The Resource Queen Victoria's matchmaking : the royal marriages that shaped Europe, Deborah Cadbury

Queen Victoria's matchmaking : the royal marriages that shaped Europe, Deborah Cadbury

Label
Queen Victoria's matchmaking : the royal marriages that shaped Europe
Title
Queen Victoria's matchmaking
Title remainder
the royal marriages that shaped Europe
Statement of responsibility
Deborah Cadbury
Title variation
Queen Victorias matchmaking
Title variation remainder
the royal marriages that shaped Europe
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the late nineteenth century, Queen Victoria had over thirty surviving grandchildren. To maintain and increase power in Europe, she hoped to manoeuvre them into dynastic marriages. In her sights was royalty from across the world. Yet for all their seeming obedience, her grandchildren often had plans of their own, plans fuelled by strong wills and romantic hearts. Her matchmaking plans were only further complicated by their coinciding with tumultuous international upheavals; revolution and war were in the air and after her death, her most carefully laid plans fell to ruin. Queen Victoria's Matchmaking travels through the most glittering, decadent palaces of Russia and Europe, weaving in scandals, political machinations and family tensions, to enthralling effect. It is at once an intimate portrait of the royal family and an examination of the conflict caused by the power, love and duty that shaped the marriages that Queen Victoria arranged. At the heart of it all is Queen Victoria herself: doting grandmother one moment, determined manipulator the next
Summary
An exploration of the role in which Queen Victoria exerted the most international power and influence: as a matchmaking grandmother
Storyline
Writing style
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2017.
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10603509
Cataloging source
BT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cadbury, Deborah
Dewey number
941.081092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Victoria
  • Victoria
  • Marriages of royalty and nobility
  • Marriages of royalty and nobility
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the royal marriages that shaped Europe
Label
Queen Victoria's matchmaking : the royal marriages that shaped Europe, Deborah Cadbury
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Map on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-369) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
382 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781408852828
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, genealogical table
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Queen Victoria's matchmaking : the royal marriages that shaped Europe, Deborah Cadbury
Publication
Note
Map on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-369) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
382 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781408852828
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, genealogical table
Specific material designation
regular print

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