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The Resource Magnificent obsession : Victoria, Albert and the death that changed the monarchy, Helen Rappaport

Magnificent obsession : Victoria, Albert and the death that changed the monarchy, Helen Rappaport

Label
Magnificent obsession : Victoria, Albert and the death that changed the monarchy
Title
Magnificent obsession
Title remainder
Victoria, Albert and the death that changed the monarchy
Statement of responsibility
Helen Rappaport
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This title examines the circumstances leading up to Prince Albert's death, the ritual of his funeral and obsequies and offers new theories on what killed him.
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rappaport, Helen
Dewey number
941.081092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DA559.A1
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Albert
  • Victoria
  • Biography & non-fiction prose
  • History
  • European history
  • Biography: royalty
  • United Kingdom, Great Britain
  • 19th century, c 1800 to c 1899
  • History
  • Great Britain
  • Princes
  • Biography
Summary expansion
'Rappaport uses new sources to give a vivid account of Albert's death . . . a valuable and insightful book which will change our view of Queen Victoria.' Spectator When Queen Victoria's husband, Prince Albert, died in December 1861 the nation was paralysed with grief. His death was a catastrophe for Victoria, who not only adored her husband but had, through twenty-one years of marriage, utterly relied on him: as companion, father of their children, friend, confidant, and unofficial private secretary. Without Albert to guide and support her, the Queen retreated into a state of pathological grief which nobody could penetrate and few understood. Drawing widely on contemporary letters, diaries and memoirs, Rappaport brings new light to bear on the causes of Albert's death and tracks Victoria's mission to commemorate her husband in perpetuity. Richly compelling, this is the story of a magnificent obsession that even death could not sever
Label
Magnificent obsession : Victoria, Albert and the death that changed the monarchy, Helen Rappaport
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Publication
Note
Originally published: London: Hutchinson, 2011
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
BDZ0016667002
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xvi, 336 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780099537465
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), ports. (some col.)
Label
Magnificent obsession : Victoria, Albert and the death that changed the monarchy, Helen Rappaport
Publication
Note
Originally published: London: Hutchinson, 2011
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
BDZ0016667002
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xvi, 336 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780099537465
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), ports. (some col.)

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