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The mystery of Princess Louise : Queen Victoria's rebellious daughter

Author: Lucinda Hawksley
Publisher: London : Chatto & Windus, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The secrets of Queen Victoria's sixth child, Princess Louise, may be destined to remain hidden forever. What was so dangerous about this artistic, tempestuous royal that her life has been documented more by rumour and gossip than hard facts? This book presents a portrait of a princess desperate to escape her inheritance.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Louise, Princess Duchess of Argyll; Louise, Princess Duchess of Argyll
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lucinda Hawksley
ISBN: 9780701183493 0701183497
OCLC Number: 858310634
Description: xii, 374 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1.Born in the year of revolution --
2.A royal education --
3.In the shadow of her siblings --
4.An Annus Horribilis --
5.The first sculpture --
6.What really happened with Walter Stirling? --
7.The Locock family secret --
8.An art student at last --
9.Falling in love with the Cult of Beauty --
10.The people's princess --
11.A controversial betrothal --
12.'The most popular act of my reign' --
13.A battle for independence --
14.Politics and Aestheticism --
15.The first year in Canada --
16.A marriage lived in different continents --
17.Escaping the Fenians in Bermuda --
18.Return to London --
and tragedy --
19.Keeping up appearances --
20.Scandal amongst the Campbells --
21.Celebrating the Golden Jubilee --
22.The princess and the sculptor --
23.Trying to dull the pain --
24.Scandal in the royal household --
25.A new century and the end of an era --
26.The death of Henry Locock --
27.The king, the kaiser and the duke --
28.Widowhood and war
Other Titles: Princess Louise, Queen Victoria's rebellious daughter
Queen Victoria's rebellious daughter
Responsibility: Lucinda Hawksley.

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"Satisfyingly replete with eye-popping stories of life at the various palaces" -- Rachel Cooke Observer "The fullest biography yet of a princess who was friends with Josephine Butler, a feminist and Read more...

 
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