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My Dearest, Dearest Albert Karen Dolby

My Dearest, Dearest Albert By Karen Dolby

My Dearest, Dearest Albert by Karen Dolby


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Using excerpts from letters and diaries written by Victoria over many decades, this book shows her very human side, from spirited young princess to caring Queen, passionate bride and loving mother to great-grandmother of a royal dynasty.

My Dearest, Dearest Albert Summary

My Dearest, Dearest Albert: Queen Victoria's Life Through Her Letters and Journals by Karen Dolby

Using excerpts from her letters and diaries, this book shows the very human face of Queen Victoria, from spirited young princess to caring Queen, passionate bride and loving mother to great-grandmother of a royal dynasty who gave her name to the age of improvement. Photographs of Queen Victoria most often show a plump Empress wearing widow's black; serious and regal. The posed portrait photos were stiff, formal affairs, partly because subjects needed to stay still for the exposure and partly because in Victorian England life was a serious business. In reality, the character of Alexandrina Victoria, Queen of Great Britain and Ireland, and latterly in her long reign, Empress of India, is rather different. In private, at least, Victoria had a reputation for being fun-loving and entertaining. Victoria kept a daily journal from the age of thirteen, which by the time of her death ran to 122 volumes. She writes openly and in great detail, revealing herself to be emotional and honest about her own feelings and experiences, as well as her opinions of other people. She praises Albert and pours out her love and desire for her husband, her adored lover, friend and companion. This book shows the redoubtable Victoria at her most human, whether enthusing over her hobbies and interests, delighting in her children and grandchildren, commenting on the ten different Prime Ministers who served during her reign, or sharing her love for her dearest, dearest Albert.

About Karen Dolby

Karen Dolby is a freelance editor and writer. Among her books are The Wicked Wit of Queen Elizabeth II, The Wicked Wit of Prince Philip, and The Wicked Wit of Princess Margaret, all published by Michael O'Mara Books. She lives and writes in south London.

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GOR009859785
9781782439677
1782439676
My Dearest, Dearest Albert: Queen Victoria's Life Through Her Letters and Journals by Karen Dolby
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Michael O'Mara Books Ltd
2018-09-20
192
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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