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Queen Victoria

Autor: Elizabeth Longford
Publisher: The History Press
ISBN: 0752469134
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Queen Victoria was the longest reigning monarch in British history. In this concise biography, Lady Longford, long recognized as an authority on the subject, gives a full account of Queen Victoria’s life and provides her unique assessment of the monarch. Victoria ascended the throne in 1837 on the death of her uncle William IV. In 1840 she married her first cousin, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, and for the next 20 years they were inseparable. Their descendants were to succeed to most of the thrones of Europe. When Albert died in 1861 Victoria’s overwhelming grief caused her to almost withdraw from public life for several years. This perceived dereliction of public duty, coupled with rumors about her relationship with her Scottish attendant, John Brown, led to increasing criticism. Coaxed back into the public eye by Disraeli, she resumed her political and constitutional interest with vigor until her death in 1901.

My Dearest Dearest Albert

Autor: Karen Dolby
Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books
ISBN: 1782439714
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Using excerpts from her letters and diaries, this book shows the very human face of Queen Victoria, from spirited young princess to caring Queen, passionate bride and loving mother to great-grandmother of a royal dynasty who gave her name to the age of improvement. Photographs of Queen Victoria most often show a plump Empress wearing widow's black; serious and regal. The posed portrait photos were stiff, formal affairs, partly because subjects needed to stay still for the exposure and partly because in Victorian England life was a serious business. In reality, the character of Alexandrina Victoria, Queen of Great Britain and Ireland, and latterly in her long reign, Empress of India, is rather different. In private, at least, Victoria had a reputation for being fun-loving and entertaining. Victoria kept a daily journal from the age of thirteen, which by the time of her death ran to 122 volumes. She writes openly and in great detail, revealing herself to be emotional and honest about her own feelings and experiences, as well as her opinions of other people. She praises Albert and pours out her love and desire for her husband, her adored lover, friend and companion. This book shows the redoubtable Victoria at her most human, whether enthusing over her hobbies and interests, delighting in her children and grandchildren, commenting on the ten different Prime Ministers who served during her reign, or sharing her love for her dearest, dearest Albert.

The Body Of The Queen

Autor: Regina Schulte
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 9781845451592
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How many "bodies" does a queen have? What is the significance of multiple "bodies"? How has the gendered body been constructed and perceived within the context of the European courts during the course of the past five centuries? These are some of the questions addressed in this anthology, a contribution to the ongoing debate provoked by Ernst H. Kantorowicz in his seminal work from 1957, The King's Two Bodies. On the basis of both textual self-presentations and visual representations a gradual transformation of the queen appears: A sacred/providential figure in medieval and early modern period, an ideal bourgeois wife during the late-18th and 19th Centuries, and a star-like (re-) presentation of royalty during the past century. Twentieth-century mass media has produced the celebrity and film star queens personified by the contested and enigmatic Nefertiti of ancient Egypt, the mysterious Elizabeth (Sisi) of Austria, Grace Kelly as Queen of both Hollywood and Monaco and Romy Schneider as the invented Empress.

Queen Victoria A Biography Classic Reprint

Autor: Sidney Lee
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9780265494820
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Excerpt from Queen Victoria a Biography This work is based on the biographical notice of Queen Victoria which was published in the third Supplementary Volume of the Dictionary of National Biography' in October 1901. I undertook that article at the earnest request of the public-spirited proprietor of the Dictionary, the late Mr. George Smith, who impressed on me the imperative need of observing in the notice of the Queen that sense of proportion and that regard for exact detail which distinguished other contributions to the 'dictionary, ' and were essential characteristics of its general scheme. I set to work on the memoir with some misgiving. I was fully conscious of its difficulty. But I did What I could to execute the task in the spirit in which it was confided to me. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Biography Book

Autor: Daniel S. Burt
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781573562560
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From Marilyn to Mussolini, people captivate people. A&E's "Biography, " best-selling autobiographies, and biographical novels testify to the popularity of the genre. But where does one begin? Collected here are descriptions and evaluations of over 10,000 biographical works, including books of fact and fiction, biographies for young readers, and documentaries and movies, all based on the lives of over 500 historical figures from scientists and writers, to political and military leaders, to artists and musicians. Each entry includes a brief profile, autobiographical and primary sources, and recommended works. Short reviews describe the pertinent biographical works and offer insight into the qualities and special features of each title, helping readers to find the best biographical material available on hundreds of fascinating individuals.

100 Ideas For Primary Teachers History

Autor: Clare Horrie
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472957385
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Teaching history without reference to genuine historical sources from the relevant period is unimaginable, as engaging with real historical material can inspire and captivate pupils' interest. By introducing them to a source-based approach, their learning can be transformed and their historical skills developed. 100 Ideas for Primary Teachers: History is brimming with imaginative ideas to teach history in the primary classroom. With each idea based on an original historical source from The National Archives, this book takes a skills-based approach that will not only help pupils understand the methods of historical enquiry, which is a key aim of the National Curriculum, but also make history real, captivating and exciting. Themed to cover different source types, including photographs, government reports, cartoons, royal seals, manuscripts, and private and official letters, this book is ideal for building a picture of the past. The historical sources can be previewed in the book and downloaded from a companion website, allowing them to be integrated into teaching tools.

Elizabeth

Autor: Sarah Bradford
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 014193333X
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Sarah Bradford's Elizabeth is the definitive biography of the Queen, revealing the real woman behind the public figure - now celebrating her 90th birthday Sarah Bradford unravels Elizabeth's family secrets - how she was influenced by her father; her troubled relationships with her children; the story of her difficult marriage; and how this remarkable monarch has coped with the pressures of being a mother who is also the most famous woman in the world. 'The only book that could overtake it is the autobiography, which in this case will never be written' Spectator 'Bradford's forte, ever since she was a history-mad girl, is thinking herself into other lives' Daily Telegraph Sarah Bradford is a historian and biographer. Her books include Cesare Borgia (1976), Disraeli (1982), winner of the New York Times Book of the Year, Princess Grace (1984), Sacherevell Sitwell (1993), Elizabeth: A Biography of Her Majesty the Queen (1996), America's Queen: The Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (2000), Lucrezia Borgia (2005) and Diana (2007). She frequently appears on television as an authority on her biographical subjects and as a commentator on notable royal events. She is currently working on a full scale biography of Queen Victoria. She lives in London.

Victoria Of England

Autor: Edith Sitwell
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1448202965
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The Victorian era has been one of the most influential in shaping modern British society, and Victoria herself is a powerful symbol of the age. This is a fascinating portrait of the queen, both before and during her reign, by one of the 20th century's most influential women writers. Making extensive use of Victoria's Letters and journal, Edith Sitwell brings alive the queen's relationships with her family and those surrounding the court. She also provides a vivid record of social conditions in Victoria's England. "One of the best biographies of this or any other year...it is a work of literary art, exquisitely written, and interesting from beginning to end." -The Washington Post