Royal Romances of Today

Kellogg Durland (1881 - 1911)

"In the year 1907, the Woman’s Home Companion commissioned me to go to Russia to write the story of the early days, courtship and marriage of her whom the world knows to-day as the 'Tsaritsa,' The following year, the same periodical sent me to Italy to write a similar account of the life of Queen Elena; and in 1910 I was once more sent abroad, this time to Spain, to learn all about Queen Victoria Eugenie....'Your task is difficult,'remarked a friend to whom I had just explained that I was writing the lives of the Empress of Russia, the Queen of Spain, and the Queen of Italy. 'Your task is difficult, because these are three good Queens, and good Queens, like all good women, have no history.' Now that I have told the stories of these three good Queens, I wonder if my friend will not grant that they have been worth the telling?" (from the Foreword)

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, Biography & Autobiography, History

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Foreword Lynette Caulkins
00:03:53
Play 01 Part I - Queen Victoria Eugenie of Spain, Ch. I - An Island Princess Lynette Caulkins
00:06:27
Play 02 Part I, Ch. II - Girlhood Lynette Caulkins
00:11:42
Play 03 Part I, Ch. III - Courtship Lynette Caulkins
00:13:06
Play 04 Part I, Ch. IV - A Royal Wedding Lynette Caulkins
00:18:30
Play 05 Part I, Ch. V - A Baptism of Blood Lynette Caulkins
00:05:33
Play 06 Part I, Ch. VI - Winning a Nation's Love Lynette Caulkins
00:13:53
Play 07 Part I, Ch. VII - Don Alfonso XIII Lynette Caulkins
00:06:31
Play 08 Part I, Ch. VIII - A King's Life Lynette Caulkins
00:19:50
Play 09 Part I, Ch. IX - Courage and Kingship Lynette Caulkins
00:12:17
Play 10 Part I, Ch. X - The Prince of Asturias Lynette Caulkins
00:17:36
Play 11 Part I, Ch. XI - The Royal Nursery of Spain Lynette Caulkins
00:14:12
Play 12 Part I, Ch. XII - The Princes at Play Lynette Caulkins
00:12:02
Play 13 Part II - The Empress Alexandra of Russia, Ch. I - 'Sunny' KevinS
00:10:18
Play 14 Part II, Ch. II - Courtship and a Journey to the Northland KevinS
00:14:55
Play 15 Part II, Ch. III - Assuming the Burden KevinS
00:16:09
Play 16 Part II, Ch. IV - Motherhood and Queenship KevinS
00:23:38
Play 17 Part II, Ch. V - Spirit Whisperings KevinS
00:31:09
Play 18 Part II, Ch. VI - Family Life at the Russian Court KevinS
00:24:33
Play 19 Part II, Ch. VII - The Grand Duchess Olga KevinS
00:11:16
Play 20 Part II, Ch. VIII - Tatiana, Marie and Anastasie KevinS
00:15:27
Play 21 Part II, Ch. IX - The Tsarevitch KevinS
00:08:25
Play 22 Part II, Ch. X - The End of the Road KevinS
00:10:43
Play 23 Part III - Queen Elena of Italy, Ch. I - A Mountain Princess Diana Majlinger
00:15:05
Play 24 Part III, Ch. II - The Romance Diana Majlinger
00:07:19
Play 25 Part III, Ch. III - Victor Emmanuel Diana Majlinger
00:09:12
Play 26 Part III, Ch. IV - A Royal Honeymoon Diana Majlinger
00:13:11
Play 27 Part III, Ch. V - Elena the Mother Diana Majlinger
00:09:05
Play 28 Part III, Ch. VI - Simplicity of the Italian Court Diana Majlinger
00:06:55
Play 29 Part III, Ch. VII - The Heroism of Queen Elena Diana Majlinger
00:07:55
Play 30 Part III, Ch. VIII - Elena the Queen Diana Majlinger
00:16:56