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TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER XIII
1844

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Duc de Bordeaux — Hanoverian Orders — Domestic happiness — Death of the Duke of Coburg — Lord Melbourne on old age — Recall of Lord Ellenborough — Uncle and niece — Lord Ellenborough's honours — Prince de Joinville's brochure — The Emperor Nicholas — A great review — At the Opera — The Emperor's character — The Emperor and Belgium — Crisis in Parliament — The King of Saxony — Lord Ellenborough and India — England, France, and Russia — France and Tahiti — King Louis Philippe expected — Arrangements for the visit — Queen Louise's solicitude — Arrival of King Louis Philippe — A successful visit — The King's departure — Opening of the Royal Exchange — Gift to the Prince of Wales — Education in India
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1-34

CHAPTER XIV
1845

The Spanish marriages — Position of the Prince — Title of King Consort — Purchase of Osborne — Maynooth grant — Religious bigotry — Public executions — Birthday letter — Princess Charlotte — Vacant Deanery — Wine from Australia — King of Holland — Projected visit to Germany — Question of Lords Justices — Visit to the Château d'Eu — Spanish marriages — The Prince criticised — Governor-Generalship of  Canada — Com Laws — Cabinet dissensions — Interview with Sir Robert Peel — Lord John Russell suggested — Attitude of Lord Melbourne — The Queen's embarrassment — Attitude of Sir Robert Peel — Lord Stanley resigns — The Commandership-in-Chief — Duke of Wellington — King Louis Philippe — Anxiety for the future — Insuperable difficulties — Lord Grey and Lord Palmerston — Lord John Russell fails — Chivalry of Sir Robert Peel — He resumes office — Cordial support — The Queen's estimate of Sir Robert Peel — Lord Stanley — The Prince's Memorandum — Comprehensive scheme — The unemployed — Lord Palmerston's justification — France and the Syrian War — Letter to King Louis Philippe — Ministry reinstated
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85-83

CHAPTER XV
1846

Sir Robert Peel's speech — Extension of Indian Empire — Bravery of English troops — Death of Sir Robert Sale — Memorandum by the Prince — Celebration of victory — Letter from King Louis Philippe — Irish Crimes Bill — Attack on Sir Robert Peel — His resignation — Intrigues — End of Oregon dispute — Sir Robert Peel's tribute to Cobden — New Government — Cobden and the Whigs — Parting with the Ministers — Whig jealousies — A weak Ministry — Anxieties — French Royal Family — Spanish marriages — Portugal — Prerogative of dissolution — Views of Lord Melbourne — The Prince and Sir Robert Peel — Proposed visit to Ireland — Government of Canada — Wellington statue — Lord Palmerston and Spain — Instructions to Mr Bulwer — Don Enrique — Sudden decision — Double engagement — The Queen's indignation — Letter to the Queen of the French — View of English Government — Letter to King Leopold — Baron Stockmar's opinion — Letter to Queen  Louise — Lord Palmerston and the French — Princess of Prussia — England and the three powers — Interruption of entente cordiale — Spanish marriages — Peninsular medal — Duke of Wellington's view — England and Portugal — The Queen's decision on Peninsular medal — Cracow
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84-185

CHAPTER XVI
1847

England and Portugal — Peaceable policy advised — Spain and Portugal — Sir Hamilton Seymour — Septennial Act — Church preferments — Jenny Lind — Wellington statue — Prosperity in India — General election — Earldom of Strafford — Mission to the Vatican — Portugal — Crisis in the city — Lord-Lieutenancy of Ireland — Mr Cobden — Foreign policy — Queen of Spain — Queen of Portugal — Hampden controversy — Lord Palmerston's despatches — Civil war in Switzerland — Letter from King of Prussia — The Queen's reply — The Bishops and Dr Hampden
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136-165

