QUEEN VICTORIA: TWENTY-FOUR DAYS THAT CHANGED HER LIFE by Lucy Worsley
Queen Victoria: Twenty-Four Days that Changed Her Life by Lucy Worsley
A passionate princess, an astute and clever queen, and a cunning widow, Victoria played many roles throughout her life. In Queen Victoria: Twenty-Four Days that Changed Her Life, Lucy Worsley introduces her as a woman leading a truly extraordinary life in a unique time period. Queen Victoria simultaneously managed to define a socially conservative vision of Victorian womanhood, while also defying its conventions. Beneath her exterior image of traditional daughter, wife, mother, and widow, she was a strong-willed and masterful politician.
Drawing from the vast collection of Victoria's correspondence and the rich documentation of her life, Worsley re-crates twenty-four of the most important days in Victoria's life. Each day gives a glimpse into the identity of this powerful, difficult queen and the contradictions that defined her. Queen Victoria is an intimate introduction to one of Britain's most iconic rulers as a wife and widow, mother and matriarch, and above all, a woman of her time.
St. Martin's Press, Hardcover, 1st Edition, 1st Printing, 2018
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