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Victoria The Queen : an Intimate Biography of the Woman Who Ruled an Empire / Julia Baird.

Baird, Julia (Julia Woodlands) (författare)
ISBN 9780812982282
Random House Trade paperback edition.
Publicerad: New York : Random House, 2017
Engelska xlvii, 696 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
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Innehållsförteckning Sammanfattning Ämnesord
  • The birth of "pocket Hercules" -- The death of a father -- The lonely, naughty princess -- An impossible, strange madness -- "Awful scenes in the house" -- Becoming queen: "I am very young" -- The coronation: "a dream out of the Arabian nights" -- Learning to rule -- A scandal in the palace -- Virago in love -- The bride: "I never, never spent such an evening" -- Only the husband, not the master -- The palace intruders -- King to all intents: "like a vulture into his prey" -- Perfect, awful, spotless prosperity -- Annus Mirabilis: the revolutionary year -- What Albert did: the Great Exhibition of 1851 -- The Crimea: 'This unsatisfactory war' -- Royal parents and the dragon of dissatisfaction -- "There is no one to call me Victoria now" -- "The whole house seems like Pompeii." -- Resuscitating the Widow of Windsor -- The queen's stallion -- The faery queen awakes -- Enough to kill any man -- Two ironclads colliding: the queen and Mr. Gladstone -- The monarch in a bonnet -- The "poor munshi" -- The diamond empire -- The end of the Victorian Age : "The streets were indeed a strange sight.". 
  • "Fifth in line to the throne at the time of her birth in 1819, Victoria was an ordinary woman thrust into an extraordinary role. Drawing on previously unpublished sources that include fresh revelations about Victoria's relationship with her servant John Brown, New York Times columnist Julia Baird brings vividly to life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. In an era when women were often powerless, Victoria was a symbol of steadfastness and security - the queen of a quarter of the world's population at the height of the British Empire's reach. This sweeping, page-turning biography gives us the real woman behind the myth: a bold, glamorous, unbreakable queen - a Victoria for our times, a Victoria who endured."--Back cover. 


Queens  -- Great Britain -- Biography. (LCSH)
Queens.  (fast)
Queens  -- Great Britain -- Biography. (sears)
Great Britain  -- History -- Victoria, 1837-1901. (LCSH)
Great Britain.  (fast)
Great Britain  -- History -- 19th century. (sears)
1837-1901  (fast)


Biographies.  (fast)
History.  (fast)
Biographies.  (gsafd)
Biographies.  (lcgft)


Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901.
Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901.
Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901.
Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901.


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