Books to Complement PBS Masterpiece’s VICTORIA

Royalty will never cease to fascinate and enthrall us. Just take a look at the countless number of books and films that have been about royal families around the world and through time. Joining that long list is PBS Masterpiece’s new series Victoria, which premiered recently. We can easily say that we’re hooked. If you, like us, are itching to discover more about Queen Victoria, you’re in luck. We’ve gathered together a few audiobooks that are sure to satisfy your curiosity.

 

Becoming Queen Victoria

In 1819, a girl was born to the fourth son of King George III. No one could have expected such an unassuming, overprotected girl to be an effective ruler—yet Queen Victoria would become one of the most powerful monarchs in history. Becoming Queen Victoria is a gripping account of Queen Victoria’s rise and early years in power from CNN’s official royal historian.

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We Two

It was the most influential marriage of the nineteenth century—and one of history’s most enduring love stories. Wonderfully nuanced, surprising, often acerbic—and informed by revealing excerpts from the pair’s journals and letters—We Two is a revolutionary portrait of a queen and her prince.

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Victoria

Originally published 20 years ago, Victoria will soon be available on audio. This was the first major biography of Queen Victoria to be written by an American. Focusing on a personal and psychological examination rather than a historical perspective, this is an entertaining look at Victoria.

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Who Was Queen Victoria?

Great for young listeners! Her reign of 63 years and seven months is known as the Victorian Era, a period of industrial, cultural, scientific, and political change that was marked by a great expansion of the British Empire. Publicly she became a national icon, but privately, who was Queen Victoria?

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