Very interesting and well-researched story about the young girl given to Queen Victoria as a "gift" from an African king involved in the slave trade. Sarah is raised in England and in Sierra Leone, but eventually settles in England where she visits frequently with the royal family. A fascinating portrait of the upper-class in England during the Victorian era, and a girl who is thrown into that in a most unusual way.
Sarah Forbes Bonetta was an African princess whose parents were murdered by enemy warriors. It was an interesting read. Particularly since Queen Victoria took an interest in this girl and because of that Sarah was moved around at the whim of the Queen.
This is the story of a girl that was born into a royal family in Africa. Her parents were killed by men taking people as slaves and killing the rest. She survived and was to be sacrificed, but was saved by an English Captain, who was trying to stop the slave trade. He brought her back to England and she became a protege to Queen Victoria. It was an interesting story about a black princess growning up in this era.
A wonderful well written stories about how a young African princess escapes being killed but journies to England. An incrediblly good read!
Interesting historical account. Boook is actually a paperback-not hardcover, fyi.
Myers needs to stick to fiction. This was dry and boring.
About Sarah Forbes Bonetta who's parents were murderd....She was saved and was brought to Eng;and. When a man finds letters written bye her. When this man findes an arresting portrait of Sarah Forbes Bonetta