SWM, PoliticianYawn... *Walks away*
William Pitt the Younger
Yawn, nuff said. Haha! So sad that Pitt always makes me think of Blackadder. (But so many, many things take me back to Blackadder. It's useless to resist.) Pitt the Even Younger wanting harsher sentences for geography teachers, too funny.
Lol he's such a peculiar character! He was a good looking guy but just couldn't be bothered with the ladies.
You know, he reminds me of this one portrait I saw of the Prince of Wales when he was very young.He's not bad looking, but not as good looking as say the Duke of Grafton or the Duke of Dorset. You know Emperor Joseph I of Austria: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_I%2C_Holy_Roman_EmperorHe was a HUNK. And Maria Theresa's Uncle.
In this portrait he's quite a handsome man, but looks cold and unapproachable. Where Princess Luisa's looks didn't seem much to write home about, at least she appeared to have charm and charisma. In Pitt's portrait, these qualities are sadly lacking.
I don't see the 'hunk' in this guy. Trim build and full head of hair, I'll give you [though could use a conditioner by the looks of it], but his nose looks both pinched AND puggish. How do you manage that? And I agree with Lesley that he looks cold and proud - but not in a sexy Darcyesque way that you want to explore. How about a new hunk voting post called: "Yawn or Fawn?"
I always wondered why he spent so much time drinking, and not whoring like the other guys in the 18th century. Just asexual or repressed homosexual?
Polonaise, I agree, I always think of Blackadder too! And I agree with the other poster who thinks he was probably a repressed gay or totally asexual.
Whaat? You don't like him? I do... I think he looks more intelligent than your average 18th century idiot male. But his nose does look slightly puggish, I admit. I do agree, the Duke of Grafton is a MAJOR hottie!! I stared at his picture for five minutes before I realized what I was doing! :o)
...Oh, and by the way, I'm really missing my tarts of the week.
I think I may have brought it to an unfair level with the hunky Duke of Grafton!
I'm off to look for the Duke of Grafton! :O)
Nice pick! I like him better than Grafton. I'm not reminded of Blackadder, but he reminds me of Gillray's cartoons. That's not a bad thing either!
Oh, ouch. current historical thought has him either pegged as asexual or cripplingly shy, a condition aggrivated by an early entry into one of the most stressful jobs in the world. I'm more inclined to the latter than the former, since he did have a massive crush on Eleanor Eden.I mean, didn't work out at all, but romance wasn't really his thing. He was always too caught up in politics and business to really focus on his personal life (for another example, his total ignorance of his household affairs, which allowed his servants to cheat him and which meant he died thousands of pounds in debt).
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