Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Last Days of Glory: The Death of Queen Victoria” as Want to Read:
The Last Days of Glory: The Death of Queen Victoria
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Last Days of Glory: The Death of Queen Victoria

3.82  ·  Rating details ·  55 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Queen Victoria's death in January 1901 shook Britain to its core, and reverberated not just throughout the Commonwealth, but around the world. She was a woman in her eighties, and yet it seems no one could contemplate the end of a reign that had lasted so long. Most could not remember a time when she was not Queen, and the very stability of everyday life seemed to depend o ...more
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published September 25th 2001 by St. Martin's Press (first published 1902)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Last Days of Glory, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Last Days of Glory

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Louise
I like a book that is focused and keeps its tone throughout. With content like this I'm sure it took discipline to weed out the many stories of people and events that brought the world to this date. For instance, just enough is devoted to the Kaiser and John Brown is appropriately dealt with in the appendix. The tone stays the same through the final days, to the funeral preparations and then the funeral ritual itself.

It had been so long since a monarch's death, that no one could remember the pro
...more
The Book Maven
This was an interesting, but not riveting, read. I found it to be a blow-by-blow account of facts about the decline, death, and funeral of Queen Victoria, and there were parts to it which were compelling, especially when the author tried to impart on the readers the enormity of Victoria's death and the passing of the Victorian age. However, the author didn't go into the WHYs of it enough--as a semi-expert in this field, I know and am aware of what a momentous and yes, even sad, moment in history ...more
Louis
Mar 19, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was actually two stories, which is its greatest weakness and the reason I cannot rank it higher. The first tale is of the last days in the life of Queen Victoria in January 1901. To me, this event was mainly memorable as the page 1 headline in the newspaper featured prominently in the movie "The Shootist." The story of the aged queen's decline and death at the outset of a new century (and the corresponding denial and devastation of her subjects) show the stability she brought to Britai ...more
Katie
Jul 25, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfiction-read
An almost criminal(ly good) amount of detail about the last month of Queen Victoria's life and the week or so that followed her death. An excellent resource for research.
Tom
Jan 21, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: british-history
Since 1/22 is the anniversary of Queen Victoria's death, I thought I would add this book to my pile.
Maitha
Sep 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I like this story a lot and the writer got amazing ideas
Carrie
Jul 20, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I never really knew how Queen Victoria had died so this book shed some light on that.
Yvonne
rated it really liked it
May 21, 2014
Mariangela
rated it really liked it
Jul 20, 2011
Lonibus
rated it liked it
Sep 24, 2016
Xenia0201
rated it it was amazing
Oct 06, 2007
NancyS
rated it liked it
Jun 13, 2015
Ann Augeri
rated it it was amazing
Jan 07, 2013
Kelly
rated it liked it
Oct 02, 2013
sally4774
rated it really liked it
Mar 27, 2016
Coralia
rated it liked it
Jan 08, 2013
Pamela
rated it liked it
Jun 09, 2013
Cyndie Brashear Kieffer
rated it really liked it
May 29, 2017
Mark Brewer
rated it really liked it
Jan 17, 2016
Kcox
rated it really liked it
Aug 21, 2008
Laura
rated it liked it
Feb 08, 2009
John
rated it really liked it
Feb 22, 2014
John
rated it really liked it
Nov 02, 2012
Jemma
rated it really liked it
Jul 28, 2011
Steve
rated it it was amazing
Jan 07, 2014
Etta
rated it liked it
Aug 31, 2008
Stan Bartosiak
rated it it was amazing
Oct 18, 2012
Romy
rated it it was ok
May 03, 2008
Robert
rated it liked it
Jan 16, 2009
Anna
rated it really liked it
Oct 14, 2009
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Share This Book