Queen Victoria: Daughter, Wife, Mother, Widow

Queen Victoria: Daughter, Wife, Mother, Widow

Who was Queen Victoria? A little old lady, potato-like in appearance, dressed in everlasting black? Or a passionate young princess, a romantic heroine with a love of dancing? There is also a third Victoria - a woman who was also a remarkably successful queen, one who invented a new role for the monarchy. She found a way of being a respected sovereign in an age when people Who was Queen Victoria? A little old lady, potato-like in appearance, dressed in everlasting black? Or a passionate young ...

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Title:Queen Victoria: Daughter, Wife, Mother, Widow
Author:Lucy Worsley
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:B079DV28J5
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:432 pages pages

Queen Victoria: Daughter, Wife, Mother, Widow Reviews

  • Becky
    Feb 08, 2019
    First sentence: Kew Palace, a little brick building peeping out from among the trees in west London's Kew Gardens, is an unlikely-looking royal palace. Premise/plot: Lucy Worsley's newest book is not your traditional biography. If you're looking for a straight-forward biography of Q...
  • russell barnes
    Jan 29, 2019
    I mean it's not history in the AJP Taylor sense, but I do love a Lucy Worsley romp - for that is what this is, through 24 significant days in Queen Victoria's life. Each chapter is a edutaining mix of letters, diary entries and official reports that cast a new(ish) light on bits of...
  • Stephanie Borders
    Mar 14, 2019
    I've long wanted to read one of Lucy Worsley's books, so I'm thrilled to have been given the opportunity to read and review this one. As the title suggests, this book takes you into 24 days that shaped and influenced QV's life and reign. Although it seems very straight forward, Wor...
  • Eve
    Jan 31, 2019
    This was a fascinating read! Absolute perfection as regards the layout and material. https://ginghampanda.blogspot.com/201... ...
  • Laurel
    Jan 07, 2019
    Just in time for the premiere of the third season of Victoria on Masterpiece Classic on PBS on 13 January 2019, this new biography of one of the United Kingdom's (and the world's) most famous queen arrives like a gift on a red velvet pillow for fans of the TV series and British history...
  • Alisha
    Dec 07, 2018
    Lucy Worsley writes about history in a very accessible style, and her biography of Queen Victoria is an enjoyable read. She frames the biography in an interesting way: by selecting 24 meaningful days and using them as a springboard to explain the queen's life and development. This tec...
  • Jane
    Feb 17, 2019
    Queen Victoria was such an ordinary woman. But that was a big part of her charm - people could identify with her more than any previous royal. She stood as the embodiment of the feminine values beloved by her Age: marital fidelity; subordination to her husband; and mother to a large br...
  • Kathleen
    Feb 28, 2019
    I watched the special on PBS, Victoria & Albert: The Wedding hosted by Lucy Worsley, who is so charming. So, I picked up this book about Queen Victoria by Lucy Worsley at the library. I guess there was NOT a waiting list to read the book! I don't know much about Queen Victoria and ...
  • Kirsty
    Sep 29, 2018
    I found this really fascinating and very much enjoyed it ...
  • Louise
    Dec 10, 2018
    I enjoyed this, it was a great insight on to Queen Victoria's life. Its really easy to read. ...
  • Tia
    Jan 30, 2019
    3.5 Stars The last 25% of book are sources. Review to come. ...
  • Kristine
    Jan 09, 2019
    Queen Victoria: Twenty Four Days That Changed Her Life by Lucy Worsley is a free NetGalley ebook that I read from late November into early December. ?How did she go from dancing princess to potato?? True to its secondary title, there are specifically 24 referenced dates/days ...
  • Angelnet
    Mar 10, 2019
    If you?ve been watching ? and enjoying ? the recent dramatisation of Queen Victoria?s life starring Jenna Coleman this might well be the book for you. Worsley has brought a fresh and engaging aspect to both her television documentaries and her publications. Previous biographies...
  • Samantha
    Jan 16, 2019
    This book follows 23 (not counting her parents wedding day??) days in Queen Victoria's life, and involved an amalgamation of information drawn from various primary and secondary sources. I read this really REALLY quick for a non-fiction book (and for me) as it was truly different. ...
  • Katie Lumsden
    Dec 01, 2018
