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Magnificent obsession : Victoria, Albert and the death that changed the monarchy

Author: Helen Rappaport
Publisher: London : Hutchinson, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When Queen Victoria's husband, Prince Albert, died in December 1861 the nation was paralysed with grief. He was only forty-two and official bulletins had, until the day before he died, given no cause for alarm. This book examines the circumstances leading up to it, the ritual of his funeral and obsequies, and offers theories on what killed him.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
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; Albert, Prince Consort consort of Victoria Queen of Great Britain; Victoria, Queen of Great Britain; Viktoria, Großbritannien Königin; Albert, Großbritannien Prinzgemahl; Trauer
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Helen Rappaport
ISBN: 9780091931544 0091931541
OCLC Number: 751796226
Description: xvi, 336 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: Christmas 1860 --
Part one: Albert the good (1. 'The treadmill of never-ending business ; 2. 'The first real blow of misfortune' ; 3. 'Fearfully in want of a true friend' --
4. Our most precious invalid' ; 5. 'Day turned into night' ; 6. 'Our great national calamity' ; 7. 'Will they do him justice?' ; 8. 'How will the Queen bear it?') --
Part two: The broken-hearted widow (9. 'All alone!' ; 10. 'The luxury of woe' ; 11. 'A married daughter I must have living with me' ; 12. God knows how I want so much to be taken care of' ; 13. 'The Queen is invisible' ; 14. 'Heaven has sent us this dispensation to save us' ; 15. Albertopolis) --
Epilogue: Christmas 1878 --
Appendix: What killed Prince Albert?
Responsibility: Helen Rappaport.

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