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The Resource King without a crown : Albert, Prince Consort of England, 1819-1861, Daphne Bennett

King without a crown : Albert, Prince Consort of England, 1819-1861, Daphne Bennett

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King without a crown : Albert, Prince Consort of England, 1819-1861
Title
King without a crown
Title remainder
Albert, Prince Consort of England, 1819-1861
Statement of responsibility
Daphne Bennett
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, who married Queen Victoria in 1840, has usually been described as cold, formal and prosaic, given to an excess of virtue after the manner of his age - in short, as a rather dull and uninteresting character. Strangely enough, this misleading and incomplete picture of her husband derives mainly from Queen Victoria, who not only commissioned and directed Sir Theodore Martin's biography, but even wrote a good deal of it herself. In truth, however, Prince Albert's personality was warm and kindly; he possessed a lively and at times over-sensitive imagination, and there was a streak of romanticism in him which he owed to his mother and to the legends of their native Thuringia of which was so fond. But whereas his mother ruined her life by romanticism, the careful reflection and scholarly caution with which Albert approached the problem of politics made him for ten years the dominant figure in England as the most powerful man in Europe. -- Prologue
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bennett, Daphne
Dewey number
  • 941.081/092/4
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DA559.A1
LC item number
B38 1977
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Albert
  • Princes
  • Great Britain
Label
King without a crown : Albert, Prince Consort of England, 1819-1861, Daphne Bennett
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: London : Heinemann, 1977
  • Includes index
Bar code
31223002297845
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 388-393
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
This paradise of our childhood -- To sacrifice mere pleasure to real usefulness -- Only the husband, not the master -- Everything I do is for the queen -- Let us be better, and everything will be better -- The first link has been forged -- To me, Prince Albert is king -- I wish that he should be equal in rank to me -- There is no turning back the clock -- Prince Albert has the right ideas -- Like a series of dissolving views -- The drop which made the cup overflow -- A monarchy that was a myth has become a reality -- The duke had to be content -- Deaf to the calls of honour and duty -- Killed by their own people -- Friendship cannot go much higher -- To fit a gentleman with a gentleman's education -- A future disappearing into the past -- It is the government, and not the Commons, who hold back -- Sentimentality is a plant that cannot grow in England -- He is king in all but name -- Like the hawk, I must not sleep, but be for ever on the watch -- Everything but health
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xv, 429 p., [8] leaves of plates
Isbn
9780397011438
Isbn Type
($12.95.)
Lccn
77022108
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
3168388
Label
King without a crown : Albert, Prince Consort of England, 1819-1861, Daphne Bennett
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: London : Heinemann, 1977
  • Includes index
Bar code
31223002297845
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 388-393
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
This paradise of our childhood -- To sacrifice mere pleasure to real usefulness -- Only the husband, not the master -- Everything I do is for the queen -- Let us be better, and everything will be better -- The first link has been forged -- To me, Prince Albert is king -- I wish that he should be equal in rank to me -- There is no turning back the clock -- Prince Albert has the right ideas -- Like a series of dissolving views -- The drop which made the cup overflow -- A monarchy that was a myth has become a reality -- The duke had to be content -- Deaf to the calls of honour and duty -- Killed by their own people -- Friendship cannot go much higher -- To fit a gentleman with a gentleman's education -- A future disappearing into the past -- It is the government, and not the Commons, who hold back -- Sentimentality is a plant that cannot grow in England -- He is king in all but name -- Like the hawk, I must not sleep, but be for ever on the watch -- Everything but health
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xv, 429 p., [8] leaves of plates
Isbn
9780397011438
Isbn Type
($12.95.)
Lccn
77022108
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
3168388

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