A Peep at Our Cousins

A rare and scurrilous anti-monarchist pamphlet, complaining bitterly of Queen Victoria's absence from public life following the death of Prince Albert, and suggesting that it was unfair for the British taxpayer to foot the bill for a monarch who was rarely seen and appeared to be doing nothing to justify her existence. There follows strictures against the Queen's son Albert Edward and other members of the Royal family. The method of the satire was the classic 'reverse' attack, complaining of how dreadful it was that cheap scandal sheets should write such awful things things, and then repeating them in greater detail. See the entries numbered 397 and 398 for descriptions of this work.




The SS

[Suppressed Safe]

Collection

of the

British Library












The catalogue to which this page is a link is a hugely expanded revision of one that's been on my site since its inception, and which I've been working on in fits and starts ever since. The results proved far too lengthy and complex to convert easily into a more conventional webpage, and so purely for my own convenience I've decided to publish it here, with my apologies, as a PDF file.







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