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Memoirs of Baron Stockmar

by Ernst Alfred Christian Stockmar

Part of the Memoirs of Baron Stockmar 2 Volume Set Series

Memoirs of Baron Stockmar Synopsis

Christian Friedrich Baron Stockmar (1787-1863) was physician and advisor to Prince Leopold, son-in-law of George IV and later King of the Belgians. He was influential in promoting the marriage of Leopold's nephew Prince Albert to Queen Victoria, and became a trusted advisor to them both. His involvement in English politics was often seen as German interference in English matters, while in Germany he was regarded as an English spy. These two volumes of his papers, selected by his son Ernst, were published in both German and English in 1872, and displeased Queen Victoria by its revelations about clashes between Lord Palmerston and the Prince Consort. Volume 1 covers the period 1814-1838, including significant events in European politics such as treaties, dynastic marriages, the accession of Leopold to the Belgian throne, the preparations for Victoria's accession to the throne and the plans for her marriage to Prince Albert.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781108026963
Publication date: 27th January 2011
Author: Ernst Alfred Christian Stockmar
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 508 pages
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