Victoria's Daughters

Victoria's Daughters

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Vicky, Alice, Helena, Louise, and Beatrice were historically unique sisters, born to a sovereign who ruled over a quarter of the earth's people and who gave her name to an era: Queen Victoria. Two of these princesses would themselves produce children of immense consequence. All five would face the social restrictions and familial machinations borne by nineteenth-century women of far less exalted class. Researched at the houses and palaces of its five subjects - in London, Scotland, Berlin, Darmstadt, and Ottawa - Victoria's Daughters examines a generation of royal women who were dominated by their mother, married off as much for political advantage as for love, and passed over entirely when their brother Bertie ascended to the throne. Packard provides valuable insights into their complex, oft-tragic lives as scions of Europe's most influential dynasty, and daughters of their own very troubled times.

ISBN: 9780312244965

Published Date: January 1, 1999

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Language: English

Page Count: 370

Size: 9.19" l x 6.06" w x 1.09" h