Alice continues her efforts to improve the lives of her people but personal tragedy and a deterioration in relations with her husband marred the final decade of her life.
A little update on the podcast.
In which Alice gets married and moves to Hesse, opening up a whole new period in her life where she would leave a huge lasting impact on the lives of countless men and women in the grand duchy.
Princes Alice was Queen Victoria’s most underrated child, whose influence both intended and not intended was every bit as important as that of Vicky and Bertie and she packed it into a sadly short life full of ambition, courage, tragedy and determination.
Things didn’t go great for Vicky in the last episode. And it’s about to get a whole lot worse.
Vicky had been one of the few voices in the kingdom who had seen through Bismarck's actions But to no avail.
Today, we will be taking a look at Vicky’s time as Crown Princess of Germany, particularly focussing on her relationships with her ever expanding brood of children.
Albert’s death meant that Vicky had to press on without her guide and mentor. How would she cope without him in the many crises of the 1860s.
Vicky had grown up into a warm and loving family, to two parents that adored each other. Therefore it was quite the culture shock when she joined the Hohenzollern dynasty.
Introducing Prussia, Prince Fritz and the Princess Royal, Vicky.
Queen Victoria was, until very recently, the longest reigning monarch in British history and a towering figure in the story of 19th century Europe. This is, very briefly, her story.
Introducing the second season of The Other Half podcast.
Nero really did have a bit of a habit of stealing his friend's wives...
The quintessential Other Woman, Poppaea Sabina has been villified as an ambitious whore for nearly 2,000 years, in everywhere from Hollywood to Doctor Who. But who was she really?
Claudia Octavia had a husband who hated her, a mother-in-law who out-shadowed her, and a love rival who wanted her gone. It was never going to end well for her...
Nero didn't do things by half - especially not with his mother's murder.
Having finally achieved her goal of getting Nero on the throne, Agrippina expected to be able to still have everything her own way. But she forgot that teenage boys hate being told what to do by their mothers
Agrippina had expertly used her family name and history to make herself the most powerful woman in Rome. But she couldn't have done it without also destroying her enemies.
Now that she was Empress of Rome, Agrippina set about doing what she did best - getting stuff Done.
The death of her brother Caligula brought Agrippina back from exile, but she wasn't out of the woods yet.