Victoria: The Queen : An Intimate Biography of the Woman who Ruled an Empire
by Julia Baird
Editor: Little, Brown Book Group
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APPOINTED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY JANET MASLIN, THE NEW YORK TIMES’ Victoria The Queen, Julia Baird, finely crafted and well-documented biography, brushes, the old myth of sending this extraordinary monarch The New York Times Book Review (The Editor’s Choice)The true story for fans of the ITV series of Victoria theatre plays featuring Jenna Coleman, this biography page turner reveals the true woman behind the myth: a daring, glamorous, unbreakable queen.Drawing on unpublished documents, this superb book is a story of love and sorrow, devotion and sorrow, strength and resilience.When Victoria was born in 1819, the world was a very different place.The revolution would be to start threatening much of the Europe of monarchies in the coming decades.In Great Britain, a generation of members of the royal family were indulging in their whims at the expense of the public, and republican sentiment was growing.The Industrial Revolution transformed the landscape, and the British Empire was commander of more and more parts of the globe.Born in a world where women are often powerless, in the course of a century to disrupt change, Victoria went to rule the most powerful country on earth with a decisive hand.Fifth in line with the throne at the time of her birth, Victoria is an ordinary woman, rushed into an extraordinary role.As a young girl, she challenged her mother to involve me, and a bullying counsellor, to forge an iron will of her own.As a young queen, she avidly seized the crown and savoured freedom, he brought hisAt the age of twenty, she fell passionately in love with Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, finally giving birth to nine children.She loved sex and pleasure in food.She was frank with her ministers, going beyond the limits and asserting her opinions.After the death of her beloved Albert, she began to controversy, the intimate relationship with her servant John Brown.She survived eight assassination attempts during her lifetime.And like science, technology, and democracy
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