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Author Baird, Julia (Julia Woodlands)
Title Victoria the queen : an intimate biography of the woman who ruled an empire / Julia Baird
Published New York : Random House, 2016
 Rodman Branch Adult Biography  V645b    DUE 05-07-20
 Rodman Main Adult Biography  V645b    AVAILABLE
 Louisville Adult Biography  B/VICTORIA    AVAILABLE
Edition First edition
Descript xlvii, 696 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits, maps ; 25 cm
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Media unmediated n
Carrier volume nc
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Part 1: Princess Victoria : "Poor little victory". The birth of "pocket Hercules" ; The death of a father ; The lonely, naughty princess ; An impossible, strange madness ; "Awful scenes in the house" -- Part 2: The teenage queen. Becoming queen: "I am very young" ; The coronation: "a dream out of the Arabian nights" ; Learning to rule ; A scandal in the palace -- Part 3: Albert : the man some called king. Virago in love ; The bride : "I never, never spent such an evening" ; Only the husband, not the master ; The palace intruders ; King to all intents : "like a vulture into his prey" ; Perfect, awful, spotless prosperity ; Annus mirabilis : the revolutionary year ; What Albert did : the Great Exhibition of 1851 ; The Crimea : 'this unsatisfactory war' ; Royal parents and the dragon of dissatisfaction -- Part 4: The widow of Windsor. "There is no one to call me Victoria now" ; "The whole house seems like Pompeii" ; Resuscitating the widow at Windsor ; The queen's stallion ; The faery queen awakes -- Part 5: Regina imperatrix. Enough to kill any man ; Two ironclads colliding : the queen and Mr. Gladstone ; The monarch in a bonnet ; The "poor Munshi" ; The diamond empire ; The end of the Victorian Age : "the streets were indeed a strange sight."
Subject "Drawing on previously unpublished papers, 'Victoria: The Queen' is a stunning new portrait of the real woman behind the myth--a story of love and heartbreak, of devotion and grief, of strength and resilience."--Dust flap
Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901
Queens -- Great Britain -- Biography
Great Britain -- History -- Victoria, 1837-1901
ISBN 9781400069880

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