Prince Albert lived only 42 years, but in that short time his influence helped mold Britain into a center of intellectual advancement. He was multi-talented: engineer, politician, musician, composer. He was interested in everything, and was interested in making everything better. He served as Chancellor of Cambridge, and organized the Great Exhibition of 1851. With a little help from the Queen, he fathered nine children, thus fathering the royal dynasties of Germany, Russia, Spain and Bulgaria. Unlike most fathers of his era, he took a great interest in the education and care of his children. This is a very well researched book, with much of the material coming from the Royal Archives at Windsor, including private letters and diaries. And it is a very readable book, looking into the lives of Albert and Victoria, and their children. It went into much detail about politics, too much for my taste, but that’s just me. Mostly, I enjoyed the book very much.
eGalley review Publication date 8.6.19