The Albert Memorial: The Prince Consort National Memorial: Its History, Contests, and Conservation
by Chris Brooks
Publisher: Yale Univ Pr;
by Lynne Vallone
Hardcover: 256 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.98 x 8.61 x 6.31
Publisher: Yale Univ Pr; (May 29, )
Dear and Honoured Lady: The Correspondence Between Queen Victoria and Alfred Tennyson
by Hope Dyson
Publisher: Associated Univ Pr; (January 1975)
The Houses of Hanover and Saxe-Coburg-Gotha
by Antonia Fraser
Book Description Beginning with the reign of George I, this volume goes on to discuss the life and rule of Queen Victoria, whose seventy years on the throne saw the zenith of Britain's power abroad and a changing world at home.
About the series A Royal History of England: From the beginning of monarchical power in Norman times to the present queen, the British royal family has experienced many scandals, triumphs, and changes in public image, but few of their reigns can be described as uneventful. With contributions by specialist authors and contemporary illustrations of royal heraldry and coats of arms, Antonia Fraser has edited a definitive and entertaining history of one of the most powerful monarchies in the world.
John Brown: Queen Victoria's Highland Servant
by Raymond Lamont Brown
Hardcover: 198 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.91 x 9.53 x 6.44
Publisher: Sutton Publishing; (November 1, )
The Last Days of Glory
by Tony Rennell
Publisher: St. Martin's Press;
Life at the Court of Queen Victoria: 1861-1901
by Barry St. John Nevill (Editor)
Publisher: Sutton Publishing;
Queen Victoria: A Personal History
by Christopher Hibbert
British scholar Christopher Hibbert adds another engrossing volume to his long list of informative and entertaining histories and biographies. Aptly subtitled "A Personal History," this portrait of England's longest reigning monarch focuses on Victoria's character, as well as her relationships with her husband, children, and the politicians who directed her government. Unlike George III, which found its subject to be a more intelligent and effective ruler than he had been judged traditionally, this biography does not offer a radically new assessment of Victoria (1819-1901). Instead, Hibbert adds color to the stock image of a stout, grieving widow who was dressed perennially in black as she presided over England's imperial prime. His Queen Victoria is imperious and dignified, to be sure; she is also fun loving, highly emotional, and passionately in love with her consort, Prince Albert. Victoria was mortified to discover she had become pregnant within weeks of her marriage, fearing that it would spoil her intimacy with her husband; and, although she was fond of their many children, Hibbert candidly depicts her as a difficult and overbearing mother. In the graceful, engaging prose that is his trademark, Hibbert skillfully traces England's political evolution into a truly constitutional monarchy through Victoria's dealings with her prime ministers. He also judiciously evaluates her personal ties, particularly the thorny one with son and heir Bertie (later Edward VII), and the controversial one with Scottish servant John Brown. (Hibbert concludes that a sexual link between the two was "most improbable.") His appealing book reaffirms the pleasures of old-fashioned narrative biography. --Wendy Smith - Amazon.com
Paperback: 464 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.33 x 9.24 x 6.15
Publisher: DaCapo Press; (November 27, )
by Elizabeth Longford
by Lytton Strachey
Book Description: Lytton Strachey, the brilliant Cambridge graduate who revolutionized the art of biography, grew up in Victoria's reign. He was not one of her sympathetic subjects.
Thus, when this biography appeared, it was unsurprisingly irreverent. What surprised was its sympathy. In spite of himself, Strachey was compassionate toward the young Victoria, a sheltered girl who at 18 ascended the throne of a violent and unstable England.
Strachey analyzes Victoria's girlhood, her marriage to and obsession...
Hardcover: 327 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.17 x 8.30 x 5.66
Publisher: Harcourt; Reissue edition (November 1989)
Queen Victoria: A Biographical Companion
by Helen Rappaport
Publisher: ABC-CLIO; (April )
Queen Victoria in Her Letters and Journals: A Selection
by Christopher Hibbert
Publisher: Sutton Publishing;
A Queen's Country
by Robert Smith
Publisher: John Donald; (April )
On the Trail of Queen Victoria in the Highlands
by Ian Mitchell
Publisher: Luath Pr;
Queen Victoria's Family: A Century of Photographs 1840-1940
by Charlotte Zeepvat
Paperback from Sutton Publishing
Queen Victoria's Gene
by D. M. Potts and W. T. W. Potts
Book Description: This is a pioneering study of the genetic, personal and political effects of hemophilia on the British royal family, eatablishing for the first time the part it played in bringing about the Russian revolution, the fall of the Spanish royal family and Hitler's rise to power. The authors, widely respected scientists who have been involved in DNA testing of bones, trace the history of the hemophilia gene in the British royal family and raise some startling questions, not least of which concerns its origin.
