Albany Close, DA5

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The name derives from Leopold, Duke of Albany, who was the eighth child and youngest son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Leopold was later created Duke of Albany, Earl of Clarence, and Baron Arklow. He had haemophilia, which led to his death at the age of 30 on March 28, 1884 . It would not have been named after his son Charles Edward who in AD1919 was deprived of his British peerages, his title of Prince and Royal Highness and his British honours for having fought in the German Army (eventually as a General) during World War One; he was labelled a “traitor peer”. Charles Edward later joined the Nazi Party as well as the Sturmabteilung (Brownshirts), where he reached the position of Obergruppenführer.

 

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