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Queen Victoria: Twenty-Four Days That Changed Her Life

by Lucy Worsley Drawing from the vast collection of Victoria’s correspondence and the rich documentation of her life, author Lucy Worsley recreates twenty-four of the most important days in Victoria’s life. Each day gives a glimpse into the identity of

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Edward VII’s Fight Against the Queen

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by Catharine Arnold Many of Edward VII’s friendships much distressed the Queen, who was equally disturbed by the Prince’s intimacy with such fast women as Lady Filmer and the Duchess of Manchester, a witty, beautiful Germanborn woman who enjoyed the

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Johann Strauss: By Royal Appointment

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by John Suchet Johann Strauss Journeys to the United Kingdom Between that first concert on 17 April 1838 and the end of July, Johann Strauss and his orchestra gave a total of seventy-nine performances in London alone, and the list

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Princess Louise: A Biography

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by Lucinda Hawksley The Locock Family Secret – Princess Louise It was while looking into the rumors concerning Princess Louise’s illegitimate baby that I came into contact with the Locock family. I  read newspaper accounts of  two court cases, in

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