Book Reviews

The Right to Rule and the Rights of Women: Queen Victoria and the Women’s Movement by Arianne Chernock Book Review

Queen Victoria, who reigned from 1837 until 1901, would have been the perfect forerunner for the women’s movement but unfortunately, the nineteenth-century feminists were to be disappointed. Queen Victoria condemned the women’s rights movement with the words, “the movement of the present day to place women in same position as to profession – as men” [read more]

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The Royal Women

The Year of Queen Victoria Roundup

I hope you have found The Year of Queen Victoria as interesting as I have. We have looked at the circumstances surrounding her birth, her stifling childhood, her accession to the throne at the age of just 18 and her subsequent marriage to Prince Albert. Their many children married all over Europe, earning Victoria the [read more]

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Louise of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg

Louise of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg – Queen Victoria’s mother-in-law

Princess Louise of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg was born on 21 December 1800 as the daughter of Augustus, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg and his first wife Louise Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. Her mother never recovered from the childbirth and died just 11 days later on 4 January 1801. Her father remarried on 24 April 1802 to Karoline Amalie of Hesse-Kassel, but [read more]