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  • Victoria
  • A.N. Wilson
  • en
  • 12 October 2019
  • 9781594205996

10 thoughts on “Victoria

  1. says:

    This is an interesting and exhaustive biography of ueen VictoriaI sought this out because I've long been fascinated by Victoria and Prince Albert and also by the 19th century Born in 1819 and living for 81 years Victoria experienced a truly amazing period of history The vast expansion of the British Empire The Industrial Revolution Not to mention the incredible amount of art and music and literature that was created in

  2. says:

    There are some very long books that I wish would never end This is not one of them

  3. says:

    I was a little disappointed in AN Wilson's Victoria A Life Okay I was a lot disappointed because I was hoping to get some new insight

  4. says:

    DNF somewhere around 70%I'm really starting to doubt that I even like Victoria Her life is a jumbled mess She feels sorry for herself throughout her life and I hate people who do that Especially when they have pretty damn good lives except for minor things Then there's her gossipy years And her years where she's being controlled by Albert

  5. says:

    I finished this with a great deal of regret as it is to me a masterly biography of someone who combined a great deal of empathy and humanity with being a monstre sacre of sublime selfishness He doesn't hide her many faults and examines the rumours of her marriage to John Brown with the right degree of scepticism but finds her fascinating and intelligent

  6. says:

    Sloppy disjointed and rather dismissive in parts but revealing nonetheless Concurrently in reading this book I also watched

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    Victoria has been a magnet for biographical rereading in the eleven decades since her death In the 1990s academic scholars got hold of the ueen and the results were a post structuralist Victoria It is now twenty years since the last serious flurry of biographical interest Wilson picks up the pieces and puts the jigsaw back together again creating in the process a Victoria for our own timeWilson went to the ar

  8. says:

    I went into this book without much knowledge of ueen Victoria outside of a few general details I have not read anything else that focuses on the woman but I can't help but feel that this book does not do her justice It is a dry read and one t

  9. says:

    Victoria's reign is far too long and too detailed to have a single definitive biography But if you're looking for something to act as an ideal

  10. says:

    I got the ARC via Penguin's First to Read program The subject of this book is fascinating the structure of the book could have been improved At points there was so much trivial information being thrown at the re

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Itive biography includes a wealth of new material from previously unseen sources to show us ueen Victoria as she’s never been seen before Wilson explores the curious set of circumstances that led to Victoria's coronation her strange and isolated childhood her passionate marriage to Prince Albert and his pivotal influence even after death and her widowhood and subseuent intimate friendship with her Highland servant John Brown all set against the backdrop of this momentous epoch in Britain’s history and the world’sBorn at the very moment of the expansion of Brit. I finished this with a great deal of regret as it is to me a masterly biography of someone who combined a great deal of empathy and humanity with being a monstre sacre of sublime selfishness He doesn t hide her many faults and examines the rumours of her marriage to John Brown with the right degree of scepticism but finds her fascinating and intelligent

