This fascinating biography chronicles the life of Queen Victoria (arguably the most significant queen of England after Elizabeth I) and her historic marriage to Prince Albert--an event that decisively shaped the Victorian Age. Acclaimed biographer Richard Hough examines Victoria's letters and diaries to skillfully bring to life the most famous marriage of the era....
|Title||:||Victoria and Albert|
|Number of Pages||:||224 Pages|
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Victoria and Albert Reviews
Far better balanced, beautiful dual biography of Victoria and Albert than "We Two", which I prematurely recommended and am sorry for it. This is an amazingly retelling of what is rightfully believed the greatest love story of royal history. Great companion to The Young Victoriaby Alison Plowden.
Great biography of Victoria's and Albert's lives -- especially liked how the author included their journal writing so I was really able to see their perspective on what they were going through. The Great Exhibition of 1851 was such an accomplishment to Albert and to England. It was the "first world's fair." It was held in Hyde Park inside The Crystal Palace which was made with girders of cast iron and glass (prefabricated for rapid construction.) It was just beautiful, over the 5 months over 6 million people viewed the exhibit, which generated a profit that Albert put into a scholarship fund for students in the arts and sciences still used today. I did not know that the Queen was a carrier of hemophilia which she passed down to her male descendants. I did not know that Prince Albert brought from Germany the tradition of the Christmas Tree to England. Overall a very enjoyable read containing a lot of information, in only 212 pages.
Excellent perspective on this marriage
The author seemed to focus on the hardships of their relationship and doesn't really expound on the good things. I liked learning about their lives and I think that's the only thing that kept me finishing the book. It was a little depressing.
got interested in V & A when we were in London last month -- a true love story even though they were set up -- and really interesting to learn more about the woman who ruled England for 60 years while it was the most powerful nation on earth -- while raising 9 kids!
One of those rare treats - fact-filled, yet very readable nonfiction. It may have been 5 stars for me when it'd be 4 for you, because I have a bias toward the subject matter.
Thanks for the tip, Carol. Glad it's only a couple hundred pages.
I enjoyed this book, but the biographer was pretty biased. I got sick of hearing his opinions by the end. There are other books about Victoria that I have liked better.