So I keep thinking back at this and am wondering what you guys think.
When I was in Bavaria I went on a tour of Mad King Ludwigs castles. They were pretty impressive. I have to admit I didn't know a thing about the King before I went.
But there was one thing that pretty much stood out when hearing his story, he was g*y. Between the lavish castles, his fantasy world, his broken engagement and murder you can pretty much figure it out.
So while we're all thinking it a few people asked at the end of the tour asked about his sexuality. The tour guide became very upset and said they were rude for speculating and it was none of their business.
But when I think about it , isn't it? I mean it would explain so much about him and the times. Not to mention royalty is supposedly "chosen" by God, but in Christianity hom*sexuality is wrong, so there for a g*y king would question all monarchies. And that would have been especially bad in the 1880's when the States were doing so well without monarchies, and there was already a movement to get ride of them.
Tour guides have no problem discussing Henry the VIII's sexuality and deviancees, or many other famous people's deviancees. So why would this "speculation" be considered so wrong, especially with the concept that it could have changed history if it had been widely known at the time?
Am I missing something here, or were the tourguides jsut sick of being asked this?