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How much influence did Prince Albert have on British culture?

Oh how tastes change! Once upon a time Prince Albert (1819 – 1861) was a royal consort with a high level of learning in the realms of design and architecture. He single handedly raised the level of culture and “governed England for 21 years with a wisdom and energy such as none of our kings has ever shown" (Disraeli, 1861).Victorian Britain had been a land of nasty capitalism and self-reliance.
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