Author: Roger Beaumont
ISBN/UPC (if available): 81-8495-236-8
In 1858, the entire landmass of India came under direct control of the British Crown. To reflect the status and role of the Governor-General as representative of the monarch to the feudal rulers of the princely states, the term Viceroy and Governor-General of India was applied. His consort was accordingly elevated to Vicereine.
From the first, Charlotte Canning, through to the ultimate Vicereine, Edwina Mountbatten, (including the most alluring Lady Curzon,) this is the biographical history of the ‘Invisible Empresses,’ illustrating what it was to occupy the most powerful position accessible to a woman in the age of the British Empire in India.
1. Invisible Empresses
2. Gilded Cages – Viceregal Residences
3. Mater Familias
4. Grand Hotel
5. Pride and Precedence
6. Stagecraft of Empire
7. Stagecraft of Empire
8. Piercing the Veil – Medical Care for Women
9. The Captains and Vice-Queens Depart
Index of Names