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

  • 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...
  • Reading with Cats
    Nov 09, 2018
    I?ve always been fascinated by the Victorian era but have had a harder time with biographies of Queen Victoria herself. This one was a bit different. Instead of a detailed chronology, the author shares 24 snapshots of important events in the Queen?s life. I think this worked quite ...
  • Helen Castle
    Dec 31, 2018
    This book was a pleasurable surprise. It was a gift and I approached it reluctantly as I am not a fan of Lucy Worsley on the telly. Whereas as a broadcaster, she can appear twee or even smug, she has an entirely natural voice as a writer. She has a talent for vivid description and is l...
  • 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. ...
  • 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 ...
  • Ant Koplowitz
    Oct 06, 2018
    This was an easy read, much anticipated, but a tad disappointing. Lucy Worsley's take on the iconic Queen Victoria is the latest in a long line of books on one of the most written about monarchs. I was expecting more from Worsley, although not sure why. Perhaps it's simply that there i...
  • Jessica
    Nov 22, 2018
    Thank you to NetGalley for a free e-ARC in exchange for a fair and honest review! This is one of my favourite books from Lucy Worsley! Queen Victoria can be an overwhelming and sometimes infuriating monarch to study; there is just so much to sift through. In addition to all of her o...
  • 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. ...
  • Monica
    Dec 29, 2018
    This book took me quite some time to read because of all the end notes! Also I kept getting distracted. Having said that though, the book had an interesting premise, the 24 chapters focusing on a specific day of Queen Victoria's life (and pre-life LOL!), which gave a broad overview ...
  • Katie Lumsden
    Dec 01, 2018
    I really loved this one. Lucy Worsley just writes fantastic nonfiction. ...
  • Marissa
    Jan 08, 2019
    Queen Victoria: Daughter, Wife, Mother, and Widow is a biography of the infamous English monarch told through events spanning twenty-four important days of her life. This was a very well researched account of Queen Victoria and includes details from her personal journals to allow the a...
  • 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. ...
  • Janilyn Kocher
    Dec 07, 2018
    Worsley provides twenty four vignettes in Queen Victoria's life. She adds much material to supplement the chosen significant dates. Nothing earth shattering is revealed but readers do get a better sense of the woman behind the crown. I decour every book about Queen Victoria And reading...
  • Jill Meyer
    Nov 28, 2018
    British historian Lucy Worsley's new book, "Queen Victoria: Twenty-Four Days That Changed Her Life", is a well-written, comprehensive biography. Before I started to read the book, I supposed the "Twenty Four" days were a specific period of time, say, the time around her 18th birthday, ...
  • Kate
    Nov 24, 2018
    This biography held my interest for the most part, the final three chapters dragged a bit for me. Worsely storytelling is quite compelling, a tad dramatic at times especially when I listened to the audiobook as well. Not a bad introduction to Victoria?s life (her parents? life intr...
  • 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...
  • Carmen Lanero
    Dec 04, 2018
    A delightful book. Easy to read, engaging and full of interesting facts about Queen Victoria. I recommend it if you are interested in this period of British History and in the Victorian era. The book describes 24 days of Victoria's life and it will help you understand her not only as a...
  • 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: ?I am most anxious to enlist everyone who can speak or write to join in che...
  • Emma Cannon
    Oct 12, 2018
    This is a great introduction to Queen Victoria for those who are looking to find out more about her life. Broken down into key days in over her life it cover events of significance in her personal and public life and encounters with other significant figures of the period. There is par...
  • 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 ...