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Uncrowned King The Life of Prince Albert (Paperback)

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Uncrowned King Weintraub, Stanley 1 of 1
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0743206096
ISBN-13: 9780743206099
Sku: 30746455
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9.25H x 5.75L x 1.25T
Pages:  512
Age Range:  NA
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From the Publisher:
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 - literally a "student prince" - he would sire the succession in what was then the most powerful empire on earth. His marriage, arranged as it was and stormy at times, remains one of the most surprising and arresting of love stories. Yet while Victoria adored him, his adopted people never accepted him, nor were they pleased with his behind-the-scenes behavior as surrogate sovereign.|He was active, often secretly, in foreign affairs and in military affairs. He played a major part in running the Crimean War, and early in the American Civil War played a major part in keeping Britain from intervening for the South. He was Britain's leading exponent of industrial and technological progress, culminating in the renowned Crystal Palace exhibition, the first - and most successful - World's Fair. Indeed, virtually all royal instructions from the Queen to her officials, were drafted by the Prince Consort.
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A biography of Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, who married Queen Victoria in 1840. A man of considerable ability and intelligence, Prince Albert was denied a formal role in the government of England but, as Prince Consort, exercised great influence on Queen Victoria's policies.

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Spectator
"...[A] highly sympathetic account....Well-written and seemingly effortlessly so in spite of the considerable research which underpins it, this book is particularly engaging in that it is set to epater les bourgeois and show that the Prince's character and conduct confounded his contemporaries and is likely to astonish still." - Sylvana Tomaselli 03/15/1997

New York Times Book Review
"Weintraub is at home in the period (his previous books include biographies of Victoria and Disraeli) and conveys nuances as easily as facts." 09/07/1997

New York Review of Books
"Stanley Weintraub has written a dense, detailed, sympathetic account of Albert, who is not an easy subject for a biographer, since he was a worthy but not glamorous figure." - Ian Buruma 10/09/1997

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0512
Product attributePublisher:   Free Press
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