By Deborah Cadbury
In the past due 19th century, Queen Victoria had over thirty surviving grandchildren. to take care of and raise strength in Europe, she was hoping to manoeuvre them into dynastic marriages. In her attractions used to be royalty from the world over. but for all their seeming obedience, her grandchildren frequently had plans in their personal, plans fuelled through robust wills and romantic hearts. Her matchmaking plans have been purely additional complex through their coinciding with tumultuous overseas upheavals; revolution and conflict have been within the air and after her loss of life, her such a lot rigorously laid plans fell to ruin.
Queen Victoria's Matchmaking travels throughout the such a lot glittering, decadent palaces of Russia and Europe, weaving in scandals, political machinations and family members tensions, to mesmerizing impact. it's straight away an intimate portrait of the royal kin and an exam of the clash as a result of the ability, love and accountability that formed the marriages that Queen Victoria prepared. on the center of all of it is Queen Victoria herself: doting grandmother one second, decided manipulator the next.