Victoria Victorious The Story of ueen Victoria [Free E–pub]

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SUMMARY Victoria Victorious The Story of ueen Victoria 108 Jean Plaidy ✓ 8 SUMMARY In this unforgettable novel of ueen Victoria Jean Plaidy re creates a remarkable life filled with romance triumph and tragedyAt birth Princess Victoria was fourth in line for the throne of England the often overlooked daughter of a prince who died shortly after her birth She and her mother lived in genteel poverty for most of her childhood exiled from court because of her mother's dislike of her uncles George IV and William IV A strong willful child Victoria was determined not to be stifled by her powerful uncles or her unpopular controlling mo. I uite enjoyed the first part of this book detailing Victoria s childhood and ascension to the throne But after she married Prince Albert I found myself increasingly frustrated The marriage of Victoria and Albert is one of history s most famous love stories but it irked me the way Victoria the book is written in the first person as a journal idealized Albert always believing him to be right and herself to be wrong I cringed every time she called him perfect or a saint This may well be a historically correct reflection of Victoria s attitude from what I ve read elsewhere she did indeed let Albert s ideas and behavior rule her own and his early death reinforced this by setting him up as a sort of martyr the tragically lost hero without a flaw Victoria was constantly asking herself What would Albert have done This over the top adoration and admiration were grating not only because they made Victoria seem weak and unable to think for herself but also because Albert was far from saintly at least from a modern perspective He was constantly criticizing Victoria s character and teaching her things in a patronizing manner Worst of all was Albert s attitude toward the Crown Prince Bertie His treatment of the boy was cruel and abusive as he sought to correct the boy s character flaws for his own good As for Victoria she had occasional doubts about Albert s methods but uickly subdued these by reminding herself that Albert was always right Both Albert and Victoria guided by Albert refused to recognize any of Bertie s good ualities which as others in the book tried to tell his parents were numerous even if they were not academic Poor Bertie Again this is probably uite accurate historically but it just made Victoria s constantly calling Albert a saint all that irritatingThe pacing of the book was good at the beginning but after Albert s death it seemed to race through the remaining 40 years of Victoria s reign often with entire years going by in a single paragraph and often without any details of context for the historically significant events taking place Big chunks of the second half of the book read simply as Then this happened and then this and then this with little plot or character development Rarely was there any mention of a specific year s date making it hard to keep track of how much time had passed between eventsDespite all of this there was still something about this book that made me want to finish it rather than just giving up on it But overall it was disappointing Given Victoria s long and eventful reign this could have been a dazzling book Unfortunately it fell short

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Victoria Victorious The Story of ueen Victoria

SUMMARY Victoria Victorious The Story of ueen Victoria 108 Jean Plaidy ✓ 8 SUMMARY Ther Then one morning at the age of eighteen Princess Victoria awoke to the news of her uncle William's death The almost forgotten princess was now ueen of England Even better she was finally free of her mother's iron hand and her uncles' manipulations Her first act as ueen was to demand that she be given a room and a bed of her ownVictoria's marriage to her German cousin Prince Albert was a blissfully happy one that produced nine children Albert was her constant companion and one of her most trusted advisors Victoria's grief after Prince Alber. Victoria Victorious is a well written account of ueen Victoria s life from her birth to her death Written and dramatised in first person point of view I found that it infused soul and energy into her fascinating lifeIf only they could have made history books this interesting when I went to school

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SUMMARY Victoria Victorious The Story of ueen Victoria 108 Jean Plaidy ✓ 8 SUMMARY T's untimely death was so shattering that for the rest of her life nearly forty years she dressed only in black She survived several assassination attempts and during her reign England's empire expanded around the globe until it touched every continent in the worldDerided as a mere girl ueen at her coronation by the end of her sixty four year reign Victoria embodied the glory of the British Empire In this novel written as a memoir by Victoria herself she emerges as truthful sentimental and essentially human both a lovable woman and a great ueen. Though I ve never found Jean Plaidy sVictoria Holt sother aliases writings very poignant or deep one can not come to the end of a 541 page novel and be unmoved This was the story of ueen Victoria from early childhood until just weeks before her death at 81 and while some sentiments may have been somewhat construed it read much like the filling out of a detailed timeline leading me to believe she obtained much of her information from writings from the ueen The story was a little unbalanced as the first 40 years of her life were told in 410 pages and the last 41 were spelled out in just over 100I somewhat liked the Young Victoria of the novel s early chapters She was lighthearted and friendly yet everything was always so peachy with everyone she dealt with that I kept waiting for the shoe to drop There were lots of sensitive crying men who doted on her enter construes That didn t seem super believable I found myself wishing there would have been a timeline included or dated chapters It was difficult to imagine things happening in the timeline of the rest of history without stopping to look things up Once Victoria and Albert were married I found that I began liking her less and less as time went on I can t imagine speaking so meanly about my children Even though I definitely do put my husband before my children and they know that relationship is most important I could never say the things or treat my child the way they did toward Bertie It s no wonder he struggled as an adult and I was happy to read he was so free and loving with his own children I loved it when she said Remember your childhood and he said Oh yes Mama I do remember it well I didn t care much for Albert throughout the book and found it irritating when Victoria would say he could do no wrong especially in the case of Bertie s upbringing where he is clearly overbearing and mean She mentions at the end that she maybe saw him as too angelic but then condemns herself for thinking badly of her dearly departed I think she battled with being proper as opposed to being realOnce Albert passed away I had a difficult time liking her It s not that I didn t want to be sympathetic but she seems to be hypocritical and pampered I was annoyed that she even mentioned Alexandra didn t seek her permission for her parents to visit her on her sick bed I was frustrated that she continued to blame Bertie for Albert s death and that she made Beatrice feel guilty if she wanted to venture away from home She seemed very childish to me and it was difficult to respect her Though I think I probably found negatives than positives not all was bad I do think she was a loyal friend and a loving mother in her own way She was loyal to her people and seemed genuinely affected when she d fallen out of favor as she desired to be in their good graces I loved that she employed servants from other cultures and learned from them I was also applauding her left and right for standing up to an overbearing mother Good for herOne thing I learned from the book was the practice the Germans had of purposefully scarring one another s faces in Mensur EwAll in all I m glad I read the book I ll keep it in my collection as I m sure I ll want to read it again in the future


