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Queen Victoria A Personal History

ISBN-10: 0306810859
ISBN-13: 9780306810855
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Publisher: Da Capo Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/29/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.090
Language: English

Christopher Hibbert: March 5, 1924 -- December 21, 2008 Historian Christopher Hibbert was born as Arthur Raymond Hibbert in Enderby, England in 1924. He dropped out of Oriel College to join the Army. He served with the London Irish Rifles and won the Military Cross. He earned a degree in history in 1948. Before becoming a full-time nonfiction writer, he worked as a real estate agent and a television critic for Truth magazine. He wrote more than 60 books throughout his lifetime including The Road to Tyburn (1957), Il Duce: The Life of Benito Mussolini(1962), George IV: Prince of Wales, 1762-1811 (1972), and George IV: Regent and King, 1812-1830 (1973). Hibbert was awarded the Heinemann Award for Literature in 1962 for The Destruction of Lord Raglan. He was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and the Royal Geographical Society, and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Literature by the University of Leicester. He died from bronchial pneumonia on December 21, 2008 at the age of 84.

List of Illustrations
Author's Note and Acknowledgments
Genealogy
Queen Victoria's Prime Ministers
1819-1861
The Family
The Parents
The Child
Conroy
Progresses
Uncles
The Young Queen
Melbourne
Coronation
The Hastings Affair
'A Pleasant Life'
'A Headstrong Girl'
German Cousins
Prince Albert
The Bridegroom
Honeymoon
Robert Peel
The Prince and the Household
Royal Quarrels
Osborne
Travelling
Balmoral
The Prince of Wales
Palmerston
Chartists
'Pam is Out'
The Great Exhibition
'Scenes'
Crimean War
Napoleon III
The Princess Royal
Indian Mutiny
The German Grandson
Death of the Duchess
The Disappointing Heir
Death of the Prince
1861-1901
The Grieving Widow
Seances and Services
Princess Alexandra
The Recluse
Disraeli
John Brown
'The Royalty Question'
'The Princely Pauper'
Typhoid Fever
Maids-of-Honour
Secretaries and Ministers
Regina et Imperatrix
'The Half-mad Firebrand'
Golden Jubilee
Die Englanderin
The Daughters
The Sons
The Grandchildren
Would-be Assassins
Holidays Abroad
Death of Brown
The Munshi
Diamond Jubilee
Life at Court
Dinner Parties
Books
Bookmen
Failing Health
Death
Funeral and Burial
References
Sources
Index

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