Victoria & Albert: a love story
Thursday April 13, 2017
2:00 PM until 3:00 PM
Queen Victoria’s fairytale marriage in 1840 to her cousin Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha launched the happiest period in her life, only coming to an end with his tragically early death 21 years later. From the start, the Queen adored him, he could do no wrong - so it was fortunate that Albert’s intelligence, enthusiasm and energy balanced the queen’s more emotional and spontaneous responses to her duties. The marriage produced nine children, several of whom occupied European thrones.
~~Presented by Patricia Carr, who has previously presented on English Gardens and Queen Elizabeth at the Avon Library. Patricia Carr was born in England and educated there in private schools. She moved to the U.S. in 1967, and has lived here ever since except for the years 1986-2000 when she joined her husband in Mexico, where he was representing an American Bank. Mrs. Carr has a strong background in British history, literature and the fine arts and has been giving talks on various aspects of these subjects for more than twenty years, here and in Mexico. She is particularly drawn to biographies, and many of her talks concentrate of such people as Charles Darwin, Florence Nightingale, Lord Byron - and of course Queen Victoria, our present Queen and other members of the royal family, including all of Queen Victoria’s many children.
Location: Community Room 1
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