A Life

Author: A. N. Wilson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698170059

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 624

View: 5115

“[A] shimmering and rather wonderful biography.” —The Guardian (London) When Queen Victoria died in 1901, she had ruled for nearly sixty-four years. She was the mother of nine and grandmother of forty-two and the matriarch of royal Europe through her children’s marriages. To many, Queen Victoria is a ruler shrouded in myth and mystique, an aging, stiff widow paraded as the figurehead to an all-male imperial enterprise. But in truth, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch was one of the most passionate, expressive, humorous, and unconventional women who ever lived, and the story of her life continues to fascinate. A. N. Wilson’s exhaustively researched and definitive biography includes a wealth of new material from previously unseen sources to show us Queen Victoria as she’s never been seen before. Wilson explores the curious set of circumstances that led to Victoria’s coronation, her strange and isolated childhood, her passionate marriage to Prince Albert and his pivotal influence even after death, and her widowhood and subsequent intimate friendship with her Highland servant John Brown, all set against the backdrop of this momentous epoch in Britain’s history—and the world’s. Born at the very moment of the expansion of British political and commercial power across the globe, Victoria went on to chart a unique course for her country even as she became the matriarch of nearly every great dynasty of Europe. Her destiny was thus interwoven with those of millions of people—not just in Europe but in the ever-expanding empire that Britain was becoming throughout the nineteenth century. The famed queen had a face that adorned postage stamps, banners, statues, and busts all over the known world. Wilson’s Victoria is a towering achievement, a masterpiece of biography by a writer at the height of his powers. *Read the book, then watch the PBS series "Victoria," starring Jenna Coleman (Dr. Who), Rufus Sewell (Pillars of the Earth), Dame Diana Rigg (Game of Thrones), and Tom Hughes (About Time).*

Queen Victoria

A Life

Author: Lytton Strachey

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1780760485

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 2789

We see Victoria as a strong-willed child with a famous temper, as the 18-year-old girl queen, as a monarch, wife, mother and widow.

Queen Victoria: A Life of Contradictions

Author: Matthew Dennison

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 000750456X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

View: 6424

A fresh, witty, accessible life of Queen Victoria. Not since Lytton Strachey has the irony, contradictions and influence of this Queen been treated with such flourish or biographical insight.

Queen Victoria

A Life From Beginning to End

Author: Hourly History

Publisher: Hourly History

ISBN: 1537586009

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 54

View: 6675

The Queen of Great Britain and Ireland for 63 years, the mother of nine children and grandmother to 42, Queen Victoria’s life was one of magnificent proportions. Victoria’s childhood was difficult and lonely but from the time she took the throne aged just eighteen she blossomed into a powerful woman, both frivolous and formidable. Inside you will read about... ✓ An Unsentimental Marriage ✓ Race to Produce an Heir ✓ Finally an Adult and Finally a Queen ✓ V&A ✓ Die Shattenseite ✓ The Hungry Forties and Albert’s Great Exhibition ✓ The Widow at Windsor And much more! In her later years, Victoria struggled to find balance between her wish to live a very private life as a widow and her duty to live the very public life of a Queen and later Empress. The world Victoria was born into was a very different world to that which she left behind and her life story is an incredible journey from infant heir to matriarchal Queen and Empress.

V is for Victoria: A Day in the Life of Them Vassar Girls Series Novella Book I

Author: Lette

Publisher: Self Published


Category: Fiction

Page: 52

View: 2038

3 years ago, Victoria Vassar ran away from the one man in her life, Brian "Blue" Bluedell, who wanted nothing but to love her and make her happy, due to her fear of commitment. She ran away leaving the state but through it all she gets through the tough times with the support of her 3 sisters, Veronica, Vernesha and Viola Vassar. 3 years after leaving her hometown of Detroit, Michigan she returns due to a new job opportunity and by sheer coincidence she runs back into Blue in the most odd of circumstances. She realizes that she made the biggest mistake of her life by running away but unfortunately, he has moved on. Seeing him let her know that even after all of their time apart, she never stopped loving him and she now has to face the fact of living with herself knowing that she may never find anyone to love her the way the Blue once did? She knows that she has got to move on. Or does she?

