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The last princess : the devoted life of Queen Victoria's youngest daughter, Matthew Dennison

Label
The last princess : the devoted life of Queen Victoria's youngest daughter
Title
The last princess
Title remainder
the devoted life of Queen Victoria's youngest daughter
Statement of responsibility
Matthew Dennison
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book is an engrossing biography of Queen Victoria's youngest daughter that focuses on her relationship with her willful mother -- a powerful and insightful look into two women of significant importance and influence in world history. Beatrice was the last child born to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Her father died when she was four and Victoria came to depend on her youngest daughter absolutely, and also demanded from her complete submission. Victoria was not above laying it down regally even with her own children. Beatrice succumbed to her mother's obsessive love, so that by the time she was in her late teens she was her constant companion and running her mother's office, which meant that when Victoria died her daughter became literary executor, a role she conducted with Teutonic thoroughness. And although Victoria tried to prevent Beatrice even so much as thinking of love, her guard slipped when Beatrice met Prince Henry of Battenberg. Sadly, Beatrice inherited from her mother the hemophilia gene, which she passed on to two of her four sons and which her daughter Victoria Eugenia, in marrying Alfonso XIII of Spain, in turn passed on to the Spanish royal family. This new examination will restore her to her proper prominence -- as Queen Victoria's second consort. - Jacket flap
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dennison, Matthew
Dewey number
  • 941.081092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
LC call number
DA559.B4
LC item number
D46 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Beatrice
  • Victoria
  • Beatrice
  • Victoria
  • Princesses
  • Families
  • Princesses
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Label
The last princess : the devoted life of Queen Victoria's youngest daughter, Matthew Dennison
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip084/2007046877.html
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in Great Britain by Weidenfeld & Nicolson in 2007
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 284-289) 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
Contents
Family trees -- 'It is a fine child' -- 'The most amusing baby we have had' -- 'Paroxysms of despair' -- 'The bright spot in this dead home' -- 'Beatrice is quite well' -- 'A nervous way of speaking and laughing' -- 'Auntie Beatrice sends you many loves' -- 'Youngest daughters have a duty to widowed mothers' -- 'The flower of the flock' -- 'A good, handy, thoughtful servant' -- 'She is my constant companion' -- 'Dear Beatrice suffered much from rheumatism' -- 'If only she could marry now' -- The handsomest family in Europe -- 'Many daughters have acted virtuously, but thou excelleth them all' -- 'The fatal day approaches' -- 'There now burnt a bewitching fiery passion' -- 'Capital fun' -- 'A simple life, with no great incidents' -- 'Blighted happiness' -- 'I have taken up my life again' -- 'I ... can hardly realize what life will be like without her' -- 'I have my dear Mother's written instructions' -- 'Osborne ... is like the grave of somebody's happiness' -- 'Please God the young couple may be very happy' -- 'Days of overwhelming anxiety' -- 'The older one gets the more one lives in the past' -- 'She struggled so hard to "carry on"'
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
x, 302 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780312376987
Lccn
2007046877
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), genealogical tables
System control number
  • 2788666
  • (OCoLC)156832468
  • (OCoLC)ocn156832468
  • 1152401
  • 2788666
Label
The last princess : the devoted life of Queen Victoria's youngest daughter, Matthew Dennison
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip084/2007046877.html
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in Great Britain by Weidenfeld & Nicolson in 2007
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 284-289) 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
Contents
Family trees -- 'It is a fine child' -- 'The most amusing baby we have had' -- 'Paroxysms of despair' -- 'The bright spot in this dead home' -- 'Beatrice is quite well' -- 'A nervous way of speaking and laughing' -- 'Auntie Beatrice sends you many loves' -- 'Youngest daughters have a duty to widowed mothers' -- 'The flower of the flock' -- 'A good, handy, thoughtful servant' -- 'She is my constant companion' -- 'Dear Beatrice suffered much from rheumatism' -- 'If only she could marry now' -- The handsomest family in Europe -- 'Many daughters have acted virtuously, but thou excelleth them all' -- 'The fatal day approaches' -- 'There now burnt a bewitching fiery passion' -- 'Capital fun' -- 'A simple life, with no great incidents' -- 'Blighted happiness' -- 'I have taken up my life again' -- 'I ... can hardly realize what life will be like without her' -- 'I have my dear Mother's written instructions' -- 'Osborne ... is like the grave of somebody's happiness' -- 'Please God the young couple may be very happy' -- 'Days of overwhelming anxiety' -- 'The older one gets the more one lives in the past' -- 'She struggled so hard to "carry on"'
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
x, 302 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780312376987
Lccn
2007046877
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), genealogical tables
System control number
  • 2788666
  • (OCoLC)156832468
  • (OCoLC)ocn156832468
  • 1152401
  • 2788666

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