The life and times of queen victoria
The Life and Times of Victoria by Dorothy MarshallI was using this book as an introduction to the icon that is Queen Victoria and it did that perfectly. There was a lot of information to cover what with her reign being so long and her being related to nearly everyone remotely royal. I still think she is an interesting character, but I feel like Prince Albert was the much more intriguing person.
Hes in a foreign country with people who dont seem to respect him all that much throughout his whole career and life there. And still, he goes at the governing of this place with such gusto it makes me wonder if Queen Victoria did anything.
It seemed like she was just the signature on the paper. I mean, her childhood didnt allow her to learn how to do her job and know people, but still, she could have been active and learned about her countrymen. I liked how fond she was of the soldiers and awarded them all equally and in person. She seemed like a decent woman and wasnt a bad ruler. Its hard to really get her character with only a glimpse at her, so I will definitively read more about her.
The book itself was full of pictures of the monarch and her family. But they are of the usual variety, you have probably already seen them.
The only thing I had a problem with was how British it was. Every once in a while the author would mention something only a British, and at this point, an older British person, would know and that was sort of annoying. Usually, I really dont like it when the author inserts herself into the biography of someone I highly doubt she met at all in real life. But since this book was so short it didnt bother me too much.
Overall, a nice introduction to a monarch whose main contributions was having graced the world stage for so long, producing so many royal heirs, and a really big museum. But who knows, maybe with more reading I will change my opinion of her.
Queen Victoria's Letters: A Monarch Unveiled (Victorian Documentary) - Timeline
The life and times of Queen Victoria, Volume 2
Seller Rating:. Decorative Cloth. Condition: Good. No Jacket. This undated edition was specially prepared for subscription only, and was not obtainable through booksellers. The first eleven chapters penned by Edmund Ollier who could not continue with the work by reason of illness.
Queen Victoria served as monarch of Great Britain and Ireland from until her death in She became Empress of India in Victoria's reign saw great cultural expansion; advances in industry, science and communications; and the building of railways and the London Underground. When Princess Fedora was 6 years old, her father died. Her mother became a domineering influence in her life. As a child, she was said to be warm-hearted and lively. Educated at the Royal Palace by a governess, she had a gift for drawing and painting and developed a passion for journal writing.
Advanced Search. Including chapters on the opening of the Royal Albert Hall, the death of Prince Albert, and the political changes in Victorian government. In half-calf bindings. Externally sound, though with some rubbing and marks. Hinges slightly strained. Internally, firmly bound. Overall: GOOD.
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