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Title Born to rule : five reigning consorts, granddaughters of Queen Victoria / Julia P. Gelardi.
Author Gelardi, Julia P.
Imprint New York : St. Martin's Press, 2005.
Edition 1st ed.
Description xxi, 457 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Call # 940.28 G
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 427-440) and index.
Contents Sovereigns in the making : the formative years (1869-1901) -- Trials and tribulations (1901-1914) -- On the throne : disaster and triumph (1914-1920) -- Denouement (1920-1969).
Summary "This book weaves together the powerful and moving stories of the five royal granddaughters of Queen Victoria. These five women were all married to reigning European monarchs during the early part of the twentieth century, and it was their reaction to the First World War that shaped the fate of a continent and the future of the modern world." "Here are the stories of Alexandra, whose enduring love story, controversial faith in Rasputin, and tragic end have become the stuff of legend; Marie, the flamboyant and eccentric queen who battled her way through a life of intrigues and was also the mother of two Balkan queens and of the scandalous Carol II of Romania; Victoria Eugenie, Spain's very English queen who, like Alexandra, introduced hemophilia into her husband's family - with devastating consequences for her marriage; Maud, King Edward VII's daughter, who was independent Norway's reluctant queen; and Sophie, Kaiser Wilhelm II's much-maligned sister, daughter of an emperor, and herself the mother of no fewer than three kings and a queen, who ended her days in bitter exile."--Jacket.
Subject Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901 -- Family.
Queens -- Europe -- Biography.
Queens -- Russia -- Biography.
Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901 (OCoLC)fst00031183
Families. (OCoLC)fst01728849
Queens. (OCoLC)fst01085637
Europe. (OCoLC)fst01245064
Russia. (OCoLC)fst01207312
Genre Biography.
Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
ISBN 0312324235
Standard # 9780312324230

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 Central 2nd Fl - HBR Non-Fic  940.28 G    CHECK SHELVES