Queen Victoria: A Personal History

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INDEX
Queen Victoria's name is abbreviated to QV, Prince Albert's to Pr. A., and the Prince of Wales's to Pr. of W.
Abercorn, 2nd Marquess and, later,1st Duke of ( 1811-85), 176
Abercrombie, James, later ist Baron Dunfermline ( 1776-1858), 51, 91
Aberdeen, George Hamilton Gordon, 4th Earl of ( 1784-1860), seasickness, 168; Balmoral, 177; and Gladstone, 193; Crimean War, 222; resigns, 227, 228; QV's appreciation, 318; QV sends for, 368
Adeane, Marie, see Mallet, Marie Adelaide of Hohenlohe, Princess ( 1835-1900), 231
Adelaide, Queen ( 1792-1849)
as Duchess of Clarence: marriage, 4; fecundity, lo; writes to Duchess of Kent, 27-8, 30; and Pss. V., 30, 33; personality, 30
as Queen: Tory, 32; and King William's bastard children, 32; King William's birthday party, 46, 47; QV and, 54, 57; QV's wedding, 121; Christmas parties for children, 158n.
Afghan War, 365, 369
Aga Khan II (d. 1885), 453
Aga Khan III ( 1877-1957), 469, 471
Ahmed, Rafiuddin, 448, 452, 453
Aiton, William Townsend ( 1766-1849), 86
Albany, 1st Duke of, see Leopold, Prince, Duke of Albany
Albany, Charles Edward, 2nd Duke of ( 1884-1954), 410, 458
Albemarle, William Charles Keppel, 4th Earl of ( 1772-1849), 28, 56, 71, 116
Albert, Prince, later King George VI ( 1895-1952), 416
Albert, Prince, later Prince Consort ( 1819-61):
and his children: games, 146; and Pss. Royal, 146, 183, 244-5, 256, 275; rehearses plays, 184; punishment, 185, 189; their education, 185; and Pr. Alfred, 258; Pss. Royal's engagement, 238, 239
health: exhaustion, 124; illnesses, 262-3; insomnia, 275, 276, 277; little natural resistance, 102; melancholy, 262; needs sleep, 127; nervous system, 262; political problems and hard work take toll, 256; rheumatic pains, 275; seasickness, 119, 124, 165, 168
interests and amusements: architecture, 163, 179-80, 201; art, 100n., 288, 434; chess, 125; deer-stalking, 179, 191; fieldsports, 176; fishing, 177, 191; gardening, 191; hunting, 191; jokes, 232; music, 103, 125, 279, 304; nature, 103, 125, 176; organ playing, 158, 434; piano playing, 108, 123, 434; plays on words, 211; riding, 171; shooting, 177, 179, 191; swimming, 167
personality:100-1; behaviour with women, 128-9; clothes-conscious, 123; conscientiousness, 99, 100; fatalism 277; faults and foibles, 292; Greville on, 178; hardworking, 256; heavy humour, 100-1; hesitancy, 132; intelligence, 99, 178; nervousness, 121, 131; shyness, 128; QV on, 263; traits of character which annoy the aristocracy, 128
and Pr. of W.: concerned over, 183, 269, 270; safeguards against corruption, 186;

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations xi
  • Author's Note and Acknowledgements xv
  • Queen Victoria's Prime Ministers xviii
  • Part One - 1819-1861 1
  • 1 - The Family 3
  • 2 - The Parents 9
  • 3 - The Child 17
  • 4 - Conroy 25
  • 5 - Progresses 30
  • 6 - Uncles 41
  • 7 - The Young Queen 53
  • 8 - Melbourne 60
  • 9 - Coronation 70
  • 10 - The Hastings Affair 76
  • II - A Pleasant Life' 85
  • 12 - A Headstrong Girl 90
  • 13 - German Cousins 98
  • 14 - Prince Albert 107
  • 15 - The Bridegroom 111
  • 16 - Honeymoon 120
  • 17 - Robert Peel 130
  • 18 - The Prince and the Household 137
  • 19 - Royal Quarrels 148
  • 20 - Osborne 157
  • 21 - Travelling 165
  • 22 - Balmoral 175
  • 23 - The Prince of Wales 183
  • 24 - Palmerston 193
  • 25 - Chartists 199
  • 26 - Pam is Out 204
  • 27 - The Great Exhibition 210
  • 28 - Scenes 216
  • 29 - Crimean War 221
  • 30 - Napoleon III 230
  • 31 - The Princess Royal 238
  • 32 - Indian Mutiny 248
  • 33 - The German Grandson 256
  • 34 - Death of the Duchess 264
  • 35 - The Disappointing Heir 268
  • 36 - Death of the Prince 276
  • Part Two - 1861-1901 283
  • 37 - The Grieving Widow 285
  • 38 - Seances and Services 293
  • 39 - Princess Alexandra 298
  • 40 - The Recluse 307
  • 41 - Disraeli 314
  • 42 - John Brown 321
  • 43 - The Royalty Question 331
  • 44 - The Princely Pauper 338
  • 45 - Typhoid Fever 342
  • 46 - Maids-Of-Honour 349
  • 47 - Secretaries and Ministers 353
  • 48 - Regina Et Imperatrix 360
  • 49 - The Half-Mad Firebrand 367
  • 50 - Golden Jubilee 379
  • 51 - Die EnglÄnderin 384
  • 52 - The Daughters 391
  • 53 - The Sons 396
  • 54 - The Grand Children 414
  • 55 - Would-Be Assassins 420
  • 56 - Holidays Abroad 428
  • 57 - Death of Brown 440
  • 58 - The Munshi 446
  • 59 - Diamond Jubilee 455
  • 60 - Life at Court 461
  • 61 - Dinner Parties 468
  • 62 - Books 477
  • 63 - Bookmen 481
  • 64 - Failing Health 484
  • 65 - Death 492
  • 66 - Funeral and Burial 495
  • References 503
  • Sources 523
  • Index 535
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