Saturday, June 24, 2017
Burmese royals comeback fascination
the common view is royal family Burma weakened by polygamy. 100s of rival claims to throne, intermarriage. Some I have met are impressive,
but no reason not to have alt. view of Thibaw fr Brit view Desai is good Mainly weak man & victim manipulated by wife mother in law
Lost Royals Burma only ruse by junta to 1 "legitimize" their own royal aspirtns 2. counter weight ASSK 3 distractin entertnmt
Next instalment of the Burma's Lost Royals filming diary, to mark end of
#Burma shoot: http://www.grammar-productions.com/news/filming-diary-a-day-in-the-sun/ … #lostroyals #film #history
Kyi Kaung Retweeted Alex Bescoby
William Dalrymple is superb, read White Moghuls and The Last Moghul.
Kyi Kaung added,
The man who would be... For first time in history Burma's royal family remember Last King's exile - inside Mandalay palace.
After 130 years of obscurity, Myanmar's forgotten royals make a comeback https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/dec/30/myanmar-burma-royal-family-monarchy-king-thibaw-comeback?CMP=share_btn_tw&page=with:img-2#img-2 … from 2016
Posted by Kyi May at 10:36 AM