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Prince Leopold Paperback – Oct 25 1999


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 222 pages
  • Publisher: Sutton Publishing; New edition edition (Oct. 25 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0750922923
  • ISBN-13: 978-0750922920
  • Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 15.2 x 2.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 454 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #641,735 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Austin Thomas on June 23 2002
Format: Paperback
I'd rate this less than zero, if the rating system allowed me to. This is completely lousy book and a huge waste of money! Many facts are wrong, which is a disgrace for someone of Ms. Zeepvat's experience. Her writing is flat and uninspiring and almost anything of interest is obtained from other books about the subject. Personally I'm sick of all these royal books that are basically re-packaged versions of previous books.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Moe811 on April 26 2002
Format: Paperback
In the many books about Queen Victoria's family that I have read, Leopold seems to be known only for his haemophilia. He seems to have been the most popular member within the royal family, although not with his mother, who seemed to see him as a convenient drone. She was notorious for trying to keep her children on a leash long into adulthood. Leopold appears to have overcome these obstacles. In his short life, he accomplished a great deal, he was the first of the royal family to attend Oxford, he was on the boards of a great many charities, he managed to travel, and he worked as an unofficial secretary to his mother.
This is a well written and researched book. The author provides information on other more obscure members of Queen Victoria's family, such as her half sister Feodora and her family. The family tree of the female side of Victoria's family is the most extensive and interesting I have seen, although it does not solve the question of where the haemophilia in the family came from.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By SusieQ on April 16 2002
Format: Paperback
This biography has a wealth of detail and is extremely well written, I recommend it highly. For anyone with an interest in Queen Victoria; hemophaelia in the British Royal family and just Royal history in general, this is a great read. Lots of new information (to me) & very well presented. Leopold had a frustrating life due to his illness and his position, but he overcame a great many difficulties and ultimately had a happy marriage. The book explores Leopold's close relationship with his sister Alice and her family, which has not been covered before. His difficult relationship with Queen Victoria is covered fairly, with sympathy for both parties. Zeepvat is the rare biographer who can really bring the material alive.
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Very interesting read about Victoria's son. Just shows us that their family had all the drama and dysfunction that most families have these days. Felt rather sorry for this son in the end as his life had not been an easy one. He had been separated several times from the siblings he was closest to. Many of his younger years were filled with sadness. A good read.
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