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An Audience with Queen Victoria

By Ian Lloyd

9780750989039

ISBN: 9780750989039

Published: 01-03-2019


An Audience with Queen Victoria

By Ian Lloyd

ISBN: 9780750989039

Published: 01-03-2019

About This Book

One of Britain's most famous and longest serving rulers, Queen Victoria saw widespread change across the planet. During her sixty-three-year reign, in which she became one of the most powerful and influential people in the world, Victoria met everyone from Charlotte Brontë to Buffalo Bill; she had opinions on all those who graced her parlour – and some who didn't. An Audience With Queen Victoria examines the meetings and letters exchanged between the queen and a veritable who's who of her time. It draws on often brutal character assessments in her journals and letters – Henry 'Dr Livingstone I presume' Stanley was 'a determined ugly little Man'. Exploring those she met officially and personally – even the seven men who tried to assassinate her – and her thoughts on figures of the time such as Jack the Ripper, Ian Lloyd unlocks a fascinating aspect of Victoria's character and outlook. Through brand-new archival research, newspapers and interviews with descendants, sit alongside Victoria and experience queenship as she did for the first time.

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