Abyssinia - Queen Victoria's Secret Legacy
Queen Victoria and her husband Albert had numerous offspring, but none of them had a more profound effect on the Royal family than their black surrogate son, Alamoyou, Prince of Abyssinia. At age seven, he is entrusted to the British Empire after the suicide of his father King Theodore. He embraces maternal love from the Queen, is educated by the State, lives within the Royal Court and then dies mysteriously at the tender age of 18. Was he poisoned or did he die of tragic natural causes? A story which looks inside the British monarchy and explores its fascination with one of Ethiopia's best-loved infants.
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The Gantry at the Nuffield