This book is based on the most powerful political figure of the nineteenth century – Queen of England and Empress of India, Victoria Regina. It illuminates the biography and career of the queen by selecting and reprinting relevant extracts from rare contemporary sources.
1. The Birth and the Christening 2. The Young Princess 3. The Young Queen 4. The Coronation and the ‘Bedchamber Crisis’ 5. The Royal Partnership 6. The Role of Religion 7. The Great Exhibition of 1851 8. The Role of Scotland 9. The Death of Prince Albert 10. An Enemy of Monarchy 11. A Critic of Monarchy 12. A Champion of Monarchy 13. The Queen’s Public Role 14. The Imperial Matriarch 15. An American Observer 16. British and American Eulogists 17. The Queen’s Private Life