Her Little Majesty is a fresh and fascinating portrait of the diminutive monarch who ruled the vast British empire for over 60 years. Award-winning biographer and historian, Carolly Erickson, transports you behind the walls of Buckingham Palace to introduce you to the quirky, loveable Queen Victoria—revealed only to her closest associates. Emotionally deprived, inadequately educated, and socially isolated for much of her life, young Victoria felt ill-prepared to ascend the throne. But the 19-year-old queen met her coronation day with outward dignity and confidence—then went home to bathe her pet dog. Even though her frequent temper tantrums and neurotic obsessions would have critics repeatedly fearing for her sanity, she became a powerful ruler, relentlessly leading her country through devastating wars and sweeping political reform. Carolly Erickson draws on diaries, letters, and historical documents to pen this dramatic account of England’s popular matriarch and the turbulent era that carries her name. Narrator Nelson Runger will hold you enthralled as the glory and the adversities of the Victorian age unfold.
©1997 Carolly Erickson (P)1997 Recorded Books, LLC
Carrolly Erickson is no Alison Weir, but this was still a solid read.
I would have appreciated it if the reader, Nelson Runger, made it clearer when he was reading quoted material. Then again, maybe there just weren't as many quotes in this book as I expected.
Carolly Erickson doesn't write intensely detailed political history; it's personal history and this is what you get with this book. But this book is quite interesting and the narrator is excellent (as Mr. Runger always is - e.g., listen to his reading of "Endurance" and you will be hooked on him forever).
I like to listen to just about anything that has some enjoyable content. I like to listen on my way to and from work, sitting under a tree, on my way to sleep. Imagination is my best friend when it comes to listening to a good book!
I found this very interesting, of course, I enjoy a good historical bio. I could really see the writing on the wall and felt like I was there, a fly on the wall so to speak. I couldn't stop listening!
The way I could imagine being there.
Her little royal queen
The death of her children.
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