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Serving Victoria : life in the royal household

Author: Kate Hubbard
Publisher: London : Chatto & Windus, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Seen through the eyes of 6 members of her household as she travelled between Windsor, Osborne and Balmoral, and to the French and Belgian courts, Queen Victoria emerges in Kate Hubbard's book as more vulnerable, more emotional, more selfish, and more comical than is generally supposed.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Victoria, Empress consort of Frederick III German Emperor; Victoria, Empress consort of Frederick III German Emperor; Victoria, Empress consort of Frederick III German Emperor
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kate Hubbard
ISBN: 9780701183684 0701183683 9781409027850 1409027856
OCLC Number: 796277318
Description: xii, 417 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: pt. 1 'A queen is a very happy woman' --
1.Windsor 1838 --
2.A Scandal and a Crisis --
3.'Love rules the court' --
4.Sarah Lyttelton: Superintendent of the Nursery --
5.Charlotte Canning: Lady of the Bedchamber --
6.'Gone afloat' --
7.Osborne --
8.In the Highlands --
9.'The object of Education' --
10.Departures --
11.Mary Ponsonby: Maid-of-Honour --
12.Glimpses of Abroad --
13.Three Deaths --
pt. 2 'My heart is utterly and completely broken' --
14.'Someone to lean on' --
15.Henry Ponsonby: Private Secretary --
16.Balmorality --
17.Eastern Questions and Domestic Affairs --
18.James Reid: Resident Medical Attendant --
19.Randall Davidson: Dean of Windsor --
20.Spring Holidays --
21.Household Bothers --
22.The Year of the Munshi --
23.Accommodating Bipps --
24.'A last look'.
Responsibility: by Kate Hubbard.

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Seen through the eyes of 6 members of her household as she travelled between Windsor, Osborne and Balmoral, and to the French and Belgian courts, Queen Victoria emerges in Kate Hubbard's book as more vulnerable, more emotional, more selfish, and more comical than is generally supposed.

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