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Date registered: Apr 2006
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Rothschilds!, I was at their old pile in the country last weekend , it's only twenty minutes up the road from my not as big pile in the country, Waddesdon was playing host to the Aston Martin Owners Club, the type of riff raff I'd not let on my property, with the exception of myself.
The Rothschild banking dynasty was immensely powerful in 19th century Europe. From roots in the Jewish ghetto in Frankfurt, Mayer Amschel's five sons set up a banking network in the then five major financial centres of Europe - London, Frankfurt, Paris, Naples and Vienna. The Five Arrows, as they became known, created vast wealth and established themselves at the very peak of European society.
Waddesdon Manor was built (1874-1889) by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild to display his outstanding collection of art treasures and to entertain the fashionable world. Fascinated by the history and culture of France, he commissioned a French architect, Gabriel Hippolyte Destailleur, to build him a Renaissance-style chateau, based on those in the Loire Valley, and employed a French garden designer, Elie LainĂ© to lay out the grounds. Like other members of his family he wanted a retreat outside London and chose Buckinghamshire because several of his cousins already had houses there (it was known as "Rothschildshire" in the late 19th century). The Manor was only used for weekends in the summer months, for Ferdinand's famous house parties, and was the last word in luxury.
Grape swashing Viking it's the Illumnati that are so over, they are just 'would be if they could be', get over those losers, it's the KT still sail this ship. I hear they are no-choice.
Last edited by Von Vorschlag; 05-23-2008 at 02:28 PM.