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An Account of his Career, including his Birth,
and Political Work
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The aim of this Book is to give an accurate record of the life of the Prince of Wales. No previous attempt has been made to present even a partially complete biography of His Royal Highness, although isolated portions of the Prince's manifold activities have been treated of by various writers. Thus the author of the present work acknowledges considerable indebtedness to Sir W. H. Russell's fascinating volumes on the Prince and Princess of Wales's tour in the East and the Prince of Wales's tour in India (from which the Illustrations on PP. 99 and 105 are reproduced); to Sir H. C. Burdett's “
Prince, Princess, and People,” which deals mainly with the philanthropic side of the Prince's life and character; and to Mr. A. H. Beavan's “ Marlborough House and its Occupants.” A large number of memoirs have also been consulted, including those of the Prince Consort, Baron Stockmar, Mr. Charles Greville, Dr. Norman Macleod, Canon Kingsley, Dean Stanley, and Archbishop Magee.