Prince Eddy and the Homosexual Underworld




      Prince Eddy and the Homosexual Underworld
Set against the vivid backdrop of thisdemi monde, Theo Aronson presents the first full account of the curious life of Queen Victoria s grandson, Prince Albert Victor, known as Prince Eddy The author explores the Prince s upbringing, his university and military careers, his alleged secret marriage, his links with the Jack the Ripper murders, his early death, and, above all, his sexual orientation For it was this that linked the young Prince s name to the Cleveland Street Scandal, the notorious homosexual brothel case that led to an extraordinary cover up by the British governmentPrince Eddypresents Victorian male homosexuality as a vibrant folk culture, one that pervaded all official institutions Students of the erotic will love this book, and so will royal watchers, but arbiters of sexual purity should hate it, for Mr Aronson displays an underground culture that exposed its judges as upright liars Nina Auerbach,New York Times Book Review BW photos. New Read [ Prince Eddy and the Homosexual Underworld ] by [ Theo Aronson ] – bluevapours.co.uk

Theo Aronson is an historical biographer specialising in the Royal Houses of Europe Among his many widely read books are The Golden Bees The Story of the Bonapartes, Grandmama of Europe and Royal Family Years of Transition His books have been published in Britain, the United States, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Holland and Belgium.Theo Aronson lives in an eighteenth century stone house in Frome, Somerset.


      Prince Eddy and the Homosexual Underworld
 By Theo Aronson IBN : 0719552788 Format : Hardcover – bluevapours.co.uk
  • Hardcover
  • 246 pages
  • Prince Eddy and the Homosexual Underworld
  • Theo Aronson
  • English
  • 23 May 2018
  • 0719552788

10 thoughts on “ Prince Eddy and the Homosexual Underworld

  1. Edmund Marlowe says:

    A probably pederastic prince imprecisely portayedEddy, as Albert Victor Duke of Clarence was known, was the grandson of Queen Victoria who would have become King Emperor instead of his younger brother George V had he not died of pneumonia at the age of 28 Unsurprisingly therefore, his family were particularly anxious both that he should turn out well and that any indications to the contrary should be hidden from public view It is thus ironic that the mystery in which his life was deliberately A probably pederastic prince imprecisely portayedEddy, as Albert Victor Duke of Clarence was known, was the grandson of Queen Victoria who would have become King Emperor instead of his younger brother George V had he not died of pneumonia at the age of 28 Unsurprisingly therefore, his family were particularly anxious both that he should turn out well and that any indications to the contrary should be hidden from public view It is thus ironic that the mystery in which his life was deliberately shrouded has fed the most lurid and outrageous speculation, most notably that the establishment covered up his being Jack the Ripper One might be tempted to consider this the most far fetched conspiracy yet to gain credence with a swathe of the British public if the latter were not now taking serious notice of evenl...

  2. Shawn Thrasher says:

    I loved this book Boo to the haters.

  3. Martin says:

    I found this book in a thrift shop and it looked interesting It proved to be a fascinating read about the Crown Prince Eddy, a grandson of Queen Victoria and conjectures about his sexuality and scandals The author put th...

  4. Joseph A Casazza says:

    Andrew Cook s Prince Eddy The King Britain Never Had is far better on evidence this book is muchsensationalistic and needlessly giggly and titillating about same sex activity in late Victorian London, although it at l...

  5. Katie Murphy says:

    Prince EddyWhy on why did I even bother to read this book You read over half of this before the Princes name is even mentioned Whether you believe Prince Eddy was homosexual or not the evidence presented seems to me to be hearsay or manufactur...

  6. Ian Hastings says:

    I thought it was an excellent and balanced examination not only of Prince Eddy but also of the aristocratic milieu in which he moved socially, putting to rest possibly the theory that the heir presump...

  7. William Andrew says:

    Not worth readingTurgid and totally boring it escapes me why it was ever published Consign it to the fire is the best that I can say.

  8. Dave Gilmour says:

    I enjoyed this book but Im not certain that the evidence of Eddys sexuality is clear cut In the absence of the primary sources now destroyed this may remain an enigma for a long time to come I enjoyed this book but I m not cer...

  9. Linda says:

    Theo Aronson does NOT try to prove that Prince Eddy, Queen Victoria s grandson and Heir Presumptive son of the Heir Apparent or Prince of Wales was a homosexual He merely brings up evidence from the period, including the correspondence of other aristocrats who were and who appear to implicate the Prince without actually mentioning him The Cleveland Street Scandal is the primary focus Five telegraph boys were found to be trading favors at a house of prostitution male on Cleveland Street Theo Aronson does NOT try to prove that Prince Eddy, Queen Victoria s grandson and Heir Presumptive son of the Heir Apparent or Prince of Wales was a homosexual H...

  10. Aishuu says:

    This book is not a persuasive argument to me, but it sure is an interesting one I might beinclined to take Aronson seriously if he didn t have so many gay men highlighted in it Almost every single male figure that is mentioned as playing a role in Prince Albert Victor s life is tied to being gay, which I can t get on board with Some, yes, but everyone Not buying it.That said, Prince Eddy has always been one of the forgotten figures in history I sure knowabout Princess Charlotte This book is not a persuasive argument to me, but it sure is an interesting one I might beinclined to take Aronson seriously if he didn t have so many gay men highlighted in it Almost every single male figure that is mentioned as playing a role in Prince Albert Victor s life is tied to being gay, which I can t get on board with Some, yes, but everyone Not buying it.That said, Prince Eddy has always been one of the forgotten figures in history I sure knowabout Princess Charlotte than I did Eddy, although it may be because the spare was already lined up I do think this is an interesting idea and makes a lot of sense definitelyreasonable than tying him to Jack the Ripper , but the truth is we ll never really have a good idea of who he was since his family seemed determined to erase him The author does a good job of highlighting coding and the consequences of being homosexual in Victorian England, so it s not out of the realm of probability I do find the inconsistently applied exp...

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