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The Resource Becoming Queen Victoria : the tragic death of Princess Charlotte and the unexpected rise of Britain's greatest monarch, Kate Williams

Becoming Queen Victoria : the tragic death of Princess Charlotte and the unexpected rise of Britain's greatest monarch, Kate Williams

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Becoming Queen Victoria : the tragic death of Princess Charlotte and the unexpected rise of Britain's greatest monarch
Title
Becoming Queen Victoria
Title remainder
the tragic death of Princess Charlotte and the unexpected rise of Britain's greatest monarch
Statement of responsibility
Kate Williams
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the acclaimed author of "England's Mistress" comes a smart, gripping account of the rise to the throne and the early life of Queen Victoria, and the tragic, little-known story of Princess Charlotte, the queen who never was
Member of
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1974-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Williams, Kate
Dewey number
941.081
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DA555
LC item number
.W55 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Victoria
  • Charlotte Augusta
  • Charlotte Augusta
  • Princesses
  • Queens
  • Great Britain
Label
Becoming Queen Victoria : the tragic death of Princess Charlotte and the unexpected rise of Britain's greatest monarch, Kate Williams
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published as: Becoming queen. London : Hutchinson, 2008
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
PART ONE: 1796-1817 Charlotte: The Queen Who Never Was -- "The Most Distressing Feelings of My Heart" -- "I Find Him Very Fat, and Nothing as Handsome as His Portrait" -- "An Immense Girl" -- "Fleas are the Only Enemies HRH Has" -- The Mistress of Montague House -- Forming the Character of a Young Princess -- Sex, Lies, and Scandals -- Prince Regent -- The Nunnery --"Thinking that She has a Will of Her Own" -- Violent Orange Attacks --The Rising Sun --"The Soldiers Will Be Ordered Out" -- A Little Turquoise Heart -- The Black Sheep -- "Everything I Could Wish & Desire Collected in One" -- Mr. and Mrs. Coburg -- "Some Strange, Awkward Symptoms" -- Interlude 1817-20 Drunken Dukes -- "The Dregs of Their Dull Race" -- "As Plump as a Partridge" -- Alexandrina Victoria -- PART TWO: 1820-37 Little Victoria -- An Idol in Kensington Palace -- "The Nation's Hope" -- Imperial Robes -- Living in a Very Simple Manner -- "I Was Greatly Pleased" -- Educating a Princess -- Sickly Uncle King -- Charlotte the Queen? -- "The Queen Does Nothing but Embroider Flowers" -- "How Very Old" -- "When Nobody Wishes to Change and Nobody Wants to Give In" -- Victoria on Tour -- Victoria's Whims -- Crowds of Princes -- "I Cannot Expect to Live Very Long" -- "It May All Be Over at Any Moment" -- PART THREE: 1837-41 The Young Queen -- "Just the Sort of Life I Like" -- "He is of the Greatest Use to Me" -- Scandal -- A Way of Settling It -- Passing like a Dream -- "Monsters!" -- "An Everlasting Impression" -- "Children Seem to Literally Be Raining Down from Heaven" -- "What a Hard Task It Is for Us Women"
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xiv, 448 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780345461957
Isbn Type
(hardcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2010013227
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn449845071
  • (OCoLC)449845071
  • 1501646
Label
Becoming Queen Victoria : the tragic death of Princess Charlotte and the unexpected rise of Britain's greatest monarch, Kate Williams
Publication
Note
Originally published as: Becoming queen. London : Hutchinson, 2008
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
PART ONE: 1796-1817 Charlotte: The Queen Who Never Was -- "The Most Distressing Feelings of My Heart" -- "I Find Him Very Fat, and Nothing as Handsome as His Portrait" -- "An Immense Girl" -- "Fleas are the Only Enemies HRH Has" -- The Mistress of Montague House -- Forming the Character of a Young Princess -- Sex, Lies, and Scandals -- Prince Regent -- The Nunnery --"Thinking that She has a Will of Her Own" -- Violent Orange Attacks --The Rising Sun --"The Soldiers Will Be Ordered Out" -- A Little Turquoise Heart -- The Black Sheep -- "Everything I Could Wish & Desire Collected in One" -- Mr. and Mrs. Coburg -- "Some Strange, Awkward Symptoms" -- Interlude 1817-20 Drunken Dukes -- "The Dregs of Their Dull Race" -- "As Plump as a Partridge" -- Alexandrina Victoria -- PART TWO: 1820-37 Little Victoria -- An Idol in Kensington Palace -- "The Nation's Hope" -- Imperial Robes -- Living in a Very Simple Manner -- "I Was Greatly Pleased" -- Educating a Princess -- Sickly Uncle King -- Charlotte the Queen? -- "The Queen Does Nothing but Embroider Flowers" -- "How Very Old" -- "When Nobody Wishes to Change and Nobody Wants to Give In" -- Victoria on Tour -- Victoria's Whims -- Crowds of Princes -- "I Cannot Expect to Live Very Long" -- "It May All Be Over at Any Moment" -- PART THREE: 1837-41 The Young Queen -- "Just the Sort of Life I Like" -- "He is of the Greatest Use to Me" -- Scandal -- A Way of Settling It -- Passing like a Dream -- "Monsters!" -- "An Everlasting Impression" -- "Children Seem to Literally Be Raining Down from Heaven" -- "What a Hard Task It Is for Us Women"
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xiv, 448 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780345461957
Isbn Type
(hardcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2010013227
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn449845071
  • (OCoLC)449845071
  • 1501646

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