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Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany

After giving birth to seven children, Queen Victoria didn’t look forward to go through all that pain again. So, when on 7 April 1853 she went into labour again and her doctor suggested the use of chloroform, the Queen was only too willing to try it. Thanks to the anaesthesia, the birth of her son

Historical Reads: Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany

Nineteen Teen has a very interesting post on Price Leopold, Queen Victoria’s eight child. To quote: Victoria was determined to keep her son more or less wrapped in cotton wool—a condition which Leopold gamely fought all his life, trying as hard as he could not to be an invalid despite his condition (which included, in