Victoria's Daughters

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Macmillan, 23 дек. 1999 г. - Всего страниц: 370

Five women who shared one of the most extraordinary and privileged sisterhoods of all time...

Vicky, Alice, Helena, Louise, and Beatrice were historically unique sisters, born to a sovereign who ruled over a quarter of the earth's people and who gave her name to an era: Queen Victoria. Two of these princesses would themselves produce children of immense consequence. All five would face the social restrictions and familial machinations borne by ninetheenth-century women of far less exalted class.

Researched at the houses and palaces of its five subjects-- in London, Scotland, Berlin, Darmstadt, and Ottawa-- Victoria's Daughters examines a generation of royal women who were dominated by their mother, married off as much for political advantage as for love, and passed over entirely when their brother Bertie ascended to the throne. Packard, an experienced biographer whose last book chronicled Victoria's final days, provides valuable insights into their complex, oft-tragic lives as scions of Europe's most influential dynasty, and daughters of their own very troubled times.

 

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Queen Victoria's eldest daughter was born 17 years before the youngest. Her daughters had drastically different relationships with their parents: their mother alternated between codependency and harsh ... Читать весь отзыв

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This book will cure you of your childhood fantasy of wanting to be a princess! An interesting accessible read about the daughters of Queen Victoria. Sheltered childhoods created young ladies who were ... Читать весь отзыв

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Prologue Windsor Castle
1
Foundations
13
The Forties
25
Marriage
39
Death at Windsor
68
Settling Daughters
94
Marriage and Death
135
Tragedy Again and Leavetaking
169
Canada and Scandals
198
German Horrors
236
End of an Era
271
After Years
312
Notes
341
Bibliography
351
Index
355
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Jerrold Packard lives in Portland, Oregon.

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