Victoria: Portrait of a Queen

Victoria: Portrait of a Queen Review

Catherine Reef brings history vividly to life in this sumptuously illustrated account of a confident, strong-minded, and influential woman.

Victoria woke one morning at the age of eighteen to discover that her uncle had died and she was now queen. She went on to rule for sixty-three years, with an influence so far-reaching that the decades of her reign now bear her name—the Victorian period. Victoria is filled with the exciting comings and goings of royal life: intrigue and innuendo, scheming advisors, and assassination attempts, not to mention plenty of passion and discord. Includes bibliography, notes, British royal family tree, index.
 

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  • Paige

    Awesome awesome reading about Queen Victoria (though brief). I'm totally obsessed with her and can't wait to learn more once I start living in London this year....

  • Cheryl

    Victoria Portrait of a Queen is a comprehensive introduction to the life of Queen Victoria written for young adults. It would also appeal to adults who want to learn more about Victoria and the times ...

  • Becky

    First sentence: If another princess had not died tragically and young, Victoria never would have been born.Premise/plot: Catherine Reef has written a lovely biography of Queen Victoria. Readers hoping...

  • Karen

    For teens who love The Crown on Netflix, this short biography takes readers back further in British history to the Victorian era. Beautifully illustrated in print, it's a quick and compelling listen a...

  • Katie

    Well-balanced and visually appealing....

  • Katherine

    That was a really good biography. I was actually very hooked, and I stayed up pretty late reading it. I don't really know anything about Queen Victoria, and I didn't plan on knowing much about her, bu...

  • Sophia

    I randomly picked this up in the YA non-fiction section of the library because I need to read more non-fiction. And I definitely learned a lot from this book. I’ve watched a little bit of the show, ...

  • Erika

    This book was very brief, but I still wanted more from it. It focuses on Victoria’s relationships with the people around her, but not on her actual reign or the events during it. The narration was g...

  • Klaudia Janek

    This is a very timely book to add to your school library collection. Catherine Reef has written many biographies for younger readers and this one about Queen Victoria does not disappoint. Typical of a...

  • v

    I spotted this lovely book at my library and couldn't resist borrowing it despite the size of my TBR stack. Its full of interesting art and photos, and honestly I thought I'd just browse the pictures,...