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Queen Victoria and the Bonapartes

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Emily R, Reviewer

Last updated on 26 Feb 2018

I Recommend This Book


This was incredibly informative and fascinating. I loved the writing style, and the way it flowed so smoothly.

While it concerns Victoria’s relationship with the Bonapartes, I actually really liked how it showed Albert’s relationships with them as well, and how Victoria and Albert differed between their opinions of both politics and of the Bonapartes. 

I found Victoria’s relationship with Empress Eugenie more interesting than her relationship with Napoleon. There was such a disparity between them regarding appearances, manner, bearing and leadership styles, that it’s hard to imagine the two women actually being friends, but Aronson managed to create this vivid portrayal and understanding show from between them. 

It was a well researched, well written book, that was incredibly enjoyable.

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