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Uncrowned king : the life of Prince Albert

Author: Stanley Weintraub
Publisher: New York : Free Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Stanley Weintraub, biographer of Victoria and other major figures of her era, here unveils for the first time the largely hidden role of Albert, establishing him as one of the greatest men of his days. Drawing on previously unexplored sources, Weintraub delves into Albert's political, familial, financial, medical, and sexual life. As a youth, Albert had few choices of vocation. Plucked from foreign obscurity -
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Weintraub, Stanley, 1929-
Uncrowned king.
New York : Free Press, c1997
(OCoLC)645925983
Named Person: Albert, Prince Consort consort of Victoria Queen of Great Britain; Albert, Prince Consort of Victoria Queen of Great Britain.; Prinzgemahl) Albert (Großbritannien; Albert, Großbritannien Prinzgemahl; Albert, Prince Consort consort of Victoria Queen of Great Britain
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stanley Weintraub
ISBN: 0684834863 9780684834863
OCLC Number: 36008453
Description: xvii, 478 p. : ill., 1 map ; 25 cm.
Contents: Leaving for Good (1839-1840) --
Silver Spoon (1819-1831) --
The Student Prince (1832-1838) --
Courting a Husband (1838-1839) --
Serene Highness to Royal Highness (1840-1841) --
Taking Hold (1841-1843) --
The Goldfish-bowl (1843-1844) --
The Queen's Business (1845-1848) --
The Violent Year (1848) --
Master Mason (1849-1851) --
The Palace of Glass (1850-1851) --
From Glory to Gloom (1852-1853) --
Impeaching the Prince (1853-1855) --
Albert's War (1855-1856) --
Managing Destiny (1856-1858) --
Royal Enterprises, Ltd (1858-1860) --
The Treadmill Donkey (1860-1861) --
Duty Done (1861) --
Afterword: Legacy.
Responsibility: Stanley Weintraub.

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A study of Queen Victoria's often historically neglected husband reveals his ambition, significant political roles, and the marital strain between the two powerful rulers.  Read more...

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