We are excited to publish Victoria and Albert by Hector Bolitho. Charting the passionate relationship of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, Bolitho examines how their loving and forward-thinking union propelled Britain into a golden age of innovation, conquest and social reform. Originally published in 1938, we are pleased to be bringing classic biography to a whole new generation of readers.
‘An attractive portrait’ – Kirkus Reviews
Drawing on diary entries, contemporary letters and memoirs, Bolitho explores how Victoria defied expectations and created a new dawn in which sovereignty and domesticity were unified. While many monarchies across Europe were threatened with revolution, Queen Victoria became a symbol of security for her nation by leading Britain through the advancing industrial age, taxing European wars, and glories of an empire.
This sincere account paints a portrait of a concerned mother, a dutiful wife, and a resolute Queen.