Queen Victoria

Paula Bartley’s biography of Queen Victoria, based on the monarch’s letters and journals, brings out surprising contradictions

“English writers have fallen out of love with marriage, and I shared their scepticism — until now.”

“It is perhaps best to see the British and the Germans as an odd couple with a tendency to lurch from throwing dishes to mutual admiration.”

An excellent new biography on Queen Victoria shows she remains a profound paradox

Prince Albert’s compatriots were the largest immigrant community in London. Their cultural legacy is still visible across the capital

In Serving Victoria Kate Hubbard has produced a wonderful, anecdote-laden account of what it would have been like to work for the great Queen