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“The melancholy truth was that his glorious golden head had nothing in it.”
“ ... a totally unexpected development followed; the Queen and the Irish people fell in love with each other. The affection was brief, the participants unsuited, the episode soon forgotten and the course of history uninfluenced, but for a few days in August, 1849, the attraction was a reality.”
“It was not a union which seemed likely to prosper, since its chief characteristics were imprudence, youth and extreme good looks.”
Cecil Woodham-Smith, English historian, biographer
(1896 - 1977)
Full name: Cecil Blanche Fitzgerald Woodham-Smith.