Serving Victoria: Life In The Royal Household by Kate HubbardServing Victoria: Life In The Royal Household by Kate Hubbard

Serving Victoria: Life In The Royal Household

byKate Hubbard

Paperback | April 22, 2014

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Based on the letters and diaries of six members of Queen Victoria's household, Serving Victoria offers unique insight into the queen and her court. Seen through the eyes of her servants—including the governess to the royal children, her maid of honor, her chaplain, and her personal physician—Victoria emerges as more vulnerable, more emotional, more selfish, more comical than the austere figure depicted in her portraits.

We see a woman prone to fits of giggles, who wept easily and often, who shrank from confrontation yet insisted on controlling the lives of those around her. We witness her extraordinary and debilitating grief at the death of her husband, Albert, and her sympathy toward the tragedies that afflicted her household.

A perfect foil to the pomp and circumstance, prudery and conservatism that has become synonymous with Victoria's reign, Serving Victoria is an unforgettable glimpse of what it meant to serve the queen.

Kate Hubbard has been a researcher, teacher, and book reviewer. She currently works as a freelance editor. Serving Victoria is her first book to be published in the United States.
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Title:Serving Victoria: Life In The Royal HouseholdFormat:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 1.01 inPublished:April 22, 2014Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062269925

ISBN - 13:9780062269928

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must read for fans of Donwton Abbey! Exquisitely well-written with breathtaking descriptions and anecdotes which bring the Victorian era alive for the reader. Do yourself a favour and pick this one up.
Date published: 2017-04-18

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“Fascinating.”