Queen Victoria’s Children by John Van der Kiste

Queen Victoria’s Children is a complete yet easily readable guide to Queen Victoria’s nine children. She did a very good job marrying off her children (and grandchildren) to royalty around the world. I learned a lot and found much of it fascinating. The only problem was the author varied between referring to the children by their given names, nicknames, and official titles and jumped between children and spouses and their children and spouses (some with the same names as each other), which sometimes initially made it a bit difficult to determine just who was being discussed at that time. There are genealogical charts in the back to help remember where each person fits in the families. For anyone interested in the English monarchy or Queen Victoria, this is an excellent book to read.

4 (out of 5) Stars

Books Read in 2017: 40
Pages Read in 2017: 11,666
Read 52 Books in 52 Weeks (more book reviews!)
Reason I Chose It: Birthstone Bookology (Q in AQUAMARINE)

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