Becoming Queen

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Hutchinson, 2008 - Great Britain - 414 pages
'I will be good, ' promised the thirteen-year-old Victoria, when she understood that she would be Queen of the most powerful country in the world. With a combination of novelistic flair and historical accuracy, the author begins by relating the heartbreaking story of Princess Charlotte, the Queen who never was, and her impact on the young Victoria.

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User Review  - saresmoore - LibraryThing

Well-written and funny in parts, but this book is just so DENSE. I didn't make it very far. Williams is brilliant and thorough and for long-time fans of Queen Victoria, I imagine reading this would be ... Read full review

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User Review  - caslater83 - LibraryThing

I'm familiar with the "love story" of Victoria and Albert because of the A&E movie. However, I really wanted to read more into it, which is why I bought this book. I was unaware of Princess Charlotte ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Kate Williams has a BA from Oxford, an MA from University of London and a DPhil from Oxford. Her first book, England's Mistress, a biography of Emma Hamilton, was published to wide acclaim, and shortlisted for the Marsh Biography Award. She is also a lecturer and TV consultant, appearing on BBC and Channel 4 programmes to discuss her work, and lecturing to historical societies and groups. She lives in London. Her website is

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