The Seymour Library again welcomes the historian and lecturer Mark Albertson on the love story of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.
To the modern audience the mention of the two brings up the image of a prudish, plump, dour grandmotherly woman and a priggish stick figure of a husband. However, to her subjects and contemporaries both were held as romantic, beautiful, youthful and well-educated leaders in society who dictated fashion and were leading economic, military and education reformers in their society.
Queen Victoria and Prince Albert were a love match and produced nine children who in later years populated most of the Royal Houses of Europe--leading the Queen to be known as the Grandmother of Europe. Mark Albertson will lead on the love match of the couple, politics of their marriage, their children and the early death of Albert--leading to the Queen's long decline into the "Dour Window of Windsor."
For more information on this program please call the Library at 203-888-3903.