Dearest Vicky, Darling Fritz: The Tragic Love Story of Queen Victoria's Eldest Daughter and the German Emperor.
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This engaging new biography is the first to tell the tragic love story of the royal couple against the changing background of nineteenth-century Germany.
Poor Vicky It was a rarity indeed that a royal marriage would be a happy one; that was never the idea of alliances such as the one between Victoria, Princess Royal, and Crown Prince Frederich of Prussia--but a happy marriage is exactly what they had. A partnership between a good man and an exceptionally intelligent, perceptive, loving woman. Vicky was maligned in her adopted country, gossiped about, belittled, and ultimately emotionally abused by her two eldest children, but she remained a remarkable woman nonetheless.. JUST SO SAD i felt so bad how vicky and fritz were treated by his family and country,if given a chance they could had did many great things for their country.they marriege was one few love matchs in europe.but the cruelity by their oldest son who belittled undermine his own parents.vicky losing two childern brought tears to my heart.. There are better books out there. This was fairly interesting and well written, but for a good, thorough biography of Princess Vicky, "An Uncommon Woman" is a far better choice. On the other hand, if you are looking for a fairly brief overview of her life and loves, this book will spare you the extreme detail found in "Uncommon Woman."
John Van der Kiste, who lives in South Devon, has made a particular study of British and European royalty, and also writes on and reviews music. He has written many books, his most recent being Kaiser Wilhelm: Germany's Last Emperor and Georgian Princesses.
He has written many books, his most recent being Kaiser Wilhelm: Germany's Last Emperor and Georgian Princesses. About the Author John Van der Kiste, who lives in South Devon, has made a particular study of British and European royalty, and also writes on and reviews music.