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Memoirs of Baron Stockmar

Memoirs of Baron Stockmar
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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - British and Irish History, 19th Century

  • Date Published: May 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108026987

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  • Christian Friedrich Baron Stockmar (1787–1863) was physician and advisor to Prince Leopold, son-in-law of George IV and later King of the Belgians. He was influential in promoting the marriage of Leopold's nephew Prince Albert to Queen Victoria, and became a trusted advisor to them both. His involvement in English politics was often seen as German interference in English matters, while in Germany he was regarded as a spy. These two volumes of his papers, selected by his son Ernst, were published in both German and English in 1872, and displeased Queen Victoria by its revelations about clashes between Lord Palmerston and the Prince Consort. It covers many significant events in British and European politics including treaties, dynastic marriages, revolutions and the Crimean War, as well as the events leading up to Queen Victoria's accession and marriage.

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    • Date Published: May 2011
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108026987
    • dimensions: 325 x 250 x 70 mm
    • weight: 1.7kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Editor's preface
    Author's preface
    Biographical sketch
    1. Rupture of the engagement between the Princess Charlotte and the Prince of Orange, 1814
    2. At the court of Leopold of Coburg, 1816–17
    3. The death of Princess Charlotte, 1817
    4. Marriage of the Duke of Kent, the birth of Princess Victoria, and the death of the Duke, 1818–1820
    5. Candidature of Prince Leopold for the Greek throne, 1829–1830
    6. Wellington, 1829–1852
    7. Polignac's plan for the reconstruction of the map of Europe, 1829
    8. The Belgian question to the Treaty of November, 1831
    9. The Belgian fortresses
    10. Ratification of the Treaty of November 15, 1831
    11. Execution of the Treaty of November 15, 1831
    12. Settlement of the question of King Leopold's English annuity, 1834
    13. The change of ministry in England, 1834
    14. Memoir of King William IV on his line of policy, 1830–1834
    15. The Camp of Kalisch, September 1835. The marriage of Donna Maria of Portugal, 1835–1836
    16. Preparations for the accession of Princess Victoria. Plan for the marriage with Prince Albert, 1836
    17. The accession of Queen Victoria and the year following, 1837–1838. Volume 2:
    18. Further history of the Queen's marriage until the engagement, 1838–1839
    19. Marriage of the Queen. Position of the Prince, 1840
    20. The years 1841–1846
    21. The Spanish marriages, 1840–1847
    22. German affairs, 1848
    23. Italian and German affairs, 1848–1849
    24. The year 1850
    25. The years 1851–1852
    26. The oriental complication, 1852–1856. Charges against Prince Albert, 1854
    27. The years 1856–1863
    28. Appendix. A political treatise by Stockmar.

  • Author

    Ernst Alfred Christian Stockmar

    Editor

    F. Max Müller

    Translator

    Georgina Adelaide Müller

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