Queen Victoria's matchmaking : the royal marriages that shaped EuropeEdition: First US edition.Description: 382 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9781610398466; 1610398467.Subject(s): Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901 | Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901 -- Family | Marriages of royalty and nobility -- Europe -- History -- 19th century | Marriages of royalty and nobility -- Europe -- History -- 20th centuryGenre/Form: Biographies.DDC classification: 941.081092
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-369) and index.
Part one: Vain the ambition of kings 1887-1891 -- Prologue -- "A good sensible wife" -- Vicky and Frederick -- Ella and Sergei -- Alix and Eddy -- Eddy and Helene -- Eddy and May -- Part two: The high summer of royalty 1892-1901 -- George and Missy -- Missy and Ferdinand -- George and May -- Nicholas and Alix -- Ena and Alfonso -- The fall.
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.