RESTLESS CONSORT by E. E. P. Tiedall

RESTLESS CONSORT

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Subtitled The Invasion of Albert the Conqueror, this follows quite closely, if more emphatically, the line laid down in Albert and Victoria (Harcourt- See p. 303) which traces the personal victory of a man, lonely and unhappy in a foreign country, and his importance within his own time and the present. The ""grim"" psychological campaign destined to bring Albert and Victoria to the altar, Albert's doubts versus his duty, the courtly cold shoulders of his intellectual inferiors once he was married and the dreary days until Victoria gave way before his need to participate in the nation's affairs. How the ""ill-used angel"" became an uncrowned king when the aura of suspicion turned into an aura of success; his ability for hard work, responsibility and business, his courage and devotion to his family which in turn created the royal pattern of Victorianism, his hobbies displayed in Osborne House and Balmoral; his taming, not only of his wife, but of the British -- this is a record given full accord. Dimmed, however, by the publication of the earlier book.

Publisher: Roy