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by Asa Briggs,Michael Nelson

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Author:
Asa Briggs,Michael Nelson
ISBN13:
978-1845113452
ISBN:
1845113454
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Publisher:
Tauris Parke Paperbacks; annotated edition edition (May 15, 2007)
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Subcategory:
Historical
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1930 kb
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1186 kb
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Rating:
4.6
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209

Queen Victoria fell in love with the Riviera when she discovered it on her first visit to Menton in 1882 and her .

Queen Victoria fell in love with the Riviera when she discovered it on her first visit to Menton in 1882 and her enchantment with this 'paradise of nature' endured for almost twenty years. Victoria's visits helped to transform the French Riviera by paving the way for other European royalty, the aristocracy and the very rich, who were to turn it into their pleasure garden. Michael Nelson paints a fascinating portrait of Victoria and her dealings with local people of all classes, statesmen and the constant stream of visiting crown heads.

Michael Nelson, Asa Briggs. Queen Victoria fell in love with the Riviera when she discovered it on her first visit to Menton in 1882 and her enchantment with this 'paradise of nature' endured for almost twenty years.

Queen Victoria fell in love with the Riviera when she discovered it on her first visit to Menton in. .Michael Nelson is an historian of the French Riivera. He was General Manager of Reuters. The Riviera Reporter "This enjoyable and knowledgeable book explores many aspects of the later Victorian period from a new angle, and in a new context.

Queen Victoria fell in love with the Riviera when she discovered it on her first visit to Menton in 1882 and her .

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The front cover of Michael Nelson's book shows the right-hand . First, Nelson's introduction explains the role of the English in popularising the area.

The front cover of Michael Nelson's book shows the right-hand side of Edward Lear's romantic View of Villefranche (pen and ink, and watercolour, 1865); it is particularly appropriate because Lear had given the Queen some drawing lessons in 1846 (Nelson 29). "On our way down to Villefranche we met Leopold II of Belgium walking. Michael Nelson's monograph, introduced by Lord Asa Briggs as President of the Victorian Society, is everything one might expect from a former Reuters head.

Published May 29, 2007 by Tauris Parke Paperbacks.

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Автор: Nelson, Michael Briggs, Asa Название: Queen victoria and the discovery of the .

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3 Michael Nelson, Queen Victoria and the Discovery of the Riviera (London: Tauris Parke, 2007), p. 5. 27 The first five of the Hindustani Journals have not survived and hence the 6th book is numbered 1 in the references. 28 RA VIC/MAIN/QVJ/HIND/1: 14 November 1892. 52. 4 IOR MSS/Eur/F130/6, Letter to Lala Jhinda Ram, 1 May 1891, Moscow. 5 IOR MSS/Eur/D558/7, Cross to Lansdowne, 25 July 1890.

Queen Victoria fell in love with the Riviera when she discovered it on her first visit to Menton in 1882 and her enchantment with this 'paradise of nature' endured for almost twenty years. Victoria's visits helped to transform the French Riviera by paving the way for other European royalty, the aristocracy and the very rich, who were to turn it into their pleasure garden. Michael Nelson paints a fascinating portrait of Victoria and her dealings with local people of all classes, statesmen and the constant stream of visiting crown heads. In the process we see an unexpected side to Victoria: not the imperious, petulant, mourning widow but rather an exuberant girlish old lady thrilled by her surroundings. Queen Victoria and the Discovery of the Riviera is an absorbing and revealing account that makes an important contribution to both our understanding of Victoria's character and personality and our view of the late Victorian period.
  • Gave me an understanding of how the Riviera developed. Was great for any one anyone getting ready to visit the Riveira.

  • This delightful, well researched and eminently readable book carried me along so effortlessly that I had trouble putting it down.

    The Queen first came to the Riviera in 1882, and was so pleased with it that she returned whenever she could: 'Oh, if only I were at Nice, I should recover', she said as she was dying.

    This story of her sojourns there, far from being a mere travelogue, draws on her journal and on the accounts of many other people to give a fascinating picture, not only of H.M. herself in her lighter moments, but also of many other figures of the day such as the Prince of Wales (later Edward VII), Lord Salisbury, Kaiser Bill and King Leopold of the Belgians; and of contemporary events such as the Fashoda incident and the outbreak of the Boer War.

    Since she presided over a snobbish era, one might imagine that Victoria was herself a snob. But that is shown clearly not to be the case, and she emerges as compassionate, intelligent, conscientious and rather endearing lady — although not of course without her quirks!

    There are many contemporary photographs, illustrations and cartoons, some in colour.

    Oh, and if you were wondering in exactly what circumstances H.M. said 'We are not amused', that's here too.

    I now intend to read all of Michael Nelson's books. Next, obviously, is the sequel: Americans and the Making of the Riviera.