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When ueen Victoria died in 1901 she had ruled for nearly sixty four years She was a mother of nine and grandmother of forty two and the matriarch of royal Europe through her children’s marriages To many ueen Victoria is a ruler shrouded in myth and mystiue an aging stiff widow paraded as the figurehead to an all male imperial enterprise But in truth Britain's longest reigning monarch was one of the most passionate expressive humorous and unconventional women who ever lived and the story of her life continues to fascinateA N Wilson's exhaustively researched and defin. I was a little disappointed in AN Wilson s Victoria A Life Okay I was a lot disappointed because I was hoping to get some new insight into the life of Victoria In writing this book Wilson had access to Victoria s writings and other documents from the era to which other biographers have not been privy However I found that Wilson s writing tended to be jumpy and disjointed a timeline genealogical chart and cast of characters would have been immensely helpful in getting through this book Since I was reading an advanced review copy it is possible that those are included in the final published version I hope so as it will make things so much easier for the readerAt times Wilson manages to humanize Victoria showing her as a passionate newlywed a woman with a rather uirky sense of humor and one who was keenly interested in politics and who wanted to do well by her subjects Too much of the time however the book gets bogged down by the minutia of the politics of the time probably inevitable given that Victoria ruled during a pivotal time in British history I found myself having to turn to Wikipedia often while reading this book to try to keep the characters straightHaving recently read Serving Victoria Life in the Royal Household by Kate Hubbard I found that book a much accessible and humanizing portrait of Victoria so I can t even say that I gained any fresh knowledge of Victoria from Wilson s book I have read other biographies of Victoria although it has been several years I think the most I can say about Wilson s book is that it certainly is a comprehensive picture of Victoria and her reign but if you are really wanting to know what the ueen was like you might be better served by reading Kate Hubbard s book Son of the Hero ruled for nearly sixty four years She was a mother of nine and grandmother of forty two and the matriarch of The Alien Jigsaw royal Europe through her children’s marriages To many ueen Victoria is a Towards a Comprehensive Theory of Human Learning ruler shrouded in myth and mystiue an aging stiff widow paraded as the figurehead to an all male imperial enterprise But in truth Britain's longest The Illusion of Gods Presence reigning monarch was one of the most passionate expressive humorous and unconventional women who ever lived and the story of her life continues to fascinateA N Wilson's exhaustively Folk Tales From The Soviet Union researched and defin. I was a little disappointed in AN Wilson s Victoria A Life Okay I was a lot disappointed because I was hoping to get some new insight into the life of Victoria In writing this book Wilson had access to Victoria s writings and other documents from the era to which other biographers have not been privy However I found that Wilson s writing tended to be jumpy and disjointed a timeline genealogical chart and cast of characters would have been immensely helpful in getting through this book Since I was Not The Hot Chick reading an advanced Pegged and Plugged at the Club review copy it is possible that those are included in the final published version I hope so as it will make things so much easier for the Tunnel Through Time readerAt times Wilson manages to humanize Victoria showing her as a passionate newlywed a woman with a Game of Bimbofication, Part 3 rather uirky sense of humor and one who was keenly interested in politics and who wanted to do well by her subjects Too much of the time however the book gets bogged down by the minutia of the politics of the time probably inevitable given that Victoria Game of Bimbofication, Part 2 ruled during a pivotal time in British history I found myself having to turn to Wikipedia often while Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions, Vol. 1 of 5 reading this book to try to keep the characters straightHaving The Fatima Century recently Leah Starrs Revenge read Serving Victoria Life in the Royal Household by Kate Hubbard I found that book a much accessible and humanizing portrait of Victoria so I can t even say that I gained any fresh knowledge of Victoria from Wilson s book I have Pieces 8 (Pieces, read other biographies of Victoria although it has been several years I think the most I can say about Wilson s book is that it certainly is a comprehensive picture of Victoria and her Time Flies and Other Short Plays reign but if you are Drawing Dead (Faolan OConnor Book 1) reading Kate Hubbard s book

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Ish political and commercial power across the globe Victoria went on to chart a uniue course for her country even as she became the matriarch of nearly every great dynasty of Europe Her destiny was thus interwoven with those of millions of people not just in Europe but in the ever expanding empire that Britain was becoming throughout the nineteenth century The famed ueen had a face that adorned postage stamps banners statues and busts all over the known worldWilson's Victoria is a towering achievement a masterpiece of biography by a writer at the height of his power. Victoria has been a magnet for biographical rereading in the eleven decades since her death In the 1990s academic scholars got hold of the ueen and the results were a post structuralist Victoria It is now twenty years since the last serious flurry of biographical interest Wilson picks up the pieces and puts the jigsaw back together again creating in the process a Victoria for our own timeWilson went to the archives in Sax Coburg and reconnected the taproot of Victoria and Albert s plan for a united moderate German Wilson shows that after the death of Albert Victoria continued the Coburg Project When the Schleswig Holstein crisis blew up in the early 1860s she understood in a way that her prime minister Palmerston did not that buried in the parochial suabble between Prussia and Denmark were the first signs of the Bismarckian aggression that would eventually rip Europe apart It was only thanks to the wise ueen suggests Wilson that Britain did not blunder into war with Germany at the point fifty years before it was capable of winningWilson had access to Victoria s diaries and voluminous correspondence as well as other archival documents The book is well researched Wilson covers her life from childhood to death and her relationships with her nine children The author states Victoria was a prolific writer and if she was a novelist she would have written 700 novels I was surprised to learn that Victoria was an amateur painter and that she particularly enjoyed working with watercolorsWilson explains how Victoria inherited her uncle s throne when she was a teenager She was surrounded by warring court fractions Victoria was faced with a series of fragile coalition governments labor unrest at home a famine in Ireland revolution on the other side of the Channel a spectacularly mismanaged war in the Crimea and that s just in the first two decades of her reign She was unscathed by nine childbirths as she was by eight assassination attemptsThis is a well written and well researched book If you are interested in British history or Victoria this is an excellent read Be warned the book is long at 21 hours or about 600 pages I read this as an audiobook downloaded from Audible Clive Chafer narrated the book


About the Author: A.N. Wilson

Andrew Norman Wilson is an English writer and newspaper columnist known for his critical biographies novels works of popular history and religious views He is an occasional columnist for the Daily Mail and former columnist for the London Evening Standard and has been an occasional contributor to the Times Literary Supplement New Statesman The Spectator and The Observer