The Resource Queen Victoria's matchmaking : the royal marriages that shaped Europe, Deborah Cadbury

Queen Victoria's matchmaking : the royal marriages that shaped Europe, Deborah Cadbury

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Queen Victoria's matchmaking : the royal marriages that shaped Europe
Title
Queen Victoria's matchmaking
Title remainder
the royal marriages that shaped Europe
Statement of responsibility
Deborah Cadbury
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Language
eng
Summary
  • An exploration of Queen Victoria's matchmaking exploits details how she used her grandchildren to further the influence of the British Empire, despite their own plans and the turmoil that rocked Europe starting in the nineteenth century
  • "A captivating exploration of the role in which Queen Victoria exerted the most international power and influence: as a matchmaking grandmother. As her reign approached its sixth decade, Queen Victoria's grandchildren numbered over thirty, and to maintain and increase British royal power, she was determined to maneuver them into a series of dynastic marriages with the royal houses of Europe. Yet for all their apparent obedience, her grandchildren often had plans of their own, fueled by strong wills and romantic hearts. Victoria's matchmaking plans were further complicated by the tumultuous international upheavals of the time: revolution and war were in the air, and kings and queens, princes and princesses were vulnerable targets. Queen Victoria's Matchmaking travels through the glittering, decadent palaces of Europe from London to Saint Petersburg, weaving in scandals, political machinations and family tensions to enthralling effect. It is at once an intimate portrait of a royal family and an examination of the conflict caused by the marriages the Queen arranged. At the heart of it all is Victoria herself: doting grandmother one moment, determined Queen Empress the next."--Jacket
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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YDX
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Cadbury, Deborah
Dewey number
941.081092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DA554
LC item number
.C25 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Victoria
  • Victoria
  • Albert
  • Albert Victor
  • Alexander
  • Alexander
  • Alexandra
  • Beatrice
  • Edward
  • Alexandra
  • Elisaveta Ḟeodorovna
  • Ernst Ludwig
  • Ferdinand
  • George
  • Orléans, Hélène d'
  • Milford Haven, Louis Alexander Mountbatten
  • Ludwig IV
  • Marie Alexandrovna
  • Marie
  • Mary
  • Alekseĭ Nikolaevich
  • Sophia
  • Victoria
  • Victoria Eugenia
  • William
  • Victoria
  • Victoria
  • Albert
  • Albert Victor
  • Alekseĭ Nikolaevich
  • Alexander
  • Alexander
  • Alexandra
  • Alexandra
  • Beatrice
  • Edward
  • Elisaveta Ḟeodorovna
  • Ernst Ludwig
  • Ferdinand
  • George
  • Ludwig IV
  • Marie Alexandrovna
  • Marie
  • Mary
  • Milford Haven, Louis Alexander Mountbatten
  • Sophia
  • Victoria
  • Victoria Eugenia
  • Victoria
  • William
  • Marriages of royalty and nobility
  • Marriages of royalty and nobility
  • Marriages of royalty and nobility
  • Marriages of royalty and nobility
  • Families
  • Marriages of royalty and nobility
  • Europe
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Queen Victoria's matchmaking : the royal marriages that shaped Europe, Deborah Cadbury
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in hardcover and ebook edition by Bloomsbury Publishing in September 2017
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-369) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one: Vain the ambition of kings, 1887-1891. "A good sensible wife" ; Vicky and Frederick ; Ella and Sergei ; Alix and Eddy ; Eddy and Hélène ; Eddy and May -- Part two: The high summer of royalty, 1892-1901. George and Missy ; Missy and Ferdinand ; George and May ; Nicholas and Alix ; Ena and Alfonso ; The fall
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First US edition.
Extent
382 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781610398466
Lccn
2017952726
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)987687794
  • (OCoLC)ocn987687794
Label
Queen Victoria's matchmaking : the royal marriages that shaped Europe, Deborah Cadbury
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in hardcover and ebook edition by Bloomsbury Publishing in September 2017
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-369) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one: Vain the ambition of kings, 1887-1891. "A good sensible wife" ; Vicky and Frederick ; Ella and Sergei ; Alix and Eddy ; Eddy and Hélène ; Eddy and May -- Part two: The high summer of royalty, 1892-1901. George and Missy ; Missy and Ferdinand ; George and May ; Nicholas and Alix ; Ena and Alfonso ; The fall
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First US edition.
Extent
382 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781610398466
Lccn
2017952726
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)987687794
  • (OCoLC)ocn987687794

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