Victoria: A Life

Wilson, A. N.

£25.00

When Queen Victoria died in 1901, she had ruled for nearly sixty-four years. She was mother of nine and grandmother of forty-two, and the matriarch of Royal Europe, through the marriages of her children. 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. It explores the curious set of circumstances that led to Victoria’s coronation, her strange and isolated childhood, her passionate marriage, Prince Albert’s pivotal influence, her widowhood and subsequent intimate friendship with John Brown, all set against the backdrop of this momentous epoch in Britain – and Europe’s – history. Victoria is a towering achievement; a masterpiece of biography by a writer at the height of his powers.

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Publisher
Atlantic
Publisher City
London
Year
2014
Edition
1st
Format
h/b
Author
Wilson, A. N.
SKU
IYC132747
Categories
Condition
Near fine, 1st edition (1st printing), unclipped d/j (some scuffing), blue boards, gilt spine titling bright, text block firm, pages unmarked and crisp.
Size
8vo: royal (250 x 170 / 10" x 6_")
Page Count
642
ISBN
9781848879560