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Victoria and Albert

3.87  ·  Rating Details  ·  77 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
This fascinating biography, full of new and original material from a noted British historian, chronicles the life of Queen Victoria and the passionate love she shared with the German Prince Albert. Victoria's reign embraced the industrialization of Britain, the creation of numerous inventions, and advances in transport undreamed of when she had come to the throne as a girl ...more
Paperback, 252 pages
Published October 15th 1996 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published March 29th 1996)
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Mar 02, 2011 Carol rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: biography, victorian
Great biography of Victoria's and Albert's lives -- especially liked how the author included their journal writing so I was really able to see their perspective on what they were going through. The Great Exhibition of 1851 was such an accomplishment to Albert and to England. It was the "first world's fair." It was held in Hyde Park inside The Crystal Palace which was made with girders of cast iron and glass (prefabricated for rapid construction.) It was just beautiful, over the 5 months over 6 m ...more
Shannon Bailey
got interested in V & A when we were in London last month -- a true love story even though they were set up -- and really interesting to learn more about the woman who ruled England for 60 years while it was the most powerful nation on earth -- while raising 9 kids!
Jun 13, 2011 Melyni rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The author seemed to focus on the hardships of their relationship and doesn't really expound on the good things. I liked learning about their lives and I think that's the only thing that kept me finishing the book. It was a little depressing.
Mar 07, 2010 Dana rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of those rare treats - fact-filled, yet very readable nonfiction. It may have been 5 stars for me when it'd be 4 for you, because I have a bias toward the subject matter.
Oct 05, 2009 AnnE rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I enjoyed this book, but the biographer was pretty biased. I got sick of hearing his opinions by the end. There are other books about Victoria that I have liked better.
Feb 19, 2011 Monica marked it as maybe-someday  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Monica by: Carol
Shelves: history, wish-list
Thanks for the tip, Carol. Glad it's only a couple hundred pages.
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Biographer and maritime historian. he also wrote books for youths under the name Bruce Carter.

For more see the obituary in the Los Angeles Times.
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