Dearest Vicky, Darling Fritz

Dearest Vicky, Darling Fritz

The Tragic Love Story of Queen Victoria's Eldest Daughter and the German Emperor

by John Van der Kiste

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 18/07/2002

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This work tells the love story of the royal couple against the changing background of 19th-century Germany. It looks at the differing political sympathies of the couple, revealed through letters, and re-examines the prevailing view that the domineering Vicky never bothered to conceal her distaste for everything Prussian and flaunting her sense of British superiority. In many ways ahead of her time, she was something of a pioneer feminist, refusing to accept the oft-accepted maxim that women were second-class citizens. Insufficient consideration has been given to her health and the possibility that her judgement and reason may sometimes have been affected, albeit mildly, by the family's inheritance of porphyria that led to the 'madness' of her great-grandfather George III.
ISBN:
9780750930529
9780750930529
Category:
European history
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
18-07-2002
Language:
English
Publisher:
The History Press Ltd
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
288
Dimensions (mm):
198x127x23mm
Weight:
0.32kg

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