Queen Victoria / Edition 1

Queen Victoria / Edition 1

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by Walter L. Arnstein
     
 

ISBN-10: 0333638077

ISBN-13: 9780333638071

Pub. Date: 06/11/2005

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Dead for little more than one hundred years, Queen Victoria has already been the subject of more biographies than any other woman born since 1800. This newest biography from a well known historian is justified and distinguished by the incorporation of recent research on often-neglected aspects of her life and reign, as well as its relative brevity. Including much

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Dead for little more than one hundred years, Queen Victoria has already been the subject of more biographies than any other woman born since 1800. This newest biography from a well known historian is justified and distinguished by the incorporation of recent research on often-neglected aspects of her life and reign, as well as its relative brevity. Including much of Victoria's own writings from journals and letters, Arnstein takes a thorough look at her personal life and religious views, but also investigates her public role such as her involvement with Britain's army, her political initiatives and her connections with Ireland. The author's solid understanding of Victorian society and its relationship to the queen gives this book a solidarity missing in other biographies of the queen. The book provides enough economic, social, cultural and political background knowledge to make this book accessible even to readers unfamiliar with her now distant world.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333638071
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
06/11/2005
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
444,908
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.46(h) x 0.64(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
• Acknowledgements
• Preface
• Introduction
• The Cloistered Princess
• The Royal Teenager
• The Model of Domesticity
• The Reigning Partner
• Britain's Champion
• The Reclusive Widow
• The Guardian of the Constitution
• The Imperial Matriarch
• The Paradoxical Monarch
• Appendices
• Select Bibliography
• Index

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