Victoria’s Daughters

Victoria's Daughters Author Jerrold M. Packard
ISBN-10 0312244967
ISBN-13 9780312244965
Year 1999-12-23
Pages 370
Language English
Publisher St. Martin’s Griffin
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Five women who shared one of the most extraordinary and privileged sisterhoods of all time 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 ninetheenth 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 an experienced biographer whose last book chronicled Victoria s final days 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

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