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*A readable, enthusiastic appreciation based on secondary sources...[which] provides some interesting vignettes* - Washington Times

*This definitive new biography gives the husband of Queen Victoria full credit* - This England

*An enjoyable, attractive and intelligible survey of Albert’s life.* - John R. Davies, Reviews in History

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Jules Stewart is an author, historian, and former Reuters journalist. His previous books include On Afghanistan’s Plains: The Story of Britain’s Afghan Wars; Crimson Snow: Britain's First Disaster in Afghanistan; The Savage Border: The Story of the North-West Frontier; The Khyber Rifles: From British Raj to Al Qaeda; and Spying for the Raj: The Pundits and the Mapping of the Himalaya. He lives in London.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: I. B. Tauris (December 20, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1848859775
  • ISBN-13: 978-1848859777
  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1.1 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,206,611 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Sami Mastrario on February 12, 2012
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This book was a wonderful biography. The extraction of letters between Albert and his loved ones and also the diary of Queen Victoria make this book a useful document when discussing 19th century Britain and the rapidly changing economy due to the increase in industrialization. It specializes on Albert's reforms within the working-class and also his creation and completion of the great Exhibition of 1851. Prince Albert was clearly loved in the end despite the deep xenophobia at first. "There was hardly a corner of British society that remained untouched by Albert's enlightened hand" (pg 3). This is the type of book that makes you love it and not want to read about the main character passing away.
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