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Queen Victoria's matchmaking : the royal marriages that shaped Europe

by Cadbury, Deborah (Author)

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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. Full description

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Table of Contents:
  • 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.
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