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Ebook  ¼ Serving Victoria Epub ê

❰Reading❯ ➶ Serving Victoria Author Kate Hubbard – Salovehej.me During her sixty three year reign ueen Victoria gathered around her a household dedicated to her service For some royal employment was the defining experience of their lives; for others it came as anReading Serving Victoria Author Kate Hubbard Salovehej.me During her sixty three year reign ueen Victoria gathered around her a household dedicated to her service For some royal employment was the defining experience of their lives; for others it came as an During her sixty three year reign ueen Victoria gathered around her a household dedicated to her service For some royal employment was the defining experience of their lives; for others it came as an unwelcome duty or a prelude to greater things Serving Victoria follows the lives of si.

serving mobile victoria book Serving Victoria KindleX members of her household from the governess to the royal children and her maid of honor to her chaplain and personal physicianDrawing on their letters and diaries many hitherto unpublished Serving Victoria offers a uniue insight into the Victorian court with all its frustrations and absurdities as well as the ueen herself sitting suarely at its center Seen through the eyes of her household as she traveled between Windsor Osborne and Balmoral and to the French and Belgian courts Victoria emerges as vulnerable emotional selfish comical than the austere figure depicted i.


X members of her household from the governess to the royal children and her maid of honor to her chaplain and personal physicianDrawing on their letters and diaries many hitherto unpublished Serving Victoria offers a uniue insight into the Victorian court with all its frustrations and absurdities as well as the ueen herself sitting suarely at its center Seen through the eyes of her household as she traveled between Windsor Osborne and Balmoral and to the French and Belgian courts Victoria emerges as vulnerable emotional selfish comical than the austere figure depicted i.

Ebook  ¼ Serving Victoria Epub ê

Ebook ¼ Serving Victoria Epub ê .

10 thoughts on “Serving Victoria

  1. Alice Paterra Alice Paterra says:

    Ebook ¼ Serving Victoria Epub ê serving mobile, victoria book, Serving Victoria KindleInteresting idea but not what I thought it would be based on the reviews or cover flap There was gossip and fluf than real new information I was hoping for about what the servant ladies actually DID Why were they necessary at court What did they actually do to earn their salaries What were their duties Oh well If you are an Anglophile or in love with Victoria or her times you will most likely enjoy at least part of the book If you are a social or cultural historian maybe not so much


  2. Jeanette Jeanette says:

    Ebook ¼ Serving Victoria Epub ê serving mobile, victoria book, Serving Victoria KindleIt's closer to a 35 star non fiction undertaking but of all 3 or 4 ueen Victoria cored I've read in the last year this one gets the person herself the best Because it comes from the practical applications of her reign within her own household Many many years of length and ending with nearly every single foundation upon which she leaned that was a human having passed before her For some reason the others a couple within better writing prose flow and often intense nailing the core of the marriage hers and Albert's or her latter proclivities obsessions etc STILL they don't get Victoria's perception her eyes the way this book doesShe was actually from her babyhood despite her position and placement essentially a bourgeoisie A person without the upper class sensibilities of wit duplicity ironic understandings etc of her entire English nobility class She had much in common the way she thought valued perceived with her economic middle class of that


  3. Caroline Caroline says:

    Ebook ¼ Serving Victoria Epub ê serving mobile, victoria book, Serving Victoria KindleTo a certain degree ueen Victoria's reign cannot be compared to any other in British history except perhaps that of Elizabeth I Victoria utterly defined her age not just as a convenient label for a period in time but as a symbol an institution an enduring pillar of British life It was under Victoria that the enduring bond between the monarch and the people was cemented when the monarch came not just to head the government and reign over the people but to serve as an emblem of Britishness as the very personification of the countryIt was in this period that the c


  4. Tusk Tusk says:

    Ebook ¼ Serving Victoria Epub ê serving mobile, victoria book, Serving Victoria KindleNaive moi I was under the assumption that this was an expose to the kitchen and eating habits of chubby ueen Victoria and kin as I had heard the author interviewed on a national radio cooking show serving actually translates to six household servants three men and three women and their tedious to put it mildly lifestyles in not intimidating the r


  5. Zoeytron Zoeytron says:

    Ebook ¼ Serving Victoria Epub ê serving mobile, victoria book, Serving Victoria KindleIf you love all things British this book may be just the ticket for you With information gleaned from diaries and letters of ueen Victoria's staff it is full of details about everything having to do with the Victorian courtFrom linen room women to ladies of the bedchamber surveyor


  6. Neeuqdrazil Neeuqdrazil says:

    Ebook ¼ Serving Victoria Epub ê serving mobile, victoria book, Serving Victoria KindleI uite enjoyed this It was an interesting read and took a different look at Victoria than many other biographies use although it uses many of the same sources the diaries and letters of her servants and attendants primarily This covered 6 major figures of Victoria's life 3 from early in her reign and 3 from late in her reign It also delved into Victoria's personality through the lenses of those who attended her most closely ladies in waiting maids of honour her physician the Dean of Windsor her priest and her private secretary It paints a picture of a woman who was both incredibly caring and incredibly selfish She would send gushing letters sympathising with former servants or the families of former servants when someone died but became irate when her physician decided to marry and denied him permission for some time The sources seemed to be good I didn't read all


  7. Jane Jane says:

    Ebook ¼ Serving Victoria Epub ê serving mobile, victoria book, Serving Victoria KindleWhat a wonderful idea the story of the sixty something years when ueen Victoria reigned told through the experiences of the men and women who served her The experiences of high ranking courtiers who were close enough to see how the ueen and her family lived who were not overawed by the world they found themselves in and who of course left letters and diaries to speak for them And from those documents Kate Hubbard has built a wonderful story vividly written chock full of details and utterly readable Lady Sarah Lytton was a widow with a family to support when she came reluctantly to court to become a lady of the bedchamber to a young unwed Victoria and later she would rise to become the superintendent of the royal nurseries Charlotte Canning a younger woman with a fine mind and an artistic sensibility became a lady of the bedchamber some years later Mary Bulteel was a maid of honour before she became the wife of the ueen’s private secretary Henry Ponsonby was that private s


  8. Kilian Metcalf Kilian Metcalf says:

    Ebook ¼ Serving Victoria Epub ê serving mobile, victoria book, Serving Victoria KindleIf you think there is a sheen of glamour around living at court and serving royalty this book will open your eyes ueen Victoria was a dull humorless demanding and thoughtless woman She was totally devoted to her husband and family but thought nothing of depriving her household staff of contact with their families for months at a time Most of them served her out a sense of duty and could not wait for their periods of service to come to an en


  9. Merry Farmer Merry Farmer says:

    Ebook ¼ Serving Victoria Epub ê serving mobile, victoria book, Serving Victoria KindleA fascinating read Does it make me a total dork if I cried all through the description of ueen Victoria's death


  10. E.M. Powell E.M. Powell says:

    Ebook ¼ Serving Victoria Epub ê serving mobile, victoria book, Serving Victoria Kindleueen Victoria presided over a vast household of servants but this is not a book about the drudgery of scullery maids and stable boys Instead Hubbard concentrates on the top tier the ladies and gentlemen often minor aristocracy who were closest to the ueen Hubbard’s unusual focus makes for fascinating reading She follows the lives of six of members of the royal household in detail Through their diaries journals and letters Hubbard shows us the often tedious and claustrophobic life they led There are some interesting looking job titles such as Lady of the Bedchamber but in reality this involved being a constant uncomplaining companion watching the ueen play skittles and accompanying he


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