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Becoming queen

By: Williams, Kate

0099451824 / 9780099451822
Paperback
941'.081'092
05/03/2009
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England
20 cm xviii, 414 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (chiefly col.), ports. (chiefly col.)
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Reprint. Originally published: London: Hutchinson, 2008.

Our perception of Victoria the Queen is coloured by portraits of her older, widowed self - her dour expression embodying the repressive morality propagated in her time.

But Becoming Queen reveals an energetic and vibrant woman, determined to battle for power.

It also documents the Byzantine machinations behind Victoria's quest to occupy the throne, and shows how her struggles did not end when finally the crown was placed on her head.

Laying bare the passions that swirled around the throne in the eighteenth century, Becoming Queen is an absorbingly dramatic tale of secrets, sexual repression and endless conflict.

After her lauded biography of Emma Hamilton, England's Mistress, Kate Williams has produced a most original and intimate portrait of Great Britain's longest reigning monarch.

BIC:

1DBK United Kingdom, Great Britain, 3JH c 1800 to c 1900, BGH Biography: historical, political & military, HBJD1 British & Irish history, HBLL Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900

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