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Deborah Cadbury and Queen Victoria's Matchmaking

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Join us for an exclusive talk on Queen Victoria's machinations as a matchmaking grandmother with the incomparable Deborah Cadbury

“Engrossing … Cadbury engagingly presents [Queen Victoria] as a mesmerising Mrs Bennet” – Paula Byrne, The Times

In an exclusive presentation for the Bloomsbury Institute, award-winning writer and producer Deborah Cadbury shares the inspiration and research that led her to writing Queen Victoria's Matchmaking: The Royal Marriages that Shaped Europe. Promises to be an entertaining and enriching evening with one of the country's best loved historians.

Doors will open at 6pm for drinks and refreshment before the event, which starts at 6:30pm and includes a Q&A session and a book signing with Deborah. Copies of Queen Victoria's Matchmaking will be on sale for £15 throughout the evening.

Deborah Cadbury is the author of seven acclaimed books including Chocolate Wars, The Dinosaur Hunters, The Lost King of France and The Seven Wonders of the Industrial World, for which her accompanying BBC series received a BAFTA nomination. Before turning to writing full time she worked for thirty years as a BBC TV producer and executive producer and has won numerous international awards including an Emmy.

DATE: Tuesday, November 15th
FORMAT: Doors open and drinks served from 6pm. Presentation Q&A and book signing from 6:30pm to 8:00pm
VENUE: Bloomsbury Publishing, 50 Bedford Square, WC1B 3DP (nearest station: Tottenham Court Road)
PRICE: £15/£10 and Deborah's book wil be available to buy at the event.




About Queen Victoria's Matchmaking

A captivating exploration of the role in which Queen Victoria exerted most international power and influence: her role as matchmaking grandmother.

In the late nineteenth century, Queen Victoria had over thirty surviving grandchildren. To maintain and increase power in Europe, she hoped to manoeuvre them into dynastic marriages. In her sights was royalty from across the world. Yet for all their seeming obedience, her grandchildren often had plans of their own, plans fuelled by strong wills and romantic hearts. Her matchmaking plans were only further complicated by their coinciding with tumultuous international upheavals; revolution and war were in the air and after her death, her most carefully laid plans fell to ruin.

Queen Victoria's Matchmaking travels through the most glittering, decadent palaces of Russia and Europe, weaving in scandals, political machinations and family tensions, to enthralling effect. It is at once an intimate portrait of the royal family and an examination of the conflict caused by the power, love and duty that shaped the marriages that Queen Victoria arranged. At the heart of it all is Queen Victoria herself: doting grandmother one moment, determined manipulator the next.

“Cadbury's account of Victoria's attempts to bend her unruly grandchildren to her matrimonial will is the stuff of melodrama … covered with verve and insight by Deborah Cadbury in her new history”Daisy Goodwin, Sunday Times



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