Oh, why is that
Domestic English politics mostly, also there's three important elements in royal marriage, inheritance, aliiances and family network. The Savoy doesn't really give anything on any of the points. If you marry a Welf or a Mecklenburg, it may not give a important alliance, but those dynasties are usual closely connected to the bigger Protestant dynasties. But the best potential marriage partners are Protestant powers, unless of course a Habsburg princess would be willing to marry a Protestant, in that case the princess are worth more than the domestic trouble she may give. Through I suspect that even the English parliament would think a Habsburg princess was worth the price.
Hmm interesting, this does then lead me to ask, should James marry Ulrika Eleonora, or marry a Habsburg Princess, especially if one of his sisters ends up married to Charles XII of Sweden
Hmm this is true, so ulrika instead of Sophia hedvig?The problem with a Habsburg princess are that the Austrians didn't to marry them to heretics, so while a great price, they're also to some degree outside reach. The Swedish match makes a lot of sense, if I have to be honest. The royal family will support it because it make them second in succession to the Swedish crown, the parliament will support it, because it will make the future king less likely to push for a war with Sweden on Danish side, and the Swedes will support it for the same reason. Also the Danish gaining control over Holstein have made them more likely to mess in European politics, instead of focusing everything on Sweden.
If Denmark join future wars on the English-Austrian side, and there's not potential gain in the European neighbourhood, they will likely look toward colonial concessions instead.
Hmm this is true, so ulrika instead of Sophia hedvig?
The Swedes want a match, the Danes also if they can get away with it (to keep the English branch of the family close and secure a powerful lobbyist in London in case of a war with Sweden). Which princess which marry James doesn't matter as much as the family she comes from. So whether James marry a elder or younger sister doesn't really matter. Except for its effect on European alliance politics in that she doesn't marry another.
Obviously there's Sophia Hedwig though she's a good decade older than James
Hmm this is true.
Who would you recommend, Ulrika or her sister?
I would say that Ulrika makes the most sense because of her age. Hedwig should obvious either be married to the new Duke of Oldenburg or the Danish crown prince or one of the latter's brothers (through not William the youngest). But I think the marriage alliance depend on what you want to end up with. You could create a English-Swedish, Danish-Swedish or Oldenburg-Swedish union, if that's what you want. You could also make the Swedish Wittelsbach survive. i think you need to make some thoughts about how you want the map of Europe to look in 1730 and decide the choice of marriage partners from that.
How do you mean regarding the map of Europe in 1730?
Well you either make a mental image of where you want TTL to be a few decades into the future.
Or you analysis where the different actors want the world to go.
As example France want the entire west bank of the Rhine. Austria want to consolidate their realm. Sweden want to still be a empire. Denmark want to return to be a great power. Brandenburg want Jülich-Berg. Saxony want to raise their prestige etc.
You need to set a short term goal of the effect of Oldenburg England, or you need to see where the actors led you.
London at the height of winter was a sight to behold, there was snow covering the ground, the people had brought their trees and their carols, and things seemed to be settling down.(1)
“I am.” Anne replied. “I am a few moons gone.” He leaned over and kissed his wife again and again (2).
Just two point
(1) The Christmas tree became popular in England in 1841 when Queen Victoria's husband, Prince Albert, brought a Christmas tree over from Germany and put it in Windsor Castle. The Royal couple were illustrated in a newspaper standing around the Christmas tree with their children
I believe referring to moons regarding a woman’s menstruation is an ancient/ medieval terminology