They were one of the most interesting, most provocative couples of the late nineteenth century. She was Queen Victoria’s most beautiful and talented daughter. He was a Scottish aristocrat. An appointment brought them to Canada in 1878 where he flourished leading to the founding of the National Gallery and the Royal Society. She sculptured the famous statue of her mother still standing in Kensington Gardens.
About the author
A native of Toronto, Dr. Robert Miles Stamp is currently a historian at the University of Calgary. Educated at the University of Western Ontario and the University of Toronto, it was at the latter that Stamp wrote his M.A. thesis on The Political Career of Sir James David Edgar. Canadian history, particularly social and transportation-related, has long held his interest and has been the subject of many of the books he has authored.