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    Jerrold M. Packard(Author)

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Closely examines a generation of royal women who were dominated by their mother, married off as much for political advantage as for love, and finally passed over entirely with the accession of their brother Bertie to the throne.

"Packard's narrative is accessible, unpretentious, and solidly written....He manages to treat historical events succinctly while emphasizing the princesses' individual lives and family relationships, their talents in music and art, their patronage of schools and hospitals, and their pioneering advocacy of women's education and employment." --"Publishers Weekly"Packard's narrative is accessible, unpretentious, and solidly written....He manages to treat historical events succinctly while emphasizing the princesses' individual lives and family relationships, their talents in music and art, their patronage of schools and hospitals, and their pioneering advocacy of women's education and employment. Publishers Weekly""Packard's narrative is accessible, unpretentious, and solidly written....He manages to treat historical events succinctly while emphasizing the princesses' individual lives and family relationships, their talents in music and art, their patronage of schools and hospitals, and their pioneering advocacy of women's education and employment." --Publishers Weekly --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • PDF | 384 pages
  • Jerrold M. Packard(Author)
  • Sutton Publishing Ltd (21 Oct. 1999)
  • English
  • 6
  • Biography

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  • By Miss B. on 23 June 2000

    As an avid fan of Royal History I have read many books on the life of Queen Vic. This book provides another dimension - an insight into the personal lives of her daughters ( and to some extent her sons) and their relationships with not only their parents but their siblings, their husbands and indeed their own children. Impossible to put down - an absolute must for any fans of historical biography!

  • By Ian Lawrence on 28 December 2002

    An excellent book which was hard to put down. Victoria had a large family but generally only the link to the current British Royal Family is the subject of scrutiny.This book covers the five daughters of Victoria and more importantly Vicky and Alice. Vicky was the mother of the German Kaiser and Alice's daughter Alexandra was to be the last Tsarina of Russia. Two major events in history.

  • By Mervyn Capel on 26 August 2015

    This book does exactly what it says on the tin!It's a well-researched, well told account of the monstrous old monarch's daughters, each of whom, in her own way, was an interesting character, and two or three come across as particularly likeable. Alice,who married the Grand Duke of Hesse & sadly died young, seems to have been astonishingly unselfish & philanthropic, a trait her daughter Ella inherited.They must have inherited a good deal of their characters from Prince Albert!

  • By Doris on 19 May 2014

    An informative and well written book on the subject. You do not get bogged down in too many political facts. The daughters come alive and you want to know the outcome of their lives. Through her letters and comments Queen Victoria is the ever present factor in decisions made by her daughters.If you do not know anything about the era of Victoria this will be an experience.


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