Albert : A Life
by Jules Stewart
✅ Editor: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.
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Albert: Prince Consort of Queen Victoria, social and cultural visionary in his own right, was born in the Saxon Duchy of Saxony-Coburg-Saalfeld, but defined the culture and leadership of 19th century England – a superpower at the height of its influence – more than any other British royal or politician.Although he pleaded with his wife that no monument to his memory should remain (a plea that had died by his grieving widow) his role in shaping Victorian culture today stands as indisputable proof of the legacy of a man who spent only two decades of his short life in England.Although in the shadow of the story by his loving wife and sometimes even mocked by his subjects, he was probably Albert who gave form and substance to the Victorian era.From the outset, he has striven to win “the respect, love and trust of the Queen and the nation”, continues an extraordinary social and cultural crusade that has become his greatest legacy.From the great exhibition and construction of most of London’s major museums to his social campaigns against slavery and Corn Laws, Albert’s achievements have been quite remarkable – in fact, very few have made such a permanent mark on British society.This is the life story of Albert of Saxony-Coburg: Prince Consort and beloved husband of Queen Victoria – and one of the most influential figures of modern Europe.
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