Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria: Daughter, Wife, Mother, Widow

Non-Fiction, History & Politics, British History, 19th Century Britain
Paperback Published on: 09/05/2019
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Synopsis

Who was Queen Victoria? A little old lady, potato-like in appearance, dressed in everlasting black? She was also a passionate young princess who loved dancing. And there is also a third Victoria, the brilliant queen, one who invented a new role for the monarchy. Victoria found a way of ruling when people were deeply uncomfortable with having a woman on the throne. Her image as a conventional daughter, wife and widow concealed the reality of a talented, instinctive politician. Her actions, if not her words, reveal that she was tearing up the rules on how to be female. But the price of this was deep personal pain. By looking in detail at twenty-four days of her life, through diaries, letters and more, we meet Queen Victoria up-close and personal. Living with her from hour to hour, we can see and celebrate the contradictions that make up British history's most recognisable woman.

  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
  • ISBN: 9781473651418
  • Number of pages: 528
  • Weight: 386g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 36 mm

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Queen Victoria
An interesting insight into Queen Victoria
This book looked at Victoria’s life but through chapters looking at various events. I feel that Lucy Worlsley managed to really convey Victoria’s personali... READ MORE
Nicki
Queen Victoria
Riveting read
This is an excellent book that delves into 24 days in the life of Queen Victoria. From her birth to her death, it shows us the true queen as she grows up, ... READ MORE
Ken