QUEEN ELIZABETH HAD A BLACK GREAT-GREAT- GREAT-GREAT GRANDMOTHER?

Bridgerton is a Netflix series.
We see the social season in London in 1813.
Debutantes are presented to Queen Charlotte.

Queen Charlotte was a German princess.
She was married to King George III and became the Queen of Great Britain and Ireland

Queen Charlotte is Queen Victoria’s grandmother and Queen Elizabeth II’s great-great-great-great grandmother.

Some think that Charlotte’s distant ancestors were
a Portuguese monarch
and his north African lover, Madragana.
Some think that it is not true.
But in Bridgerton Queen Charlotte is black.

 

What did Queen Charlotte look like?
Here is a portrait by Thomas Gainsborough, 1781:

QUEEN CHARLOTTE

FILL IN THE BLANKS

Bridgerton is a Netflix ____________________.

 We see the ____________________in London in1813.

Debutantes are ____________________to Queen Charlotte.

Queen Charlotte was a ____________________princess.

She was ____________________ to King George III and became the Queen of Great Britain and Ireland. 

She is Queen Victoria’s ____________________ and Queen Elizabeth II’s great-great-great-great grandmother.

Some think that Charlotte’s distant ____________________were a Portuguese ____________________ and his north African lover, Madragana.

Some think that it is not ____________________.

But in Bridgerton Queen ____________________is black.

VOCABULARY

series [‘sɪəriːz] сериал

princess [prɪn’ses] принцесса

George [ʤɔːʤ] Георг, Георгий: King George III (the third) король Георг третий

Charlotte [‘ʃɑːlət] Шарлотта

Portuguese [ˌpɔːʧə’giːz] / [ˌpɔːtjə’giːz] португальский 

ancestor [‘ænsəstə] предок

monarch [‘mɔnək] монарх

great [greɪt] great-grandmother прабабушка

true [truː] верный, правильный

social [‘səuʃ(ə)l] светский: social season светский сезон

debutante [‘debjuːtɑːnt] дебютантка: девушка, впервые выезжающая в свет

present [prɪ’zent] дарить, представлять: to present somebody to somebody представлять кому-то кого-то

 

Bridgerton Бриджертоны, сериал 2020

 

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