Victoria

A Life

Author: A. N. Wilson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698170059

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 624

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“[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

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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

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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

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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.

Queen Victoria

A Biographical Companion

Author: Helen Rappaport

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1851093559

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 465

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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

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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

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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.

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

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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.

Victoria a pirate romance

Author: Dr. JD Philip

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1365566412

Category: Fiction

Page: 338

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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.

Victoria: The Queen

An Intimate Biography of the Woman Who Ruled an Empire

Author: Julia Baird

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0679605053

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 752

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The true story for fans of the PBS Masterpiece series Victoria, this page-turning biography reveals the real woman behind the myth: a bold, glamorous, unbreakable queen—a Victoria for our times. Drawing on previously unpublished papers, this stunning new portrait is a story of love and heartbreak, of devotion and grief, of strength and resilience. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES • ESQUIRE • THE CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY “Victoria the Queen, Julia Baird’s exquisitely wrought and meticulously researched biography, brushes the dusty myth off this extraordinary monarch.”—The New York Times Book Review (Editor’s Choice) When Victoria was born, in 1819, the world was a very different place. Revolution would threaten many of Europe’s monarchies in the coming decades. In Britain, a generation of royals had indulged their whims at the public’s expense, and republican sentiment was growing. The Industrial Revolution was transforming the landscape, and the British Empire was commanding ever larger tracts of the globe. In a world where women were often powerless, during a century roiling with change, Victoria went on to rule the most powerful country on earth with a decisive hand. Fifth in line to the throne at the time of her birth, Victoria was an ordinary woman thrust into an extraordinary role. As a girl, she defied her mother’s meddling and an adviser’s bullying, forging an iron will of her own. As a teenage queen, she eagerly grasped the crown and relished the freedom it brought her. At twenty, she fell passionately in love with Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, eventually giving birth to nine children. She loved sex and delighted in power. She was outspoken with her ministers, overstepping conventional boundaries and asserting her opinions. After the death of her adored Albert, she began a controversial, intimate relationship with her servant John Brown. She survived eight assassination attempts over the course of her lifetime. And as science, technology, and democracy were dramatically reshaping the world, Victoria was a symbol of steadfastness and security—queen of a quarter of the world’s population at the height of the British Empire’s reach. Drawing on sources that include fresh revelations about Victoria’s relationship with John Brown, Julia Baird brings vividly to life the fascinating story of a woman who struggled with so many of the things we do today: balancing work and family, raising children, navigating marital strife, losing parents, combating anxiety and self-doubt, finding an identity, searching for meaning.

Queen Victoria: A Personal History

Author: Christopher Hibbert

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007372019

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 576

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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

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"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.

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

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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.

Notorious Victoria: the life of Victoria Woodhull, uncensored

Author: Mary Gabriel

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 372

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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.