John Brown

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Standard Name: Brown, John,, 1826 - 1883

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Family and Intimate relationships Queen Victoria
In 1876 QV gave him his own cottage at Balmoral, despite the fact that he was not married. In response to this attention, newspapers began to make humorous references to her as Mrs Brown...
Family and Intimate relationships Queen Victoria
Unlike the funerals of other royal servants, John Brown 's was a lavish affair, complete with a card on the coffin from the queen, which read, in her own handwriting: A tribute of loving, grateful...
Family and Intimate relationships Queen Victoria
One of them, Abdul Karim , was then a slim twenty-four year-old. He eventually became quite close to the queen, although her feelings for him never compared to those she had felt for the late...
Family and Intimate relationships Queen Victoria
John Brown became personal servant to the widowed QV at Windsor, in addition to his position at Balmoral Castle; this fuelled speculation about the queen's domestic purity.
Longford, Elizabeth. Queen Victoria: Born to Succeed. Harper and Row, 1964.
322
Munich, Adrienne. Queen Victoria’s Secrets. Columbia University Press, 1996.
xvi
Family and Intimate relationships Queen Victoria
QV learned that her ministers wished to exclude her Scots servant John Brown from her life, in an effort to rouse her to her public duty.
Longford, Elizabeth. Queen Victoria: Born to Succeed. Harper and Row, 1964.
329
Family and Intimate relationships Queen Victoria
John Brown , personal servant to QV , was accorded the now middle-class title of Esquire and given a salary increase to £400 annually.
Longford, Elizabeth. Queen Victoria: Born to Succeed. Harper and Row, 1964.
326
Family and Intimate relationships Queen Victoria
John Brown , QV 's loyal servant and close friend, died at Windsor Castle, after thirty-four years in her service.
Nicholls, C. S., editor. The Dictionary of National Biography: Missing Persons. Oxford University Press, 1993.
Munich, Adrienne. Queen Victoria’s Secrets. Columbia University Press, 1996.
xix
Family and Intimate relationships Queen Victoria
These were soon displaced by salacious speculation based on the intimacy of the queen with her personal servant, John Brown , who became a significant source of emotional support in her widowhood.
Thompson, Dorothy. Queen Victoria: Gender and Power. Virago Press, 1990.
59-60
Family and Intimate relationships Queen Victoria
John Brown , a Highlander, had first entered the service of the royal family in 1851; Victoria's biographer Elizabeth Longford says she first mentioned him in her journal on 11 September 1849. After Prince Albert
politics Queen Victoria
Tennyson had a closer personal relationship than any other writer with the Queen. QV and her court appointed him Poet Laureate on 19 November 1850. Following Prince Albert 's death and the Queen's deepened appreciation...
Textual Features Queen Victoria
According to Fulford, the correspondence included here also gives a perfectly rational explanation of how the Queen's reliance on John Brown developed,
Victoria, Queen. “Introduction and Editorial Materials”. Your Dear Letter: Private Correspondence of Queen Victoria and the Crown Princess of Prussia 1865-1871, edited by Roger Fulford, Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1971, p. various pages.
xi
yet Fulford, who acknowledges that he whittles away a great deal of...
Textual Production Queen Victoria
In the year that More Leaves was published, QV composed a memoir of her Highland servant John Brown (who had died the previous year), based on Brown's own diaries. She wanted this memoir to be...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Queen Victoria
The fifth volume was the last collected and edited by Roger Fulford . It reveals an ever-increasing closeness between Victoria and her eldest daughter, and the emotional turmoil the queen experienced during the seven years...
Violence Queen Victoria
While the Queen and her entourage were on a drive, QV 's close personal servant and friend John Brown spotted the pistol in the hand of a bystander and wrestled the potential assassin to the...

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