Queen Victoria: A Portrait

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Atheneum, 1992 - History - 669 pages
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Who was the person behind the legends and the myths that have always surrounded Queen Victoria? To answer that question--and to create his full-scale portrait--Giles St. Aubyn has concentrated on her relationships with her family, her ministers, and even her servants. What emerges is a fascinating picture of an honest and courageous woman.

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Humanizing Victoria in a gossipy but respectful tale, St. Aubyn's affection for his subject, his familiarity with royal behavior (The Year of Three Kings, 1983; Edward VII, 1978), and his narrative ... Read full review

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Queen Victoria long has been a popular subject for biographers, and the literary industry focusing on her life shows no sign of diminution. This work is one of the better recent treatments, and it ... Read full review


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The Hon. Giles St Aubyn was born in 1925, and was educated at Wellington College and Trinity College, Oxford. He was for a short time in the Navy during the Second World War. He subsequently taught at Eton, becoming head of the History Department in 1961. His books include "Lord Macaulay, The Art of Argument, A Victorian Eminence: the life and works of Henry Thomas Buckle, The Royal George: the life of HRH Prince George, Duke of Cambridge, 1819-1904, A World to Win "and "Infamous Victorians".

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