    I really loved this one. Lucy Worsley just writes fantastic nonfiction. ...
  • Christina
    Sep 29, 2018
    I run past Kensington Palace almost every morning, and every morning I see a tourist taking a picture of the giant white statue of Queen Victoria. I realised, being rather American, that I don't know very much about Queen Victoria. So when I saw that Lucy Worsley wrote a book about her...
  • Judy
    Oct 28, 2018
    Very readable, each chapter taking a significant date in her life. Lucy certainly brings history to life. ...
  • Jeanette
    Feb 22, 2019
    I just love this type of non-fiction. This gives you detail to Queen Victoria's life and experiences in the super "now" mode of living with her certain days (24) within her long lifetime. This author also does documentary film with PBS upon minutia of "days" for other monarchs, like...
  • J.A. Ironside
    Feb 03, 2019
    I'm a huge fan of Lucy Worsley, who manages to make history accessible to everyone without ever dumbing it down, so this book was an automatic read for me. Queen Victoria and the era she ushered in, is endlessly fascinating. Just take a moment and think about all the books that use Vic...
  • Meg Kenagy
    Feb 15, 2019
    Meg Kenagy: Loved this book. Worsley makes this biography work by limiting the subject to 24 specific days in the Queen's life from birth to death. The portrait is of a complicated woman, who chooses through her life to allow her husband and other men much influence. She is a woman of ...
  • Laura Moore
    Jan 12, 2019
    This was an excellent book that I was very lucky to receive as a Christmas present. As usual, Lucy Worsley achieves the perfect balance of education and entertainment and she certainly manages to dispel the myth of Victoria and Albert's supposed perfect, romantic love story as portraye...
  • Marie-Dom
    Sep 21, 2018
    Riveting I couldn't put this book down. Lucy Worsley creates a vivid picture of Victoria throughout her life. Brilliant research, beautifully written. Evocative. A wonderful portrait of a great queen and woman. ...
  • Nancy
    Nov 28, 2018
    Recent books and films have overturned the popular image of Queen Victoria as a dour recluse widow of ponderous dimensions to include the lively, stubborn girl-queen who loved dancing and wine and the young wife who enjoyed sex. Lucy Worsley wanted to expand Victoria's story beyond ...
  • Olishka
    Aug 29, 2018
    Worsley in her introduction: "On the face of it, she was deeply conservative. But if you look at her actions rather than her words, she was in fact tearing up the rule book for how to be female." Victoria: "The Queen is most anxious to enlist everyone who can speak or write to join ...
  • Helen Carolan
    Oct 14, 2018
    I love Ms Worsley's books, but I've never been a big fan of queen Victoria or prince Albert. However I might revise my idea of Victoria. Certainly her early years with her mother were difficult, but her later treatment of her mother was quite shocking. Much of the blame for how Victori...
  • Meg
    Jan 10, 2019
    I just finished Queen Victoria: Twenty-Four Days That Changed Her Life by Lucy Worsley and I give it 5 stars. I first discovered Worsley through a documentary about the Russian Tsars and absolutely loved her presentation style, so when I saw that she wrote a book about Victoria I insta...
  • Miriam
    Oct 05, 2018
    I really liked this biography of Queen Victoria. I read so very much about Victorian culture and literature for my degree and for fun that it seemed strange that I had never read that much about the woman herself, so when I saw this book by Lucy Worsley (whose writing I love) I had to ...
  • Alina
    Jan 07, 2019
    It was a very long book to start my 2019 reading year. However, Queen Victoria did live a very long and sensational life. I've always admired Queen Victoria. England went thru many great changes during her reign. She is known as a woman who redefined British monarchy. Thankfully to...
  • Theresa Dunk
    Oct 22, 2018
    This book held my interest from start to finish. Lots of little stories I remember being passed down to me during my childhood, all true to the tale. Osbourne House in particular. Pity it did not mention Fort Albert which was a favourite playing ground of both V&A?s children and ...
  • Elizabeth
    Dec 18, 2018
    Tl;dr: Queen Victoria: Twenty Four Days that Changed Her Life has an mouthful of a title but is an engaging piece of popular culture history. It focuses on 24 "days" or periods in Queen Victoria's life, covering the period from her birth to death, with roughly half the book devoted ...