Albert, prince consort to Queen Victoria and social and cultural visionary in his own right, defined much of the culture and direction of 19th-century Britain, as the author of The Khyber Rifles: From British Raj to Al Qaeda reminds us here. Though overshadowed in history by his adoring wife and at times even mocked by her subjects, it was arguably Albert who gave form and substance to the Victorian Age. From the Great Exhibition and the construction of many of London's great museums to his social campaigns against slavery and the Corn Laws, his achievements—produced over just two decades—left an enduring legacy.
"This definitive new biography gives the husband of Queen Victoria full credit."—This England