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Book Title: Queen Victoria|
The author of the book: Lytton Strachey
ISBN 13: 9780140183931
Format files: PDF
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Edition: Penguin Classics
Date of issue: August 1st 1997
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This is not in Lytton Strachey's crafty and mordant biography but he would have seen this and smirked his head off. When Queen Victoria got married, the joke going round the gentlemen's clubs of Mayfair was about the honeymoon train. It would be setting out from Waterloo, passing through Virginia Water and Bushey until arriving at Maidenhead, leaving Staines behind.
(For those unfamiliar with the geography of the Home Counties, these are all small towns in the south of England.)
When the British throne is occupied by a female person, there is always a strange story behind it, because, obviously, that should never happen. For there to be a Queen, a lot of men have to have died. How Victoria got to be Queen was really most convoluted and unlikely but she did. She was the great transition between monarchs who actually did something to monarchs who just represented something.
I prefer them when they don't do anything at all, like Charles I after he was decapitated. They're the best sort.
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Read information about the authorGiles Lytton Strachey was a British writer and critic. He is best known for establishing a new form of biography in which psychological insight and sympathy are combined with irreverence and wit. His 1921 biography Queen Victoria was awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize.
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