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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.
This collection of papers, published in 1872, reveals much about the royal houses of Europe in the nineteenth century.
Baron Stockmar (1787-1863) was closely connected with European and English royalty for over forty years. This selection of papers, published by his son in German and English in 1872, gives an insider's view of the politics and international relations of the period, and includes revelations that displeased Queen Victoria.
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.