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King without a Crown: Albert, Prince Consort of England, 1819-61

King without a Crown: Albert, Prince Consort of England, 1819-61

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As a foreigner and the youngest son of an impoverished German Duke, Prince Albert of Saxe Coburg seemed destined to play a minor role in England's political affairs when he married the young Queen Victoria.

Albert, however, possessed exceptional qualities which enabled him to earn the respect and love of his wife and her subjects.

Far from the rather dull and unromantic German which he is often portrayed as being, Albert was a highly and complex and learned man: an astute politician, a sensitive lover of art and music, a man whose liberal instincts ran contrary to his unshakable belief in the monarchy and whose dedication to serving the Queen's interests over-rode his own personal ambition.

King without a Crown is a fascinating insight into the personality of this little known consort, showing him to be a warm and sympathetic character, glowing with life and vitality as well as a keen intelligence, a man who emerges as the true genius behind Victoria's throne.

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