Becoming Queen

Becoming Queen

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Our perception of Victoria the Queen is coloured by portraits of her older, widowed self - her dour expression embodying the repressive morality propagated in her time. But Becoming Queen reveals an energetic and vibrant woman, determined to battle for power. It also documents the Byzantine machinations behind Victoria's quest to occupy the throne, and shows how her struggles did not end when finally the crown was placed on her head.

Laying bare the passions that swirled around the throne in the eighteenth century, Becoming Queen is an absorbingly dramatic tale of secrets, sexual repression and endless conflict. After her lauded biography of Emma Hamilton, England's Mistress, Kate Williams has produced a most original and intimate portrait of Great Britain's longest reigning monarch.

Book information

ISBN: 9780099451822
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Arrow Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 941.081092
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 414
Weight: 338g
Height: 196mm
Width: 130mm
Spine width: 28mm