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Queen Victoria by Lytton Strachey
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Jul 06, 10

bookshelves: biographies, women-rights, nonfiction
Read from July 04 to 05, 2010

Lytton Strachey shows us the inner workings of Queen Victoria's reign. The influences of her mother, her companion, her uncle--all with their own agendas--and how they shaped her early life and her personality. A detailed look at her total mental and emotional surrender to her husband and consort, Prince Albert. The machinations of her Prime Ministers and the stresses they would place on her life during her long years on the throne. How her public image evolved into that of a strict and virtuous "mother" to her people, but underneath seethed a willful child with a temper.

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