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Victoria and Albert

Victoria and Albert (Paperback)

By Williams, Brenda

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A beautifully illustrated account of one of the greatest royal love matches of all time

ISBN 9781841658407
Barcode 9781841658407
Published 12 July 2019 by Pavilion Books
Format Paperback
In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9781841658407
ISBN-10 1841658405
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Pavilion Books
Imprint Pitkin Publishing
Publication Date 12 July 2019
International Publication Date 4 April 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Williams, Brenda
Category Biography & Autobiography: Royalty
British & Irish History
European History
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Width: 172mm
Height: 240mm
Spine: 3mm
Weight 130g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Queens - Biography - Great Britain, Great Britain - Biography - Kings and rulers
NBS Text Regional History
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 941.0810922
Catalogue Code 983652

Description of this Book

`He seems perfection and I think that I have the prospect of very great happiness before me...' Victoria in a letter of 15 October 1839 One of the greatest royal love matches of all time was that of Queen Victoria and her consort, Prince Albert. The English princess, born at Kensington Palace in 1819, and the German prince were cousins, and first met when Victoria was 16. At their second meeting in 1839 she, by now Queen Victoria, proposed to him and they married the following year. Victoria and Albert's romance marked a turning point for Britain's royal family, and to the queen in particular love and marriage proved a source of strength and comfort. The two young people were brought together, like so many royal couples, by the scheming of matchmakers. The aftermath was not always easy. Albert's adopted country remained wary of his intelligence and seriousness, most people as unaware of his private playfulness as they were of the contrasting aspects of Victoria's own character. Victoria and Albert tells of a young couple's love: how the two grew up, what they were like, how they first met. Love deepened within their marriage, as they became partners in private and in public, at home with their family and ever on duty as sovereign and consort.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Brenda Williams is a writer, editor and consultant. She is a long-term Pitkin heritage author and her previous books include The Normans, Victorian Britain, Kings and Queens, and Saxons and Vikings.

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