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Last Princess The Devoted Life of Queen Victoria's Youngest Daughter

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ISBN-10: 031256497X

ISBN-13: 9780312564971

Edition: N/A

Authors: Matthew Dennison

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An engrossing biography of Queen Victoria's youngest daughter that focuses on her relationship with her willful mothera powerful and insightful look at two women of significant importance and influence in world history. Beatrice was the last child born to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Her father died when she was four and Victoria came to depend on her youngest daughter absolutely, and also demanded from her complete submission. Beatrice succumbed to her mother's obsessive love, so that by the time she was in her late teens she was her constant companion. Although Victoria tried to prevent Beatrice even so much as thinking of love, her guard slipped when Beatrice met Prince Henry of…    
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Book details

List price: $23.99
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 10/27/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

Matthew Dennison is the author of three acclaimed works of non-fiction: 'The Last Princess: The Devoted Life of Queen Victoria's Youngest Daughter', published in nine UK editions to date, 'Empress of Rome: The Life of Livia', and 'The Twelve Caesars'. Described in The Independent as 'one of those rare marvels, a historical biographer whose work has reached the bestseller lists', he is also a regular contributor to Country Life, Telegraph Magazine, The Times and Majesty.

List of Illustrations
Author's Note
Family Trees
'It is a fine Child'
'The most amusing baby we have had'
'Paroxysms of despair'
'The bright spot in this dead home'
'Beatrice is quite well'
'A nervous way of speaking and laughing'
'Auntie Beatrice sends you many loves'
'Youngest daughters have a duty to widowed mothers'
'The flower of the flock'
'A Good, handy, thoughtful servant'
'She is my constant companion'
'Dear Beatrice suffered much from rheumatism'
'If only she could marry now'
The Handsomest Family in Europe
'Many daughters have acted virtuously, but thou excelleth them all'
'Tge fatal day approaches'
'There now burnt a bewitching fiery passion'
'Capital fun'
'A simple life, with no great incidents'
'Blighted happiness'
'I have taken up my life again'
'I�can hardly realize what life will be like without her'
'I have my dear Mother's written instructions'
'Osborne�is like the grave of somebody's happiness'
'Please God the young couple may be very happy'
'Days of overwhelming anxiety'
'The older one gets the more one lives in the past'
'She struggled so hard to "carry on"'