The Letters of Queen Victoria

The Letters of Queen Victoria

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This nine-volume selection from the letters of Queen Victoria, with ancillary material, was commissioned by her son, Edward VII, and published between 1907 and 1932, with a gap of almost twenty years between the third and fourth volumes. The editors of the first three volumes, the poet and writer A. C. Benson (1862-1925) and the second Viscount Esher (1852-1930), administrator and courtier, decided that the plan for the selection of letters from the thousands available should be to publish 'such documents as would serve to bring out the development of the Queen's character and disposition, and to give typical instances of her methods in dealing with political and social matters'. Volume 2 covers the period from 1844 to 1853, and reveals the Queen's reactions to an assassination attempt, to the triumph of the Great Exhibition, and to the death of the Duke of Wellington.
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  • Paperback | 626 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 35mm | 790g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 16 Plates, black and white
  • 1108077773
  • 9781108077774

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