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Heart of a Queen free pdf 'My nature', wrote Queen Victoria, 'is too passionate, my emotions too fervent, and I am a person who has to cling to someone in order to find peace and comfort.' It is with this aspect of the Queen's complex character that Theo Aronson's new study is concerned. For never, not even in old age, was Queen Victoria the dour, censorious puritan of popular imagination- within that dumpy, uncompromising-looking figure beat a very susceptible heart. She had, and again the words are her own, 'very violent feelings of affection'. To Queen Victoria, the love, no less than the guidance, attention and protection of a man, was all but indispensable. In the course of her long life, there were six men with whom her emotions were romantically involved. There were her first prime minister, the urbane Lord Melbourne- her husband, the idealistic Prince Albert- her fellow sovereign, the fascinating Napoleon III- her gillie, the rough-hewn John Brown- another prime minister, the silver-tongued Disraeli- and her Indian servant, the exotic Munshi. The appeal to Queen Victoria of these six apparently disparate characters was that they were men of distinctive personality: there was something exceptional, something outre about each of them. And they all - and this was probably their greatest attraction in the eyes of Queen Victoria - treated her as a woman first, a queen second. By focusing on the Queen's romantic associations and by making full use of recently revealed material, Theo Aronson has painted a fresh, intriguing and startlingly different portrait of Queen Victoria. With his talent for narrative and characterization, he has produced one of the most incisive and readable of his many royal biographies."

About Theo Aronson

Theo Aronson is the author of over twenty works of royal historical biography, published in eleven languages. Among the widely read are Grandmama of Europe, The King in Love, Napoleon and Josephine and a biography of Princess Margaret. In the course of researching and writing these books he has interviewed major and minor members of Britain's royal family and members of the royal households, as well as various officials, servants, friends and others whose lives are in some way connected with the monarchy.

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Author : Theo Aronson
Publisher : Thistle Publishing
Data Published : 19 November 2014
ISBN : 1910198005
EAN : 9781910198001
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 462 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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    . 'My nature', wrote Queen Victoria, 'is too passionate, my emotions too fervent, and I am a person who has to cling to someone in order to find peace and comfort.' It is with this aspect of the Quee