|Plot Summary of Witness of a Century: Life and Times of Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught|
|"Witness of a Century: Life and Times of Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught
Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn (1850-1942) was the third and favourite son of Queen Victoria. A godson of the Duke of Wellington,he followed a military career for much of his life. He entered the Royal Military Academy as a boy of 16, served in Egypt, where he fought at the battle of Tel-el-Kebir in 1882, in Canada, where he was Governor-General, 1911-16, and in India, where he opened the new chambers of the Indian legislature in 1921.
As a sharp-eyed observer of events around him during a long life, he was on close terms with many people outside the royal family, among them Lord Wolseley, President Taft, Nancy Astor, Rudyard Kipling, and the Queen's controversial Highland servant John Brown.
He married Louise of Prussia in 1879, and it is through their elder daughter Margaret, Crown Princess of Sweden, that the present Queen of Denmark and King of Sweden are descended. This book looks at relationships with his family, with the army and with politicians throughout the British Empire."
John Van der Kiste, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Witness of a Century: Life and Times of Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught|
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Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
- long lived adults
Biography of famous person?
How sensitive is this person?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 2 ()
- Fancy Mansion
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Book makes you feel?
Writer's slant towards subject:
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of set of events during life
- A ton 16-20 B&W
How much dialogue in bio?
- little dialog
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 76%-100% of book