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Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria


‘A wonderfully fresh, vivid and engaging portrait.’ Jane Ridley, author of Bertie: A Life of Edward VII

‘Has much of the abundant charm of its author.’ Spectator


‘The glory of this book is in the details.’ The Times


‘Worsley’s command of the material and elegant writing style make this a must-read.’ Publisher’s Weekly


‘An intimate glimpse.’ Daily Mail

An engaging portrait of the monarch.’ i paper

‘Provides a unique insight into this inscrutable monarch.’ Choice Magazine

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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.
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Genre: Humanities / History / Regional & National History / European History / British & Irish History

On Sale: 6th September 2018

Price: £10.99

ISBN-13: 9781473651401

Reviews

The glory of this book is in the details, and the specific moments, that Worsley chooses to single out for mention, and in her cheerful voice as she leads us by the hand to the next window of Victoria's life calendar.
The Times
A wonderfully fresh, vivid and engaging portrait of Victoria.
Jane Ridley, author of Bertie: A Life of Edward VII
Such a brilliant idea! Drilling down into Victoria's diaries Worsley gives us Victoria in all her infinite variety - queen and mother, matriarch and minx...I loved it.
Daisy Goodwin, author, and creator of ITV's Victoria