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Queen Victoria's matchmaking : the royal marriages that shaped Europe /
Deborah Cadbury.
edition
First US edition.
imprint
New York : PublicAffairs, an imprint of Perseus Books, LLC, 2017.
description
382 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
ISBN
1610398467, 9781610398466, 9781610398473
format(s)
Book
Holdings
Subjects
personal subject
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imprint
New York : PublicAffairs, an imprint of Perseus Books, LLC, 2017.
isbn
1610398467
9781610398466
9781610398473
contents note
Part one: Vain the ambition of kings 1887-1891 -- Prologue -- "A good sensible wife" -- Vicky and Frederick -- Ella and Sergei -- Alix and Eddy -- Eddy and Hélène -- Eddy and May -- Part two: The high summer of royalty 1892-1901 -- George and Missy -- Missy and Ferdinand -- George and May -- Nicholas and Alix -- Ena and Alfonso -- The fall.
abstract
An exploration of Queen Victoria's matchmaking exploits details how she used her grandchildren to further the influence of the British Empire, despite their own plans and the turmoil that rocked Europe starting in the nineteenth century.
catalogue key
11488136
 
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-369) and index.

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