Jane Ridley

Is there anything left to say about Queen Victoria? A.N. Wilson has found plenty

A review of Victoria: A Life, by A.N. Wilson. A superb new revisionist biography argues that it was only after her husband’s death that Queen Victoria found her true self

Scenes from a long life. Left to right: the vulnerable young queen, in thrall to Prince Albert; overcoming her demons with the help of John Brown — depicted in a popular souvenir cut-out; and the matriarch as Empress of India [Getty Images/iStock/Bridgeman]

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