Why was Queen Victoria born with this hereditary gene if it was carried by none of her ancestors? Was she an illegitimate child? In unravelling the story of Queen Victoria's Gene, the authors detail the remarkably well documented sexual lives of Victoria's decendants, and also reveal the truth behind such characters as Anna Anderson, who claimed to be Anastasia, the Czar's youngest daughter.
When first released in hardback, this secret, and startling history of the British Royal family caused great controversy, and is an original and thought provoking study of Victoria, and European History.
Paperback: 192 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.62 x 7.76 x 5.04
Publisher: Sutton Publishing; 1 edition (June 1, )
Royal Representations: Queen Victoria and British Culture, 1837-1876 (Women in Culture and Society)
Remaking Queen Victoria
by Margaret Homans, Adrienne Munich, Gillian Beer
Book Description: Queen Victoria's central importance to the era defined by her reign is self-evident, and yet it has been surprisingly overlooked in the study of Victorian culture. This collection of essays goes beyond the facts of biography and official history to explore the diverse, and sometimes conflicting, meanings she held for her subjects around the world and even for those outside her empire, who made of her a multifaceted icon serving their social and economic needs. In her paradoxical position as neither consort nor king, she baffled expectations throughout her reign. She was a model of wifely decorum and solid middle-class values, but she also became the focus of anxieties about powerful women, and - increasingly - of anger about Britain's imperial aims. Each essay analyses a different aspect of this complex and fascinating figure. Contributors include noted scholars in the field of literature, cultural studies, art history, and women's studies.
Paperback from Cambridge University Press
by Margaret Homans, Catharine R. Stimpson
Synopsis: Queen Victoria was one of the most complex cultural productions of her age. This text investigates the meanings Victoria held for her times, Victoria's own contributions to Victorian writing and art, and the cultural mechanisms through which her influence was felt. Arguing that being, seeming, and appearing were crucial to Victoria's "rule," the text explores the variability of Victoria's agency and of its representations using a wide array of literary, historical, and visual sources. It shows how Victoria provided a deeply equivocal model for women's powers in and out of marriage, how Victoria's dramatic public withdrawal after Albert's death helped to ease the monarchy's transition to an entirely symbolic role, and how Victoria's literary self-representations influenced debates over political self-representation. Versions of Victoria are considered in the work of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, George Eliot, John Ruskin, Margaret Oliphant, Lewis Carroll, Alfred Lord Tennyson, and Julia Margaret Cameron.
Paperback from University of Chicago Press
Uncrowned King: The Life of Prince Albert
by Stanley Weintraub
When the young, insignificant scion of an unremarkable German principality first came to England to serve as consort to the youthful Queen Victoria, no one could have guessed that he would grow to become one of Britain's great--if uncrowned--kings. Albert's life could not have been an easy one; a man of great intelligence, pride, and ambition, he was forced to move behind the scenes, playing major roles in running the Crimean War and working to keep Britain out of the Civil War being waged in the United States. He was interested in industry and technology, and worked to stage the Crystal Palace exhibition--the first World's Fair. Yet, while his wife adored him, his adopted people scorned him for his German accent, his foreign ways, and his covert activities as a surrogate ruler.
Biographer Stanley Weintraub has penned acclaimed biographies on such renowned figures as Benjamin Disraeli and Queen Victoria, and in Uncrowned King he turns his attention to Prince Albert. Tapping previously unexplored sources, Weintraub chronicles every aspect of Albert's life--from the political to the sexual--in lively, accessible prose, sure to please even the most avid follower of the royal family. Amazon.com
Paperback: 516 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.30 x 8.96 x 5.62
Publisher: Free Press; ;
The Young Victoria
by Alison Plowden
Publisher: Sutton Publishing; (November )
Beloved & Darling Child: Last Letters Between Queen Victoria & Her Eldest Daughter, 1886-1901
by Agatha Ramm (Editor)
A collection of Victoria's letters to her daughter Vicky
Publisher: Sutton Publishing;
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