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Queen Victoria"s matchmaking

Deborah Cadbury

Queen Victoria"s matchmaking

the royal marriages that shaped Europe

by Deborah Cadbury

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  • 14 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Marriages of royalty and nobility,
  • Family,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    StatementDeborah Cadbury
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDA554 .C25 2017
    The Physical Object
    Pagination382 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates
    Number of Pages382
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26939046M
    ISBN 101610398467
    ISBN 109781610398466
    OCLC/WorldCa987687794

    The book mentions lots of children and grandchildren and the making of their wedding plans. Queen Victoria's Matchmaking was written by Deborah Cadbury and translated in Dutch in by Roelof Posthuma/Nieuw Amsterdam. I like the way the author wrote this book, the division into clear chapters and the use of the 'nicknames' of the royals.   Queen Victoria's Matchmaking The Royal Marriages That Shaped Europe (Book): Cadbury, Deborah: A captivating exploration of the role in which Queen Victoria exerted the most international power and influence: as a matchmaking grandmother. As her reign approached its sixth decade, Queen Victoria's grandchildren numbered over thirty, and to maintain and increase British .

      Queen Victoria's Matchmaking: The Royal Marriages That Shaped Europe by Deborah Cadbury has an overall rating of Positive based on 5 book reviews.3/4(5). Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria; 24 May – 22 January ) was Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June until her death. She adopted the additional title of Empress of India on 1 May Known as the Victorian era, her reign of 63 years and seven months was longer than that of any of her was a period of industrial, cultural, political Father: Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn.

      Queen Victoria's Matchmaking The Royal Marriages That Shaped Europe (Book): Cadbury, Deborah: An exploration of Queen Victoria's matchmaking exploits details how she used her grandchildren to further the influence of the British Empire, despite their own plans and the turmoil that rocked Europe starting in the nineteenth century.   Queen Victoria's Matchmaking travels through the glittering palaces of Russia and Europe, weaving in scandals, political machinations and family tensions, to enthralling effect. It is at once an intimate portrait of the royal family and an examination of the conflict caused by the power, love and duty that shaped the marriages that Queen 4/5(K).


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Historian Deborah Cadbury explains Victoria's chess board and players in her new book, "Queen Victoria's Matchmaking: The Royal Marriages that Shaped Europe". Cadbury does an excellent job in picking several children and grandchildren to follow through the diplomatic and personal paths to love and marriage/5().

Historian Deborah Cadbury explains Victoria's chess board and players in her new book, "Queen Victoria's Matchmaking: The Royal Marriages that Shaped Europe".

Cadbury does an excellent job in picking several children and grandchildren to follow through the diplomatic and personal paths to /5(65). Historian Deborah Cadbury explains Victoria's chess board and players in her new book, "Queen Victoria's Matchmaking: The Royal Marriages that Shaped Europe".

Cadbury does an excellent job in picking several children and grandchildren to follow through the diplomatic and personal paths to /5(67). stars Queen Victoria's Matchmaking is supposed to describe the attempts of Queen Victoria to find partners for her grandchildren in order to ensure their happiness and/or fix them up in a way that augments their stability and power.

What it actually chronicles is the relationships between the future crowned heads of Europe and Queen Victoria's grandchildren, with Victoria being mentioned 4/5.

Historian Deborah Cadbury explains Victoria's chess board and players in her new book, "Queen Victoria's Matchmaking: The Royal Marriages that Shaped Europe". Cadbury does an excellent job in picking several children and grandchildren to follow through the diplomatic and personal paths to /5().

The winner was Deborah Cadbury's Queen Victoria's Matchmaking, which was published last month here in the United States. I'm happy to say that I think you all chose an excellent book. I'm happy to say that I think you all chose an excellent book. • Queen Victoria’s Matchmaking by Deborah Cadbury is published by Bloomsbury (£25).

To order a copy for £ go to or call Author: Miranda Seymour. Queen Victoria's Matchmaking is a fascinating book by Deborah Cadbury a British historian of note. Victoria(`) who reigned as Queen of the British people from ) had nine children.

