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The Resource Victoria the queen : an intimate biography of the woman who ruled an empire, by Julia Baird

Victoria the queen : an intimate biography of the woman who ruled an empire, by Julia Baird

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Victoria the queen : an intimate biography of the woman who ruled an empire
Title
Victoria the queen
Title remainder
an intimate biography of the woman who ruled an empire
Statement of responsibility
by Julia Baird
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Contributor
Author
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Genre
Language
eng
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 Drawing on previously unpublished papers, 'Victoria: The Queen' is a stunning new portrait of the real woman behind the myth - a story of love and heartbreak, of devotion and grief, of strength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
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
  • 941.081092
  • B
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not applicable
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not applicable
LC call number
DA554
LC item number
.B18 2016ab
Literary text for sound recordings
biography
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Lucy Rayner
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not applicable
Label
Victoria the queen : an intimate biography of the woman who ruled an empire, by Julia Baird
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Publication
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Compact discs
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unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
17 audio discs (21.25 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781681680743
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9781681680743
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
DD24295
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • ocn944085087
  • (OCoLC)944085087
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Victoria the queen : an intimate biography of the woman who ruled an empire, by Julia Baird
Publication
Distribution
Note
Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
17 audio discs (21.25 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781681680743
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9781681680743
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
DD24295
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • ocn944085087
  • (OCoLC)944085087
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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