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Victoria

Victoria

Author Daisy Goodwin
Publisher St. Martin's Press
Publication Date 11/22/16
Section Remainders
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Format Hardcover
ISBN 9781250045461.RM

Early one morning, less than a month after her eighteenth birthday, Alexandrina Victoria is roused from bed with the news that her uncle, William IV, has died and she is now Queen of England. The men who run the country have doubts about whether this tiny teenager can be the ruler of the greatest nation in the world. Her mother and her venal advisor, Sir John Conroy think that they will rule through her, and her uncle the villainous Duke of Cumberland thinks he would be a more suitable monarch than a hysterical young woman.

The young Queen is no puppet. Despite have been kept in seclusion at Kensington Palace, she has very definite ideas about the kind of Queen she wants to be, and the first thing is to choose her name. 

Her mother wants her to marry her first cousin Prince Albert of Saxe Coburg Gotha. But Victoria has no intention of trying herself down. She is quite happy being queen with the help of her Prime Minister Lord Melbourne, who may be old enough to be her father but is the first person to take her seriously. To him she is “every inch a queen.” 

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