Queen Victoria and the British Empire

Queen Victoria and the British Empire

by Nancy Whitelaw
     
 
Victoria was only eighteen years old when she assumed the throne of England. The new queen quickly had to learn everything she could about politics and governing, relying heavily on her prime ministers for guidance. Marriage to her cousin, Albert of Saxe-Coburg, brought her a loving husband and partner. Together they raised nine children and oversaw the expansion of

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Victoria was only eighteen years old when she assumed the throne of England. The new queen quickly had to learn everything she could about politics and governing, relying heavily on her prime ministers for guidance. Marriage to her cousin, Albert of Saxe-Coburg, brought her a loving husband and partner. Together they raised nine children and oversaw the expansion of the British Empire. Albert's premature death, in 1861, left Victoria bereaved and so deeply depressed that she never fully recovered. She lived another four decades, however, and saw the British Empire reach its apogee. When she died in 1901, she had held the throne for sixty-three years, longer than any other British monarch. Queen Victoria and the British Empire is a vivid portrait of this brilliant period and the queen who gave her name to an era.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 8 Up-Royalty holds an eternal fascination for many, and queens can be positive role models of powerful women. Unfortunately, these biographies are utterly uninspiring. Wordy, repetitious, and badly written, they are full of errors, omissions, and inconsistencies. Numerous problems with footnoting (citations attributed to the wrong page, wrong title, wrong individual, and wrong occasion, as well as being incorrectly quoted) don't create any confidence in Whitelaw's research techniques. The few maps are small, old-fashioned, and difficult to decipher, and both titles would benefit greatly from genealogical charts. Isabella plunges straight into the reign of her half-brother with no background material, and lacks her birth date and anything about her childhood before age 13. Victoria is unbalanced, with far more information on the British Empire than the queen's life and family.-Ann W. Moore, Schenectady County Public Library, NY Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781931798297
Publisher:
Morgan Reynolds, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/28/2004
Series:
European Queens Series
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.22(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.59(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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