Born to rule : five reigning consorts, granddaughters of Queen Victoria (Book, 2005) []
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Born to rule : five reigning consorts, granddaughters of Queen Victoria

Born to rule : five reigning consorts, granddaughters of Queen Victoria

Author: Julia P Gelardi
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
"This book weaves together the powerful and moving stories of the five royal granddaughters of Queen Victoria. These five women were all married to reigning European monarchs during the early part of the twentieth century, and it was their reaction to the First World War that shaped the fate of a continent and the future of the modern world." "Here are the stories of Alexandra, whose enduring love story,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
collective biographies
Named Person: Victoria, Queen of Great Britain; Victoria, Queen of Great Britain; Königin) Viktoria (Großbritannien
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julia P Gelardi
ISBN: 0312324235 9780312324230 9780312324247 0312324243
OCLC Number: 56096620
Description: xxi, 457 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Sovereigns in the making : the formative years (1869-1901) --
Trials and tribulations (1901-1914) --
On the throne : disaster and triumph (1914-1920) --
Denouement (1920-1969).
Responsibility: Julia P. Gelardi.
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Tells the stories of five granddaughters of Queen Victoria: Alexandra, whose faith in Rasputin and tragic end have become the stuff of legend; Marie, the eccentric queen who battled her way through a  Read more...


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"A roller coaster of human tragedy and spirited renewal." Jane Dunn, Bestselling Author of Elizabeth and Mary. "Engaging and lively, highly recommended." Library Journal "Solemn, sometimes frisky, Read more...

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