Becoming Queen: How a tragic and untimely death shaped the reign of Queen Victoria
Publish date: March 5th 2009
Pages no: 414
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, 19th Century
, Biography Memoir
, Womens Studies
, European History
I must say that, during my studies in literature, I was often searching and learning about monarchy as, in literature history, it plays a major role, of course. I kind of like everything about kings, queens and history of France but also England who, we must admit it, form a strong mix (not too mixe...
I imagine this might be tedious to some, but I did enjoy the subject matter and the research. a) I was quite surprised the very, very public washing of dirty linen by the then Prince Regent and his wife. b) The descriptions - and effects - of bloodletting were rather shocking; no wonder the 19th cen...
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Note: please click on See Review to see the illustrations.The so-called Regency Romance is a popular genre of historical romantic fiction. Usually the story is set roughly in the first twenty years of 19th century Great Britain, when the Prince of Wales served as regent for his insane father, King G...
A very good biography contrasting two granddaughters of George III -- Princess Charlotte of Wales and Princess Victoria of Kent, -- and how similar their lives where. Very well written, lots of details, and some very charming reproductions of clothing and personal items as well as paintings and etch...
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