Monday, June 22, 2009

Queen Victoria: I didn't know this

I shouldn't admit how little I know about Queen Victoria, but I have to admit that, beyond an image of a rather plain woman in black lording it over an empire, I couldn't tell you much. This review was very enlightening.

NYT: The longest-ruling monarch in British history suffered greatly under what the queen herself called “the yoke” of matrimony, enduring nine pregnancies in the first two decades of her reign — which left her an outsider at her own court, relegated to the “shadow side” of life, as she wrote in a letter of warning to her 17-year-old daughter, Vicky. More...

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