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Queen Victoria's Children

by John Van der Kiste

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I have had this on my want to read list for quite a while, I found that my local library had the audio book while searching though Hoopla for something new to read/listen to. I knew some about the children of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, but only peripherally through biographies on them or the biographies of their children who ruled various countries in their own right. I had no idea just how unhappy some of them were with their lives and marriages or the differences and in fighting between the siblings who had to put the needs of various countries before family and sibling bonds. ( )
  Diana_Long_Thomas | Nov 12, 2017 |
5009. Queen Victoria's Children, by John Van der Kiste (read 26 Mar 2013) This is a non-pretentious book which does a good job telling ot Queen Victoria's long life and of her nine children. There are adequate genealogical tables, and a listing of all Victoria's children and grandchildren. The account is not overly deferential and I found it a good book to read, even though I have read other books on Queen Victoria and her children. There were many instances of untimely sickness and death in the family. In fact, one gets the idea that the death of Prince Albert on 14 Dec 1861 ushered in lots of unhappiness for the family.. A good book to read if the subject interests you, as it does me. ( )
  Schmerguls | Mar 26, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 075093476X, Paperback)

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.

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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.

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