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Queen Victoria by Lucy Worsley

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ISBN: 9781473651418 Category: Tags: ,

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‘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 ‘In this lively light-footed biography just out in paperback the popular TV historian Lucy Worsley looks at just 24 days of Victoria’s 81-year long life to reveal unexpected sides to the monarch.’ BBC History Magazine ******************************* 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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Weight 393 g
Dimensions 197 × 130 × 36 mm
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Paperback

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