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Queen Victoria's Mysterious Daughter: A Biography of Princess Louise by Lucinda Hawksley

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The sixth child of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert had a difficult childhood and troubled adolescence, a world away from the usual perception of the life of a privileged princess. For such a prominent public figure, much of her life story has been hidden away inside impenetrable walls. What was so scandalous about this princess that her files in the Royal Archives and at her husband's home, Inveraray Castle in Scotland, still need to be locked away?

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Queen Victoria and Prince Albert and their children. This portrait presented a beautiful and domestic scene, with the Queen at the center.

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October 15,1839: Queen Victoria proposed to Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. He accepted.

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Queen Victoria. She married her first cousin, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, in 1840. Their nine children married into royal and noble families across the continent, tying them together and earning her the nickname "the grandmother of Europe".

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Becoming Queen Victoria: The Tragic Death of Princess Charlotte and the Unexpected Rise of Britain’s Greatest Monarch ~ Kate Williams (2010)

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Excellent Book; interesting to see how many of the daughters and granddaughters married into European Royality

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