Charlotte & Leopold: The True Story of the Original People's Princess #ad - This is the story of the doomed romance between Charlotte, heir to the English throne, and Leopold, uncle of Queen Victoria and first King of the Belgians. Charlotte was the only legitimate royal child of her generation, and her death in childbirth was followed by an unseemly scramble to produce a substitute heir.
Queen Victoria was the product.
A Royal Experiment: The Private Life of King George IIIHenry Holt and Co. #ad - Both hated their own sons. But this was far from the only difference between him and his predecessors. Neither of the previous Georges was faithful to his wife, nor to his mistresses. Each story is a revelation. Jenny uglow, the guardianthe surprising, deliciously dramatic, and ultimately heartbreaking story of King George III's radical pursuit of happiness in his private life with Queen Charlotte and their 15 childrenIn the U.
S. The protagonist of a royal experiment, " but in janice hadlow's groundbreaking and entertaining new biography, is known as the king from whom Americans won their independence and as "the mad king, Britain's George III, he is another character altogether—compelling and relatable. He was the first of britain's three Hanoverian kings to be born in England, the first to identify as native of the nation he ruled.
And, their children were angry, jealous, and disaffected schemers, overall, whose palace shenanigans kick off Hadlow's juicy narrative and also made their lives unhappy ones. Pained by his childhood amid this cruel and feuding family, George came to the throne aspiring to be a new kind of king—a force for moral good.
A Royal Experiment: The Private Life of King George III #ad - This heartbreaking narrative of family dysfunction and royal sacrifice is an absolute page-turner. Amanda foreman, author of Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire"A fascinating, story-filled account. Against his irresistibly awful family background—of brutal royal intrigue, infidelity, educated, and betrayal—George fervently pursued a radical domestic dream: he would have a faithful marriage and raise loving, and resilient children.
The Last Princess: The Devoted Life of Queen Victoria's Youngest DaughterSt. Martin's Press #ad - Sadly, in marrying alfonso xiii of spain, beatrice inherited from her mother the hemophilia gene, which she passed on to two of her four sons and which her daughter Victoria Eugenia, in turn passed on to the Spanish royal family. Beatrice succumbed to her mother's obsessive love, which meant that when Victoria died her daughter became literary executor, so that by the time she was in her late teens she was her constant companion and running her mother's office, a role she conducted with Teutonic thoroughness.
. This new examination will restore her to her proper prominence--as Queen Victoria's second consort. Victoria was not above laying it down regally even with her own children. Her father died when she was four and Victoria came to depend on her youngest daughter absolutely, and also demanded from her complete submission.
The Last Princess: The Devoted Life of Queen Victoria's Youngest Daughter #ad - An engrossing biography of queen victoria's youngest daughter that focuses on her relationship with her willful mother--a powerful and insightful look into two women of significant importance and influence in world history. Beatrice was the last child born to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. And although victoria tried to prevent Beatrice even so much as thinking of love, her guard slipped when Beatrice met Prince Henry of Battenberg.
The Million Dollar Duchesses: How America's Heiresses Seduced the AristocracyAurum Press #ad - On 6 november 1895 consuelo vanderbilt married Charles Spencer-Churchill, 9th Duke of Marlborough. For a few, the marriages were happy but for many others, the matches brought loneliness, infidelity, bankruptcy and divorce. The transatlantic marriage bureau dashes through the year to uncover the seasons, the parties, the scandal and the titles, the glamour, the gossip, the money, always with one eye on the two women who made it all possible.
Also revealed is the hidden role played lady minnie Paget and Consuelo Yzanga, Dowager Duchess of Manchester, two unofficial marriage brokers who taught the heiresses how to use every social trick in the book to land their dream husband. Though the preceding months had included spurned loves, scandal and illicit affairs, Dowager Duchess of Manchester, the original buccaneers who had instructed, the wedding was the crowning moment for the unofficial marriage brokers, Lady Minnie Paget and Consuelo Yzanga, unexpected deaths, cajoled and manipulated wealthy young heiresses into making the perfect match.