Queen Victoria

A Biographical Companion

Author: Helen Rappaport

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1851093559

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 465

View: 1241

Alphabetically arranged subject entries cover Queen Victoria's life and her sixty-three-year reign, the longest of any female monarch.

Summary and Analysis of Victoria: The Queen: An Intimate Biography of the Woman Who Ruled an Empire

Based on the Book by Julia Baird

Author: Worth Books

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504021908

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 30

View: 2116

So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of Victoria: The Queen tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Julia Baird’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and gives you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This short summary and analysis of Victoria: The Queen includes: Historical context Chapter-by-chapter overviews Profiles of the main characters Detailed timeline of key events Important quotes Fascinating trivia Glossary of terms Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work About Victoria:The Queen by Julia Baird: Julia Baird explores and unpacks the legend of Victoria: long-reigning monarch, wife, mother, and symbol of the British Empire. Rather than contributing to the myths surrounding this fascinating and complex woman, Baird describes Victoria as she really was: passionate, strong-willed, hot-tempered, hard-working, and desperate to hold on to power and govern her nation while remaining the loyal wife to her beloved Prince Albert. Baird’s biography takes readers through Queen Victoria’s life and long reign, giving a clear and lucid analysis of often complex political events and relationships, as well as the personal dynamics of her household, and providing a thorough understanding of a transformative era in British history. The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of nonfiction.

Our Auntie Victoria A Novel

Author: E. Powers

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1628380446

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 122

View: 9002

Sometimes we find that we just can’t help but have a favorite family member, even if the person isn’t a blood relative. Our Auntie Victoria, follows the relationship between a woman and her husband’s aunt, which develops from an acquaintance of strangers, into a bond of familial proportions. As Auntie Victoria’s family and friends fall away through the years, the one thing that remains the same is her home. Built by hand by her husband, Cliff, Auntie Victoria’s home is a modern building, straight off the blueprints of Frank Lloyd Wright. However, Victoria soon finds herself alone in this haven, surrounded only by cats and filth. When Steven and his wife, the narrator of the story, realize the extent of Victoria’s solitude, they find themselves compelled to do whatever is necessary to ensure the well being and contentment of Steve’s beloved Auntie Victoria.

Victoria a pirate romance

Author: Dr. JD Philip


ISBN: 1365566412

Category: Fiction

Page: 338

View: 2297

In the midst of piracy, land grabs, and indentured slaves baby Victoria is untimely ripped from her mother's womb. Captain Newport, along with his cohort Easvary, kidnap a child and kill Molly, the twins' mother. Realizing that the child will have no family, first mate Barnes resigns his commission and leaves Newport's ship. Mister Barnes then decides to raise Victoria and care for her legacy, the Chelsea Inn. South Jersey, now being infested with intrigue, corruption, romance, and deviant aversions, cries out for help for its abused citizens. Something must be done to save their way of life.

A Lesson from the Life of Queen Victoria: A Sermon Delivered in King's Chapel, January Twenty-Seven,

Author: Howard Nicholson Brown

Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC

ISBN: 9781113368799

Category: History

Page: 24

View: 3399

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

Queen Victoria: A Personal History

Author: Christopher Hibbert

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007372019

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 576

View: 2882

Christopher Hibbert’s acclaimed biography of Queen Victoria is as impressive and authoritative as the great woman herself.

Parlay Your IRA into a Family Fortune

3 EASY STEPS for creating a lifetime supply of tax-deferred, even tax-free, weal th for you and your family

Author: Ed Slott

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101202883

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 6736

"America 's IRA expert"(Mutual Funds magazine) Ed Slott shows readers how to make the most out of their retirement plans. ? Achieve unlimited tax-free income after retirement and keep assets in the family ? Protect retirement funds from creditors, divorce, bankruptcy, lawsuits, or other problems that could expose it to loss ? Use a Roth IRA to build a tax-free fortune Slott's three-step strategy cuts through the tax laws and provides simple, easy-to-follow instructions for managing IRAs and other retirement income.

