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A magnificent obsession : Victoria, Albert, and the death that changed the British monarchy

Author: Helen Rappaport
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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Uses Royal Archives sources to examine how the untimely death of Prince Albert plunged both his queen and the nation into a profound state of grief that reshaped the British monarchy.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Victoria, Queen of Great Britain; Albert, Prince Consort consort of Victoria Queen of Great Britain; Albert, Prince Consort consort of Victoria Queen of Great Britain
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Helen Rappaport
ISBN: 9780312621056 0312621051 9781429940924 1429940921
OCLC Number: 740628628
Notes: "First published in Great Britain in 2011 by The Random House Group Limited under the title Magnificent Obsession"--Title page verso.
Description: xvi, 336 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Christmas 1860 --
Albert the Good. 'The treadmill of never-ending business' ; 'The first real blow of misfortune' ; 'Fearfully in want of a true friend' ; 'Our most precious invalid' ; 'Day turned into night' ; 'Our great national calamity' ; 'Will they do him justice now?' ; 'How will the Queen bear it?' --
The broken-hearted widow. 'All alone!' ; 'The luxury of woe' ; 'A married daughter I must have living with me' ; 'God knows how I want so much to be taken care of' ; 'The Queen is invisible' ; 'Heaven has sent us this dispensation to save us' ; Albertopolis --
Christmas 1878 --
Appendix. What killed Prince Albert?
Responsibility: Helen Rappaport.

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Uses Royal Archives sources to examine how the untimely death of Prince Albert plunged both his queen and the nation into a profound state of grief that reshaped the British monarchy.

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