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Author: Christopher Hibbert
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Release Date: 2010-04-15
Size: 24.80 MB
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 576
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Book by Christopher Hibbert, Queen Victoria A Personal History Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Queen Victoria A Personal History books, Christopher Hibbert’s acclaimed biography of Queen Victoria is as impressive and authoritative as the great woman herself.




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Author: Matthew Dennison
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 2014-06-24
Size: 77.60 MB
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 208
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Book by Matthew Dennison, Queen Victoria Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Queen Victoria books, Queen Victoria is Britain's queen of contradictions. In her combination of deep sentimentality and bombast; cultural imperialism and imperial compassion; fear of intellectualism and excitement at technology; romanticism and prudishness, she became a spirit of the age to which she gave her name. Victoria embraced photography, railway travel and modern art; she resisted compulsory education for the working classes, recommended for a leading women's rights campaigner ‘a good whipping' and detested smoking. She may or may not have been amused. Meanwhile she reinvented the monarchy and wrestled with personal reinvention. She lived in the shadow of her mother and then under the tutelage of her husband; finally she embraced self-reliance during her long widowhood. Fresh, witty and accessible, Matthew Dennison's Queen Victoria is a compelling assessment of Victoria's mercurial character and impact, written with the irony, flourish and insight that this Queen and her rule so richly deserve.




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Author: Christopher Hibbert
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Release Date: 2000
Size: 70.98 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Great Britain
Languages : en
Pages : 557
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Book by Christopher Hibbert, Queen Victoria Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Queen Victoria books, In 1837, Victoria came to the throne at the age of 18, a pretty girl, not five feet tall, to preside over what was, perhaps, the most momentous period in British history. During the 64 years of her reign, she saw thrones fall, empires crumble, new continents explored and mapped, while her own country became the most powerful, richest and most highly developed nation in the world.




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Queen Victoria PDF
Author: Helen Rappaport
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
Release Date: 2003
Size: 37.83 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 465
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Book by Helen Rappaport, Queen Victoria Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Queen Victoria books, Alphabetically arranged subject entries cover Queen Victoria's life and her sixty-three-year reign, the longest of any female monarch.




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Author: Julia Baird
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2016-11-22
Size: 43.44 MB
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 752
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Book by Julia Baird, Victoria The Queen Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Victoria The Queen books, NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY JANET MASLIN, THE NEW YORK TIMES 'Victoria the Queen, Julia Baird's exquisitely wrought and meticulously researched biography, brushes the dusty myth off this extraordinary monarch' The New York Times Book Review (Editor's Choice). The true story for fans of the hit ITV drama series Victoria starring Jenna Coleman, this page-turning biography reveals the real woman behind the myth: a bold, glamorous, unbreakable queen. Drawing on previously unpublished papers, this stunning book is a story of love and heartbreak, of devotion and grief, of strength and resilience. When Victoria was born, in 1819, the world was a very different place. Revolution would begin to threaten many of Europe's monarchies in the coming decades. In Britain, a generation of royals had indulged their whims at the public's expense, and republican sentiment was growing. The Industrial Revolution was transforming the landscape, and the British Empire was commanding ever larger parts of the globe. Born into a world where woman were often powerless, during a century roiling with change, Victoria went on to rule the most powerful country on earth with a decisive hand. Fifth in line to the throne at the time of her birth, Victoria was an ordinary woman thrust into an extraordinary role. As a girl, she defied her mother's meddling and an adviser's bullying, forging an iron will of her own. As a teenage queen, she eagerly grasped the crown and relished the freedom it brought her. At twenty years old, she fell passionately in love with Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, eventually giving birth to nine children. She loved sex and delighted in power. She was outspoken with her ministers, overstepping boundaries and asserting her opinions. After the death of her adored Albert, she began a controversial, intimate relationship with her servant John Brown. She survived eight assassination attempts over the course of her lifetime. And as science, technology, and democracy were dramatically reshaping the world, Victoria was a symbol of steadfastness and security-queen of a quarter of the world's population at the height of the British Empire's reach. Drawing on sources that include revelations about Victoria's relationship with John Brown, Julia Baird brings vividly to life the fascinating story of a woman who struggled with so many of the things we do today: balancing work and family, raising children, navigating marital strife, losing parents, combating anxiety and self-doubt, finding an identity, searching for meaning. This sweeping, page-turning biography gives us the real woman behind the myth.




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Author: Susan Symons
Publisher:
Release Date: 2016
Size: 53.57 MB
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Category : Great Britain
Languages : en
Pages : 65
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Book by Susan Symons, Young Victoria Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Young Victoria books, This book about the young Queen Victoria is beautifully illustrated throughout with portraits and other memorabilia from the author's collection. It covers the somewhat bizarre circumstances of Victoria's birth, when there was an undignified race to produce the next heir to the British throne; her lonely childhood under a tough regime and without any friends of her own age; and the national adulation when she succeeded as a teenager. It ends with how she fell in love with Albert. 'Young Victoria' focuses on the story of Victoria as a woman - her personal life, the events that formed her character, and the relationships that were important to her. It uses some of her own words from her journal, to help tell the story. This short book is intended to be light-hearted and easy-to-read and should appeal to anyone who likes history, or follows royalty, or is interested in people's personal stories. The overwhelming public image of Queen Victoria is of the elderly queen towards the end of her reign. She is serious and unsmiling, even gloomy; more of a symbol than a person. But Victoria has a colourful life story which is full of drama, intrigue and surprises. She came to the throne as a pretty eighteen-year-old; her public image was very different at the start of her reign than at the end. 'Young Victoria' is the first part of 'The Colourful Personal Life of Queen Victoria'. It will be followed by two more books - 'Victoria and Albert', covering her marriage to and relationship with Albert, when they changed the image of the royal family and founded a dynasty; and 'The Widowed Queen', about the long years of her widowhood after Albert's early death, when she became the doyenne of sovereigns and the grandmamma of Europe.




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