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Princess Alice: Countess of Athlone
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|November 19, 2014

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She would have made a wonderful queen - she certainly was a splendid princess. Princess Alice was the daughter of Queen Victoria's youngest son Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany. She grew up under the watchful eye of Queen Victoria and in 1904 married Prince…
Princess Margaret
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|August 13, 2013

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"Theo Aronson's latest royal book is a model of what a royal biography should be... The problems of being a princess in today's monarchy are vividly implicit in every page... I found the book eminently readable in an easy style that lends itself to wit and…
Napoleon & Josephine: A love story
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|November 19, 2014

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'To live through Josephine - that is the story of my life.' So wrote the young General Bonaparte a few weeks after his marriage to the soignée and seductive widow, Josephine de Beauharnais. And although Napoleon's marriage was certainly not the whole story of…
Royal Family: Years of transition
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|December 4, 2014

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Here is a royal book with a difference. It is a family saga showing the monarchy from the death of Queen Victoria to the present day. But rather than just an account of the reign of the five 20th-century monarchs, this is a study of their dynasty; of both its…
The Coburgs of Belgium
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|December 9, 2015

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The Coburgs, remarked Bismarck, were 'the stud farm of Europe'; if unkindly phrased, there was nevertheless some truth in the jibe. Within three generations of the foundation of the Belgian Royal House in 1831, Coburgs had tarried into almost every royal family…
Grandmama of Europe: The crowned descendants of Queen Victoria

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'It is excellent news that Theo Aronson's lively panorama of European royalties is to be republished. Skilfully interwoven with each other, Theo Aronson's accounts of these reigns, abdications and exiles capture the scope and variety of what Victoria used to…
Crowns in Conflict: The Triumph and the Tragedy of European Monarchy 1910-1918

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The years immediately before the First World War saw the last great flowering of European monarchy. Although sovereigns no longer ruled by divine right, their prestige and positions remained almost intact. The glittering centerpieces of national life, those…
Queen Victoria and the Bonapartes
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|January 9, 2015

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"What do you say to the wonderful proceedings in Paris, which really seem like a story in a book or a play?" wrote Queen Victoria to her uncle, King Leopold of the Belgians, in December 1851. Prince Louis Napoleon Bonaparte, nephew of the great Napoleon…
The Royal Family at War
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|December 4, 2014

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'This war', wrote Winston Churchill to King George VI at the height of the Second World War, 'has brought throne and people closer together than was ever before recorded.' Here is a full and fascinating account of that coming together. It is a study of the…
Royal Ambassadors: British royalties in southern Africa 1860-1947

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Here, in all their pomp and colour and excitement, are described the visits of various members of the British royal family to Southern Africa between the years 1860 and 1947. These royal visitors were: Queen Victoria's second son, the fifteen-year-old Prince…
The King in Love: Edward VII's mistresses
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|November 13, 2014

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Here, for the first time, is an all-embracing account of the loves of that celebrated royal womaniser, Edward VII, as Prince of Wales and King. It is also a study of the three women with whom the King was most deeply in love - his `official' mistresses, Lillie…
Victoria & Disraeli: The making of a romantic partnership

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It was an extraordinary relationship between Queen and Prime Minister - this intimacy between the dowdy, unsmiling Widow of Windsor and the flamboyant, honey-tongued politician whom, in earlier days, Victoria had condemned as 'unprincipled, reckless and not…
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