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A magnificent obsession: Victoria, Albert, and the death that changed the British Monarchy

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As she did in her critically acclaimed The Last Days of the Romanovs, Helen Rappaport brings a compelling documentary feel to the story of this royal marriage and of the queen's obsessive love for her husband - a story that began as fairy tale and ended in tragedy.

After the untimely death of Prince Albert, the queen and her nation were plunged into a state of grief so profound that this one event would dramatically alter the shape of the British monarchy. For Britain had not just lost a prince: during his twenty year marriage to Queen Victoria, Prince Albert had increasingly performed the function of King in all but name. The outpouring of grief after Albert's death was so extreme, that its like would not be seen again until the death of Princess Diana 136 years later.

Drawing on many letters, diaries and memoirs from the Royal Archives and other neglected sources, as well as the newspapers of the day, Rappaport offers a new perspective on this compelling historical psychodramathe crucial final months of the prince's life and the first long, dark ten years of the Queen's retreat from public view. She draws a portrait of a queen obsessed with her living husband and - after his death - with his enduring place in history. Magnificent Obsession will also throw new light on the true nature of the prince's chronic physical condition, overturning for good the 150-year old myth that he died of typhoid fever.

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As she did in her critically acclaimed The Last Days of the Romanovs, Helen Rappaport brings a compelling documentary feel to the story of this royal marriage and of the queen's obsessive love for her husband - a story that began as fairy tale and ended in tragedy.



After the untimely death of Prince Albert, the queen and her nation were plunged into a state of grief so profound that this one event would dramatically alter the shape of the British monarchy. For Britain had not just lost a prince: during his twenty year marriage to Queen Victoria, Prince Albert had increasingly performed the function of King in all but name. The outpouring of grief after Albert's death was so extreme, that its like would not be seen again until the death of Princess Diana 136 years later.



Drawing on many letters, diaries and memoirs from the Royal Archives and other neglected sources, as well as the newspapers of the day, Rappaport offers a new perspective on this compelling historical psychodramathe crucial final months of the prince's life and the first long, dark ten years of the Queen's retreat from public view. She draws a portrait of a queen obsessed with her living husband and - after his death - with his enduring place in history. Magnificent Obsession will also throw new light on the true nature of the prince's chronic physical condition, overturning for good the 150-year old myth that he died of typhoid fever.



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subject_facetAlbert, -- Prince Consort, consort of Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, -- 1819-1861 -- Death and burial
Albert, -- Prince Consort, consort of Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, -- 1819-1861 -- Influence
Great Britain -- History -- Victoria, 1837-1901
Mourning customs -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century
Princes -- Great Britain -- Biography
Queens -- Great Britain -- Biography
Victoria, -- Queen of Great Britain, -- 1819-1901
title_displayA magnificent obsession : Victoria, Albert, and the death that changed the British monarchy
title_fullA Magnificent Obsession Victoria, Albert, and the Death That Changed the British Monarchy
A magnificent obsession : Victoria, Albert, and the death that changed the British Monarchy [electronic resource] / Helen Rappaport
A magnificent obsession : Victoria, Albert, and the death that changed the British monarchy / Helen Rappaport
title_shortA magnificent obsession
title_subVictoria, Albert, and the death that changed the British Monarchy
topic_facetAlbert
Biography & Autobiography
Death and burial
History
Influence
Mourning customs
Nonfiction
Princes
Queens
Victoria