This is a study of Baron Stockmar, not a full-fledged biography, but a real contribution to Victoriana in the careful analysis of the contribution Stockmar made to the period. With the death of Charlotte, Leopold sent Stockmar to the child Victoria, and later he went as tutor and mentor to Albert. Discreet, unassuming, he never appeared publicly as dictator, but actually he could be called the godfather of Victorianism. He instilled so deeply his theories of moral standards, of the importance of keeping scandal from the royal family, of Victorian tenets. Indirectly, he laid the groundwork for Edward's hatred of things German. A greater influence than generally recognized, even by such students of the period as Benson.