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    Victoria Victorious The Story of ueen Victoria [Free E–pub] I uite enjoyed the first part of this book detailing Victoria's childhood and ascension to the throne But after she married Prince Albert I found myself increasingly frustrated The marriage of Victoria and Albert is one of history's most famous love stories but it irked me the way Victoria the book is written in the first person as a journal idealized Albert always believing him to be right and herself to be

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    Victoria Victorious The Story of ueen Victoria [Free E–pub] Jean Plaidy ✓ 8 SUMMARY CHARACTERS Victoria Victorious The Story of ueen Victoria Victoria Victorious Jean Plaidy375 starsThis is a fictional biography of ueen Victoria She had an unhappy childhood but she married someone she loved Albert they had 9 children who all lived This is a long book It’s only the second book I’ve read on ueen Victoria the first was only a month ago and also writte

  3. says: Jean Plaidy ✓ 8 SUMMARY READ & DOWNLOAD ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ Jean Plaidy Victoria Victorious The Story of ueen Victoria [Free E–pub]

    Victoria Victorious The Story of ueen Victoria [Free E–pub] READ & DOWNLOAD ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ Jean Plaidy Jean Plaidy ✓ 8 SUMMARY It is very rare to find a writer who can fully engage the reader so that heshe feels that they are witness to a series of events as they are unfolding Here Jean Plaidy tells a story of ueen Victoria's life in Victoria's own voice Plaidy does it with such unerring skill that one can't help but wonder if Victoria herself had dictated this book to Plaidy Here we are given access to the full sweep of Victoria's life from her birth in

  4. says: READ & DOWNLOAD ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ Jean Plaidy Jean Plaidy ✓ 8 SUMMARY CHARACTERS Victoria Victorious The Story of ueen Victoria

    CHARACTERS Victoria Victorious The Story of ueen Victoria Jean Plaidy ✓ 8 SUMMARY Victoria Victorious The Story of ueen Victoria [Free E–pub] So far I feel like there are two different Victorias one pre wedding and another post wedding I enjoyed the pre wedding Victoria very much she w

  5. says: Victoria Victorious The Story of ueen Victoria [Free E–pub] READ & DOWNLOAD ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ Jean Plaidy CHARACTERS Victoria Victorious The Story of ueen Victoria

    READ & DOWNLOAD ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ Jean Plaidy Victoria Victorious The Story of ueen Victoria [Free E–pub] Victoria Victorious is a well written account of ueen Victoria's life from her birth to her death Written and dramatised in first person point of view I found that it infused soul and energy into her fascinating lifeIf only they could have made history books this interesting when I went to school

  6. says: Victoria Victorious The Story of ueen Victoria [Free E–pub] Jean Plaidy ✓ 8 SUMMARY

    Victoria Victorious The Story of ueen Victoria [Free E–pub] Overall a very comprehensive informative read about ueen Victoria from her birth to her death As usual Plaidy provides an accurate account of the ueen and her relationships with those around her In my opinion Victoria's lack

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    Victoria Victorious The Story of ueen Victoria [Free E–pub] Plaidy's novels are never earth shattering for me but they are great comfort reads I especially like to listen to the audiobook while I take walks or drive to and from work Like her other novels in the ueens of England series this one is a b

  8. says: Victoria Victorious The Story of ueen Victoria [Free E–pub] Jean Plaidy ✓ 8 SUMMARY CHARACTERS Victoria Victorious The Story of ueen Victoria

    CHARACTERS Victoria Victorious The Story of ueen Victoria Victoria Victorious The Story of ueen Victoria [Free E–pub] READ & DOWNLOAD ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ Jean Plaidy Though I've never found Jean Plaidy'sVictoria Holt'sother aliases' writings very poignant or deep one can not come to the end of a 541 page novel and be unmoved This was the story of ueen Victoria from early childhood until just weeks before her death at 81 and while some sentiments may have been somewhat cons

  9. says: Jean Plaidy ✓ 8 SUMMARY READ & DOWNLOAD ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ Jean Plaidy Victoria Victorious The Story of ueen Victoria [Free E–pub]

    Victoria Victorious The Story of ueen Victoria [Free E–pub] This is one of the best of Jean Plaidy and really brings ueen Victoria to life and creates a uite personable picture of the British monarchy Told from Victoria's perspective the story starts with her secluded childhood and ends with her Diamond Jubilee

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  • Victoria Victorious The Story of ueen Victoria
  • Jean Plaidy
  • English
  • 18 July 2020
  • 9780609810248