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Queen Victoria

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Queen Victoria

Post by Miss Moppet » Fri June 8th, 2012, 4:08 pm

A friend of mine is looking for a good/scholarly NF book or biography of QV. Any suggestions gratefully received!

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Post by SGM » Fri June 8th, 2012, 5:44 pm

Well, Lytton-Strachey has the benefit of being free.

Christopher Hibbert is his usual fare.

Elizabeth Longford is her usual fare.
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Post by rockygirl » Fri June 8th, 2012, 8:50 pm

My favorites are Advice to my Granddaughter by Richard Hough and Grandmama of Europe by Theo Aronson. They both show her as a mother and grandmother first.

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Post by Susan » Fri June 8th, 2012, 10:24 pm

Here's the ones I have in my collection:

Her Little Majesty - Erickson, Carolly 1997
Queen Victoria: A Personal History - Hibbert, Christopher 2000
We Two - Gill, Gillian 2009
Twilight of Splendor (Her Diamond Jubilee Year) - King, Greg 2007
Farewell to Splendor (Passing of Queen Victoria) - Packard, Jerrold 1995
Life at the Court of Queen Victoria - St. John Nevill, Barry 1984
Queen Victoria's Secrets - Munich, Adrienne 1996
Queen Victoria's Gene: Hemophilia & the Royal Family - Potts, D.M. 1995

Also interesting is a book about Victoria's doctor Sir James Reid by the wife of his grandson: Ask Sir James - Reid, Michaela 1987
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Post by SGM » Sat June 9th, 2012, 5:07 am

I spent so many years studying 19th and 20th century history that I avoid it like the plague nowadays and by that point (even if it is not possible for the rest of Europe) in the history of the UK you can almost ignore the monarchy. However, I have developed an interest (mostly via the 17th century and Kevin Sharpe's Image Wars) on the relationship between the monarchy and the press -- so I did delve into John Plunkett's Queen Victoria: The First Media Monarch which is interesting.
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