Victoria: A Life [Hardcover] [Hardcover] [Nov 07, 2014] A. N. Wilson
When Queen Victoria died in 1901, she had ruled for nearly sixty-four years. She was a mother of nine and grandmother of forty-two and the matriarch of royal Europe through her children s marriages. To many, Queen Victoria is a ruler shrouded in myth and mystique, an aging, stiff widow paraded as the figurehead to an all-male imperial enterprise. But in truth, Britain s longest-reigning monarch was one of the most passionate, expressive, humorous and unconventional women who ever lived, and the story of her life continues to fascinate.
A. N. Wilson s exhaustively researched and definitive biography includes a wealth of new material from previously unseen sources to show us Queen Victoria as she s never been seen before. Wilson explores the curious set of circumstances that led to Victoria s coronation, her strange and isolated childhood, her passionate marriage to Prince Albert and his pivotal influence even after death and her widowhood and subsequent intimate friendship with her Highland servant John Brown, all set against the backdrop of this momentous epoch in Britain s history and the world s.
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