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The Queen, her lover and the most notorious spy in history, Roland Perry

Label
The Queen, her lover and the most notorious spy in history
Title
The Queen, her lover and the most notorious spy in history
Statement of responsibility
Roland Perry
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The intensely revealing and entertaining account of a great royal secret and hidden love story - an unbuttoned history of Queen Victoria's loves and intrigues. Long before her successful marriage to Prince Albert, Princess Victoria had an affair with the dashing Scottish 13th Lord Elphinstone. After the liaison was exposed, Elphinstone was banished to India, appointed Governor of Madras, which allowed Victoria's mother to engineer a royal union for her with Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg. After five years pining for Elphinstone, Victoria finally gave in and married Albert. Despite a successful marriage, Victoria never forgot Elphinstone and after a decade in India he returned to her side as Lord-in-Waiting at Court. He only left her to take up the critical role of Governor of Bombay during the Indian Uprising of 1857. Elphinstone died soon after in June 1860 from a fever. Many attempts were made to bury the memory of Lord Elphinstone, his long-running relationship with the monarch and his grand service for the Empire, but Victoria recorded it in letters to her confidant, her first- born, the Princess Royal: 'Vicky'. The revealing correspondence, like a ticking time-bomb, sat in a German castle attic until 1945 when King George VI, Victoria's great-grandson, sent a courtier, MI5 operative Anthony Blunt, on seven special missions to gather the letters
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10403877
Cataloging source
NOV
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Perry, Roland
Dewey number
941.081
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Victoria
  • Victoria
  • Elphinstone, Howard Crawfurd
  • Elphinstone, John
  • Family secrets
  • Royal families
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
The Queen, her lover and the most notorious spy in history, Roland Perry
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"The intriguing true story of Queen Victoria's secret"-- Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Control code
000053502780
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 376 p., 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760110758
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour)
Label
The Queen, her lover and the most notorious spy in history, Roland Perry
Publication
Copyright
Note
"The intriguing true story of Queen Victoria's secret"-- Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Control code
000053502780
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 376 p., 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760110758
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour)

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