By Helen Rappaport
As she did in her severely acclaimed The final Days of the Romanovs, Helen Rappaport brings a compelling documentary suppose 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 resulted in tragedy.
After the premature dying of Prince Albert, the queen and her kingdom have been plunged right into a country of grief so profound that this one occasion may dramatically modify 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 loss of life used to be so severe, that its like wouldn't be visible back until eventually the demise of Princess Diana 136 years later.
Drawing on many letters, diaries and memoirs from the Royal data and different ignored resources, in addition to the newspapers of the day, Rappaport bargains a brand new point of view in this compelling historic psychodrama--the an important ultimate months of the prince's existence 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 dying - together with his enduring position in heritage. Magnificent Obsession also will throw new mild at the real nature of the prince's power actual situation, overturning for reliable the 150-year outdated delusion that he died of typhoid fever.
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