Albert the Good
Posted by JW on April 20, 1998 at 03:12:49:
In response to King Victoria..., written by P. Bingham on April 13, 1998 at 19:55:16
] I understand that her husband was more "Victorian" than she was!
John W: True. Albert is an interesting example of failure to revert to type. His family background was highly confused--his mother was round-heeled, and his enemies maintained that Albert was the son of the Jewish Court-Chamberlain of Coburg . Albert turned out to be a strait-laced, orderly, organising, economical, musical, diplomatic paragon. He is at attrbuted the responsibility for preventing a war between the USA and Britain during the Civil War. His lasting and typical monument is the great complex of museums and cultural institutions which adorn South Kensington--built from the PROFITS of the great exhibition of 1851! There is something to be said for the governance of effete aristocrats!.
- Thanks. very interesting. (nfm) P. Bingham 15:02:49 4/20/98 (0)
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