Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria

Book - 2003
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In this engaging study, Walter L. Arnstein explores both the private life and the public role of the young princess who inherited Britain's throne as a teenager and who became the octogenarian symbolic head of the largest empire in the history of the world.

Arnstein incorporates the findings of past studies and recent research (including articles of his own based on previously unpublished letters and journals) to shed light on often-neglected aspects of Victoria's life and reign: her concern with gender roles, religion, politics, and Ireland; as well as her involvement with both the controversial domestic issues and the great international conflicts of the era. Wherever the historical evidence allows, Arnstein enables the monarch to speak in her own words, demonstrating that Victoria was not only the queen who became an adjective, but also a highly-quotable, multi-dimensional human being.

Concise, authoritative and attractively illustrated, Queen Victoria provides the economic, social, cultural and political background knowledge to make the life of this fascinating monarch intelligible even to readers unfamiliar with her now distant world.
Publisher: Houndsmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.
ISBN: 9780333638064
Branch Call Number: 941.081092 V666A
Characteristics: xi, 254 pages ; 21 cm

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debwalker Jun 04, 2012

Queen Victoria's journals now available online. http://www.queenvictoriasjournals.org/home.do


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