Victoria (24th May 1819 – 22nd January 1901) was the Queen of the United Kingdom, Great Britain and Ireland from 20th June 1837 until her death. Her reign of 63 years and seven months is known as the Victorian Era and until Queen Elizabeth II’s reign made her the longest serving monarch of all time.
As with any royal many books have been written for and about Queen Victoria and today we have 5 recommendations for you, if you’d like to know more about the Queen and that period of history.
Queen Victoria in Her Letters and Journals – Christopher Hibbert
Edited by Christopher Hibbert this collection is of the Queen’s writings, a selection from her papers and a fascinating insight into her personal character, in her own words.
We Two: Victoria and Albert – Gillian Gill
The influential marriage of Victoria and Albert has fascinated historians for years, and here you can read all about history’s most enduring love story. This is a fascinating modern perspective on the couple.
Queen Victoria: A Life of Contradictions – Matthew Dennison
A brief look at the life of Queen Victoria who embodied the spirit of the contradictory era that she ruled over, covering women’s suffrage, cultural imperialism and compassion.
Victoria: The Queen: An Intimate Biography – Julia Baird
Drawing on previously unpublished papers, Julia Baird, International New York Times columnist looks at the woman behind the myths, her devotion to Albert and her strength and resilience.
Great Tales from British History: Was Queen Victoria Ever Amused
Our final book for the list is a more general look at British history, royalty and all the questions you might have about the history of the United Kingdom, including Was Queen Victoria Ever Amused.