The Young Victoria



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This wonderful, thoroughly researched volume covers the birth and early life of one of the most famous British monarchs, Queen Victoria (1819-1901).

Deirdre Murphy illustrates Victoria's early years in vivid detail, covering her personal relationships with her mother, Sir John Conroy and Prince Albert in particular.

Explore a wealth of material, including many unexamined sources and unpublished images which shed a light of Victoria's formative years. Including portraits of the queen as a princess, childhood diaries and sketchbooks, plus clothing, jewellery and correspondence.

  • Many unexamined sources and unpublished images, shedding new light on her youth.
  • Includes: portraits of the queen as a princess, childhood diaries, sketchbooks, clothing, jewellery and letters.

Among the most surprising of conclusions is the idea that the queen's childhood, characterised by isolated sadness is less accurate than originally thought.

Lesser-known characters are explored, with Reverend George Davys (Victoria's first schoolmaster), her governess Louise Lehzen and her half-sister Feodora. This fascinating collection of characters enhances our perceptions of Victoria, who emerges as both wilful and submissive, fickle and affectionate and with the fiery temper of her Hanoverian ancestors.

Written by the late Deirdre Murphy who was senior curator at Historic Royal Palaces and the curator of Victoria Revealed at Kensington Palace.

  • Hardcover.
  • 200 colour illustrations.
  • 224 pages: 256x192mm.


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