Posh Spice, ’48er

Well, not quite.

But Victoria Beckham’s great-great-great-grandfather turns out to be Carl Heinrich Pfaender, an associate of Karl Marx and, like him, an exile in London after participating in the failed revolutions of 1848-9.

In the notes to this article by the aged Engels, Pfaender is described in these terms: “C’était un homme d’une finesse toute particulière, spirituel, ironique, dialectique.”

If you prefer to hear about this kind of thing in German, why not try over here? (“Die Glamourfrau ist eine Schwäbin”, that kind of thing).

[thanks! SF]

2 thoughts on “Posh Spice, ’48er”

  1. Which raises the inevitable question: has her husband become a better Der Pfaender since marrying into the family?

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