A Biographical Companion
A highly readable and wide-ranging compendium of fascinating information on the Queen’s life and times, as well as the people, places and events that played an important part in it
“Expertly compiled … an impressively comprehensive 463-page Biographical compendium offering a wide selection of information. An invaluable and highly recommended addition to academic and European history resource and reference collections.”
A Biographical Companion
This resource covers the life, times, and relationships of Queen Victoria, providing information about her children, her personal interests, the historic times in which she ruled, and the leaders she influenced.
A complete A-Z reference on Queen Victoria-a unique resource focusing on all aspects of her public and private life
Generous illustrations, with drawings and photographs of people, places, and events including Eugenie, Empress of France, a close friend of the queen’s; Sir Robert Peel, statesman, whom the queen initially loathed; the queen’s family, companions, and advisors; and locations such as the Royal Mausoleum, built by the queen as the resting place of Prince Albert.
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