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Shooting Victoria : madness, mayhem, and the rebirth of the British monarchy

Author: Paul Thomas Murphy
Publisher: New York ; London : Pegasus Books, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Pegasus books cloth edView all editions and formats
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From a hunchbacked dwarf to a paranoid poet assassin, a history of Victorian England as seen through the numerous assassination attempts on Queen Victoria.
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Named Person: Victoria, reine de Grande-Bretagne
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Thomas Murphy
ISBN: 1605983543 9781605983547
OCLC Number: 827354610
Description: xi, 669 p., [16] p. de pl. : ill. (certaines en coul.), portr. ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Paul Thomas Murphy.

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From a hunchbacked dwarf to a paranoid poet assassin, a history of Victorian England as seen through the numerous assassination attempts on Queen Victoria.

During Queen Victoria's 64-year reign, no fewer than eight attempts were made on her life. Murphy follows each would-be assassin and the repercussions of their actions, illuminating daily life in Victorian England, the development of the monarchy under Queen Victoria and the evolution of the attacks in light of evolving social issues and technology.

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