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Does anyone know anything about the book, The Last Kaiser : The Life of Wilhelm II
by Giles MacDonogh? Its get good reviews on Thriftbooks.com. I am asking here because he was the son-in-law of Queen Victoria and this board is more active than other royal family boards.
http://www.publishersweekly.com/978-0-312-27673-7 has information.
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Queen Victoria's skates. Made in 1840.
https://twitter.com/JohnWilsonBlade/...29291933708288
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Queen Victoria's skates. Made in 1840.
https://twitter.com/JohnWilsonBlade/...29291933708288
Wow, those are gorgeous, not sure how easy it is to skate on them though (but they probably skated very different then compared to now... )
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Old 07-23-2018, 08:35 AM
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Seeing as were in Holiday Season.

How Queen Victoria transformed the Swiss tourism industry

https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/mournin...ustry/44250336
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Excerpts from correspondence to and from the (still) young Queen Victoria, as well as a few letters from some other noted personalities of the early Victorian age to each other. Very informative reading !


1844-1853: The Project Gutenberg eBook of 'Queen Victoria's Letters, Volume II'


1837-1843 : The Project Gutenberg eBook of 'Queen Victoria's Letters, Volume I'
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In March 1887 Queen Victoria went to lay the first stone of the Medical Hall in London University.
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Queen Victoria's last drive from Osbourne House
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When Colonel Secrertary Joseph Chamberlain suggested restricting the Diamond Jubilee's foreign guest list to the heads and representatives of the countries of the British Empire, Queen Victoria agreed to the ideas.
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I just found this 9 volume set of letters of Queen Victoria. Oh my goodness!!! I would love to have them, but I cannot pay $500. I looked for each book from the set and they are more than I like to pay for books. Does anyone know if each book can be found for less than $10? I am sure I am dreaming that I could get one of them that cheaply.
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I did a quick search over at abebooks.com and there are multiple books referring to the letters of Queen Victoria and they're really relatively cheap. Check this link out and see if the ones you're looking for are listed.

Good luck!

https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/Sea...oria&kn=&isbn=

Or more specifically

https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/Sea...oria&kn=&isbn=
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Does anyone know anything about the book, The Last Kaiser : The Life of Wilhelm II
by Giles MacDonogh? Its get good reviews on Thriftbooks.com. I am asking here because he was the son-in-law of Queen Victoria and this board is more active than other royal family boards.
Wilhelm II was Queen Victoria’s grandson. His father was the Queen’s son-in-law.
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I did a quick search over at abebooks.com and there are multiple books referring to the letters of Queen Victoria and they're really relatively cheap. Check this link out and see if the ones you're looking for are listed.

Good luck!

https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/Sea...oria&kn=&isbn=

Or more specifically

https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/Sea...oria&kn=&isbn=
Thank you.
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I have another family relation question. The book that I am reading "Letters to Vicky" seems to indicate that Princess Alice's husband and Princess Beatrice's husband were related. Is that true, or am I misreading something?
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I have another family relation question. The book that I am reading "Letters to Vicky" seems to indicate that Princess Alice's husband and Princess Beatrice's husband were related. Is that true, or am I misreading something?
Yes, they were first cousins. Alice's husband Grand Duke Louis of Hesse was the son of Prince Charles the older brother of Prince Alexander of Hesse, Henry of Battenberg's father. Henry's mother Julia von Hauke was a countess (not Royal) so her marriage to Alexander was morganatic which is why Henry was a Battenberg not a Hesse.
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I have another family relation question. The book that I am reading "Letters to Vicky" seems to indicate that Princess Alice's husband and Princess Beatrice's husband were related. Is that true, or am I misreading something?
BTW, Princess Alice’s daughter Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine (Queen Victoria’s granddaughter) married Prince Louis of Battenberg the year before Princess Beatrice married his brother Prince Henry of Battenberg.
It’s this Louis/Victoria Battenberg line that Prince Phillip descends from.
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Princess Alice's husband Ludwig Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine, and the Battenberg brothers (Louis (Victoria of Hesse's husband, Henry, Beatrice's husband, and Alexander, who Prss Victoria of Prussia fell in love with but couldn't marry) were first cousins. The brothers' father married morganatically to a beautiful Hungarian Countess, and so they had a different lineage.
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Princess Alice's husband Ludwig Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine, and the Battenberg brothers (Louis (Victoria of Hesse's husband, Henry, Beatrice's husband, and Alexander, who Margaret of Prussia fell in love with but couldn't marry) were first cousins. The brothers' father married morganatically to a beautiful Hungarian Countess, and so they had a different lineage.
Polish not Hungarian. Queen Mary's grandfather married the beautiful Hungarian countess.
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Yes, thanks Gawin. A bit of misremembering there! Her grandmother was the one Queen Mary referred to when she said of her ancestry 'Some of us come from Transylvania!'

Julie (the Battenberg brothers mother) was reputedly beautiful, though, and of mixed heritage. (Perhaps her children got their good looks from her.) Her father was a Polish general of German descent. Her mother Sophie (Lafontaine) a mixed bag with French, Italian, German and Hungarian ancestry.
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Yes, they were first cousins. Alice's husband Grand Duke Louis of Hesse was the son of Prince Charles the older brother of Prince Alexander of Hesse, Henry of Battenberg's father. Henry's mother Julia von Hauke was a countess (not Royal) so her marriage to Alexander was morganatic which is why Henry was a Battenberg not a Hesse.
Thank you. That was driving me crazy.
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All of the royal families were related in one way or another! For example, Grand Duchess Marie of Russia, wife of Queen Victoria's second son Alfred Duke of Edinburgh (and later Saxe-Coburg & Gotha), was yet another first cousin. Her mother, Empress Marie, was born Princess Marie of Hesse, a sister of Prince Charles and Prince Alexander.
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