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The Resource Victoria : a life, A.N. Wilson

Victoria : a life, A.N. Wilson

Label
Victoria : a life
Title
Victoria
Title remainder
a life
Statement of responsibility
A.N. Wilson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Queen Victoria died in 1901 and 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. This exhaustively researched and definitive biography includes a wealth of new material from previously unseen sources, to show us Queen Victoria as she has 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, set against the backdrop of this momentous epoch in British and European history. This is a towering achievement, a masterpiece of biography by a writer at the height of his powers
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilson, A. N.
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Victoria
  • Queens
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
Victoria : a life, A.N. Wilson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Genealogical tables on endpapers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Contents
Machine generated contents note: PART ONE -- 1.Authors -- 2.Zoology -- 3.`It is one step' -- 4.`White little slavey' -- PART TWO -- 5.`The ignorant little child' -- 6.`Too hasty and passionate for me' -- 7.I Puritani -- 8.Hallelujah Chorus -- 9.`Godlike men' -- PART THREE -- 10.At war -- 11.`Scolder and scolded' -- 12.Nerve damage -- 13.`Arme Frau' -- PART FOUR -- 14.`The Queen's grief still sobs' -- 15.`I could die for ye' -- 16.`Mein guter treuer Brown' -- PART FIVE -- 17.A people detached from their sovereign -- 18.`You have it, Madam' -- 19.`Prostrate though devoted' -- PART SIX -- 20.`Gracious confidences so frankly given' -- 21.`An inflammatory atmosphere' -- 22.`You English' -- PART SEVEN -- 23.`Her excellent young Munshi' -- 24.`What a funny little woman' -- 25.Diamond Jubilee -- 26.`This England' -- 27.`Vale desideratissime!'
Control code
000053402135
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 248 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781848879560
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, genealogical tables
Label
Victoria : a life, A.N. Wilson
Publication
Note
Genealogical tables on endpapers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Contents
Machine generated contents note: PART ONE -- 1.Authors -- 2.Zoology -- 3.`It is one step' -- 4.`White little slavey' -- PART TWO -- 5.`The ignorant little child' -- 6.`Too hasty and passionate for me' -- 7.I Puritani -- 8.Hallelujah Chorus -- 9.`Godlike men' -- PART THREE -- 10.At war -- 11.`Scolder and scolded' -- 12.Nerve damage -- 13.`Arme Frau' -- PART FOUR -- 14.`The Queen's grief still sobs' -- 15.`I could die for ye' -- 16.`Mein guter treuer Brown' -- PART FIVE -- 17.A people detached from their sovereign -- 18.`You have it, Madam' -- 19.`Prostrate though devoted' -- PART SIX -- 20.`Gracious confidences so frankly given' -- 21.`An inflammatory atmosphere' -- 22.`You English' -- PART SEVEN -- 23.`Her excellent young Munshi' -- 24.`What a funny little woman' -- 25.Diamond Jubilee -- 26.`This England' -- 27.`Vale desideratissime!'
Control code
000053402135
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 248 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781848879560
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, genealogical tables

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