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Queen Victoria's Matchmaking: The Royal Marriages That Shaped Europe

Narrated by: Charlotte Strevens
Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
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Queen Victoria had over 30 surviving grandchildren, and to maintain and increase power in Europe, she hoped to manoeuvre them into dynastic marriages. Yet they often had plans of their own, and her matchmaking was further complicated by tumultuous international upheavals.

Queen Victoria's Matchmaking travels through the glittering, decadent palaces of Russia and Europe, weaving in scandals, political machinations and family tensions. It is both an intimate portrait of the royal family and an examination of the conflict caused by the power, love and duty that shaped these arranged marriages. At its heart is Queen Victoria herself: doting grandmother one moment, determined manipulator the next.

©2018 Deborah Cadbury (P)2018 Oakhill Publishing

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Emotive, honest and engaging. If you love royal biographies as I do, then this is a must read and listen!