Queen Victoria’s Daughters – postponed

Update: 25 March 2020: Due to the coronavirus Covid-19, this talk has been postponed until a later date. All booked attendees will be contacted in the next few days to arrange a full refund of ticket monies. If you don’t hear from us by Friday 27th March, please check your SPAM box and then email .

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert were the parents of nine children – five daughters and four sons.  The collective lives of their daughters span the period from 1840 – 1944.  They include the Empress Frederick, the tragic Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse-Darmstadt and the Rhine, and the talented Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll.  In this talk, Colin will describe the lives of the royal sisters and their descendants.   

This is the second in a series of five talks on the theme of “Royalty”. The other talks take place on: 9th April, 7th and 21st May, and 6th June. You may purchase tickets for individual events or for all five talks in the series for the reduced price of four. Most talks are on a Thursday afternoon, the final being on a Saturday and starting at the slightly earlier time of 12 noon. 

The talk will last approximately one hour after which tea/coffee and cake are served (included in the price). Advance booking is highly recommended but you can pay on the door, subject to availability.

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23 Apr 2020


14:00 - 16:00


The Centre for Heritage & Family History


The Centre for Heritage & Family History
2nd Floor, Reading Central Library, Abbey Square, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 3BQ


  • Colin Parrish
    Colin Parrish

    Royal history is Colin Parrish’s lifelong passion. He specialises in British and European royalty in the eighteenth, nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He has taught royal history for Surrey Adult and Community Learning since 1995 and for the Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) since 2013. Colin is also an accredited speaker on royal history related subjects to local Women’s Institutes.

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