Grandmama of Europe The Crowned Descendants of Queen Victoria It is excellent news that Theo Aronson s lively panorama of European royalties is to be republished Skilfully interwoven with each other Theo Aronson s accounts of these reigns abdications and exile

  • Title: Grandmama of Europe: The Crowned Descendants of Queen Victoria
  • Author: Theo Aronson
  • ISBN: 9780672517235
  • Page: 199
  • Format: Hardcover
  • It is excellent news that Theo Aronson s lively panorama of European royalties is to be republished Skilfully interwoven with each other, Theo Aronson s accounts of these reigns, abdications and exiles capture the scope and variety of what Victoria used to call the Royal Mob Elizabeth Longford Ever since the instant success of his first book The Golden Bees The Story It is excellent news that Theo Aronson s lively panorama of European royalties is to be republished Skilfully interwoven with each other, Theo Aronson s accounts of these reigns, abdications and exiles capture the scope and variety of what Victoria used to call the Royal Mob Elizabeth Longford Ever since the instant success of his first book The Golden Bees The Story of the Bonapartes, Theo Aronson has steadily built up his reputation as an historical biographer specializing in the Royal Houses of Europe Among his many widely read books are Napoleon and Josephine A Love Story, Crowns in Conflict The Triumph and the Tragedy of European Monarchy 1910 1918 and The King in Love Edward VII s Mistresses His books have been published in Britain, the United States, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Holland and Belgium in paperback, in book club editions and in serialization THE KING IN LOVE King Edward VII s Mistresses I found it totally absorbing a thoroughly enjoyable book from start to finish Auberon Waugh, The Independent Mr Aronson is scrupulously fair his book is entertaining and lively Brian Masters, The Standard NAPOLEON AND JOSEPHINE A Love Story He tells their story superbly well Aronson has a wonderful eye for significant detail as well as a shrewd appreciation of character Above all his book is wonderfully readable Patrick Taylor Martin, Sunday Times Mr Aronson, an exceptional authority on the world s crowned or once crowned heads, makes Josephine irresistible absorbing and scholarly Alastair Forbes, Sunday Telegraph

    A Family of Kings The descendants of Christian IX of Theo Aronson is the author of over twenty works of royal historical biography, published in eleven languages Among the widely read are Grandmama of Europe, The King in NBA Basketball Nicknames Quiz JetPunk Guess the real names of these current and former basketball players who had these nicknames. Queen Victoria s Matchmaking The Royal Marriages that Queen Victoria s Matchmaking The Royal Marriages that Shaped Europe Deborah Cadbury on FREE shipping on qualifying offers A captivating exploration of the role in which Queen Victoria exerted the most international power and influence as a matchmaking grandmother As her reign approached its sixth decade Royalty British Royal History Queen Victoria and Queen Victoria by Walter L Arnstein This biography explores neglected aspects of Victoria s life, including her religious views and her political initiatives Victoria The Queen by Julia Baird Drawing on previously unpublished papers, this biography reveals a woman who struggled with marital strife, anxiety, and finding an identity. Royal descendants of Queen Victoria and King Christian IX The royal descendants of Victoria Queen of the United Kingdom and of Christian IX King of Denmark currently occupy the thrones of Belgium, Denmark, Luxembourg, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.At the outbreak of the First World War their grandchildren occupied the thrones of Denmark, Greece, Norway, Germany, Romania, Russia, Spain and the United Kingdom. Things To Do While in Transit in Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur International airport is a gateway to the rest of Southeast Asia Chances are, if you are traveling to and within this region, you will most likely have a pit stop in the Malaysian Capital. Thing The Addams Family Thing T Thing, often referred to as just Thing, is a fictional character in The Addams Family series Thing was originally conceived as a whole creature always seen in the background watching the family that was too horrible to see in person. VICTORIA AND ADOLF Reformation Accompanying her were her physician, Dr William Jenner, and of her children Her lover John Brown also accompanied her on the trip as her equerry. The queen s vacation was all arranged by Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli Dizzy was the real Father of the counterfeit state of Israel and he had many relatives named Hittler or Hitler in Switzerland and Austria. Vicki s Legacy Stephen Arbo Vicki Jamison Peterson My first introduction to Vicki was in I was given a tape of her ministering at Christ for the Nations in Dallas, TX That was the first time I had ever heard anyone sing out healings The Race to Save the Romanovs The Truth Behind the Secret Read an Excerpt CHAPTER Happy Families In April the last of a succession of royal dynastic marriages engineered by Queen Victoria as Grandmama of Europe took place in Coburg, the capital of the German Duchy of Hesse and by Rhine.

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    1. I enjoyed this book greatly. The writing was excellent (although as always with a Kindle edition there were a number of typos), and I learnt a lot that I didn't know before about the countries of Europe before and after the First World War. For example I had always thought that Yugoslavia was a construct of the Second WW aftermath, but no, it was made after 1918. The author has used many many letters from Queen Victoria to her children and grandchildren and theirs to her, so there is a lot of pr [...]

