Review: The Last Princess

I love royal history, but some writers manage to make it tremendously boring. The first book I read about Queen Victoria was such a snore that I’ve been a bit prejudiced against Victoria and her family ever since. Even though I know better, I automatically expect books about them to be dull, dull, dull.

But The Last Princess by Matthew Dennison proves that a good writer can make any topic — even Queen Victoria and her long decades of gloom-soaked mourning for her husband, Prince Albert — interesting. Read more....