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Queen Victoria: Twenty-Four Days That Changed Her Life
Queen Victoria: Twenty-Four Days That Changed Her Life | Lucy Worsley
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The story of the queen who defied convention and defined an era A passionate princess, an astute and clever queen, and a cunning widow, Victoria played many roles throughout her life. In Queen Victoria: Daughter, Wife, Mother, Widow, Lucy Worsley introduces her as a woman leading a truly extraordinary life in a unique time period. Queen Victoria simultaneously managed to define a socially conservative vision of Victorian womanhood, while also defying its conventions. Beneath her exterior image of traditional daughter, wife, and widow, she was a strong-willed and masterful politician. Drawing from the vast collection of Victoria’s correspondence and the rich documentation of her life, Worsley recreates twenty-four of the most important days in Victoria's life. Each day gives a glimpse into the identity of this powerful, difficult queen and the contradictions that defined her. Queen Victoria is an intimate introduction to one of Britain’s most iconic rulers as a wife and widow, mother and matriarch, and above all, a woman of her time.
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julesG
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Listened to 5 episodes of this BBC radio programme while walking. As I texted and checked Litsy in between I only got 32 active minutes, but I was walking for a good hour.

#BFC @wanderinglynn

Link to BBC programme: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0004sd5
Works outside the UK, too.

TheSpineView Nice! 2d
Birdsong28 Glad to see people actually take my suggestions 😘. I am still on episode 6. 📚📖 2d
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 2d
julesG @Birdsong28 Kept the Omnibus episode for tomorrow, it's 56min. That'll be a good long walk. 2d
Birdsong28 @julesG Enjoy 😘📚📖 2d
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LeahBergen
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It‘s a long weekend here in Canada! ??

Happy Victoria Day (and Journée Nationale des Patriotes)!

catebutler Happy long weekend! 3d
LeslieO Enjoy! 3d
Dragon 👍😀🇨🇦 3d
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LeahBergen @catebutler @LeslieO Thanks, you two! 😘 2d
Tanisha_A Ooh! Enjoy! 2d
rohit-sawant Awesome! Enjoy! 2d
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The tornado sirens are going off (for literally no reason I might add) so the kiddo, the dog, and myself are hanging out in the basement for a bit! I took this right when Aiden saw a bug 😂.

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Birdsong28
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10 part mini series on BBC sounds website. You will have to register to listen but it's free and if you get the app you can download and listen offline. All episodes are now available. Not sure how it will work outside of the UK.

I am currently on Episode 6 and it is so good.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0004sd0

@Maggie_Reads @TrishB

TrishB Oh thanks! Will have a look over the weekend! 6d
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Birdsong28
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Maggie_Reads Oh my, I love Lucy AND Queen Victoria. I need this book! 7d
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Sarah24 I am so glad that Victoria is back. I've missed my Sunday night period dramas since Call the Midwife finished a few weeks ago. 2mo
Birdsong28 @Sarah24 I know what you mean I was lost after Call the Midwife finished😢. Been looking forward to this since I saw the trailers for it. Enjoy 😍📚📖 2mo
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Reviewsbylola
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I didn‘t know much about Queen Victoria and this was a good way to get some information without being bored to tears with a long, dry biography. Worsley takes 24 days in Victoria‘s life and spins them in a way to provide background information and other relevant details about QV‘s life and reign. I was surprised to read how deep QV‘s affections and loyalty ran for Prince Albert, at the expense of her children. #netgalley

CouronneDhiver Lucy has great documentary series 👍🏽 2mo
Mdargusch Sounds like a great introduction to her. 2mo
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Reviewsbylola
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This rarely happens, but I finished all three of my current reads within the past hour: audiobook, ebook, and physical book. And all are 4 star reads!

Freespirit Well done! 2mo
whatshesreadingnow Yay! 👏🏻😀 2mo
MaureenMc 🙌 2mo
Mdargusch I‘m glad you liked The House! I need to get to it. 2mo
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rabbitprincess
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An interesting approach to Victoria's life that makes this book a good introduction: it hits all the high points and is written well. Good selection of photos, too.

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One American journalist...decided instead simply to imagine what went on at Christmas at Windsor. He gives Albert the (unconvincing) speech, "Mother, we must have a first-class shindy for the children," to which Victoria (somewhat implausibly) responds: "Albert, we will just make things whoop."
???

