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The Resource Queen Victoria's Matchmaking

Queen Victoria's Matchmaking

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Queen Victoria's Matchmaking
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Queen Victoria's Matchmaking
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A captivating exploration of the role in which Queen Victoria exerted most international power and influence: her role as matchmaking grandmother In the late nineteenth century, Queen Victoria had over thirty surviving grandchildren. To maintain and increase power in Europe, she hoped to manoeuvre them into dynastic marriages. In her sights was royalty from across the world. Yet for all their seeming obedience, her grandchildren often had plans of their own, plans fuelled by strong wills and romantic hearts. Her matchmaking plans were only further complicated by their coinciding with tumultuous international upheavals; revolution and war were in the air and after her death, her most carefully laid plans fell to ruin. Queen Victoria's Matchmaking travels through the most glittering, decadent palaces of Russia and Europe, weaving in scandals, political machinations and family tensions, to enthralling effect. It is at once an intimate portrait of the royal family and an examination of the conflict caused by the power, love and duty that shaped the marriages that Queen Victoria arranged. At the heart of it all is Queen Victoria herself: doting grandmother one moment, determined manipulator the next
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Cadbury, Deborah
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  • Sociology
  • Nonfiction
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Queen Victoria's Matchmaking
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OVERDRIVE:427d593f-c392-43b1-a057-e2d62d687eac
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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9781408852842
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optical disk
Label
Queen Victoria's Matchmaking
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:427d593f-c392-43b1-a057-e2d62d687eac
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781408852842
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
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