Alexandra of Denmark

queen-empress consort as wife of Edward VII

Alexandra of Denmark (Alexandra Carolina Marie Charlotte Louise Julia; 1 December 1844 – 20 November 1925) was the wife of King Edward VII. She was born in Copenhagen Denmark , and married Edward, then Prince of Wales, on 10 march 1863. After her husband's death in 1910, she retired from public life. She died at the age of 80 in 1925 of a heart attack at Sandringham house estate in London and was buried next to her husband at St George Chapel Windsor .

Alexandra of Denmark, photographed by W. & D. Downey c. 1889

More readingEdit

  • Battiscombe, Georgina (1969). Queen Alexandra. London: Constable. SBN 09-456560-0.
  • Bentley-Cranch, Dana (1992). Edward VII: Image of an Era 1841-1910. London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office. ISBN 0-112-90508-0.
  • Duff, David (1980). Alexandra: Princess and Queen. London: Collins. ISBN 0-002-16667-4.
  • Ensor, R. C. K. (1936). England 1870–1914. Oxford University Press. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  • Hough, Richard (1992). Edward & Alexandra: Their Private And Public Lives. London: Hodder & Stoddart. ISBN 0-340-55825-3. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  • Priestley, J. B. (1970). The Edwardians. London: Heinemann. ISBN 0-434-60332-5. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  • Windsor, The Duke of (1951). A King's Story: The Memoirs of H.R.H. The Duke of Windsor K.G. London: Cassell and Co. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to Queen Alexandra of the United Kingdom at Wikimedia Commons