Victoria the queen : an intimate biography of the woman who ruled an empire (Audiobook on CD, 2016) [WorldCat.org]
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Victoria the queen : an intimate biography of the woman who ruled an empire

Author: Julia Baird; Lucy Raynor
Publisher: [Minneapolis, MN] : HighBridge Audio, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Biography : English : Audio CD ; UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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Drawing on previously unpublished papers, 'Victoria: The Queen' is a stunning new portrait of the real woman behind the myth - a story of love and heartbreak, of devotion and grief, of strength and resilience. When Victoria was born, in 1819, the world was a very different place. Revolution would begin to threaten many of Europe's monarchies in the coming decades. In Britain, a generation of royals had indulged  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Audiobooks
History
Livres audio
Biography
Named Person: Victoria, Queen of Great Britain; Victoria, Queen of Great Britain
Material Type: Biography, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Julia Baird; Lucy Raynor
ISBN: 9781681680743 1681680742
OCLC Number: 1144627348
Performer(s): Read by Lucy Raynor.
Description: 17 audio discs (21 hr., 15 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Responsibility: Julia Baird.

Abstract:

Drawing on previously unpublished papers, 'Victoria: The Queen' is a stunning new portrait of the real woman behind the myth - a story of love and heartbreak, of devotion and grief, of strength and resilience. When Victoria was born, in 1819, the world was a very different place. Revolution would begin to threaten many of Europe's monarchies in the coming decades. In Britain, a generation of royals had indulged their whims at the public's expense, and republican sentiment was growing. The Industrial Revolution was transforming the landscape, and the British Empire was commanding ever larger parts of the globe. Born into a world where woman were often powerless, during a century roiling with change, Victoria went on to rule the most powerful country on earth with a decisive hand. Fifth in line to the throne at the time of her birth, Victoria was an ordinary woman thrust into an extraordinary role. As a girl, she defied her mother's meddling and an adviser's bullying, forging an iron will of her own. As a teenage queen, she eagerly grasped the crown and relished the freedom it brought her. At twenty years old, she fell passionately in love with Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, eventually giving birth to nine children. She loved sex and delighted in power. She was outspoken with her ministers, overstepping boundaries and asserting her opinions. After the death of her adored Albert, she began a controversial, intimate relationship with her servant John Brown. She survived eight assassination attempts over the course of her lifetime.

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