My Library Shelf – Q

Today we turn to biography.

Queen Victoria: Born to Succeed

by Elizabeth Longford

This is a comprehensive biography – devoting time and effort to both the personal and public life of this monarch who presided over decades of rapid change in her realm. With frequent use of letters and other documents, we are plunged into the decision making chambers of England in the final half of the nineteenth century.

Are you a fan of the current Masterpiece Theater production? Don’t worry, this volume will not diminish the enjoyment. Instead I would encourage it as a supplement into the character of this monarch.

This is not a new work – copyright 1965. My first suggestion is the library, then on-line and browsing new & used bookstores.

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