Queen Victoria's Children

Queen Victoria's Children

by John Van der Kiste

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Queen Victoria and Albert, the Prince Consort, had nine children who, despite their very different characters remained a close-knit family. Inevitably, as they married into European royal families their loyalties were divided and their lives dominated by political controversy. This is not only the story of their lives in terms of world impact, but also of personal achievements in their own right, individual contributions to public life in Britain and overseas, and as the children of Queen Victoria and the Prince Consort. John van der Kiste weaves together the lives of each of these children and shows how their mother was the thread that kept the family together. It is a refreshing insight into one of history’s most popular royal families.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780752454726
Publisher: The History Press
Publication date: 06/01/2010
Edition description: Revised ed.
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 625,369
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

John Van Der Kiste has made a particular study of British and European royalty. His previous books include Darling Fritz, Childhood at Court 1819-1914, Once a Grand Duchess, and William and Mary.

Table of Contents

Preface to Second Editionvii
1A family of eleven 1840-6114
2'Every family feeling rent asunder' 1861-7248
3'Fresh blood' 1872-8688
4Victorian sunset 1887-1901128
5The twentieth century 1901-44171
Genealogical Tables204
Queen Victoria's children and grandchildren208
Reference Notes211

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Queen Victoria's Children 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the few books I've found to go into the lives of Queen Victoria's children - fascinating!