Lord Palmerston takes huge risks championing the case of Don Fernando, a British Jew unjustly arrested in Coburg-ruled Greece, but his gun boat diplomacy prevails. Duke of Wellington retires as commander in chief and agrees the post might be ideal for Albert. The prince consort initially refuses, concentrating his efforts on planning a world exhibition in London and the controversial, seemingly hopeless design of a temporary, fittingly modern palace in Hyde Park. Loveless Duke Charles of Monmouth has had it with adulterous wife Sophie's embarrassing disloyalty but can't touch her at court, so he pays Mr. Pence to spy on her and valet-lover Joseph, whom she neither fully trusts nor agrees to run away with. When son William visits home from 'public' boarding school, the duke has her committed to a lunatic asylum. Albert has Bertie examined by frenology quack Cole and miss-attributes Victoria's mistrust of greedy, jealous liar Feodora to her general pettiness, yet the sisters seem to ...
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Duke of Wellington
Feinting - distracting the attacker so that they do not enter the fray at a point that could be catastrophic.