Eva March Tappan was one of the best known writers of juvenile history at the beginning of the last century. Her Makers of England series consists of biographies of four of the most compelling characters of English history. Two kings and two queens of England make up the series, with each book offering a sketch of life in England during a different era. Many stories are told about the family life and youth of each of the four subjects, Alfred the Great, William the Conqueror, Queen Elizabeth, and Queen Victoria, which make the books of particular interest to younger readers.
In the Days of Queen Victoriaby Eva March Tappan
To her own people Queen Victoria was England itself, the emblem of the realm and of the empire. To millions who were not her people the words the Queen do not bring even yet the thought of the well-beloved woman who now shares the English throne, but rather of her who for nearly sixty-four years wore the crown of Great Britain and gave freely to her country of the gift that was in her. Other women have been controled by devotion to duty, other women have been moved to action by readiness of sympathy, but few have united so harmoniously a strong detefttfauiticm to do the right with a never-failing gentleness, a childlike sympathy with unyielding strength purpose.
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