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Empress : Queen Victoria and India

Author: Miles Taylor
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this engaging and controversial book, Miles Taylor shows how both Victoria and Albert were spellbound by India, and argues that the Queen was humanely, intelligently, and passionately involved with the country throughout her reign and not just in the last decades. Taylor also reveals the way in which Victoria's influence as empress contributed significantly to India's modernization, both political and economic.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Victoria, Queen of Great Britain; Viktoria, Großbritannien Königin; Victoria, Queen of Great Britain
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Miles Taylor
ISBN: 9780300118094 0300118090
OCLC Number: 1024153860
Description: xix, 388 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map, portraits ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Miles Taylor.

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An entirely original account of Victoria's relationship with the Raj, which shows how India was central to the Victorian monarchy from as early as 1837  Read more...

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"Compelling and instructive reading" -Antoinette Burton, Cercles"Compact and engaging book" -Ferdinand Mount, London Review of Books"In Empress Taylor recovers the forgotten significance of Victoria Read more...

 
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