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Old 08-26-2014, 11:17 AM
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I heard from a tour guide at Clarence House that Queen Victoria was late for her own coronation reception as she was bathing Dash, her spaniel. I do think that she was a little young to be Queen and that perhaps Britain should've had a regent, but they probably didn't want one after George IV as he wasn't that popular.
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Old 08-26-2014, 11:25 AM
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I heard from a tour guide at Clarence House that Queen Victoria was late for her own coronation reception as she was bathing Dash, her spaniel. I do think that she was a little young to be Queen and that perhaps Britain should've had a regent, but they probably didn't want one after George IV as he wasn't that popular.

The system in Britain is that if the monarch was under 18 there was a regent and if he/she was over 18 there was not. This holds until today - if George were to become King now there would be a regency only until he was 18.

Victoria was just barely 18 when she became Queen, her 18th birthday having occurred about a month before William IV's death. Had she needed a regent it would have been her mother, a woman so well liked by William at least that he once vowed that it was his intention to live until Victoria was 18 so that she didn't need a regent.
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Old 08-26-2014, 12:06 PM
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On her accession Queen Victoria noted in her diary:

'Since it has pleased Providence to place me in this situation, I shall do my utmost to fulfill my duty towards my country; I am very young, and perhaps in many, though not all things, inexperienced, but I am sure that very few have more real good will and more real desire to do what is fit and right than I have.'
Imo indeed she was young; she hadn't even met her future husband yet and when she did and married him, that greatly changed her perception of everything...
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Old 08-26-2014, 12:12 PM
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Imo indeed she was young; she hadn't even met her future husband yet and when she did and married him, that greatly changed her perception of everything...

Victoria first met Albert in 1836, she became Queen the next year and met Albert again in 1839. Victoria was smitten with Albert after the first meeting and it was assumed that they would marry even though they didn't enter into an engagement at the time as it was decided Victoria was still too young to marry.
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Old 09-01-2014, 12:55 PM
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Something I have been looking for is the First Biography written on Queen Victoria after her Death. Does anyone know who wrote the first Book about Victoria after she died?
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Old 09-01-2014, 01:44 PM
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The earliest one mentioned on her Wikipedia page is Queen Victoria by Lytton Strachey, published in 1921, although I'm sure there were ones that were published earlier.

Earlier biographies are more outdated, as they were published before a lot of the diaries and correspondences that Victoria wrote were made public.
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I think 'VRI: Queen Victoria. Her Life and Empire' authored by her son in law the Marquis of Lorne in 1901, was the first biography to be published after her death. It was published in 1901 by Harmsworth and Sons Ltd.
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Old 09-20-2014, 04:50 AM
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But only just, when the book was published. I was looking through a site which specialises in old and rare books and, by chance, the above volume came up as for sale. I remembered the query on this thread some posts back about the first biography published after Victoria's death, and I think this is a good contender.

Lorne must have written it before his father's and his mother in law's deaths, as he is still referred to as Lorne under 'author'. It was probably published very early in 1901.
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Yes, languages learned when she was quite elderly. Victoria's teacher was 'the Munshi', Haviz Abdul, who was none too popular with her courtiers though Victoria was fascinated by him and made him a personal attendant. Abdul exaggerated his background, but the Queen championed her Munshi.
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Queen Victoria's scandalous letters

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Old 11-14-2014, 09:58 AM
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Queen Victoria came to go to Portugal?
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I like the statement: 'She poured her emotions out on to paper'.

Also Queen Victoria wrote hundreds of letters to her daughter Victoria, Crown Princess of Prussia and later Empress of Germany.

'I like to feel your birthday is so near mine, that you were born in the same house that I was and that you should bear my name,' Queen Victoria wrote to her granddaughter-in-law, Princess Victoria Mary, Duchess of York, in 1896.
Queen Victoria warned her daughter-in-law, Princess Alexandra against excessive display.
In May 1869 Victoria wrote to the Prince of Wales: 'I hope dear Alix will not spend much on dress in Paris. There is besides a very strong feeling against the luxuriousness, extravagance and frivolity of Society and everyone points to my simplicity.'
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The Reign of Queen Victoria by Hector Bolitho

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Reign-Queen-...ctoria+bolitho

I downloaded The Reign of Queen Victoria by Hector Bolitho for free on my Kindle this morning. Have only read half on the train so far, but it is quite short and a really compelling read. Bolitho is a widely-praised historian so I had high expectations for this royal memoir. This biography really comes into its own because it traces the childhood of Albert and Victoria side by side The book is formatted so that the chapters alternate – a really nice touch as we can trace their evolution as characters together. I am usually a fan of military or political bios, but this is more of a personal history. Bolitho sheds new light on the private life of this leader, from her life as a young girl to the great years of her reign. I would definitely recommend this book (especially if you are able to get it for free as well). I can’t wait to get started on the second half!
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Does anybody know this royalty?
It looks like Queen Victoria?


Or princess alice?

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Old 11-22-2014, 07:23 PM
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Marie, Queen of Roumania, was one of Queen Victoria's many grandchildren, the daughter of her second son Alfred. As an adult she wrote about visits to her grandmother in childhood.

'The hush around Grandmamma's door was awe-inspiring, it was like approaching the mystery of some sanctuary. Silent, soft-carpeted corridors led to Grandmamma's apartments...those that led the way...talked in hushed voices and trod softly...One door after another opened noiselessly, it was like passing through the forecourts of a temple, before approaching the final mystery to which only the initiated had access...'

'When finally the door was opened there sat Grandmamma, not idol-like at all, not a bit frightening, smiling a kind little smile, almost as shy as us children, so that conversation was not very fluent on either side. Inquiry as to our morals and general behaviour made up a great part of it...I have a sort of feeling that Grandmamma as well as ourselves was secretly relieved when the audience was over.'
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Old 12-26-2014, 07:15 PM
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Queen Victoria wrote numerous letters to her eldest daughter Victoria, Crown Princess Victoria of Prussia and Empress Frederick.
How much correspondence did Queen Victoria write to her half -sister Feodora?
Curryong, it is touching to know that Feodora was a caring sister and was kind to the Queen.
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Old 12-27-2014, 12:03 AM
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The two half-sisters were devoted to each other and wrote regularly, so hundreds of letters, probably. They would often reminisce about the isolated years of their youth in Kensington Palace and Feodora wrote lots of helpful advice after Victoria started her family.

Because Feodora and her husband had little money Victoria and the Duchess of Kent often gave them 'loans', and Feodora was given a small allowance.
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Old 12-28-2014, 06:28 AM
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Yes, though it's strange to think too that one of Feodora's granddaughters was Dona, the wife of the last Kaiser of Germany, Wilhelm II. She was not pleasant to her mother in law, the Empress Friedrich, at all. That would have pained Feodora had she been alive to witness it, I'm sure.
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Three oldest surviving grandchildren of Queen Victoria

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February 2nd, 1901-Funeral of Queen Victoria

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