The Million Dollar Duchesses: How America's Heiresses Seduced the Aristocracy #ad - Focusing on a single year, the transatlantic Marriage Bureau tells the story of a group of wealthy American heiresses seeking to marry into the English aristocracy. From the beautiful and eligible debutante consuelo vanderbilt, maud burke, in love with a dashing older man but thwarted by her controlling mother, vivacious San Francisco belle with a questionable background, Washington society heiress Mary Leiter who married the pompous Lord Curzon and became the Vicereine of India, this book uncovers their stories.
Fame, power, prestige, money, perhaps even love – these were some of the reasons for the marriages that took place between wealthy American heiresses and the English aristocracy in 1895.
Matriarch: Queen Mary and the House of WindsorRowman & Littlefield Publishers #ad - From a family of impoverished nobility, she was chosen by Queen Victoria as the bride for her eldest grandson, the scandalous Duke of Clarence, heir to the throne, who died mysteriously before their marriage. Despite this setback, mother of two kings, grandmother of the current queen, she became queen, and a lasting symbol of the majesty of the British throne.
Her pivotal role in the abdication of her eldest son, the Duke of Windsor, is just one of the events that provide the backdrop for both thrilling biography and for narrating the splendors and tragedies of the entire house of Windsor. The life of princess May of Teck is one of the great Cinderella stories in history.
The Forgotten Tudor Women: Anne Seymour, Jane Dudley & Elisabeth Parr#ad - Born into the most turbulent period of england’s history, these women’s lives interplayed with the great dramas of the Tudor age, and their stories deserve to be told independently of their husbands. Anne seymour served all of henry viii’s six wives and brushed with treason more than once, but she died in her bed as a wealthy old matriarch.
Elisabeth parr, sister-in-law of Queen Katherine Parr, married for love and became Elizabeth I’s favourite lady-in-waiting. The tudor age was a hazardous time for ambitious women: courtly life exposed them to “pride, executions were part of everyday life, indignation, scorning and derision”, envy, death in childbirth was a real possibility and plagues sweeping regularly through the country could wipe out entire generations of families.
The Forgotten Tudor Women: Anne Seymour, Jane Dudley & Elisabeth Parr #ad - Jane dudley was a wife and mother who fought for her family until her last breath. Yet anne, jane and elisabeth lived through all this and left their indelible marks on history. Anne seymour, jane dudley and Elisabeth Parr all have their own unique stories to tell. It’s high time for these women’s stories to be heard.
Dressing Queen Victoria: An Intimate Story#ad - This is a story of Queen Victoria like you’ve never read it before. Yet, despite countless biographies, the real woman behind the regal persona still remains elusive. This book offers a unique approach to Queen Victoria and explores her extraordinary life and long reign through the most personal objects of all – her surviving clothes and jewels.
Queen victoria was a figure larger than life, and her enduring legacy has proven larger than death as well. In this book, we follow queen victoria’s life through a unique lineup of dresses charting her journey from an oppressed teenager to the Queen who became a legend during her own lifetime and lent her name to an era.
Dressing Queen Victoria: An Intimate Story #ad - Strong and clear comes her voice across the centuries in her own words set down in voluminous journals and letters.
Queen Victoria's Mysterious Daughter: A Biography of Princess LouiseThomas Dunne Books #ad - She battled with her indomitable mother for permission to practice the "masculine" art of sculpture and go to art college-and in doing so became the first British princess to attend a public school. The rumors of louise's colorful love life persist even today, and notable scandals included entanglements with her sculpting tutor Joseph Edgar Boehm and possibly even her sister Princess Beatrice's handsome husband, with hints of love affairs dating as far back as her teenage years, Liko.
. The most feisty of the victorian princesses, she kicked against her mother's controlling nature and remained fiercely loyal to her brothers-especially the sickly Leopold and the much-maligned Bertie. True to rebellious form, she refused all royal suitors and became the first member of the royal family, since the sixteenth century, to marry a commoner.
Queen Victoria's Mysterious Daughter: A Biography of Princess Louise #ad - She moved with him to Canada when he was appointed Governor-General. Spirited and lively, queen victoria's mysterious Daughter is richly packed with arguments, scandals, intrigues, and secrets, and is a vivid portrait of a princess desperate to escape her inheritance. The secrets of queen victoria's sixth child, Princess Louise, may be destined to remain hidden forever.
