The Life and Times of Prince Albert

The Life and Times of Prince Albert

How did Prince Albert, an obscure German prince, leave an indelible mark on the British monarchy?

In 10 lectures, award-winning historian Patrick N. Allitt transports listeners to England in the 1840s and 1850s. During those two decades, Queen Victoria’s husband, Prince Albert, became one of the most influential people in the country and remains a figure of fascination even today. In fact, the British royal family as we know it wouldn’t exist without the private and public actions of this detached, impartial, and upright political figure.

During his brief life of only 42 years, Prince Albert gave the world the new Houses of Parliament and the Great Exhibition of 1851. He helped Great Britain nimbly dodge the violent revolutions sweeping through mainland Europe and played important roles in both the Crimean War and the American Civil War. Trusted by politicians 25 years his senior, Prince Albert was a negotiator with superior insight into the minds of foreign leaders like Abraham Lincoln. Finally, he was husband to an iconic queen who would define an entire era in British history.

Parliamentary leaders come and go, but the British monarchy endures. Listeners will learn what great debt the monarchy owes to Prince Albert.

Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins

Title:The Life and Times of Prince Albert
Edition Language:English
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    The Life and Times of Prince Albert Reviews

  • Xiomara

    AHHH so good!!! I love the Queen Victoria, Prince Albert love story and learning more about them, but sitting down and learning about him was just so refreshing and welcoming. Patrick Allit was well s...

  • Jason Koivu

    Patrick N. Allitt is a British historian and academic who serves as the Cahoon Family Professor of American History at Emory University in Atlanta. He has produced quite a few lectures for the Great C...

  • Hollyberye

    Well-researched, well-written, and delivered quite well by the author. He shed a lot of light on Prince Albert. Interesting throughout....

  • David

    Okay, first of all, this is not the Prince Albert in a can. That was his son.Prince Albert was a German prince who married his cousin Victoria, the Queen of England, because that's how royals do (he w...

  • Alan Teder

    The German Prince & the British MonarchyReview of the Audible Original audiobook edition (February 18, 2020)In the introduction to The Life and Times of Prince Albert, historian Patrick Allitt says th...

  • Sassa

    Enjoyed it! Learned from it! The world is so interesting and, for me, there is a special draw to England. The life and reign of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert have so many firsts and it was delightf...

  • Adnan

    This isn't really a nice book to listen to. I got it because it was free and better than the rest of the garbage on Audible. I listened to it at around the 20th, maybe earlier maybe later, of May, tho...

  • Phoenix

    "If I've whet your appetite for Prince Albert..."You have not. You've whet my appetite for Queen Victoria, actually.She comes off as a silly, shrewish woman. She hated being pregnant, disliked childre...

  • Sharon Conty

    Some interesting tidbits, but mostly... meh....

  • David

    A series of ten lectures, less than half-an-hour each, available as an audio download. Given away for free in May 2020 to subscribers by Audible, in apparent cooperative cross-marketing with The Great...