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    DescriptionOur perception of Victoria the Queen is coloured by portraits of her older, widowed self - her dour expression embodying the repressive morality propagated in her time. But "Becoming Queen" reveals an energetic and vibrant woman, determined to battle for power. It also documents the Byzantine machinations behind Victoria's quest to occupy the throne, and shows how her struggles did not end when finally the crown was placed on her head. Laying bare the passions that swirled around the throne in the eighteenth century, "Becoming Queen" is an absorbingly dramatic tale of secrets, sexual repression and endless conflict. After her lauded biography of Emma Hamilton, "England's Mistress", Kate Williams has produced a most original and intimate portrait of Great Britain's longest reigning monarch.


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    Title
    Becoming Queen
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kate Williams
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 432
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 322 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780099451822
    ISBN 10: 0099451824
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21600
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: HBLL, BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JH
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    DC22: 941.081092
    BIC subject category V2: 3JH, 1DBK
    Thema V1.0: DNBH, NHD
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3M, 3MN
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1DDU
    Illustrations note
    16
    Publisher
    Cornerstone
    Imprint name
    ARROW BOOKS LTD
    Publication date
    21 April 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Kate Williams has a BA from Oxford, an MA from University of London and a DPhil from Oxford. Her first book, England's Mistress, a biography of Emma Hamilton, was published to wide acclaim, and shortlisted for the Marsh Biography Award. She is also a lecturer and TV consultant, appearing on BBC and Channel 4 programmes to discuss her work, and lecturing to historical societies and groups. She lives in London. Her website is www.kate-williams.com
    Review quote
    "The amazing untold story of Victoria before she was Queen ... Kate Williams reveals a passionate young woman beloved of her future subjects but at war with her family" Sunday Telegraph "Passionate, exuberant and entertaining, a treasure trove of royalty, intrigue and politics ... vividly and sensitively brings to life the girl who would become Queen" Simon Sebag Montefiore "This fresh and vivid portrayal of the young Queen Victoria is deserving of the highest praise. I cannot recommend it highly enough" Alison Weir, author of The Lady Elizabeth "Becoming Queen showcases an outstanding talent from whom we can expect much more" -- Matthew d'Ancona Spectator "History as exciting and tempestuous as you are ever likely to find" Country Life