A fresh and moving biography of Queen Victoria and a vivid portrait of the Victorian era.
An insightful look into the life of Queen Victoria. Carolly Erikson once again uses her story telling abilities to bring a biography to life! The insight into the Queen's diaries and of those that surrounded her is presented to the reader in a style that is easier to read than most biographies about the same era. I enjoyed reading about the events that shaped and molded this Queen of England.
I did not finish this book because the more I read, the more boring it got. I have read other books by this author and loved them, but this one made me feel like I was reading required text for history class. Maybe would be better for someone who likes history more than I do.
This was my first book about Queen Victoria, I became interested after watching Emily Blount in "The Young Victoria" I will say this book has a lot of informtion in it BUT it is not like the normal historical fiction I am used to reading. This book is like a biography or a memoir not the entertaining fiction. It is still a good book if you want to know the basics about Victoria's long history.
Very well written, reads like a novel but well researched, and if it seems slightly long occasionally, I'm sure Victoria's reign itself did to those living it. Shows all sides of the Queen's complex character.