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John Brown
By Raymond Lamont-Brown

John Brown

Queen Victoria's Highland Servant New edition

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John Brown by Raymond Lamont-Brown

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A century after Queen Victoria's death, debate still rages surrounding her relationship with her gillie, John Brown. Were they ever married? What was the extraordinary hold he had over her? This biography aims to shed new light on these questions and to discover the truth behind Brown's hold on his royal employer. Following the death of Prince Albert in 1861, the Queen found solace in the companionship of John Brown, who had commenced his royal employment as a stable hand. He became "The Queen's Highland Servant" in 1865 and rose to be the most influential member of the Scottish Royal Household. While the Queen could be brusque and petulant with her servants, family and ministers, she submitted to Brown's fussy organization of her domestic life, his bullying and familiarity without a murmur. Despite warnings of his unpopularity with her subjects by one Prime Minister, the Queen was adamant that Brown would not be sacked. The Queen's confidence was rewarded when Brown saved her from an assassination attempt, after which he was vaunted as a public hero. The author reveals the names of republicans and disaffected courtiers who related gossip about Queen Victoria and John Brown and their purported marriage and child, and identifies those who plotted to have Brown dismissed. Based on research in public, private and royal archives, as well as diaries and memoirs of those who knew Brown and interviews with his surviving relatives, this text analyzes the relationship between Queen Victoria and Brown.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780750927383
ISBN-10: 0750927380
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 127mm x 10mm)
Pages: 252
Imprint: The History Press Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 21-Feb-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Raymond Lamont-Brown

Raymond Lamont-Brown has been a freelance writer since 1965 and has written over sixty books, including Edward VII's Last Loves, Royal Poxes and Potions and How Fat Was Henry VIII?.

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