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  • Published: 15 July 2018
  • ISBN: 9780141987316
  • Imprint: Allen Lane
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: $9.99
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Victoria (Penguin Monarchs)

Queen, Matriarch, Empress




The acclaimed Penguin Monarchs series: short, fresh, expert accounts of England's rulers - now in paperback.

'One of the most powerful women in the world, controlling her family, her dynasty and even European diplomacy'

Queen Victoria inherited the throne at eighteen and went on to be one of the greatest monarchs in British history: Empress of India, steely matriarch, 'Grandmother of Europe' and emblem of an age. Overturning the established pictures of both the romantic Young Victoria and the dour old lady, this is a fresh and engaging retelling of the many stages of Victoria's life.

  • Published: 15 July 2018
  • ISBN: 9780141987316
  • Imprint: Allen Lane
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: $9.99
Categories:

About the author

Jane Ridley

Jane Ridley is Professor of History at Buckingham University, where she teaches a course on biography. Her books include The Young Disraeli, acclaimed by Robert Blake as definitive; and a highly praised study of the architect Edwin Lutyens and his relationship with his troubled wife, which won the Duff Cooper Prize in 2003. Her most recent biography, Bertie: A Life of Edward VII was a Sunday Times bestseller and one of the most critically acclaimed books of its year. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, Ridley writes book reviews for the Spectator and other newspapers, and has also appeared on radio and several television documentaries. She lives in London and Scotland.

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