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Becoming Queen Review Ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ [PDF / Epub] ☀ Becoming Queen Author Join or create book clubs – Dcmdirect.co.uk Our perception of Victoria the ueen is coloured by portraits of her older widowed self her dour expression embodying the repressive morality propagated in her time But Becoming ueen reveaNg ueen is an absorbingly dramatic tale of secrets sexual repression and endless conflict After her lauded biography of Emma Hamilton Englands Mistress Kate Williams has produced a most original and intimate portrait of Great Britains longest reigning monar. This is a very entertaining account of the young lives of Charlotte daughter of George IV and her cousin Victoria who eventually became ueen I had only the vaguest knowledge of Charlotte's life and of the Regency period in general so I was very interested to learn Charlotte's story is very sad in many ways as a child she seems to have been little than a pawn in the ghastly feud between her father the Prince Regent and her mother Caroline of Brunswick The Prince Regent and his numerous brothers and sisters are portrayed very much as pantomime villains and the hopes of the nation are pinned firmly on Charlotte who fortunately finds genuine happiness in married lifeCharlotte's tragic death then leads to a race among her aunts and uncles to produce a new heir bizarrely none of them has managed to have a legitimate child The Duke of York succeeds siring a single daughter Victoria The Duke then dies leaving his wife and Machiavellian henchman John Conroy to raise Victoria which they succeed in doing while controlling every single aspect of her life Their plans backfire when Victoria becomes ueen she is desperate to be rid of them and turns instead to government advisors and of course Prince AlbertYou really could not make any of this up and it make compelling reading Kate Williams loves her heroines and I could not help feeling in places that the faults of Charlotte and Victoria while not completely overlooked were downplayed while those of their horrible relatives were exaggerated Nevertheless this is a great place to start if you want to learn about this fascinating and turbulent period of history

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So documents the Byzantine machinations behind Victorias uest 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 Becomi. becoming ueen was purchased from my interest in ueen victoria although it is well written it is about the people who preceeded her than victoria herself

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Becoming QueenOur perception of Victoria the ueen is coloured by portraits of her older widowed self her dour expression embodying the repressive morality propagated in her time But Becoming ueen reveals an energetic and vibrant woman determined to battle for power It al. Excellent great pictures too