The Empress Brown: the story of a royal friendship, by Tom Cullen

The Empress Brown: the story of a royal friendship, by Tom Cullen

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The Empress Brown is a study of the relationship between the widowed Queen Victoria and her Highland attendant, John Brown.

John Brown (1826 – 1883) had working as a gillie (shooting guide and gun-loader) for Prince Albert, before Albert’s death in 1861. He continued to serve the Queen as personal attendant at Balmoral Castle, where she often stayed for long periods of time.

Victoria’s obvious affection for Brown caused gossip and scandal, with some people maliciously referring to the Queen as ‘Mrs Brown’.

American author Tom Cullen (1913 – 2001) has meticulously researched the facts surrounding the ‘scandal’, sifting through layers of historical fact and fiction to unveil the truth of the relationship.

Published by The Bodley Head, London in 1969.

Illustrated.

Good condition. Binding is intact.  Dust jacket is frayed at edges.

This is a former library book and has a few library markings.