The Queen's Husband

The Queen s Husband From the time they were in their cradles Victoria and Albert were destined for each other However the passive Albert is well aware that marriage to a quick tempered demonstrative young woman like V

  • Title: The Queen's Husband
  • Author: Jean Plaidy
  • ISBN: 9780099513551
  • Page: 400
  • Format: Paperback
  • From the time they were in their cradles, Victoria and Albert were destined for each other However, the passive Albert is well aware that marriage to a quick tempered, demonstrative young woman like Victoria could result in unnecessary scenes and stormy court feuds.And he is right The young Queen, as well has having to endure her constant pregnancies, is in perpetual revFrom the time they were in their cradles, Victoria and Albert were destined for each other However, the passive Albert is well aware that marriage to a quick tempered, demonstrative young woman like Victoria could result in unnecessary scenes and stormy court feuds.And he is right The young Queen, as well has having to endure her constant pregnancies, is in perpetual revolt against any encroachment on her position and Albert is doing just that.Despite attempts on her life and crises like the Crimean War and the Indian Mutiny, her family Albert and their nine children is her prime concern The Victorian age is truly under way but the real power behind the throne was the queen s husband.

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    1. The story through life events of Queen Victoria from her marriage to Prince Albert till his death. There is a good insight into the the relationship between the Queen and her husband and especially of their love and devotion towards each other. And it is also interesting to note that while Queen Victoria wielded power over an empire who the real power was behind close doors!However, informative as it was, there was no story to read but only a biographic account of the life of one of the most pro [...]

    2. I've always been a fan of Jean Plaidy. She has a way of bringing history to life without the unnecessary sexually explicit scenes Phillips Geregory seems to use so much.Someone leant this to me because I'd just started watching series 1 of Victoria (which is fab by the way). As a result, the Victorian era is quickly becoming one of my favourite historical eras, along with the Tudors.This book demonstrates the wide range of fascinating personalities who played vital roles in a time when Britain w [...]

    3. I loved this book so much, it was so interesting to see Albert's life before he married Victoria and how he dealt with her tantrum's and things and how he changed her.

    4. I was really glad to have unearthed Jean Plaidy in the historical-fiction shelves. I had really had enough of the overrated Tudors and Philippa Gregory has not wrote anything about the Victorian Era just yet.The book painted a colorful love and life story of Prince Albert and Queen Victoria. People always say that "Behind every success (and failure) of a man lies a woman;" I never thought that this also goes the other way around. The first years of Victoria's reign, though very trying, would not [...]

    5. Mlle Alice, pouvez-vous nous raconter votre rencontre avec The Queen's Husband? "Le tome précédent s'étant achevé sur le mariage d'Albert et Victoria, j'avais hâte de les suivre dans leur nouvelle vie ensemble et j'ai enchaîné directement sur celui-ci."Dites-nous en un peu plus sur son histoire "Ce troisième tome se concentre sur la vie de la Reine Victoria, du jour de son mariage avec Albert, à la mort de celui-ci."Mais que s'est-il exactement passé entre vous? "Le début de l'histoir [...]

    6. Loved the third book in Jean Plaidy's Queen Victoria series "The Queen's Husband"!!! :D Being a fan of the tv show "Victoria" it's great to read these as I'm finding out even more about her and the people in her life, while this also being more historically accurate. This one focused more on her marriage to Prince Albert and included more of his backstory. Changed my thinking a bit on him as well as their song Bertie/King Edward VII. Loved all the scenes we still got too with Victoria and Lord M [...]

    7. I have just downloaded the next bookI began with the Princess of Celle as I had never read about the Georgians I enjoyed them so much i have continued to read through to Victoria. Brilliant way to learn history. Plaidy was a wonderful writer you feel you are there.

    8. I absolutely love Jean Plaidy's books; she brings history alive. I wish she had been my history teacher at school!"The Queen's Husband", as the title suggests follows the life of Albert, from antisocial, spoiled and frequently-caned child to Queen Victoria's "rock" during her reign. Albert's role underwent huge changes following his marriage into the UK Royal household, and whereas Victoria could often be petulant and short-tempered, Albert was always calm and diplomatic. An ideal marriage!I wou [...]

    9. At last the part of the story I’ve been waiting for – Victoria and Albert together! I thought this one was well developed and I found Victoria’s utter devotion to her Albert, sometimes to the detriment of her children, really interesting. I’d seen things about the working relationship they formed wherein each had an area of total authority, but seeing them navigate everyday life really made the careful balance clear. As the book went on, I began dreading reaching the end as the title of [...]

    10. I realize this book is dated, and the subject is also quite dated, but, I read about 3/4 of it before i noticed a pattern--Victoria loses her temper, Albert becomes eerily calm, they make up (speaking constant lovey-dovey platitudes to each other), there's a political problem and then they have another baby. I suppose their life was mostly like this, but after their seventh child, I got so bored that I had to put it down. I love the beginning though--after watching the Young Victoria, it's nice [...]

    11. This is the third in the Queen Victoria Series by Jane Plaidy, but could very well be a brilliant stand-alone. It chronicles the very human romance and marriage of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. I found that their love story, and their constant development of their marriage, was blended very nicely with the numerous political moments of Victoria's reign. I found it well researched. I found the description of both characters very human and very easy to connect to.

    12. Even though I really enjoyed this book, and yes shed a tear at the end. I felt that half way through the book Jean Plaidy started to rush through the years a little quickly and only slowed down for the occasionally historical moment! The ways she tackled the politics of the time got a little confusing at times too.

    13. A good read if you're at all interested in Queen Victoria. Plaidy definitely did her research, weaving actual political and cultural events in with Victoria's story, and while the writing is dated once you get into this book (and the series), she brings Victoria and her era to life.

    14. I decided to read this after watching ITV's Victoria, I've only ever attempted Jean Plaidy once before. While this was better than the last and was interesting to start with, it becomes incredibly mundane incredibly quickly. Really 2.5/5 stars.

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