All lived to adulthood/5(98). Queen Victoria's Matchmaking is a fascinating book by Deborah Cadbury a British historian of note. Victoria(`) who reigned as Queen of the British people from ) had nine children.

All lived to adulthood. Her husband was her beloved cousin Albert from Coburg in Germany/5(98). Her lively, colourfully written book, Queen Victoria's Matchmaking, recounts the courtships and marriages of a handful of the Queen's grandchildren a panoramic family saga, its players by turns pragmatic and romantic, wilful, dutiful, misguided and, occasionally, tragic Cadbury writes with verve” – Matthew Dennison, Daily Telegraph.

Queen Victoria's Matchmaking travels through the glittering, decadent palaces of Europe from London to Saint Petersburg, weaving in scandals, political machinations and family tensions to enthralling effect. It is at once an intimate portrait of a royal family and an examination of the conflict caused by the marriages the Queen arranged/5(6).

Queen Victoria's Matchmaking travels through the glittering, decadent palaces of Europe from London to Saint Petersburg, weaving in scandals, political machinations and family tensions to enthralling effect. It is at once an intimate portrait of a royal family and an examination of the conflict caused by the marriages the Queen arranged.

“Victoria’s descendants effectively gained automatic entry into what amounted to the world’s most exclusive dating agency,” says Deborah Cadbury,author of Queen Victoria’s Matchmaking Author: Erin Blakemore. Queen Victoria’s Matchmaking travels through the most glittering, decadent palaces of Russia and Europe, weaving in scandals, political machinations and family tensions, to enthralling effect.

It is at once an intimate portrait of the royal family and an examination of the conflict caused by the power, love and duty that shaped the marriages. Queen Victoria's Matchmaking travels through the glittering, decadent palaces of Europe from London to Saint Petersburg, weaving in scandals, political machinations, and family tensions to enthralling effect.

It is at once an intimate portrait of a royal family and an examination of the conflict caused by the marriages the Queen arranged. Digging deeper into Queen Victoria’s extensive brood, their intermarriages, and their wars. Prince Albert’s great plan was to intermarry his children with European royal houses to spread the liberalism of England and prevent wars.

That was not to be. World War I ended or fatally harmed the monarchies of most of Victoria’s grandchildren. This book looks at Queen Victoria’s desire to be involved in matchmaking marriages for her grandchildren and looks, in greater depth, at seven of her grandchildren who were elevated to the throne at a crucial time in Europe’s history/5(91).

Queen Victoria's Matchmaking travels through the glittering, decadent palaces of Europe from London to Saint Petersburg, weaving in scandals, political machinations and family tensions to enthralling effect. It is at once an intimate portrait of a royal family and an examination of the conflict caused by the marriages the Queen : PublicAffairs.

Queen Victoria's Matchmaking The Royal Marriages That Shaped Europe (Book): Cadbury, Deborah: An exploration of Queen Victoria's matchmaking exploits details how she used her grandchildren to further the influence of the British Empire, despite their own plans and the turmoil that rocked Europe starting in the nineteenth century.

Book Review: Queen Victoria’s Matchmaking by Deborah Cadbury June 7, J ~ woostersauce The centenary of the outbreak of the First World War in not only resulted into a deluge of books, films, articles, blogs, exhibitions and documentaries about the events leading to the war but also a reappraisal and revisiting of.

Queen Victoria’s Matchmaking is an eye-opening lesson in history that still affects us and an insight into family interactions common to royal and non-royal families. Deborah Cadbury accomplished quite a feat by making complex history riveting and interlinked relationships easy to follow.

This was a very good book about Queen Victoria's grandchildren and how their marraiges shaped Europe. A must read for anyone who is into European Royalty. Queen Victoria's Matchmaking (book. A captivating exploration of the role in which Queen Victoria exerted most international power and influence: her role as matchmaking grandmother.

By the s, Queen Victoria had over thirty grandchildren and to maintain and increase royal power in Europe, she knew she had to manoeuvre them into a series of dynastic marriages/5(91).