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Ish political and commercial power across the globe Victoria went on to chart a uniue course for her country even as she became the matriarch of nearly every great dynasty of Europe Her destiny was thus interwoven with those of millions of people not just in Europe but in the ever expanding empire that Britain was becoming throughout the nineteenth century The famed ueen had a face that adorned postage stamps banners statues and busts all over the known worldWilson's Victoria is a towering achievement a masterpiece of biography by a writer at the height of his power. Victoria s reign is far too long and too detailed to have a single definitive biography But if you re looking for something to act as an ideal survey course between two covers then you won t go wrong reading this surprisingly detailed yet surprisingly easy to read epic A story of Victoria s reign than Victoria the person it does offer incredible insights into her psychological make upand some fascinating observations about her relationships with her family friends and enemies Extremely satisfying all around

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When ueen Victoria died in 1901 she had ruled for nearly sixty four years She was a mother of nine and grandmother of forty two and the matriarch of royal Europe through her children’s marriages To many ueen Victoria is a ruler shrouded in myth and mystiue an aging stiff widow paraded as the figurehead to an all male imperial enterprise But in truth Britain's longest reigning monarch was one of the most passionate expressive humorous and unconventional women who ever lived and the story of her life continues to fascinateA N Wilson's exhaustively researched and defin. There are some very long books that I wish would never end This is not one of them

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Itive biography includes a wealth of new material from previously unseen sources to show us ueen Victoria as she’s never been seen before Wilson explores the curious set of circumstances that led to Victoria's coronation her strange and isolated childhood her passionate marriage to Prince Albert and his pivotal influence even after death and her widowhood and subseuent intimate friendship with her Highland servant John Brown all set against the backdrop of this momentous epoch in Britain’s history and the world’sBorn at the very moment of the expansion of Brit. I finished this with a great deal of regret as it is to me a masterly biography of someone who combined a great deal of empathy and humanity with being a monstre sacre of sublime selfishness He doesn t hide her many faults and examines the rumours of her marriage to John Brown with the right degree of scepticism but finds her fascinating and intelligent

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  • Victoria
  • A.N. Wilson
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  • 10 December 2018
  • 9781594205996

About the Author: A.N. Wilson

Andrew Norman Wilson is an English writer and newspaper columnist known for his critical biographies novels works of popular history and religious views He is an occasional columnist for the Daily Mail and former columnist for the London Evening Standard and has been an occasional contributor to the Times Literary Supplement New Statesman The Spectator and The Observer



10 thoughts on “Victoria

  1. says:

    This is an interesting and exhaustive biography of ueen VictoriaI sought this out because I've long been fascinated by Victoria and Prince Albert and also by the 19th century Born in 1819 and living for 81 years Victoria experienced a truly amazing period of history The vast expansion of the British Empire The Industrial Revoluti

  2. says:

    There are some very long books that I wish would never end This is not one of them

  3. says:

    I was a little disappointed in AN Wilson's Victoria A Life Okay I was a lot disappointed because I was hoping to get some ne

  4. says:

    DNF somewhere around 70%I'm really starting to doubt that I even like Victoria Her life is a jumbled mess She feels sorry for herself throughout her life and I hate people who do that Especially when they have pretty damn good lives e

  5. says:

    I finished this with a great deal of regret as it is to me a masterly biography of someone who combined a great deal of empathy and humanity with being a monstre sacre of sublime selfishness He doesn't hide her many fault

  6. says:

    Sloppy disjointed and rather dismissive in parts but revealing nonetheless Concurrently in reading this book I also watched several

  7. says:

    Victoria has been a magnet for biographical rereading in the eleven decades since her death In the 1990s academic scholars got hold of the ueen and the results were a post structuralist Victoria It is now twenty years since the last serious flurry of biographical interest Wilson picks up the pieces and puts the jigsaw b

  8. says:

    I went into this book without much knowledge of ueen Victoria outside of a few general details I have not read anything else that focuses on the woman but I can't help but feel that this book does not do her justice It is a

  9. says:

    Victoria's reign is far too long and too detailed to have a single definitive biography But if you're looking for something to act as an ideal survey course between two covers then you won't go wrong reading this

  10. says:

    I got the ARC via Penguin's First to Read program The subject of this book is fascinating the structure of the book could have been improved At points there was so much trivial information being thrown at the read

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