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Alfred: Queen Victoria's Second Son

by John Van der Kiste

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John van der Kiste has written what may be the definitive biography on the subject of Alfred, Queen Victoria's Second Son. This is the second of two books written by van der Kiste on Alfred. However, the first one was published many years ago before some sources became available, and what we have here is a more complete picture of the man. The publisher, however, is sorely lacking in its editorial department. There are several glaring typos. Of supreme frustration are sentences with words that are missing. I find this to be inexcusable, as it doesn't take a genius to figure out the mistakes they made. Also, the book is without an index, which should be a staple of any biography. ( )
  briandrewz | May 8, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 178155319X, Paperback)

Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and of Saxe-Coburg Gotha, Admiral of the Fleet, was the second son of Queen Victoria. At 18 he was elected King of Greece, but not allowed to accept the crown. While touring Australia in 1868 he narrowly escaped assassination. His last years were clouded by alcoholism, ill-health, and the suicide of his only son and heir.

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Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and of Saxe-Coburg Gotha, Admiral of the Fleet, was the second son of Queen Victoria. At 18 he was elected King of Greece, but not allowed to accept the crown. While touring Australia in 1868 he narrowly escaped assassination. His last years were clouded by alcoholism, ill-health, and the suicide of his only son and heir.… (more)

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