The young Victoria
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New Haven : Yale University Press in association with Historic Royal Palaces, 2019.
Status
Shirlington - Adult Nonfiction
941.081 MURPH

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Book
Physical Desc
223 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Language
English
ISBN
0300238878, 9780300238877

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description
This beautiful, extensively researched volume investigates the birth and early life of one of the most familiar British monarchs, Queen Victoria (1819-1901). A wealth of material, including many unexamined sources and unpublished images, sheds new light on Victoria's youth. Included here are portraits of the queen as princess, childhood diaries and sketchbooks, clothing, jewelery, and correspondence. Deirdre Murphy paints a vivid picture of Victoria's early years. Among her most surprising conclusions is the idea that the queen's personal mythology of a childhood characterized by sadness and isolation is less accurate than is generally thought. Victoria's personal relationships are brought brilliantly to life, from her affectionate but increasingly suffocating bond with her mother, the Duchess of Kent, to the controlling influence of Sir John Conroy, a man she came to despise, and her courtship with Prince Albert. Lesser-known figures are also explored, including Victoria's first schoolmaster the Reverend George Davys, her governess Louise Lehzen, and her half-sister Feodora. This fascinating cast of characters enhances our image of Victoria, who emerges as both willful and submissive, fickle and affectionate, and with the explosive temper of her Hanoverian ancestors. Exhibition: Kensington Palace, London, UK (24.05.2019-16.01.2020).

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Murphy, D. (2019). The young Victoria . Yale University Press in association with Historic Royal Palaces.

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Murphy, Deirdre. 2019. The Young Victoria. New Haven: Yale University Press in association with Historic Royal Palaces.

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Murphy, Deirdre. The Young Victoria New Haven: Yale University Press in association with Historic Royal Palaces, 2019.

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Murphy, Deirdre. The Young Victoria Yale University Press in association with Historic Royal Palaces, 2019.

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