What was so dangerous about this artistic, often thwarted by inexplicable secrecy, tempestuous royal that her life has been documented more by rumor and gossip than hard facts? When Lucinda Hawksley started to investigate, modern before her time, she discovered a fascinating woman, whose story has been shielded for years from public view.
Louise was a sculptor and painter, friend to the Pre-Raphaelites and a keen member of the Aesthetic movement. She sought out other unconventional women, including Josephine Butler and George Eliot, and campaigned for education and health reform and for the rights of women.
The Quest for Queen MaryHodder & Stoughton #ad - The series of candid observations, secrets and indiscretions contained in his notes were to be kept private for 50 years. Giving much greater insight into queen mary than the official version, and including sharply observed encounters with, and a young Queen Elizabeth, the Duke of Gloucester, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, among others, The Quest for Queen Mary is set to be a classic of royal publishing.
. The best royal book ever'harry mount, it opened the door to meetings with royalty, Financial Times* * *When James Pope-Hennessy began his work on Queen Mary's official biography, court members and retainers around Europe. A loathly feast for royal-watchers' hilary mantel, with a few sharp strokes of the pen, conjuring up, New Statesman Books of the Year 2018'A complete delight, a mad, exotic species from a world gone by'Craig Brown, Mail on Sunday'Gloriously indiscreet .
The Quest for Queen Mary #ad - A delightful insight into an eclectic life'The Daily Telegraph'Very funny and astute. Now published in full for the first time and edited by the highly admired royal biographer Hugo Vickers, this is a riveting, often hilarious portrait of the eccentric aristocracy of a bygone age.
Queen Victoria's Youngest Son: The Untold Story of Prince LeopoldThistle Publishing #ad - It touches on the wider worlds of victorian oxford and of literature, Oscar Wilde, art and politics and the varied friendships he made, John Ruskin, with Lewis Carroll, and Disraeli among others. Set against this background, leopold’s story is a moving account of one man’s search against the odds for personal happiness and a meaningful role in the world.
. He was the youngest, a strong-willed, likeable character with an immense thirst for life who faced two overwhelming handicaps. This admirable biography is a moving tribute to a prince who overcame much suffering, and it gives us a better understanding both of Victoria royal history and of a family coping with disability.
Queen Victoria's Youngest Son: The Untold Story of Prince Leopold #ad - Daily telegraph"One of those rare biographies that you will read again and again. Royal book news"a poignant small masterpiece, a book that constitutes an illuminating entré into the multifaceted Victorian world. The historianprince leopold, Duke of Albany, was the most intelligent of Queen Victoria’s four sons.
The other was his mother’s determination to keep complete control over his life. Leopold’s struggle for independence is a compelling human story, using previously unseen correspondence to explore his illness and treatment, his troubled and often stormy relationship with the Queen, and his place in the royal family.
One was haemophilia, which might have killed him at any moment, then barely understood, and in any case subjected him to recurring pain and disability.
Scourge of Henry VIII: The Life of Marie de GuisePen & Sword History #ad - This biography, from the author of marie Antoinette: An Intimate History, tells the story and offers a fresh assessment of this most fascinating and underappreciated of sixteenth-century female rulers. Although briefly courted by henry VIII, she instead married his nephew, James V of Scotland, in 1538.
Content until now to remain in the background and play the part of the obedient wife, determination, charm, courage, Marie spent the next eighteen years effectively governing Scotland—devoting her considerable intellect, and energy to safeguarding her daughter’s inheritance by using a deft mixture of cunning, and tolerance.
Scourge of Henry VIII: The Life of Marie de Guise #ad - James’s premature death four years later left their six-day-old daughter, as queen, Mary, and presented Marie with the formidable challenge of winning the support of the Scottish people and protecting her daughter’s threatened birthright. Mary, marie de guise, queen of scots continues to intrigue both historians and the general public—but the story of her mother, is much less well known.
A political power in her own right, she was born into the powerful and ambitious Lorraine family, spending her formative years at the dazzling, licentious court of François I. The little-known story of the mother of mary, queen of Scots and her feud with the Tudors: “Will fascinate anyone who loves a simmering, twisting tale” All About History.