230215 Outrecuidance in the Family Tree

By February 23, 2015zBlog Archives

Bear with me on this one … “Outrecuidance” means: ‘Excessive self-esteem; overweening self-confidence; arrogance, presumption; conceit’, (OED). According to history books, Hugh de Mortemer was ‘the most arrogant man alive, and wanton with greatness’, and although he was around in the 12th century, eventually his descendants included Queen Victoria, who was married to Prince Albert. And here is the Albert Memorial in Hyde Park. That is the best I could today I’m afraid.

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Day #54 of the second 365 project, where the daily pic is informed by the OED word of the day.