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Author Baird, Julia (Julia Woodlands), author.

Title Victoria the queen [UNABRIDGED sound recording] : an intimate biography of the woman who ruled an empire / by Julia Baird.

Edition Unabridged.
Publication Info. [Minneapolis, MN] : HighBridge Audio, p2016
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 Naper Blvd. Adult Books on CD Nonfiction  941.081092 VIC    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult Books on CD Nonfiction  941.081092 VIC    AVAILABLE
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Description 17 audio discs (21hr., 15 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
digital rda
audio file CD audio rda
Note Compact discs.
Performer Read by Lucy Rayner.
Summary A magnificent biography of Queen Victoria by International New York Times columnist Julia Baird. Drawing on previously unpublished papers, 'Victoria: The Queen' is a stunning new portrait of the real woman behind the myth - a story of love and heartbreak, of devotion and grief, of strength and resilience. When Victoria was born, in 1819, the world was a very different place. Revolution would begin to threaten many of Europe's monarchies in the coming decades. In Britain, a generation of royals had indulged their whims at the public's expense, and republican sentiment was growing. The Industrial Revolution was transforming the landscape, and the British Empire was commanding ever larger parts of the globe. Born into a world where woman were often powerless, during a century roiling with change, Victoria went on to rule the most powerful country on earth with a decisive hand. Fifth in line to the throne at the time of her birth, Victoria was an ordinary woman thrust into an extraordinary role. As a girl, she defied her mother's meddling and an adviser's bullying, forging an iron will of her own. As a teenage queen, she eagerly grasped the crown and relished the freedom it brought her. At twenty years old, she fell passionately in love with Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, eventually giving birth to nine children. She loved sex and delighted in power. She was outspoken with her ministers, overstepping boundaries and asserting her opinions. After the death of her adored Albert, she began a controversial, intimate relationship with her servant John Brown. She survived eight assassination attempts over the course of her lifetime. And as science, technology, and democracy were dramatically reshaping the world, Victoria was a symbol of steadfastness and security-queen of a quarter of the world's population at the height of the British Empire's reach.
Subject Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901.
Queens -- Great Britain -- Biography -- Sound recordings.
Great Britain -- History -- Victoria, 1837-1901 -- Sound recordings.
Genre Biographies.
Audiobooks.
Added Author Raynor, Lucy, narrator.
ISBN 9781681680743
1681680742
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