King Without a Crown : Albert, Prince Consort of England 1819-1861.
Place Published: Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.:
Publisher: J. B. Lippincott Company,
Date Published: 1977.
Description: Dust jacket reads: A foreigner and the youngest son of an impoverished German duke, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg seemed destined to play a minor role in England's political affairs when he married Queen Victoria. King Without a Crown tells the full story behind the early years-the discreet matchmaking of King Leopold of Belgium; the Queen's attempt to delay the wedding; the obstacles put in Albert's way by the Queen's powerful and jealous governess, and by a distrustful Parliament. It reveals the unusual qualities that enabled Albert to triumph over his enemies and, within a very short time, to command the respect of prime ministers and princes-men like Peel, Melbourne, Frederick William, and Louis Napoleon. This is the portrait of a highly complex man-an astute politician, a sensitive lover of art and music, a man whose liberal instincts were at war with his firm belief in monarchy, and whose determination to serve the Queen's interests contradicted his deep need to be someone in his own right. King Without a Crown also sheds new light on major world events during the pinnacle of England's power and one of the most turbulent periods in Europe's history. Daphne Bennett has drawn on a wealth of new material to reveal a hitherto unknown Albert-a man of incredible energy and keen intelligence who emerges as the real genius behind Victoria's throne. ------- Stated FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. 430 pages with index plus 12 pages of black and white photos and illustrations. This book is in VERY GOOD condition with some minor creasing to spine and slight wear to top and bottom edges of spine. Owners inscription on front flypage. The dust jacket is also in VERY GOOD condition with some chipping to the top spine and spine edges.Edition: First edition
Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good in Very Good dj
Book Id: 559