A N Wilson: Prince Albert

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One of Britain’s leading historians, A N Wilson returns to the Festival to share his magnificent biography of Prince Albert, as we celebrate the 200th anniversary of his birth.

After his death in 1861, Prince Albert could do no wrong. His statues appeared all over the Empire and Albert Halls, Albert Squares and Albert Streets filled every English-speaking town.

Uncover a man of many gifts – politically astute, scientifically informed, a knowledgeable art collector, composer, and the father of a family – who, with Queen Victoria, rescued the British monarchy from grave crisis and established the kind of country Britain would become over the century that followed.

Duration: 1 hour

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