Queen Victoria: A Personal History

I recently saw the movie The Young Victoria and wanted to know more about her early life. There are numerous biographies but I wanted something very readable, and I found it in Queen Victoria: A Personal History (Basic Books, 2000) by Christopher Hibbert. He paints a vivid picture of her life and dispels many of our one-dimensional stereotypes of her as a dour, repressed woman. We learn that she was passionate, sexual and had a great sense of humor. We also learn about the politics, history and social evolution of the empire during her 64-year reign. Sink into this absorbing book with a nice cup of tea.

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