Darling Queen - Dear old Bones

Queen Wilhelmina's correspondence with her English governess Miss Saxton Winter, 1886-1935

Wilhelmina (koningin der Nederlanden); Elizabeth Saxton Winter

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Darling Queen - Dear old Bones

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ISBN: 9789462984387, geïllustreerd, 400 blz., September 2017, Engels
Formaat: 23.3 (h) x 15.7 (b) x 2.4 (d) cm. Gewicht: 621 gram.

Uitgever: Amsterdam University Press

redactie: Emerentia van Heuven-van Nes


This book presents a remarkable collection of letters from Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands (1880-1962) and her governess, Elizabeth Saxton Winter (1855-1936), an Englishwoman. The earliest letters are those of a child, sent to Miss Winter when she was on holiday in England, but after Wilhelmina's education was finished in 1896 and she had no more need of a governess, she continued to write to Winter weekly. Her long letters cover a wide range of subjects: including her perspective on people and events, encounters with famous individuals, kings and emperors, but also sad times and loneliness, her belief in the Almighty, and above all, her development to her role as queen - her inauguration was in 1898 - and the high seriousness with which she regarded her duties. The resulting volume offers unprecedented insight into her life as child of her mother queen-regent Emma, as queen, as wife of prince Hendrik and as mother of princess Juliana.

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