By Lucinda Hawksley

ISBN-10: 1845951549

ISBN-13: 9781845951542

The secrets and techniques of Queen Victoria’s 6th baby, Princess Louise, could be destined to stay hidden without end. What used to be so harmful approximately this creative, tempestuous royal that her lifestyles has been documented extra through hearsay and gossip than tough evidence? whilst Lucinda Hawksley began to examine, frequently thwarted by means of inexplicable secrecy, she chanced on a desirable girl, smooth sooner than her time, whose tale has been shielded for years from public view.

Louise was once a sculptor and painter, pal to the Pre-Raphaelites and a willing member of the cultured stream. the main feisty of the Victorian princesses, she kicked opposed to her mother’s controlling nature and remained fiercely dependable to her brothers – particularly the sickly Leopold and the much-maligned Bertie. She sought out different unconventional girls, together with Josephine Butler and George Eliot, and campaigned for schooling and healthiness reform and for the rights of girls. She battled along with her indomitable mom for permission to perform the ‘masculine’ paintings of sculpture and visit artwork collage – and in doing so grew to become the 1st British princess to wait a public school.

The rumours of Louise’s vibrant love existence persist even at the present time, with tricks of affection affairs courting way back to her teenage years, and amazing scandals incorporated entanglements together with her sculpting instruct Joseph Edgar Boehm and probably even her sister Princess Beatrice’s good-looking husband, Liko. real to rebellious shape, she refused all royal suitors and have become the 1st member of the royal relations to marry a commoner because the 16th century.

Spirited and energetic, The secret of Princess Louise is richly choked with arguments, intrigues, scandals and secrets and techniques, and is a vibrant portrait of a princess wanting to break out her inheritance.

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