By Helen Rappaport
As she did in her seriously acclaimed The final Days of the Romanovs, Helen Rappaport brings a compelling documentary consider to the tale of this royal marriage and of the queen's obsessive love for her husband – a narrative that started as fairy story and led to tragedy.
After the premature dying of Prince Albert, the queen and her kingdom have been plunged right into a kingdom of grief so profound that this one occasion might dramatically regulate the form of the British monarchy. For Britain had not only misplaced a prince: in the course of his twenty 12 months marriage to Queen Victoria, Prince Albert had more and more played the functionality of King in all yet identify. The outpouring of grief after Albert's dying used to be so severe, that its like wouldn't be obvious back until eventually the demise of Princess Diana 136 years later.
Drawing on many letters, diaries and memoirs from the Royal data and different missed resources, in addition to the newspapers of the day, Rappaport bargains a brand new standpoint in this compelling historic psychodrama--the the most important ultimate months of the prince's lifestyles and the 1st lengthy, darkish ten years of the Queen's retreat from public view. She attracts a portrait of a queen enthusiastic about her residing husband and – after his loss of life – together with his enduring position in heritage. Magnificent Obsession also will throw new mild at the actual nature of the prince's continual actual , overturning for strong the 150-year previous fable that he died of typhoid fever.
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