Prince Leopold : The Untold Story of Queen Victoria's Youngest Son

Prince Leopold : The Untold Story of Queen Victoria's Youngest Son

by Charlotte Zeepvat
     
 

Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany (1853-84) is considered by many to have been the most intelligent and probably the most interesting of Queen Victoria's four sons. He was the youngest and a strong-willed, attractive character, with an immense thirst for life. He was also the first royal hemophiliac and suffered continual ill health as an epileptic. In this biography, it… See more details below

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Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany (1853-84) is considered by many to have been the most intelligent and probably the most interesting of Queen Victoria's four sons. He was the youngest and a strong-willed, attractive character, with an immense thirst for life. He was also the first royal hemophiliac and suffered continual ill health as an epileptic. In this biography, it examines the question of hemophilia and the royal family from a new angle, at the first appearance of the condition. When did the Queen and Prince Albert realize that their son was ill and how much did they understood? The book also presents a full and balanced picture of Leopold's relationship with his mother and his struggle to assert his independence. Finally, it examines Leopold's life at Oxford, the varied and interesting friendships he developed there (with, among others, Lewis Carroll, John Ruskin and Oscar Wilde), his political views and the importance of his work as unofficial secretary to the Queen.

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A full biography of Leopold (1853-84), who was the first in the family to suffer from hemophilia and also had epilepsy, but is characterized as strong willed and the most intelligent of the queen's four sons. Draws on unpublished sources but also, for example, uses published letters to look at his whole relationship with his mother rather than focusing on their well publicized quarrels. Also examines his life at Oxford and friendships there with Charles Dodgson, John Ruskin, and Oscar Wilde. Distributed in the US by Books International. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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ISBN-13:
9780750913089
Publisher:
The History Press
Publication date:
07/28/1998
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.37(w) x 9.52(h) x 0.87(d)

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