Secret Memoirs: The Story of Louise, Crown Princess

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Published: 1912
Language: English
Wordcount: 65,689 / 209 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 51.7
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 531
Added to site: 2009.06.20
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Genre: Biography
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ghter from the adjoining gallery. And the fact that almost every new king sets aside the testament of his predecessor,--is this not evidence of the general callowness of feeling prevailing in royal circles?

The Irish Famine and Royalty

In famine times, the kings and princes of old drove the starving out of town to die of hunger in the fields, and as late as 1772 one hundred and fifty thousand Saxons died of hunger under the "glorious reign" of Louise's grandfather-by-marriage, Frederick Augustus III. And the "Life of Queen Victoria," approved by the Court of St. James, unblushingly informs us that in 1847 "Her Most Gracious Majesty" was chiefly concerned about investing to good profit the revenues of the Prince of Wales, her infant son (about four hundred thousand dollars per annum).

Yet, while Victoria pinched the boy's tenants to extort an extra penny for him, and "succeeded in saving all but four thousand pounds sterling" of his imperial allowance, the population of Ireland wa

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