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This book, a contemporary account from the time, chronicles the life of Queen Victoria (1819 to 1901). She married all nine of her children into the royal houses of Europe, gave her name to an era, ruled over England at a time of great change, survived assassination attempts, became the longest reigning monarch and more. This excellent book is a fascinating read about the ...more
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This book is not a biography so much as a tribute. I came here looking for some brief background to give context to the Masterpiece miniseries, and this was good enough for that purpose. It is, indeed, brief. However, the book does not give a good record of the queen's accomplishments or activities. It's kind of a "life and times" book as opposed to an actual retracing of her steps. With full chapters on Albert, other political figures, and writers, one misses glimpses into the queen's life itse ...more