Queen Victoria

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Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria

A Biographical Companion

  • Author: Helen Rappaport
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1851093559
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 465
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Alphabetically arranged subject entries cover Queen Victoria's life and her sixty-three-year reign, the longest of any female monarch.

Queen Victoria (Illustrated)

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Queen Victoria (Illustrated)

Queen Victoria (Illustrated)

  • Author: Lytton Strachey
  • Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
  • ISBN: 1312061596
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: N.A
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“Within two years of Albert's death a violent disturbance in foreign politics put Victoria's faithfulness to a crucial test. The fearful Schleswig-Holstein dispute, which had been smouldering for more than a decade, showed signs of bursting out into conflagration. The complexity of the questions at issue was indescribable. "Only three people," said Palmerston, "have ever really understood the Schleswig-Holstein business—the Prince Consort, who is dead—a German professor, who has gone mad—and I, who have forgotten all about it." But, though the Prince might be dead, had he not left a vicegerent behind him? Victoria threw herself into the seething embroilment with the vigour of inspiration. She devoted hours daily to the study of the affair in all its windings; but she had a clue through the labyrinth: whenever the question had been discussed, Albert, she recollected it perfectly, had always taken the side of Prussia. Her course was clear. She became an ardent champion of the Prussian point of view.”

The Letters of Queen Victoria: A Selection From Her Majesty's Correspondence Between the Years 1837 and 1861 (Complete)

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The Letters of Queen Victoria: A Selection From Her Majesty's Correspondence Between the Years 1837 and 1861 (Complete)

The Letters of Queen Victoria: A Selection From Her Majesty's Correspondence Between the Years 1837 and 1861 (Complete)

  • Author: Queen of Great Britain Victoria
  • Publisher: Library of Alexandria
  • ISBN: 1465529462
  • Category: Europe
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Entrusted by His Majesty the King with the duty of making a selection from Queen Victoria's correspondence, we think it well to describe briefly the nature of the documents which we have been privileged to examine, as well as to indicate the principles which have guided us throughout. It has been a task of no ordinary difficulty. Her Majesty Queen Victoria dealt with her papers, from the first, in a most methodical manner; she formed the habit in early days of preserving her private letters, and after her accession to the Throne all her official papers were similarly treated, and bound in volumes. The Prince Consort instituted an elaborate system of classification, annotating and even indexing many of the documents with his own hand. The result is that the collected papers form what is probably the most extraordinary series of State documents in the world. The papers which deal with the Queen's life up to the year 1861 have been bound in chronological order, and comprise between five and six hundred volumes. They consist, in great part, of letters from Ministers detailing the proceedings of Parliament, and of various political memoranda dealing with home, foreign, and colonial policy; among these are a few drafts of Her Majesty's replies. There are volumes concerned with the affairs of almost every European country; with the history of India, the British Army, the Civil List, the Royal Estates, and all the complicated machinery of the Monarchy and the Constitution. There are letters from monarchs and royal personages, and there is further a whole series of volumes dealing with matters in which the Prince Consort took a special interest. Some of them are arranged chronologically, some by subjects. Among the most interesting volumes are those containing the letters written by Her Majesty to her uncle Leopold, King of the Belgians, and his replies.1 The collection of letters from and to Lord Melbourne forms another hardly less interesting series. In many places Queen Victoria caused extracts, copied from her own private Diaries, dealing with important political events or describing momentous interviews, to be inserted in the volumes, with the evident intention of illustrating and completing the record.

Queen Victoria

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Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria

  • Author: Elizabeth Longford
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1474608760
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 720
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Drawing upon Queen Victoria's previously unpublished journals, Elizabeth Longford's classic biography recalls the contrasts and curiosities of an earlier era with exquisite detail - and transforms the queen from a severe, time-worn effigy into a human being who loved, feared and fumed. Longford probes the contradictions of a woman who wore a bonnet instead of a crown at her Golden Jubilee and yet was recognised always as both dignified and formidable. She chronicles both the Queen's public life and her emotional travails, including surprisingly stormy passages in her and Prince Albert's otherwise loving marriage. A refreshingly human image of the Queen emerges: voluble, passionate, politic and articulate, with an irresistible mixture of grandeur and simplicity.

Queen Victoria: Twenty-Four Days That Changed Her Life

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Queen Victoria: Twenty-Four Days That Changed Her Life

Queen Victoria: Twenty-Four Days That Changed Her Life

  • Author: Lucy Worsley
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • ISBN: 1250201438
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 288
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The story of the queen who defied convention and defined an era A passionate princess, an astute and clever queen, and a cunning widow, Victoria played many roles throughout her life. In Queen Victoria: Twenty-Four Days That Changed Her Life, Lucy Worsley introduces her as a woman leading a truly extraordinary life in a unique time period. Queen Victoria simultaneously managed to define a socially conservative vision of Victorian womanhood, while also defying its conventions. Beneath her exterior image of traditional daughter, wife, and widow, she was a strong-willed and masterful politician. Drawing from the vast collection of Victoria’s correspondence and the rich documentation of her life, Worsley recreates twenty-four of the most important days in Victoria's life. Each day gives a glimpse into the identity of this powerful, difficult queen and the contradictions that defined her. Queen Victoria is an intimate introduction to one of Britain’s most iconic rulers as a wife and widow, mother and matriarch, and above all, a woman of her time.

The Personal Life of Queen Victoria

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The Personal Life of Queen Victoria

The Personal Life of Queen Victoria

  • Author: Sarah A. Southall Tooley
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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  • Page: 276
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Remaking Queen Victoria

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Remaking Queen Victoria

Remaking Queen Victoria

  • Author: Margaret Homans,Adrienne Munich
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521574853
  • Category: History
  • Page: 279
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An exploration of the diverse and conflicting meanings Queen Victoria held for her subjects and others.

Queen Victoria

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Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria

First Media Monarch

  • Author: John Plunkett,Lecturer in Victorian Literature and Culture School of English John Plunkett
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN: 9780199253920
  • Category: History
  • Page: 256
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The nineteenth century saw the arrival of the mass media: high-volume illustrated newspapers and magazines, photography, and the telegraph which connected every part of the Empire. From the beginning, royalty was an essential subject for the media; Victoria's reign was documented in a detailnever known before: her accession and coronation, her very public marriage, her travels at home and abroad, her Jubilees, and ultimately her death and funeral. John Plunkett's book is the first to study the role of the media in Queen Victoria's reign. He argues that the development of popular print and visual media in the nineteenth century helped to reinvent the position of the monarchy in national life. He reveals how the royal family was one of theprincipal beneficiaries of the growth of cheap newspapers and illustrated periodicals and the advent of new media. He brings to light a wealth of previously unexamined material, including a detailed account of the emergence of royal journalism and the role of functionaries like the Court Newsman,and shows how photographs of Victoria were routinely retouched and manipulated in the latter decades of the century.

The Letters of Queen Victoria

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The Letters of Queen Victoria

The Letters of Queen Victoria

  • Author: Queen Victoria,Victoria Victoria,George Earle Buckle
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 110807779X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 682
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This nine-volume selection from the letters of Queen Victoria was commissioned by Edward VII, and published between 1907 and 1932.

Queen Victoria

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Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria

  • Author: Deirdre Shearman
  • Publisher: Chelsea House Pub
  • ISBN: 9780877545903
  • Category: History
  • Page: 115
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A biography of the nineteenth-century queen who ruled Britain longer than any other monarch.