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The Mystery of Princess Louise
Author: Lucinda Hawksley

ISBN: 9781845951542
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 2 February 2015
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.6
Description:
Spirited biography and quest to unearth the secrets of Princess Louise - a royal desperate to escape her inheritance

The secrets of Queen Victoria's sixth child, Princess Louise, may be destined to remain hidden forever. What was so dangerous about this artistic, tempestuous royal that her life has been documented more by rumour and gossip than hard facts? When Lucinda Hawksley started to investigate, often thwarted by inexplicable secrecy, she discovered a fascinating woman, modern before her time, whose story has been shielded for years from public view.

Louise was a sculptor and painter, friend to the Pre-Raphaelites and a keen member of the Aesthetic movement. The most feisty of the Victorian princesses, she kicked against her mother's controlling nature and remained fiercely loyal to her brothers - especially the sickly Leopold and the much-maligned Bertie. She sought out other unconventional women, including Josephine Butler and George Eliot, and campaigned for education and health reform and for the rights of women. She battled with her indomitable mother for permission to practice the 'masculine' art of sculpture a...

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