LeahBergen 😂😂 This reminds me of the SNL skit with Elton John meeting the Queen. 3mo
Lindy @LeahBergen Well, that was unusual. Good old SNL. (I‘m in the boarding lounge. Flight delayed. Nice to have a video to entertain me.) 3mo
LeahBergen @Lindy They‘re just shockingly weird sometimes, aren‘t they? For some reason, I just couldn‘t get the Queen speaking Cockney out of my mind. 😆😆 3mo
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JacqMac
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This months #SubjectOfTheMonth is #VictorianEngland I am loving both of these books. @Tove_Reads These are two authors that always make me happy.

Tove_Reads Not familiar with these authors. Need to check them out! 3mo
Birdsong28 @Tove_Reads Lucy Worsley is the best!!! She is funny but knows her stuff also she is Head curator of Historical Palaces in the UK and I love her t.v docs. 😍😍😍😍😍 3mo
JacqMac @Birdsong28 @Tove_Reads Lucy is the best! I love her tv documentaries, too. We watch them on YouTube all the time. Gail Carriger is great, too. Her books are a little steampunk with werewolves and vampires. And she‘s also funny. Her books are a great escape. 3mo
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Curvybookgirl
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Pickpick

Love this era and love this author. An absolute win win

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Curvybookgirl
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Love this era and love this author. An absolute win win

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Sarabault
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Listened to this as an audiobook. Super narrator and an engaging story.

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JacqMac
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The little stack I‘m carrying from room to room today. I still need to download an audiobook. I‘m about to see what the library has available today.
#24B4Monday #24in48
@TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 @24in48

Andrew65 A good start to the Readathon. 😊 4mo
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BookishRedhead
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Different kind of layout from other biographies I've read.
It read like a novel.
Really interesting

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Birdsong28
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Birdsong28
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American #coverreveal available Jan 8

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JacqMac
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I couldn‘t resist cracking this one open. Just to peek. And now I‘m hooked. It matches my cup perfectly, so it was meant to be.
#24B42019
@TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65

Andrew65 This sounds great! 5mo
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Curvybookgirl
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Merry Christmas and happy reading. Book 9 twelve days my fabulous Christmas gift from my love.

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JacqMac
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Christmas #stack I don‘t know how hubby knew to order the UK version of Queen Victoria. But he did. #HusbandsOfLitsy are the best! I have a long day of reading in my pjs planned for tomorrow. I hope you‘re all having a wonderful bookish day. 💕

TrishB Yeah they are 😁 have a great day 🎅 5mo
Kaye Enjoy your pj day tomorrow. 5mo
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Birdsong28
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Love Lucy Worsely!!! 😘📚📖

DivineDiana 😂 5mo
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TrishB Ohhh thanks! Definitely worth a watch. 6mo
GingerAntics Here‘s hoping this comes to britbox quickly. That sounds cool. 6mo
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Birdsong28
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What a bargain!!! 📚📖

TrishB Thank you 👍🏻 brought 6mo
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Texreader Oh wow! That‘s impressive 7mo
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BookishRedhead
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Forgot this was out already

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Librarybelle
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It arrived today, courtesy of Book Depository!!!

erzascarletbookgasm Pretty cover! Look forward to your thoughts. 8mo
DrexEdit I enjoy her PBS shows. I hope she's as good in print! 😊 8mo
CouronneDhiver Is that the same historian from TV? If so, I really enjoy her! 8mo
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Sarah83 @LeahBergen do you know this one? 😊 8mo
LeahBergen @Sarah83 I ordered it already and it‘s on its way. 😂 8mo
Librarybelle @CouronneDhiver It is! She is amazing. I loved her book on Jane Austen 8mo
Librarybelle @erzascarletbookgasm @DrexEdit I‘ll let everyone know what I think. I‘m anxious to read it! 8mo
ferskner IT'S SO PRETTY 8mo
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Dolly Oh, to caption the photo on the right! 9mo
Birdsong28 @Dolly I could think of a few things 😂😂😂📚📖 9mo
JacqMac I‘m looking forward to this one. I had a feeling he wasn‘t so great. 9mo
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Birdsong28
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There are two glasses of wine either side just can't get them in shot!!

LeahBergen I‘ve already pre-ordered this! 10mo
JacqMac I love her! 10mo
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From Lucy Worsley's FB page

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Librarybelle
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So excited for this! Coming out in September...I may have to pre-order right away from Book Depository.

rubyslippersreads Me too! ❤️👑 1y
LeahBergen Yep! 🙋🏻‍♀️ 1y
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