Uncrowned King: The Life of Prince Albert

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Simon and Schuster, Apr 1, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 512 pages
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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.
  

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Weintraub (Shaw's People, LJ 5/15/96) is eminently qualified to write this book by virtue of his previous biographies of Victoria (LJ 1/87), Disraeli (LJ 9/1/93), and other important figures of Prince ... Read full review

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One of the better biographies out there about Prince Albert, Queen Victoria's consort. For the complete review, please go here: http://www.epinions.com/content_32838... Read full review

Contents

Leaving for Good 18391840
1
Silver Spoon 18191831
20
The Student Prince 18321838
39
Courting a Husband 18381839
66
Serene Highness to Royal Highness 18401841
90
Taking Hold 18411843
123
The Goldfishbowl 18431844
140
The Queens Business 18451848
160
Master Mason 18491851
213
The Palace of Glass 18501851
245
From Glory to Gloom 18521853
267
Impeaching the Prince 18531855
294
Alberts War 18551856
316
Sources
444
Acknowledgements
457
Copyright

The Violent Year 1848
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About the author (2000)

Stanley Weintraub is Evan Pugh Professor of Arts and Humanities at Pennsylvania State University.

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