We Are Very Amused!

We Are Very Amused! : Queen Victoria - The Truth Behind the Frown

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Queen Victoria was not the humourless killjoy evoked by her classic snub "We are not amused". She loved music, dancing and slapstick and her sense of the ridiculous helped her survive the tedium of official life. She was once reduced to helpless laughter when a deaf elderly admiral, mistaking her polite inquiry about the health of his sister for an interest in his ship responded; "I am going to have her turned over, take a good look at her bottom and have it scraped". Home life too was full of fun. "Grandma laughed until she was red in the face, just the way you do", wrote one of Queen Victoria's grand-daughters to her mother after an entertaining evening at Windsor. The Queen shared a passionate relationship with Prince Albert, noting in her diary after her wedding: "When day dawned (for we did not sleep much) and I beheld that beautiful angelic face by my side, it was more than I can express! He does look so beautiful in his shirt only, with his beautiful throat". With anecdotes, quotations and fascinating insights, this book celebrates the amusing, quirky and unexpected aspects of Queen Victoria's amazing life.show more

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  • Hardback
  • Swindon, United Kingdom
  • ill
  • 1850749485
  • 9781850749486

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