Victoria's Daughters by Jerrold M. Packard audiobook

Victoria's Daughters

By Jerrold M. Packard
Read by Heather Wilds

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12.74 Hours 1
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Vicky, Alice, Helena, and Beatrice were historically unique sisters, born to a sovereign who ruled over a quarter of the earth's people and who gave her name to an era: Queen Victoria. Two of these princesses would themselves produce children of immense consequence. All five would curiously come to share many of the social restrictions and familial machinations borne by nineteenth-century women of less-exulted class. Principally researched at the houses and palaces of its five subjects in London, Scotland, Berlin, Darmstadt, and Ottawa—and entertainingly written by an experienced biographer whose last book concerned Victoria's final days—Victoria's Daughters closely examines a generation of royal women who were dominated by their mother, married off as much for political advantage as for love, and finally passed over entirely with the accession of their brother Bertie to the throne. Jerrold M. Packard provides valuable insights into their complex, oft-tragic lives as daughters of their time.

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Vicky, Alice, Helena, and Beatrice were historically unique sisters, born to a sovereign who ruled over a quarter of the earth's people and who gave her name to an era: Queen Victoria. Two of these princesses would themselves produce children of immense consequence. All five would curiously come to share many of the social restrictions and familial machinations borne by nineteenth-century women of less-exulted class.

Principally researched at the houses and palaces of its five subjects in London, Scotland, Berlin, Darmstadt, and Ottawa—and entertainingly written by an experienced biographer whose last book concerned Victoria's final days—Victoria's Daughters closely examines a generation of royal women who were dominated by their mother, married off as much for political advantage as for love, and finally passed over entirely with the accession of their brother Bertie to the throne. Jerrold M. Packard provides valuable insights into their complex, oft-tragic lives as daughters of their time.

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[An] engaging group biography . . . Packard's narrative is accessible, unpretentious and solidly written. Publishers Weekly

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Author Bio: Jerrold M. Packard

Author Bio: Jerrold M. Packard

Jerrold M. Packard includes among his wide-ranging works Peter’s Kingdom, on the history and inner workings of the Vatican; Sons of Heaven, a history of the Japanese imperial family; Neither Friend Nor Foe, the story of the neutral European countries during World War II; and Farewell in Splendor, about the death of Queen Victoria and the passing of her era.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 12.74
Audience: Adult
Language: English