Download e-book for kindle: Queen Victoria (Routledge Historical Biographies) by Paula Bartley

By Paula Bartley

Paula Bartley’s Queen Victoria examines Victorian Britain from the point of view of the Queen. Victoria’s own and political activities are mentioned with regards to modern shifts in Britain’s society, politics and tradition, reading to what quantity they did – or didn't – impact occasions all through her reign.

Drawing from modern assets, together with Queen Victoria’s personal diaries, in addition to the latest scholarship, the publication contextualises Victoria traditionally through putting her within the centre of an extraordinary interval of innovation and reform, within which the social and political panorama of england, and its transforming into empire, was once reworked. Balancing Victoria’s inner most and public roles, it's going to study the cultural paradox of the Queen’s rule when it comes to the altering position of ladies: she used to be a faithful spouse, prolific mom and obsessive widow, who used to be additionally Queen of a giant Empire and Empress of India.

Marrying cultural heritage, gender historical past and different histories ‘from lower than’ with excessive politics, conflict and international relations, it is a concise and obtainable advent to Queen Victoria’s existence for college kids of Victorian Britain and the British Empire.

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