At Her Majesty's Request: An African Princess in Victorian England
One terrifying night in 1848, a young African princess's village is raided by warriors. The invaders kill her mother and father, the King and Queen, and take her captive. Two years later, a British naval captain rescues her and takes her to England where she is presented to Queen Victoria, and becomes a loved and respected member of the royal court. Illustrated with historical photographs and drawings, this is an extraordinary story of royalty on two continents, colonialism, race, class, and identity.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Whisper1 - LibraryThing
This is a very interesting tale based on the true story of an English captain who rescued an African princess from sure death via sacrifice by a brutal African King of Dahome. Attacking and killing ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ediekm1990 - LibraryThing
This was a very interesting historical book. Just a different history story than is usually told. This would be good for a book report or historical project for perhaps a middle school student or even high school. The author does a good job of telling fact, but keeping it interesting. Read full review