Coverart for item
The Resource Queen Victoria : daughter, wife, mother, widow, Lucy Worsley

Queen Victoria : daughter, wife, mother, widow, Lucy Worsley

Label
Queen Victoria : daughter, wife, mother, widow
Title
Queen Victoria
Title remainder
daughter, wife, mother, widow
Statement of responsibility
Lucy Worsley
Title variation
24 days that changed her life
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Drilling down into Victoria's diaries Worsley gives us Victoria in all her infinite variety - queen and mother, matriarch and minx...I loved it.' Daisy Goodwin, author, and creator of ITV's Victoria 'The glory of this book is in the details, and the specific moments, that Worsley chooses to single out for mention, and in her cheerful voice as she leads us by the hand to the next window of Victoria's life calendar.' The Times Who was Queen Victoria? A little old lady, potato-like in appearance, dressed in everlasting black? Or a passionate young princess, a romantic heroine with a love of dancing? There is also a third Victoria - a woman who was also a remarkably successful queen, one who invented a new role for the monarchy. She found a way of being a respected sovereign in an age when people were deeply uncomfortable with having a woman on the throne. As well as a queen, Victoria was a daughter, a wife, a mother and a widow, and at each of these steps along life's journey she was expected to conform to what society demanded of a woman. On the face of it, she was deeply conservative. But if you look at her actions rather than her words, she was in fact tearing up the rule book for how to be female. By looking at the detail of twenty-four days of her life, through diaries, letters and more, we can see Victoria up close and personal. Examining her face-to-face, as she lived hour to hour, allows us to see, and to celebrate, the contradictions at the heart of British history's most recognisable woman
Summary
The BBC historian presenter and best-selling author of Courtiers explores the life and myriad roles of Queen Victoria as they reflected her defiance of gender conventions and defining position in a time of extraordinary change and political resistance
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10748918
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Worsley, Lucy
Dewey number
B
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Victoria
  • Queens
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
twenty-four days that changed her life
Label
Queen Victoria : daughter, wife, mother, widow, Lucy Worsley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000063938410
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
421 pages
Isbn
9781473651395
Lccn
2018039820
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
Label
Queen Victoria : daughter, wife, mother, widow, Lucy Worsley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000063938410
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
421 pages
Isbn
9781473651395
Lccn
2018039820
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
colour illustrations

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
Processing Feedback ...