Victoria: A Celebration

Victoria: A Celebration

by Deborah Jaffe (Author)

Synopsis

On January 22, 1901, Queen Victoria, Britain's longest-reigning monarch died at the age of 82; she had been on the throne for 62 years. Just 19 when she acceeded, she had lived through a period of remarkable change, in which industrialization took hold and Britain consolidated her vast empire. It was an era of discovery and invention, art and debate, reform and religion at the centre of which was an oft beloved, but sometimes unpopular figurehead: Victoria. Accompanied by lavish illustrations, Deborah Jaffe explores the reign of Victoria, looking at the social and political history of the time, interweaving it with the story of Victoria herself: her life, loves and family.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 192
Edition: New edition
Publisher: Carlton Books Ltd
Published: 06 Jan 2003

ISBN 10: 1842228129
ISBN 13: 9781842228128

Author Bio
Deborah Jaffe is a writer, photographer and painter. She has published four books, including What's Left of Henry VIII and Masks to Make and Decorate. Her extensive research into the Great Exhibition led to her appearance on the History Hunters (Channel 4). She lives in London.