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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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1929-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weintraub, Stanley
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
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
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [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
Control code
ocm36008453
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 478 pages
Isbn
9780684834863
Lccn
96037752
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, 1 map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36008453
  • (Sirsi) a585676
Label
Uncrowned king : the life of Prince Albert, Stanley Weintraub
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [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
Control code
ocm36008453
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 478 pages
Isbn
9780684834863
Lccn
96037752
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, 1 map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36008453
  • (Sirsi) a585676

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