Book Review- Queen Victoria, her girlhood and womanhood by Grace Greenwood

Have you read this book? If not yet, you should.


Alexandrina Victoria (1819-1901) was Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837 until her death. On 1 May 1876, she adopted the additional title of Empress of India. Her reign of 63 years and seven months was longer than that of any of her predecessors and is known as the Victorian era. It was a period of industrial, cultural, political, scientific, and military change within the United Kingdom, and was marked by a great expansion of the British Empire. She was the last British monarch of the House of Hanover. Her son and successor, Edward VII, initiated the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, the line of his father.

My Review

Genre: Historic, Biography

“England had always been happy and prosperous under Queens”

It’s a well elaborated biography of Queen Victoria. The book is divided into four parts where the part one of the book elaborates her childhood and girlhood, part two emphasises on Womanhood and Queenhood, part three emphasises on Wifehood and Motherhood and part four brings light upon the important events in Queen Victoria’s life and Widowhood.

Victoria was born in the old palace of Kensington, on May 24, 1819. It was her destiny to be a queen. She was graceful and elegant. She is often described as bearing herself with great dignity and composure. As a child, she was often called little Drina. Before becoming a queen, she has sustained the death of her father. She ascended to the throne at age 18 on June 20, 1837. In May, 1836, she met Albert for the first time. And eventually, destiny acquainted her with Prince Albert, they had children together and after that in December, 1861, the death of Prince Albert greatly affected her and sank her into depression. But after four years of Prince Albert’s death, she made her appearance in public again and served her country until January 22, 1901. After her death, her son, Edward VII succeeded her.

Who’s this Book for?

This book is for someone who loves to dwell themselves in history and the one who is curious to get to know about the Queen Victoria and the history of England from 1819 to 1901.

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