by Lynne Vallone, Becoming Victoria Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Becoming Victoria books, Part biography, part historical and cultural study, this richly illustrated volume uncovers in fascinating detail the childhood that Princess Victoria actually lived. Vallone shows readers a new Victoria--a lively and passionate girl very different from the iconic, dour widow of the queen's later life. 50 illustrations, 15 in color.
by Kate Williams, Becoming Queen Victoria Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Becoming Queen Victoria books, NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * The perfect companion to the upcoming PBS Masterpiece series Victoria * A gripping account of Queen Victoria's rise and early years in power from CNN's official royal historian "Kate Williams has perfected the art of historical biography. Her pacy writing is underpinned by the most impeccable scholarship."--Alison Weir In 1819, a girl was born to the fourth son of King George III. No one could have expected such an unassuming, overprotected girl to be an effective ruler--yet Queen Victoria would become one of the most powerful monarchs in history. Writing with novelistic flair and historical precision, Kate Williams reveals a vibrant woman in the prime of her life, while chronicling the byzantine machinations that continued even after the crown was placed on her head. Upon hearing that she had inherited the throne, eighteen-year-old Victoria banished her overambitious mother from the room, a simple yet resolute move that would set the tone for her reign. The queen clashed constantly not only with her mother and her mother's adviser, the Irish adventurer John Conroy, but with her ministers and even her beloved Prince Albert--all of whom attempted to seize control from her. Williams lays bare the passions that swirled around the throne--the court secrets, the sexual repression, and the endless intrigue. The result is a grand tale of a woman whose destiny began long before she was born and whose legacy lives on. Praise for Becoming Queen Victoria "An informative, entertaining, gossipy tale."--Publishers Weekly "A great read . . . With lively writing, Ms. Williams [makes] the story fresh and appealing."--The Washington Times "Sparkling, engaging."--Open Letters Monthly
by Elizabeth Denlinger, Before Victoria Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Before Victoria books, It might not have the been the revolution that Mary Wollstonecraft called for in A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792), but the Romantic era did witness a dramatic change in women's lives. Combining literary and cultural history, this richly illustrated volume brings back to life a remarkable, though frequently overlooked, group of women who transformed British culture and inspired new ways of understanding feminine roles and female sexuality. What was this revolution like? Women were expected to be more moral, more constrained, and more private than in the eighteenth century, when women such as Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire crafted bold public personas. Genteel women no longer laughed aloud at bawdy jokes and noblewomen ran charity bazaars instead of private casinos. By 1800, motherhood had become a sacred calling and women who could afford to do so devoted themselves to the home. While this idealization of domesticity kept some women off the streets, it afforded others new opportunities. Often working from home, women wrote novels and poetry, sculpted busts, painted portraits, and conducted scientific research. They also seized the chance to do good, and crafted new public roles for themselves as philanthropists and reformers. Now-obscure female astronomers, photographers, sculptors, and mathematicians share these pages with celebrated writers such as Mary Shelley, her mother Mary Wollstonecraft, and Mary Robinson, who in addition to being a novelist and actress was also the mistress of the Prince of Wales. This book also makes full use of The New York Public Library's extensive collections, including graphic works and caricatures from the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, manuscripts, hand-colored illustrations, broadsides, drawings, oil paintings, notebooks, albums and early photographs. These vivid, beautiful, and often humorous images depict these women, their works, and their social and domestic worlds.
by Kate Williams, Becoming Queen Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Becoming Queen books, Our 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.
by Dawn B. Sova, The Encyclopedia Of Mistresses Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Encyclopedia Of Mistresses books, "This text is a record of the famous women throughout history who have been branded mistresses, many of whom used their sexual talents in the bedroom to wield heady power in the boardroom, the throne room, the battlefield and even the pulpit."--goodreads.com.
by Kay Boardman, 1848 The Year The World Turned Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download 1848 The Year The World Turned books, As Terry Eagleton suggests in his Foreword, the year 1848 has taken on a historical significance - not to mention a mythical quality - which few other dates have attained. Yet, according to some scholars, it was a year in which the world failed to turn. Or did it? No history of 1848 can avoid looking at the significance and ramifications of the revolutions in France, Italy, Germany and Hungary, but this publication also gives consideration to places and perspectives that have traditionally been given little attention, such as Spain, Russia, Finland, Ireland, Britain and Australia. It also looks at groups who are sometimes invisible in the main narratives: Irish Protestants; Austrian Jews; and the 'Specials' in England. Additionally, it asks: what were the longer-term repercussions of these events throughout the century and throughout the world? While political and social upheaval was important, other significant changes were taking place. The social and economic discontent that triggered the various uprisings, combined with an intellectual ferment that found an outlet in literature and other forms of creative expression. Writers, artists and commentators were as attracted as they were repelled by the events of 1848, by the sense of living at a particular time; consequently, a number of chapters focus on poetry, fiction, periodicals, and visual material associated with this year. From a gender perspective, 1848 offers some interesting findings. A number of chapters focus on women's views and experiences of the Year of Revolution, and not surprisingly they suggest a range of viewpoints. Attention is also given to Ireland, especially the key role that women played in the emergence of cultural nationalism. The central theme of this collection is: did the world turn as a result of the revolutions of 1848? If so, in what ways; but if not, why not? To answer these and other questions, this publication brings together new research from a wide range of scholars, including those of international renown to newer voices, from a wide variety of disciplines, all applying a diverse array of methods and approaches. By combining a broad approach to the period in question in terms of disciplines, methodologies and new syntheses, unexpected insights are offered into a familiar setting. It thus provides a unique insight into this year in both international and interdisciplinary terms.
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