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The Resource The quest for Queen Mary, James Pope-Hennessy ; edited by Hugo Vickers

The quest for Queen Mary, James Pope-Hennessy ; edited by Hugo Vickers

Label
The quest for Queen Mary
Title
The quest for Queen Mary
Statement of responsibility
James Pope-Hennessy ; edited by Hugo Vickers
Creator
Contributor
Author
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Queen Mary, the widow of George V, and grandmother of the Queen, died at Marlborough House on 24 March 1953, a few months before the Coronation. She was eighty-five years old. Unusually for a Queen consort, an official biography was commissioned. The last similar exercise was the life of the Prince Consort, commissioned by Queen Victoria. The task was entrusted to James Pope-Hennessy. Pope-Hennessy embarked on his three year quest for Queen Mary in 1955. It was to take him to many royal courts and to the lunch and tea tables of retired courtiers and ladies-in-waiting. He had access to a great number of private documents. He was shown royal residences both in England and in Europe. As he went along, he kept notes about who he met and what he saw. Pope-Hennessy had not intended the notes of his royal interviews to be published for fifty years (i.e. until 2009). He described them as follows: 'To supplement the manuscript and printed sources I kept a private and confidential file recording in considerable detail the conversations I had both with Queen Mary's immediate descendants, related German, Danish and Norwegian royalty and with surviving members of the Court of King George V and Queen Mary. None of these interviews have been published, nor could they be until a lapse of fifty years. They are strictly confidential and form, I believe, a not uninteresting study of royal psycholology as it was and as it largely remains today.'"--
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
NhCcYBP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pope-Hennessy, James
Dewey number
929.7
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Vickers, Hugo
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pope-Hennessy, James
  • Mary
  • Biographies
  • Queens
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
The quest for Queen Mary, James Pope-Hennessy ; edited by Hugo Vickers
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: pt. ONE THE COMMISSION / Hugo Vickers -- Introduction -- A Chronology of Queen Mary's Life -- Family Tree -- Editorial Note -- pt. TWO THE INTERVIEWS / James Pope-Hennessy -- 1955 -- 1.Lady Cynthia Colville -- 1956 -- 2.Mr Hough -- 3.Norway -- 4.King Gustaf VI Adolf and Queen Louise of Sweden -- 5.Lord Carnock -- 6.The Dowager Duchess of Devonshire -- 7.Sandringham -- 8.Lady Estella Hope -- 9.Pauline, Frau Furstin zu Wied, Prinzess von Wurttemberg -- 10.Hon Margaret Wyndham -- 11.The Countess of Shaftesbury -- 12.Lady Juliet Duff -- 1957 -- 13.Princess Arthur of Connaught -- 14.Lord Claud Hamilton -- 15.Lady Reid -- 16.Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone -- 17.Grand Duchess Xenia -- 18.The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester -- 19.The Archbishop of Canterbury -- 20.Mr John Wilson -- 21.Dee-Side -- 22.The Duke and Duchess of Windsor -- 23.Lady Cynthia Colville -- 1958 -- 24.Hon Daisy Bigge -- 25.The Marquess and Marchioness of Cambridge --
  • Contents note continued: 26.Miss Mary Chromy -- 27.Duke Philipp of Wurttemberg and Dom Odo -- 28.Prince and Princess Axel of Denmark -- 29.The Due de Baena -- 30.The Duke and Duchess of Beaufort -- 31.The Duchess of Windsor
Control code
000063993336
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
335 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781529330649
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2018035595
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
60002278559
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, genealogical table
System control number
(OCoLC)1048444875
Label
The quest for Queen Mary, James Pope-Hennessy ; edited by Hugo Vickers
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: pt. ONE THE COMMISSION / Hugo Vickers -- Introduction -- A Chronology of Queen Mary's Life -- Family Tree -- Editorial Note -- pt. TWO THE INTERVIEWS / James Pope-Hennessy -- 1955 -- 1.Lady Cynthia Colville -- 1956 -- 2.Mr Hough -- 3.Norway -- 4.King Gustaf VI Adolf and Queen Louise of Sweden -- 5.Lord Carnock -- 6.The Dowager Duchess of Devonshire -- 7.Sandringham -- 8.Lady Estella Hope -- 9.Pauline, Frau Furstin zu Wied, Prinzess von Wurttemberg -- 10.Hon Margaret Wyndham -- 11.The Countess of Shaftesbury -- 12.Lady Juliet Duff -- 1957 -- 13.Princess Arthur of Connaught -- 14.Lord Claud Hamilton -- 15.Lady Reid -- 16.Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone -- 17.Grand Duchess Xenia -- 18.The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester -- 19.The Archbishop of Canterbury -- 20.Mr John Wilson -- 21.Dee-Side -- 22.The Duke and Duchess of Windsor -- 23.Lady Cynthia Colville -- 1958 -- 24.Hon Daisy Bigge -- 25.The Marquess and Marchioness of Cambridge --
  • Contents note continued: 26.Miss Mary Chromy -- 27.Duke Philipp of Wurttemberg and Dom Odo -- 28.Prince and Princess Axel of Denmark -- 29.The Due de Baena -- 30.The Duke and Duchess of Beaufort -- 31.The Duchess of Windsor
Control code
000063993336
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
335 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781529330649
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2018035595
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
60002278559
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, genealogical table
System control number
(OCoLC)1048444875

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