The Captive of Kensington Palace Author:Jean Plaidy The young Princess Victoria, strictly confined within the boundaries of Kensington Palace, was being moulded for her awesome future as Queen of England. Surrounded by her dolls and closely guarded by her domineering mother and faithful governess, she slowly became aware of the bitter conflicts that surrounded her. — The jealous and scheming Duke ... more »of Cumberland was a constant threat to her rightful accession... her mother's sinister friend, Sir John Conroy, made her uneasy... and the bickering between her mother and the King seemed never-ending.
Growing up was proving difficult for the princess. How she longed for her eighteenth birthday when at last she would be free to rule the nation as she pleased and re-aquaint herself with the gallant Prince Albert...« less