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The Resource Victoria the Queen : an intimate biography of the woman who ruled an empire, Julia Baird

Victoria the Queen : an intimate biography of the woman who ruled an empire, Julia Baird

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Victoria the Queen : an intimate biography of the woman who ruled an empire
Title
Victoria the Queen
Title remainder
an intimate biography of the woman who ruled an empire
Statement of responsibility
Julia Baird
Title variation
Victoria the Queen
Title variation remainder
an intimate biography of the woman who changed the world
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The extraordinary story of the world's most influential, intriguing and surprising ruler, Queen Victoria. When Alexandrina Victoria was crowned Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on 20 June 1837, she was 18 years old and barely five feet tall. Her subjects were fascinated and intrigued; some felt sorry for her. Writer Thomas Carlyle, watching her gilded coach draw away from the coronation, said: 'Poor little Queen, she is at an age at which a girl can hardly be trusted to choose a bonnet for herself; yet a task is laid upon her from which an archangel might shrink.' Queen Victoria is long dead, but in truth she has shaped us from the grave. She was a tiny, powerful woman who reigned for an astonishing 64 years. By the time of her Diamond Jubilee Procession in 1897, she reigned over a fourth of the inhabitable part of the world, had 400 million subjects, and had given birth to nine children. Suffrage, anti-poverty and anti-slavery movements can all be traced to her monumental reign, along with a profound rethinking of family life and the rise of religious doubt. When she died, in 1901, she was the longest reigning monarch in English history. Victoria is truly the woman who made the modern world. A fascinating, provocative and authoritative new biography of Queen Victoria which will make us see her in a new light, from one of Australia's most admired and respected journalists and commentators, Julia Baird
Summary
An account of the life of the longtime English monarch offers insight into the passionate and sensuous aspects of her character, placing her reign against a backdrop of dynamic world events while sharing insights into her relationship with Albert and her pivotal role in building the British empire
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Tone
Writing style
Award
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Biography type
individual biography
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10528408
Cataloging source
QRML
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Baird, Julia
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Victoria
  • Queens
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
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an intimate biography of the woman who ruled an empire
Label
Victoria the Queen : an intimate biography of the woman who ruled an empire, Julia Baird
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The race to the crown -- The birth of "pocket Hercules" -- The lonely, naughty princess -- An impossible, strange madness -- "Awful scenes in the house" -- Becoming queen: "I shall not fail" -- The coronation: "a dream out of the Arabian nights" -- Learning to rule -- A scandal in the palace -- Virago in love -- The bride: "I never, never spent such an evening" -- Only the husband, not the master -- The palace intruders -- King to all intents: "like a vulture into his prey" -- Perfect, awful, spotless prosperity -- Annus Mirabilis: the revolutionary year -- What Albert did: the Great Exhibition of 1851 -- The Crimea: 'This unsatisfactory war' -- London boils over -- Royal parents: "everything passes so quickly!" -- "Who will call me Victoria now?" -- "The whole house seems like Pompeii." -- Resuscitating the widow at Windsor -- The queen's stallion -- The faery queen awakes -- Enough to kill any man -- Two ironclads colliding: the queen and Mr. Gladstone -- The monarch in a bonnet -- The "poor munshi" -- The diamond empire -- The end of the Victorian Age - "The streets were indeed a strange sight."
Control code
000058900308
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xlvii, 696 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780732295691
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)962280644
Label
Victoria the Queen : an intimate biography of the woman who ruled an empire, Julia Baird
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The race to the crown -- The birth of "pocket Hercules" -- The lonely, naughty princess -- An impossible, strange madness -- "Awful scenes in the house" -- Becoming queen: "I shall not fail" -- The coronation: "a dream out of the Arabian nights" -- Learning to rule -- A scandal in the palace -- Virago in love -- The bride: "I never, never spent such an evening" -- Only the husband, not the master -- The palace intruders -- King to all intents: "like a vulture into his prey" -- Perfect, awful, spotless prosperity -- Annus Mirabilis: the revolutionary year -- What Albert did: the Great Exhibition of 1851 -- The Crimea: 'This unsatisfactory war' -- London boils over -- Royal parents: "everything passes so quickly!" -- "Who will call me Victoria now?" -- "The whole house seems like Pompeii." -- Resuscitating the widow at Windsor -- The queen's stallion -- The faery queen awakes -- Enough to kill any man -- Two ironclads colliding: the queen and Mr. Gladstone -- The monarch in a bonnet -- The "poor munshi" -- The diamond empire -- The end of the Victorian Age - "The streets were indeed a strange sight."
Control code
000058900308
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xlvii, 696 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780732295691
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)962280644

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