Queen Victoria

A Personal History

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First time in paperback: An intimate biography of a larger-than-life persona-and a radical reassessment of a monarch we thought we knew.. In this surprising new life of Victoria, Christopher Hibbert, master of the telling anecdote and peerless biogra ...Continua
Ha scritto il 28/03/13
The description of the party that managed to reach Britain from Germany on 24 April 1819, just a month before the birth of the baby girl, so that to allow her to be born on British soil and make possible her future accession to the Throne:

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Ha scritto il Apr 16, 2017, 19:28
"King Victor Emmanuel II, was a squat man with enormously strong, thick legs and an immense moustache which swept up towards his little grey eyes in a ferociously intimidating crescent. Untidy in his dress and blunt in his speech, he was coarse in hi ...Continua
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"[...] food shortages caused by the crowd of foreigners who would come to see the Exibition, as well as riots, robberies and influx of 'bad characters at present scattdred over the country' wich would make it advisable for all 'wise persons residing ...Continua
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"On 25th June the Times delivered a broadside: 'the whole of the park, and, we venture to predict the whole of Kensington Gardens, will be turned into the bivouac of all the vagabonds of London so long as the Exibition shall continue [...] The annoya ...Continua
Ha scritto il Jan 12, 2015, 17:29
" [...] She was equally opposed at first to the introduction of the telephone. She commanded a private demonstration of this invention at Osborne House in 1878. Alexander Graham Bell's public relations officer, Kate Field, arrived on the island and f ...Continua
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"[...] she was later persuaded to tolerate the installation of gas lighting at Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle. But candles remained the preferred lighting at Balmoral since she considered 'this old-fashioned style cosier'. Towards the end of th ...Continua
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