CHAPTER XVII
1848

Death of Madame Adélaïde — Grief of Queen Louise — The Queen's sympathy — England and the Porte — Improvements at Claremont — Revolution in France — Flight of the Royal Family — Letter from King of Prussia — Anarchy in Paris — Queen Louise's anxiety — Revolution foreseen — England's hospitality — New French Government — British Consul's plan — Escape of the King and Queen — Graphic narrative — Plan successful — Arrival in England — Reception at Claremont — Letter of gratitude — Flight of Guizot — Royal fugitives — Orleanist blunders — Letter to Lord Melbourne — The Czar on the situation — State of Germany — Chartist  demonstration — Prince Albert and the unemployed — Chartist fiasco — Alarming state of Ireland — Conduct of the Belgians — Events in France — Anxiety in Grermany — Italy — Spain — The French Royal Family — Affairs in Lombardy — Sir Henry Bulwer — Lord Palmerston's justification — Instructions to Sir H. Seymour — Lord Palmerston's drafts — England and Italy — Lord Minto's mission — Duchesse de Nemours — Commissions in the army — Northern Italy — Irish rebellion — Minor Grerman states — An ambassador to France — The Queen's displeasure — Opening the Queen's letters — Lord Palmerston and Italy — Austria declines mediation — Austria and Italy — In the Highlands — The Queen and Lord Palmerston — Affairs in the Punjab — Hostility of the Sikhs — Greece — State of Germany — Letter of the Prince of Leiningen — Sir Harry Smith at the Cape — Governorship of Gibraltar — Mediation in Italy — Death of Lord Melbourne — The Orleans family — Letter from the Pope — The French President— Relations with France — England slighted
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166-246

CHAPTER XVIII
1849

Letter to the Pope — Letter from President of French Republic — Lord Palmerston and Naples — The army in India — State of the continent — France and the President — Gaelic and Welsh — Lord Gough superseded — End of the Sikh War — Courage of Mrs G. Lawrence — Letter from King of Sardinia — Novara — The Queen fired at by Hamilton — Annexation of the Punjab — Drafts and despatches — Schleswig-Holstein Question — Proposed visit to Ireland — Irish title for the young Prince — Cork and Waterford — The Irish visit — Enthusiasm in Ireland — Brevet promotions — New coal exchange —  Critical position of Germany — Death of Queen Adelaide
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247-273

CHAPTER XIX
1850

Grand Duchess Stéphanie — The Draft to Greece — Lord Pahnerston's explanation — Lord John Russell's plan — Suggested rearrangement — Status quo maintained — Baron Stockmar's Memorandum — State of France — The Prince's speech — Lord Palmerston and Spain — Lord Howden — The Koh-i-noor diamond — A change imminent — Lord John Russell's report — Sunday delivery of letters — Prince George of Cambridge — The Earldom of Tipperary — Mr Roebuck's motion — Lord Stanley's motion — Holstein and Germany — Lord Pahnerston's explanation — The Protocol — Christening of Prince Arthur — Don Pacifico Debate — Sir Robert Peel's accident — Letter from King of Denmark — Death of Sir Robert Peel — The Queen assaulted by Pate — Death of Duke of Cambridge — Prince of Prussia — The Foreign Office — Denmark and Schleswig — Sir Charles Napier's resignation — Lord Palmerston — Lord Clarendon's opinion — Duke of Bedford's opinion — Lord John Russell's report — Press attacks on Lord Palmerston — Duties of Foreign Secretary — Death of King Louis Philippe — Visit to Scotland — Illness of Queen Louise — Attack on Greneral Haynau — Note to Baron Koller — The Draft gone — Lord Palmerston rebuked — Holstein — A great grief — Mr Tennyson made Poet Laureate — Ritualists and Roman Catholics — Unrest in Europe — England and Germany — Constitutionalism in Germany — Austria and Prussia — Religious strife — England and Rome — Lady Peel — The Papal aggression — Ecclesiastical Titles' Bill
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274-337

