Albert, Prince Consort – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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An unrelated wiki-tour brings my attention to the anti-Huckabee: Albert, the Prince Consort of Queen Victoria. He seems to have been a man who never got his proper due, while working tirelessly, intelligently and humanely to improve British society in the late 1800s. He probably wouldn’t be much more appreciated in modern times, as personality and sound bites still win out over hard-work and achievement. Shame, as this is exactly the type of person who should be running a government.

Prince Albert involved himself in promoting many public, educational institutions. Chiefly at meetings in connection with these he found occasion to make the speeches collected and published in 1857. One of his memorable speeches was the address he delivered as president of the British Association for the Advancement of Science when it met at Aberdeen in 1859. His espousal of science spawned opposition from the Church. His proposal of a knighthood for Charles Darwin, after the publication of On the Origin of Species, was rejected…

The estates of the Duchy of Cornwall, the hereditary property of the Prince of Wales, improved so greatly under Albert’s stewardship that the rent receipts rose from

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