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Victoria : the woman who made the modern world / Julia Baird
Bib ID 7384452
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
Baird, Julia, (Julia Woodlands), author
 
Description Sydney, N.S.W. : HarperCollins Publishers Australia Pty Limited, 2017 
©2016 
xlvii, 696 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits (some colour), colour pages of plates, genealogical tables ; 24 cm 
ISBN 9780732295707 (paperback)
Summary

When Alexandrina Victoria was crowned Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on 20 June 1837, she was 18 years old and barely five feet tall. Her subjects were fascinated and intrigued; some felt sorry for her. Writer Thomas Carlyle, watching her gilded coach draw away from the coronation, said: 'Poor little Queen, she is at an age at which a girl can hardly be trusted to choose a bonnet for herself; yet a task is laid upon her from which an archangel might shrink.' Queen Victoria is long dead, but in truth she has shaped us from the grave. She was a tiny, powerful woman who reigned for an astonishing 64 years. By the time of her Diamond Jubilee Procession in 1897, she reigned over a fourth of the inhabitable part of the world, had 400 million subjects, and had given birth to nine children. Suffrage, anti-poverty and anti-slavery movements can all be traced to her monumental reign, along with a profound rethinking of family life and the rise of religious doubt. When she died, in 1901, she was the longest reigning monarch in English history. Victoria is truly the woman who made the modern world.

Notes

First published: 2016.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901.  |  Queens -- Great Britain -- Biography.  |  Great Britain -- History -- Victoria, 1837-1901.  |  Australian
Form/genre Biographies.

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