Queen Victoria and the Bonapartes. by Theo Aronson

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Published by Bobbs-Merrill in Indianapolis .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Victoria, -- Queen of Great Britain, -- 1819-1901.,
  • Bonaparte family.

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 247-252.

Book details

The Physical Object
Paginationix, 260 p.
Number of Pages260
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14714008M

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A very fascinating and personal book. I loved the narrative Aronson provided for this book which seemingly flowed smoothly. The story is an unbelievably interesting one and the author details Queen Victoria's relationships with the Bonapartes particularly Napoleon III and Empress Eugenie.4/5.

The story is an unbelievably interesting one and the author details Queen Victoria's relationships with the Bonapartes particularly Napoleon III and Empress Eugenie.

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In this book, Theo Aronson explores the relationship between Queen Victoria and the Bonapartes of the Second Empire, in particular Napoléon III, Empress Eugénie and their son Prince Louis. While drawing on personal journals and letters and using quite a lot of quotations, the writing style is very light and easy to read.

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Set against the contrasting backgrounds of lavish, theatrical Second Empire Paris and the ice-cold courts of Windsor and Balmoral, Queen Victoria and the Bonapartes forms a magnificent companion volume to Mr. Aronson's earlier books on the European royal families of the nineteenth century, which have deservedly proved so popular.

Set against the contrasting backgrounds of lavish, theatrical Second Empire Paris and the ice-cold courts of Windsor and Balmoral, Queen Victoria and the Bonapartes forms a magnificent companion volume to Mr. Aronson's earlier books on the European royal families of the nineteenth century, which have deservedly proved so : Theo Aronson.

In this book, Theo Aronson explores the relationship between Queen Victoria and the Bonapartes of the Second Empire, in particular Napoléon III, Empress Eugénie and their son Prince Louis.

While drawing on personal journals and letters and using Queen Victoria and the Bonapartes. book a lot of quotations, the writing style is very light and easy to read. It reads. In fact, Queen Victoria did not really know a great deal about Prince Louis Napoleon.

They had met only once. This had been in the days of Louis Napoleon's exile in England, when the Queen had attended an official breakfast in Fulham in aid of a somewhat unromantic cause: the erection of baths and wash-houses in the East End of London.

Into the Queen’s staid, predictable and circumscribed life, the Second Empire Bonapartes brought a breath of another world. Adventurers, parvenus, exotics, they radiated an aura of romanticism to which Victoria’s ardent nature was quick to respond. Queen Victoria and the Bonapartes by Theo Aronson,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.4/5(35).

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wrote Queen Victoria to her uncle, King Leopold of the Belgians, in December Prince Louis Napoleon Bonaparte, nephew of the great Napoleon Bonaparte, had made himself dictator of France, stealing the limelight of the European stage to open the first act of a play that would last for more than thirty years—and in which Queen Victoria was Cited by: 1.

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"What do you say to the wonderful proceedings in Paris, which really seem like a story in a book or a play?" wrote Queen Victoria to her uncle, King Leopold of the Belgians, in December Prince Louis Napoleon Bonaparte, nephew of the great Napoleon Bonaparte, had made himself dictator of France, stealing the limelight of the European stage to open the first act of a play that would last.

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On the bench at left are two of the. Queen or no queen, Victoria took up the nonstop business of childbearing (she had six children from toand then three others at more. Bernardine Eugénie Désirée Clary (8 November – 17 December ), in Swedish officially Eugenia Bernhardina Desideria, became Queen of Sweden and Norway as the consort of King Charles XIV John, a former French general and founder of the House of was the mother of Oscar I, and one-time fiancée of Napoleon officially changed her name in Sweden to Born: Eugénie Bernardine Désirée Clary, 8.

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Author: Strachey, Lytton, Title: Queen Victoria Language: English: LoC Class: DA: History: General and Eastern Hemisphere: Great Britain, Ireland, Central Europe: Subject: Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, Subject. Queen Victoria and the Bonapartes"What do you say to the wonderful proceedings in Paris, which really seem like a story in a book or a play?" wrote Queen Victoria to her uncle, King Leopold of the Belgians, in December Prince Louis Napoleon Bonaparte, nephew of the great Napoleon : Aronson, Theo.

“Victoria the Queen, Julia Baird’s exquisitely wrought and meticulously researched biography, brushes the dusty myth off this extraordinary monarch.”—The New York Times Book Review (Editor’s Choice) When Victoria was born, inthe world was a very different place/5().

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) Queen Victoria maintained a detailed diary, her famous Journal, which is contained in large manuscript volumes. These volumes constitute about a third of the original, as her diaries were edited after her death by her youngest daughter Princess Beatrice, at.

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Australian journalist and historian Baird (Media Tarts: Female Politicians and the Press, ) draws on previously unpublished sources to fashion a lively, perceptive portrait of the long-reigning ia (), writes the author, was an adoring wife, overbearing mother, and “a clever and forceful political calculator.”.

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CHAPTER I. ANTECEDENTS. I. On November 6,died the Princess Charlotte, only child of the Prince Regent, and heir to the crown of England. Her short life had hardly been a happy one. By nature impulsive, capricious, and vehement, she had always longed for liberty; and she had never possessed it.

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