#29 Alfred Prince of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha


Prince Alfred was  24 when died.  His sister, Marie of Roumania #646 on the Jones 1000, wrote that his health broke down while the Times of London said that Prince Alfred's death was due to a tumor, but it seems clear that as The Complete Peerage states, he shot himself and was a suicide. He…

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This week in & around Philadelphia 7/16-7/21


Last time we were in Philadelphia was a year and half ago for St. Patricks, and while we are not finished with the Big Fifty,  we are going to a conference in Delaware, so we are stopping by for a patriotic visit. Wednesday, July 18 We start off, not in Philadelphia, but nearby Claymont Delaware.…

Astrologer: Liz Greene


from A short unauthorized bio of Liz Greene September, 1946, Elizabeth Leigh (her maiden name) is born in New Jersey. September, 1951, Elizabeth Leigh turns five years old. September, 1952, under New Jersey law at the time, Elizabeth Leigh is of kindergarten age. Circa June, 1965, Elizabeth Leigh  graduates from high school, presumably in New…

Frankland’s Musician


William Frankland in his book, Investigative Astrology c. 1900, has this chart with the question of what is his problem?  He gives us some clues:  there is a kite configuration made of the opposition between Mercury and Uranus. He also lets us know that Jupiter is in its essential house of Pisces and Venus is…

Lucy Maud Montgomery of Canada


Montgomery’s ancestors were among the wealthy and educated immigrants who came to the Island of Saint John (now Prince Edward Island) from Scotland in the 1770s. Her maternal great-grandfather, William Simpson Macneill, was a member of the provincial legislature from 1814 to 1838, and Speaker of the House of Assembly. Her paternal grandfather, Donald Montgomery, served in the provincial…