CHAPTER XX
1851

Life Peerages — Diplomatic arrangements — Peril of the Ministry — Negotiations with Sir J. Graham — Defeat of the Government — Ministerial crisis — The Premier's statement — Lord Lansdowne consulted — Lord Stanley sent for — Complications — Fiscal policy — Sir James Graham — Duke of Wellington — Difficulties — Lord Aberdeen consulted — Lord Stanley to be sent for — His letter — Lord Stanley's difficulties — Mr Disraeli — Question of dissolution — Explanations — Lord Stanley resigns — His reasons — The Papal Bill — Duke of Wellington — Appeal to Lord Lansdowne — Still without a Grovemment — Lord Lansdowne's views — Further difficulties — Coalition impossible — Income Tax — Free Trade — Ecclesiastical Titles' Bill — Confusion of Parties — New National Gallery — The great exhibition — Imposing ceremony — The Prince's triumph — Enthusiasm in the city — Danish succession — The Orleans Princes — Regret at leaving Scotland — Extension of the Franchise — Louis Kossuth — Lord Palmerston's intentions — A dispute — Lord Palmerston defiant — He gives way — The Queen's anxiety — Lord Palmerston's conduct — The Queen's comment — Death of King of Hanover — The Suffrage — The Coup d'Etat — Louis Bonaparte — Excitement in France — Lord Palmerston and Lord Normanby — State of Paris — Lord Palmerston's approval — Birthday wishes — The crisis — Dismissal of Lord Palmerston — Inconsistency of Lord Palmerston — The Prince's Memorandum — Lord Clarendon — Discussion on new arrangements — Count Walewski informed — Lord Granville's appointment — The Queen's view of foreign affairs — Our policy reviewed —  Difficulty of fixed principles — Prince Nicholas of Nassau — Te Deum at Paris
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888-430

CHAPTER XXI
1852

Denmark — Possible fusion of parties — Orleans family — Draft of the speech — Women and politics — New Houses of Parliament — Lord Palmerston's discomfiture — M. Thiers — The Prince and the Army — Pressure of business — Defeat on Militia Bill — Interview with Lord John Russell — Resignation of the Ministry — The Queen sends for Lord Derby — Lord Derby and Lord Palmerston — New appointments — New Foreign Secretary — Interview with Lord Derby — Louis Napoleon — Audiences — Ladies of the Household — Lord Derby and the Church — Adherence to treaties — The Sovereign " People " — New Militia Bill — England and Austria — Letter from Mr Disraeli — "Necessary" measures — Question of dissolution — Lord Derby hopeful — Progress of democracy — England and Italy — Militia Bill carried — France and the Bourbons — Louis Napoleon's position — Excitement at Stockport — The Queen inherits a fortune — Death of Duke of Wellington — Military appointments — Nation in mourning — Funeral arrangements — Anecdote of Napoleon III. — England and the Emperor — National defences — Financial arrangements — Lord Dalhousie's tribute — Funeral ceremony — Confusion of parties — Lord Palmerston's position — Mr Disraeli and Mr Gladstone — Recognition of the Empire — Budget speech — Letter to the French Emperor — Secret protocol — Difficult situation — The Queen's unwillingness to decide — Injunctions to Lord Derby — Defeat of the Grovemment — Lord Derby's resignation — Lord Aberdeen sent for — His interview with the Queen   — Lord Aberdeen in office — Lord John Russell's hesitation — Letter from Mr Disraeli — The Queen's anxiety — Christmas presents — Lord Derby's intentions — New Government — Mr Gladstone at the Exchequer — The Emperor's annoyance — Appointments — Protracted crisis — The Cabinet — Lord Derby takes leave — Letter from Lady Derby — Change of seals — Peace restored — A strong Cabinet
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431-523

CHAPTER XXII
1853

The Emperor's annoyance — Headmastership of Eton — Marriage of Emperor of the French — Mademoiselle Eugenie de Montijo — Baron Beyens on the situation — Emperor of Russia and the Turkish Empire — Lord John Russell and leadership of House of Commons — Count Buol and refugees — Kossuth and Mazzini proclamations — Want of arms for the Militia — Russian fleet at Constantinople — French irritation — Russia's demands — Russia and England — Liberation of the Madiai — Letter from Emperor of Russia — Birth of Prince Leopold — Mr Gladstone's budget speech — Congratulations from the Prince — India Bill — Emperor of Austria — Church of England in the Colonies — Oriental Question — Death of Lady Dalhousie — Lord Palmerston and Lord Aberdeen — Russia, Austria, and Turkey — England's policy — The Queen's views on the Eastern despatches — Proposed terms of settlement — Lord John Russell's retirement — Letter from the Emperor of Russia — Lord Stratford's desire for war — Letter to the Emperor of Russia — France and the Eastern Question — Letter from the Emperor of Russia — Reform Bill — Lord Palmerston's position — Lord Lansdowne's influence — Resignation of Lord Palmerston — Lord Stratford's despatch — Draft to Vienna — Return of Lord Palmerston to office
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524-575