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For over six decades, Queen Victoria ruled a great empire. Beside her for more than 20 of those years was her beloved husband and the father of their nine children, Prince Albert. A composer, engineer, soldier, politician, linguist and bibliophile, Albert was one of the architects of Victorian Britain's transformation as a centre of political, technological, scientific and intellectual advancement. 

Albert lived only 42 years but fathered four royal dynasties and helped pioneer the modern constitutional monarchy. Drawn from the royal archives, including Prince Albert's own correspondence, this biography offers never-before-known details about the man and his time, giving Albert the reverence and recognition that is long overdue. 

©2019 A.N. Wilson (P)2019 Oakhill Publishing

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A perfect companion to the author's previous biography of Queen Victoria.

I knew I was going to enjoy this book, having read A.N. Wilson's outstanding biography of Queen Victoria a few years ago. I've always found Albert an interesting character. He often tends to be dwarfed in history by his remarkable wife, but here he is flesh and bones. Centre stage in this fascinating account of his life, and the psychodrama of his marriage to a strong and needy character. Very ably narrated by Gareth Armstrong.

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