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Queen Victoria with the naughty bits put back

A review of Yvonne M. Ward's Censoring Queen Victoria: How Two Gentlemen Edited a Queen and Created an Icon. The gay old Etonians who made sure that Victoria's letters didn't tell the messy truth

15 March 2014

9:00 AM

15 March 2014

9:00 AM

Censoring Queen Victoria: How Two Gentlemen Edited a Queen and Created an Icon Yvonne M. Ward

One World, pp.208, £16.99, ISBN: 9781780743639

Queen Victoria was the inventor of official royal biography. It was she who commissioned the monumental five-volume life of Prince Albert, a controversial and revealing work. She wrote most of the personal sections herself. She also published bestselling volumes, such as Leaves from a Journal of Our Life in the Highlands.

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