Originally Posted by HRHBerengaria
He wasn't very bright was he? His "wife" (the marriage was illegal) had quite a colored past.
No, he wasn't very bright but it seem as if he was badgered into marriage by his mistress, who had had several children by him. he had other relationships but she had been trhough a ceremony with him.
I dont think he was interested in Victoria, even if she was queen and given her very prudish upbringing and the need to make the monarchy more respectable, I dont think he would have been at all suitable as a husband for her.