteria."

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Re: The Case of Diana, Princess of Wales
« Reply #106 on: December 29, 2016, 09:00:PM »
This is an interesting listen if you have a spare hour or so.  https://youtu.be/ZgQAUhKA4MU

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Re: The Case of Diana, Princess of Wales
« Reply #107 on: July 31, 2017, 03:26:AM »
I saw the Settelen tapes two years ago, and maybe they're better left unbroadcasted. https://youtu.be/GjmOSSssqIc