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Queen Victoria: First Media Monarch

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John Plunkett presents the first history of the interaction between the monarchy and the media to focus on the reign of Queen Victoria. He argues that the development of popular print and visual media in the nineteenth century helped to reinvent the position of the monarchy in national life, and includes a detailed account of the emergence of royal journalism and the impac ...more
Hardcover, 270 pages
Published May 15th 2003 by Oxford University Press, USA
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Mar 03, 2011 rated it it was ok
I was sorely disappointed by this book. I'd read an extract on Google books and decided that it was worth the amount I payed for it on Amazon. However, upon reading the rest of it, I found it extremely tedious and not at all what I was expecting. I suppose it did what it said on the tin, in that it analysed the relationship between Queen Victoria and the media, but it did so in such a dry way that I almost gave up reading it several times.

In the end, though, I finished it and realised that I sho
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