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

Author: Julia P Gelardi
Publisher: New York : Griffin, Godalming : Melia [distributor] 2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Julia Gelardi's Born to Rule is an historical tour de force that 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 20th 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Gelardi, Julia P.
Born to rule
(OCoLC)62796176
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Julia P Gelardi
ISBN: 9781429904551 1429904550
OCLC Number: 862068696
Notes: Originally published: London: Headline, 2005.
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 457 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
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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