➿ Heart of a Queen: Queen Victoria's Romantic Attachments Free ➶ Author Theo Aronson – Bassgrotto.co.uk

Heart of a Queen: Queen Victoria's Romantic Attachments To Queen Victoria, The Love, No Less Than The Guidance, Attention And Protection Of A Man, Was All But Indispensable In The Course Of Her Long Life, There Were Six Men With Whom Her Emotions Were Romantically Involved These Were Her First Prime Minister, The Urbane Lord Melbourne Her Husband The Idealistic Prince Albert Her Fellow Sovereign, The Fascinating Napoleon III Her Gillie, The Rough Hewn John Brown Another Prime Minister, The Silver Tongued Disraeli And Her Indian Servant, The Exotic Munshi It Is With These Six Romantic Associations That This Text Is Concerned The Appeal To Queen Victoria Of These Six Apparently Disparate Characters Was That They Were Men Of Distinctive Personality There Was Something Exceptional, Something Outre About Each Of Them And They All And This Was Probably Their Greatest Attraction In The Eyes Of Queen Victoria Treated Her As A Woman First, A Queen Second By Focusing On The Queen S Romantic Associations And By Making Full Use Of Recently Revealed Materials, The Author Has Attempted To Produce A Fresh Intriguing And Startlingly Different Portrait Of Queen Victoria.

10 thoughts on “Heart of a Queen: Queen Victoria's Romantic Attachments

  1. says:

    I read this immediately following Strachey s famous biography, which in terms of style and insight is hard to beat But Aronson is a breezy, enjoyable writer, and benefits from today s greater freedom of expression, as well as the availability of new information.I feel that he is rather too gentle with the oleaginous Disraeli, and perhaps excessively hard on Victoria s Indian friend Mahomet Baksh, aka the Munshi who is not mentioned at all in Strachey s book, as far as I can recall I am even inclined to see a touch of racism or perhaps Islamophobia in his treatment of the latter For example, one of the Munshi s English press releases is ridiculed as barely literate but the reader is left wondering just how well his British rivals would have expressed themselves in Hindustani Victoria, to her credit, tried to learn the language If Baksh used his position to influence the Queen, surely most courtiers acted in similar fashion o...

  2. says:

    The many passions of the queen.

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