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The Life of His Royal Highness the Prince Consort

The Life of His Royal Highness the Prince Consort (Paperback)

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A lawyer by profession, Theodore Martin (1816-1909) gained literary distinction as both a humorous essayist and versatile translator. He found his greatest success, however, in the role of biographer to Prince Albert (1819-61). Commissioned by Queen Victoria to memorialise her late husband, this five-volume work was first published between 1875 and 1880. Intended as a continuation of the biography begun by Charles Grey (also reissued in this series), it has been described as 'less adulatory in tone than might be expected'. A treasury of letters and memoranda, it presents a detailed portrait of the character, words and deeds of a man whose life was necessarily immersed in the great events of his time. Volume 5 covers Albert's final years, from 1859 to his protracted illness and death in 1861 at the age of forty-two.

BiographyBiography: generalBiography: royaltyHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyEuropean historyBritish & Irish history Publisher: Cambridge University Press Publication Date: 18/04/2013 ISBN-13: 9781108059831  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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