Skip to content

Alfred: Queen Victoria's Second Son by John Van der Kiste

By John Van der Kiste

Prince Alfred, who used to be created Duke of Edinburgh in 1866 and have become Duke of Saxe-Coburg Gotha in 1893, used to be the second one son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. A consumer of the humanities, pioneer philatelist and novice violinist, he joined the Royal military as a boy and rose to turn into Admiral of the Fleet. on the age of 18 he was once elected King of Greece by way of overwhelming well known vote in a plebiscite, even if political agreements among the good Powers of Europe avoided him from accepting the vacant crown. the main largely travelled member of his family members, he had visited all 5 continents by means of the age of 27, and whereas on a travel of Australia in 1868 he narrowly escaped assassination by the hands of a Fenian sympathiser. Married to Grand Duchess Marie of Russia, the one surviving daughter of Tsar Alexander II, at one level he needed to face the chance that he should be required to struggle on behalf of the British empire opposed to that of his partner's father. His final years have been overshadowed via marital problems, alcoholism and ill-health, and the suicide of his merely son and heir.

Show description

Read or Download Alfred: Queen Victoria's Second Son PDF

Best other_2 books

Days and Times/Dias y Horas (Talking Hands)

Conversing palms teaches starting readers simple American signal Language in a enjoyable and informative manner. pictures and illustrations aid the viewers to view signing as effortless and intriguing. either English and Spanish translations are incorporated for every of the phrases that's profiled. Days and Times/Dias y Horas introduces childrens to symptoms linked to uncomplicated scheduling.

Inside the Cup: Human life inside the world's most popular coffee shop

An leading edge play concerning the adventures of 9 interesting characters who paintings the world's preferred espresso store. every one personality has an exciting tale to inform. a narrative of overcoming adversity and relocating ahead in lifestyles. You by no means be aware of who could be serving you at your neighborhood espresso shop!

Blue Guide Venice, including Murano, Burano, Torcello and all the lagoon islands plus Chioggia

The 9th version of this available, distinctive advisor to the original urban of Venice is a necessary instruction manual for any tourist who desires to totally comprehend the lifestyles and destiny demanding situations of this outstanding position, in addition to its background, artwork, structure, delicacies and culture.

Cindy Kitten’s Adventures

I used to be born, Cynthia Lynn Bennett, in valuable Louisiana. the place, I later married, my ally. our youngsters are doing good. We made Louisiana our domestic. the place our, 3 little ones and grand young children reside. The grand youngsters are turning out to be like weeds. operating in my flower mattress is stress-free. a bit dust by no means damage anyone.

Additional info for Alfred: Queen Victoria's Second Son

Example text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.69 of 5 – based on 35 votes