By Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901; Viktoria (Großbritannien, Königin); Gelardi, Julia P.; Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901
Here are the tales of Alexandra, whose enduring love tale, arguable religion in Rasputin, and tragic finish became the stuff of legend; Marie, the fancy and kooky queen who battled her manner via a lifetime of intrigues and was once additionally the mum of 2 Balkan queens and of the scandalous Carol II of Romania; Victoria Eugenie, Spain's very English queen who, like Alexandra, brought hemophilia into her husband's family-with devastating outcomes for her marriage; Maud, King Edward VII's daughter, who used to be self sustaining Norway's reluctant queen; and Sophie, Kaiser Wilhelm II's a lot maligned sister, daughter of an Emperor and herself the mum of at the very least 3 kings and a queen, who ended her days in sour exile.
Born to Rule inspires an international of luxurious, wealth, and gear in a bygone period, whereas additionally recounting the ordeals suffered through a distinct staff of royal girls who every now and then confronted poverty, exile, and demise. Praised of their lifetimes for his or her mythical good looks, lots of those girls have been additionally lauded-and reviled-for their political impact. utilizing by no means ahead of released letters, memoirs, diplomatic files, secondary assets, and interviews with descendents of the themes, Julia Gelardi's Born to Rule is an impressive and remarkable paintings of well known history.
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From then on she was always cautious with her affections. ” In England, Princess Maud and her siblings thrived. Their parents sparkled as the leaders of society, while the children settled into a routine, receiving an adequate but unspectacular education at home. Thanks to Princess Alexandra’s influence, paramount in the Wales household was a strong sense of merriment, which suited the boisterous Maud. Her fearlessness earned the tomboyish Maud the nickname “Harry,” after her father’s friend, Admiral Sir Henry Keppel.
Whenever Princess Maud and her parents were in residence there, no less than eighty-five servants attended them; in addition, at the stables, which held forty-five stalls, some forty individuals worked full-time maintaining the horses and paddocks. In the autumn, the family went off to their well-loved Norfolk estate at San-dringham. Of all her homes, Sandringham was to hold a special place in Maud’s heart. Like her brother George, Maud would come to love Sandringham and the surrounding flat landscape which the children knew so well.