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Dearest Vicky, Darling Fritz

Dearest Vicky Darling Fritz This work tells the love story of the royal couple against the changing background of th century Germany It looks at the differing political sympathies of the couple revealed through letters and r

  • Title: Dearest Vicky, Darling Fritz
  • Author: John Van der Kiste
  • ISBN: 9780750930529
  • Page: 252
  • Format: Paperback
  • This work tells the love story of the royal couple against the changing background of 19th century Germany It looks at the differing political sympathies of the couple, revealed through letters, and re examines the prevailing view that the domineering Vicky never bothered to conceal her distaste for everything Prussian and flaunting her sense of British superiority In maThis work tells the love story of the royal couple against the changing background of 19th century Germany It looks at the differing political sympathies of the couple, revealed through letters, and re examines the prevailing view that the domineering Vicky never bothered to conceal her distaste for everything Prussian and flaunting her sense of British superiority In many ways ahead of her time, she was something of a pioneer feminist, refusing to accept the oft accepted maxim that women were second class citizens Insufficient consideration has been given to her health and the possibility that her judgement and reason may sometimes have been affected, albeit mildly, by the family s inheritance of porphyria that led to the madness of her great grandfather George III.

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    1. John Van der Kiste

      John Van der Kiste, British author, was born in Wendover, Buckinghamshire, on September 15, 1954, son of Wing Commander Guy Van der Kiste 1912 99 He was educated at Blundell s School, Tiverton, where he briefly formed a rock band Cobweb with fellow pupil Miles Tredinnick, later vocalist with new wave band London and subsequently playwright and scriptwriter, and read Librarianship at Ealing Technical College, where he edited the librarians student magazine.He has worked for several years in public and academic libraries, but is best known as a writer His first book, Frederick III, appeared in 1981, and since then he has published over twenty historical biographies, as well as books on local history, true crime, rock music, a novel and a play He is also a contributor to Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Guinness Rockopaedia, and has produced articles on historical, musical and art subjects in national and local journals, including Illustrated London News, Royalty Digest, European Royal History Journal, Best of British, BBC History Magazine, Record Collector, Antique Collector, This England, The Independent, and Gibbons Stamp Monthly He has reviewed books and records for the press, written CD booklet notes, and between 1991 and 1996 edited the 70s rock fanzine Keep on Rockin.In 2002 he was a consultant for the BBC TV documentary The King, the Kaiser and the Tsar , first screened in January 2003.He married professional musician and teacher Kim Graham n e Geldard in 2003 and lives in Devon.

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    1. Queen Victoria's eldest child married the man who was the third in line for the Prussian throne. He and she made a love match that lasted until his death, 30 years later. Both were politically acute and hoped to bring about a unification of Germany (which was then several smaller states) under a democratic government. Fritz's relations, however, would have none of that. Prussia should be first and foremost in the unification and it definitely should be a monarchy. Fritz and Vicky's dreams finall [...]


    2. Honestly, I have this feeling that reading a book by van der Kiste is like printing some bio by , I cannot tell the difference should there be any. No, my previous statement does not mean it is bad, however, if you are already acquaintance with the characters he writes of, you might know all the facts already and his writing (if there is any style there) does not add anything to it. It's nice to use them to start reading on these historical characters but still, not good enough if you want somet [...]


    3. Queen Victoria is in my top five favorite royals (doesn't everyone have a list of favorite royals?) so I was interested to read this book about her daughter. Based on the title, I thought it was going to be about her relationship with her husband but it was really about Prussian/English relations at that time in history. Not bad, just not what I expected. I mostly skimmed this. I did learn a lot, including that this royal marriage was unusual for its time because they actually liked each other. [...]


    4. The greatest love match of their time (that I know of) you can't help but feel bad for Princess Royal Victoria (Vicky) and the heir to the Prussian throne, Fritz. Controlled on both sides of the marriage, and often ill-abused and unhappy with outside events, they were nonetheless enraptured with each other. I would like to believe if Queen Victoria had backed off and left Vickie to her own life, that many of the issues she faced in the Prussian court would have been avoided or minimized. And if [...]




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