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In the Days of Queen Victoria

Tappan, Eva March

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ISBN 10: 1611041333 / ISBN 13: 9781611041330
Published by, 2010
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Title: In the Days of Queen Victoria


Publication Date: 2010

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Queen Victoria (1819–1901) was the sovereign of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837, and the first Empress of India of the British Raj from 1 May 1876, until her death. At 63 years and 7 months, her reign lasted longer than that of any other British monarch, and is the longest of any female monarch in history. Her reign is known as the Victorian era, and was a period of industrial, cultural, political, scientific, and military progress within the United Kingdom. Victoria was of mostly German descent; she was the daughter of the fourth son of George III, Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn. Both the Duke of Kent and George III died a year after her birth, and she inherited the throne at the age of 18 after her father's three elder brothers died without surviving legitimate issue. She ascended the throne when the United Kingdom was already an established constitutional monarchy, in which the king or queen held relatively few direct political powers and exercised influence by the prime minister's advice; but she became the iconic symbol of the nation and empire. She had strict standards of personal morality. Her reign was marked by a great expansion of the British Empire, which reached its zenith and became the foremost global power. Her 9 children and 42 grandchildren married into royal families across the continent, tying them together and earning her the nickname "the grandmother of Europe". She was the last British monarch of the House of Hanover; her son King Edward VII belonged to the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.

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Eva March Tappan was one of the best known writers of juvenile history at the beginning of the last century. Her Makers of England series consists of biographies of four of the most compelling characters of English history. Two kings and two queens of England make up the series, with each book offering a sketch of life in England during a different era. Many stories are told about the family life and youth of each of the four subjects, Alfred the Great, William the Conqueror, Queen Elizabeth, and Queen Victoria, which make the books of particular interest to younger readers.

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