“In 1837 her people had looked to her with the enthusiasm of hope; in 1887 they looked upon her with the enthusiasm of gratitude, with the memory of fifty wonderful years behind them, griefs and joys in common, common pride in the greatness and glories of England, common shame for her shortcomings.”
Among the famous female monarchs of European History, Maria Theresa of Austria, Isabella of Spain, Catherine the Great of Russia, the British add Queen Victoria.
The last monarch of House Hanover, Victoria eclipsed her predecessors with immense technological advancement and forged the British Empire.
Millicent Garrett Fawcett, suffragist and one of the most prominent campaigners for women’s rights in her time, here dedicates herself to the study of Queen Victoria.
Fawcett was ahead of her time, and her ideas about her queen are a fantastic hybrid between modern ideas and Victorian sensibilities.
Fawcett is a brilliant biographer, always matching the emotional moments in Victoria’s life with the political landscape around them.
Poignantly, Fawcett reflects on the changes in Victoria’s life after the loss of her husband, Prince Albert in 1861.
A pleasure to read, Life of Her Majesty Queen Victoria is comprehensive and full of extracts from the Queen’s own published diaries, as well as personal letters and newspaper articles.
A unique Biography: written by a woman campaigning for the right to vote about the most powerful woman in the World.
Millicent Garrett Fawcett (1847 – 1929) was a leading Suffragist and campaigner for equal rights for women. She led the biggest suffrage organisation, the non-violent (NUWSS) from 1890-1919 and played a key role in gaining women the vote.