    2. This was an excellent look at the human side of the royals descended from Queen Victoria. It really is amazing how many European thrones had descendents upon them. Aronson does a very good job of explaining how, despite their relationships, they ended up at war with each other. He shows happy monarchies and unhappy monarchies and why they were He also shows both good and bad royal marriages and childhoods. He lets you see just how "English" were some of these monarchs raised and ruling in other [...]

    3. This is a very comprehensive (and long) look at Queen Victoria and her descendants. She had 9 children, and the ones that survived to marry and reproduce also had a lot of children, so present day Europe must be lugging her genes around everywhere. This is not a scholarly work, it's a popular history, so it's gossipy, entertaining, and fun to read.

    4. Reading this book (very slowly) was interesting and kept me absorbed and wanting to return to it every night. I must admit, it was difficult trying to keep track of all the whose who, and how they were all connected there are so many! And, wow, the "incestuousness" of it all! But, not to freak out. they all thought marrying within the genetic lines was totally appropriate and expected! Hence, it was never boring! I must say, there is no question about their resilience, commitment to their roles [...]

    5. Writing with flair and an engaging style, no less academically vigorous though, this was very enjoyable. I should have started 5/6th of the way in though as this book was clearly the inspiration for others I've read on the crowned descendants of Victoria. It was so engaging though that it didn't really matter that it was repetitious for me. Despite being 40 plus years out of date, there wasn't much difference between it and more recent books.

    6. Great book on Victoria and her descendants !This is a very interesting book on all the monarchies that had descendants of Queen Victoria. Great if you love history, politics, Britons, and so much more.

    7. Grandmama of EurooeIt is not light reading, however for anyone who enjoys history in any form it is interesting. It can be difficult to follow as it bounces around in sections; nonetheless an enjoyable read.

    8. Adventures, anecdotes, stories -- this is not the history of Europe through its kings and queens but the family history of the kings and queens themselves. Lovely stuff.It's divided into three parts: during her lifetime, between her death and World War I, and from World War I to the 1960's. There is a certain tendency of certain kinds of stories to congregate at a time.Queen Victoria's insistence on not considering political matches against the young people's will. Her haughty contempt when her [...]

    9. Theo Aronson was a chronicler of royalty, and if you like reading about Queens and Kings of (almost) modern times, then you won't be disappointed by this book. Aronson does not make you feel as if you are sitting down to tea with Queen Maud or Queen Marie or Queen Sophie, which is disappointing at times; it's more like you are peering through a very clear window pane at them having tea or sitting with Grandmama learning how to be very English. Honestly, the book has some tedious points -- and th [...]

    10. While very informative on the subject of Queen Victoria and her descendants, I felt that Aronson could've kept some of the chapters a bit brief. There were a few of Victoria's descendants whose story was rambling while others were given a few pages at the most. Loved reading this piece of non-fic!

    11. A very good readIf you enjoy reading about the Victorian era you will love Mr Aronson's books. Very thoroughly researched and includes many anecdotes. His sources include private and public letters, news accounts and some documentation not published often. His access to information is prolific. If you have read other books by him you'll find some repetition. I would highly recommend. Gbash

    12. An interesting survey of the main royal houses led by descendants of Queen Victoria. The book includes long sections on the British, Romanian, Greek, and Russian families, along with short reports on Queen Louise of Sweden and Queen Ingrid of Denmark. A re-release of a book originally published in 1973, the coverage ends before the reigns of Juan Carlos of Spain or Carl Gustav of Sweden.

    13. Very interesting history about Queen Victoria and her descendants. The author discusses not only the more well-known characters of British royalty, but also those from the ruling houses of Germany, Spain, Denmark, Russia, Greece, and Rumania. Aronson creates quite a bit of drama in dealing with some of Victoria's grandchildren, including Marie of Rumania, and of course, the Tsarina Alexandra.

    14. I have read a variety of biographies and histories of Queen Victoria and her family. The cousins, George V, Tsar Nicholas, and Kaiser Wilhelm II. The granddaughters, Alexandra, Sophie, Marie, Maude and Ena. This book is a very readable book that covers the lives of Victoria ' s children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

    15. Together with 'Becoming Queen' (by Kate Williams), this is the best 'Victorian' biography I've read since. The prologue needs some updating It looks like Juan Carlos was not yet king when it was written

    16. Amazing "web" of Queen Victoria's descendants, their political alliances (and alienations), etc. It wasn't easy to find a life partner in those days when you were a royal.

    17. Great insight into the influence that Queen Victoria's progeny had over the world and how even those familial relationships couldn't stop the coming of WWI.

    18. A very intresting book that I wished focused on the little reigning principalities and Scandinavia a bit more

    19. Loved reading about some of the more remote European royals that I haven't learned much of in the past. Sadly the book is not as current as I had hoped so could do with a refresh

    20. A seminal work for anyone interested in European royalty! A great starting off point as the book gives a very clear picture of those descendants of Queen Victoria who later became European monarchs.

    21. Good,enjoyed seeing all side by sideGood reference reading. Easy to follow and new info brought out. Will be reading more from this author soon. Thank you.

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