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Born to Rule : Five Reigning Consorts, Granddaughters of Queen Victoria
Born to Rule Five Reigning Consorts Granddaughters of Queen Victoria
Author: Julia P. Gelardi
Julia Gelardi's Born to Rule is an historical tour de force that weaves together the powerful and moving stories of the five royal granddaughters of Queen Victoria. These five women were all married to reigning European monarchs during the early part of the 20th century, and it was their reaction to the First World War that shaped the fat...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780312324230
ISBN-10: 0312324235
Publication Date: 2/23/2005
Pages: 480
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 8 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Book Type: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 11
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I wouldn't call this book a "historical tour de force" by any means. It's somewhat shallow and has numerous little errors of fact. Frankly, you could get more detail about the lives of Marie of Rumania, Maud of Norway, Sophie of Greece, Alexandra of Russia, etc. by reading Theo Aronson's GRANDMAMA OF EUROPE: THE CROWNED DESCENDANTS OF QUEEN VICTORIA. Mr. Aronson's book covers the same women covered in Ms. Gelardi's book and you might have to go to more trouble to find a copy it, but I promise you he is the better writer and it is more solidly & expertly researched than Born to Rule.
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