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The Resource Uncrowned king : the life of Prince Albert, Stanley Weintraub

Uncrowned king : the life of Prince Albert, Stanley Weintraub

Label
Uncrowned king : the life of Prince Albert
Title
Uncrowned king
Title remainder
the life of Prince Albert
Statement of responsibility
Stanley Weintraub
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Stanley Weintraub, biographer of Victoria and other major figures of her era, here unveils for the first time the largely hidden role of Albert, establishing him as one of the greatest men of his days. Drawing on previously unexplored sources, Weintraub delves into Albert's political, familial, financial, medical, and sexual life. As a youth, Albert had few choices of vocation. Plucked from foreign obscurity - literally a "student prince" - he would sire the succession in what was then the most powerful empire on earth. His marriage, arranged as it was and stormy at times, remains one of the most surprising and arresting of love stories. Yet while Victoria adored him, his adopted people never accepted him, nor were they pleased with his behind-the-scenes behavior as surrogate sovereign. He was active, often secretly, in foreign affairs and in military affairs. He played a major part in running the Crimean War, and early in the American Civil War played a major part in keeping Britain from intervening for the South. He was Britain's leading exponent of industrial and technological progress, culminating in the renowned Crystal Palace exhibition, the first - and most successful - World's Fair. Indeed, virtually all royal instructions from the Queen to her officials, were drafted by the Prince Consort. -- Amazon.com
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1929-2019
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weintraub, Stanley
Dewey number
  • 941.081/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DA559.A1
LC item number
W45 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Albert
  • Princes
  • Great Britain
Label
Uncrowned king : the life of Prince Albert, Stanley Weintraub
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223044476886
  • 31223052090611
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [444]-456) 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
  • The Violent Year (1848)
  • Master Mason (1849-1851)
  • The Palace of Glass (1850-1851)
  • From Glory to Gloom (1852-1853)
  • Impeaching the Prince (1853-1855)
  • Albert's War (1855-1856)
  • Managing Destiny (1856-1858)
  • Royal Enterprises, Ltd (1858-1860)
  • The Treadmill Donkey (1860-1861)
  • Duty Done (1861)
  • Leaving for Good (1839-1840)
  • Afterword: Legacy
  • Silver Spoon (1819-1831)
  • The Student Prince (1832-1838)
  • Courting a Husband (1838-1839)
  • Serene Highness to Royal Highness (1840-1841)
  • Taking Hold (1841-1843)
  • The Goldfish-bowl (1843-1844)
  • The Queen's Business (1845-1848)
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 478 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780684834863
Lccn
96037752
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
36008453
Label
Uncrowned king : the life of Prince Albert, Stanley Weintraub
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223044476886
  • 31223052090611
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [444]-456) 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
  • The Violent Year (1848)
  • Master Mason (1849-1851)
  • The Palace of Glass (1850-1851)
  • From Glory to Gloom (1852-1853)
  • Impeaching the Prince (1853-1855)
  • Albert's War (1855-1856)
  • Managing Destiny (1856-1858)
  • Royal Enterprises, Ltd (1858-1860)
  • The Treadmill Donkey (1860-1861)
  • Duty Done (1861)
  • Leaving for Good (1839-1840)
  • Afterword: Legacy
  • Silver Spoon (1819-1831)
  • The Student Prince (1832-1838)
  • Courting a Husband (1838-1839)
  • Serene Highness to Royal Highness (1840-1841)
  • Taking Hold (1841-1843)
  • The Goldfish-bowl (1843-1844)
  • The Queen's Business (1845-1848)
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 478 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780684834863
Lccn
96037752
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
36008453

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