Collective Biographies of WomenAn Annotated Bibliography
Bothmer, the Countess A. von [Marie], ed. The Sovereign Ladies of Europe. With 153 Illustrations. London: Hutchinson, 1899. Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1900.
British Library. Frontispiece signed portrait of Victoria, The Queen in State Robes "from an engraving of a drawing by A. E. Chalon"; 1900. Preface: "nowadays no crowned head merely lives a life of luxury, regardless of the weal and woe of his subjects. To rule or to reign in our time means work" (v). Sixteen (mostly still living) subjects, several immediately related to Victoria. Many photographs of interiors and gardens, portraits including babies and spouses, and travel narrative place Bothmer (and hence reader) in proximity to private lives of royals.
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