Victoria's daughters / Jerrold M. Packard.
Contributor(s): Wilds, Heather [narrator.].Material type: BookPublisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1998Edition: 1st ed.Description: 2 audio discs.ISBN: 9781541450820.Subject(s): Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901 -- Family | Victoria, Empress, consort of Frederick III, German Emperor, 1840-1901 | Alice, Grand Duchess, consort of Ludwig IV, Grand Duke of Hesse-Darmstadt, 1843-1878 | Helena Augusta Victoria, Princess Christian of Schleswig-Holstein, 1846-1923 | Louise, Princess, Duchess of Argyll, 1848-1939 | Beatrice, Princess Henry of Battenberg, 1857-1944 | Marriages of royalty and nobility -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century | Mothers and daughters -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century | Women -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century | Princesses -- Great Britain -- Biography | Great Britain -- History -- Victoria, 1837-1901 -- BiographyGenre/Form: Audiobooks.DDC classification: 941.081/092/2 | B Other classification: 15.70 Online resources: Sample text | Contributor biographical information | Publisher description
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
Vicky, Alice, Helena, and Beatrice were historically unique sisters, born to a sovereign who ruled over a quarter of the earth's people and who gave her name to an era: Queen Victoria. Two of these princesses would themselves produce children of immense consequence. All five would curiously come to share many of the social restrictions and familial machinations borne by nineteenth-century women of less-exulted class. Principally researched at the houses and palaces of its five subjects in London, Scotland, Berlin, Darmstadt, and Ottawa-and entertainingly written by an experienced biographer whose last book concerned Victoria's final days-Victoria's Daughters closely examines a generation of royal women who were dominated by their mother, married off as much for political advantage as for love, and finally passed over entirely with the accession of their brother Bertie to the throne. Jerrold M. Packard provides valuable insights into their complex, oft-tragic lives as daughters of their time.
Geneal. table on endpapers.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-354) and index.
Prologue: Windsor Castle -- Foundations -- The forties -- Marriage -- Death at Windsor -- Settling daughters -- Marriage and death -- Tragedy again, and leave-taking -- Canada and scandals -- German horrors -- End of an era -- After years.
Packard closely examines a generation of royal women who were dominated by their mother, married off more for political advantage than for love, and finally passed over entirely with the accession of their brother to the throne.