Henry and Mary Ponsonby Life at the Court of Queen Victoria

Henry and Mary Ponsonby
  • Engels
  • Paperback
  • 9780715632307
  • Druk: New title
  • oktober 2003
  • 320 pagina's
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The popularity of any monarchy shows peaks and troughs. But when Henry Ponsonby became Queen Victoria's private secretary, the monarchy was in such hopeless disarray that even Victoria herself came under attack. Ponsonby as her private secretary and protector at large realised that the court had failed to adjust to the shift in the media and political sentiment. He dramatically re-wrote the royal message as her most intimate adviser. Despite Ponsonby's ironic view of the monarchy, it was at its strongest ever when he died fifteen years later. This biography paints an intimate picture of the inner workings of the monarchy. William Kuhn has received assistance from the Royal Archives and the Ponsonby family. While recent historical material on the monarchy is unavailable, Henry and Mary Ponsonby wrote to each other regularly and wittily about the day-to-day events at the courts and its strategy for survival. Their vivid letters deal with such timeless issues that they could have been written by their modern counterparts.

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This biography is a pleasure to read, offering a nice balance between anecdote and analysis. It should appeal to anyone interested in better understanding the important role that individuals have played in making the monarchy more suitable for a democratic age. -- Albion

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Taal
Engels
Bindwijze
Paperback
Druk
New title
Verschijningsdatum
2003-10-23
Aantal pagina's
320 pagina's
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Met illustraties

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Auteur
William Kuhn William M. Kuhn
Co-auteur
William M. Kuhn
Uitgever
Duckworth Overlook

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9780715632307

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Oorspronkelijke releasedatum
2003-10-23
Subtitel
Life at the Court of Queen Victoria
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3M
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