Notorious Victoria: the life of Victoria Woodhull, uncensored

Author: Mary Gabriel

Publisher: Algonquin Books


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 372

View: 8438

An extensively researched history of the first woman to address Congress, operate a Wall Street brokerage firm, and run for president shares a lively, intimate, and honest portrait of Victoria Woodhull's life, often using her own words and newspaper accounts of the day.

Born to Rule

Five Reigning Consorts, Granddaughters of Queen Victoria

Author: Julia P. Gelardi

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429904551

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 480

View: 8510

Julia Gelardi's Born to Rule is an historical tour de force that weaves together the powerful and moving stories of the five royal granddaughters of Queen Victoria. These five women were all married to reigning European monarchs during the early part of the 20th century, and it was their reaction to the First World War that shaped the fate of a continent and the future of the modern world. Here are the stories of Alexandra, whose enduring love story, controversial faith in Rasputin, and tragic end have become the stuff of legend; Marie, the flamboyant and eccentric queen who battled her way through a life of intrigues and was also the mother of two Balkan queens and of the scandalous Carol II of Romania; Victoria Eugenie, Spain's very English queen who, like Alexandra, introduced hemophilia into her husband's family-with devastating consequences for her marriage; Maud, King Edward VII's daughter, who was independent Norway's reluctant queen; and Sophie, Kaiser Wilhelm II's much maligned sister, daughter of an Emperor and herself the mother of no less than three kings and a queen, who ended her days in bitter exile. Born to Rule evokes a world of luxury, wealth, and power in a bygone era, while also recounting the ordeals suffered by a unique group of royal women who at times faced poverty, exile, and death. Praised in their lifetimes for their legendary beauty, many of these women were also lauded-and reviled-for their political influence. Using never before published letters, memoirs, diplomatic documents, secondary sources, and interviews with descendents of the subjects, Julia Gelardi's Born to Rule is an astonishing and memorable work of popular history.

The Last Princess

The Devoted Life of Queen Victoria's Youngest Daughter

Author: Matthew Dennison

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0297865587

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 730

Queen Victoria's favourite child - the true story of a royal mother-daughter relationship that changed history Beatrice was the last child born to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Her father died when she was four and as Matthew Dennison relates Victoria came to depend on her youngest daughter absolutely, but she also demanded from her complete submission. It is an enthralling story, not just of a mother/daughter relationship, but of a Queen and subject relationship. Beatrice succumbed to her mother's obsessive love, so that by the time she was in her late teens she was her constant companion and running her mother's office, which meant that when Victoria died her daughter became literary executor, a role she conducted with teutonic thoroughness. She edited and bowdlerised her mother's Journals that cover 70 years and where possible her voluminous correspondence. Although Victoria tried to prevent Beatrice even so much as thinking of love, her guard slipped when Beatrice was 29. She met Liko, Prince Henry of Battenberg, and fell in love. Beatrice, however, did not end up simply as a wife and mother. She loved music and composed a military march which remains in the repertoire of British regimental bands, she sang and she painted. Matthew Dennison draws on extensive new material to restore Princess Beatrice to her rightful place as a key figure in the Victorian dynasty.

Tomás Luis de Victoria

A Guide to Research

Author: Eugene Cramer,E Casjen Cramer

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780815320968

Category: Music

Page: 403

View: 7907

First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Eine englische Liebe


Author: Daisy Goodwin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783499256745


Page: 523

View: 3842

Die reiche Amerikanerin Mrs. Cash scheint mit der Heirat ihrer Tochter Cora und einem englischen Herzog am Ziel ihrer Träume. Während Cora Ivo tatsächlich liebt, gibt es Gerüchte, dass der verarmte Herzog sie nur des Geldes wegen geheiratet hat.