Serving Victoria Epub æ Ebook

[Reading] ➶ Serving Victoria By Kate Hubbard – Hdizle.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[Reading] Serving Victoria By Kate Hubbard Hdizle.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 six members of h.

Er 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children and her maid of honor to her chaplain and personal physicianDrawing on their letters and diaries many hitherto unpublished Serving Victoria offers a uniue insight into the Victorian court with all its frustrations and absurdities as well as the ueen herself sitting suarely at its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 in her fa.

serving ebok victoria pdf Serving Victoria KindleEr 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children and her maid of honor to her chaplain and personal physicianDrawing on their letters and diaries many hitherto unpublished Serving Victoria offers a uniue insight into the Victorian court with all its frustrations and absurdities as well as the ueen herself sitting suarely at its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 in her fa.

10 thoughts on “Serving Victoria

  1. Alice Paterra Alice Paterra says:

    Serving Victoria Epub æ Ebook serving ebok, victoria pdf, 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


  2. Jeanette Jeanette says:

    Serving Victoria Epub æ Ebook serving ebok, victoria pdf, 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 hersel


  3. Caroline Caroline says:

    Serving Victoria Epub æ Ebook serving ebok, victoria pdf, 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


  4. Tusk Tusk says:

    Serving Victoria Epub æ Ebook serving ebok, victoria pdf, 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 royal egos Each page is an amazing collection of research who went where who was present the weather the clothing the children etc House guests arrive and disappear like smoke How in the world does an author collect such in depth specific information Mind boggling Try 364 pages of itDear ueen Vic seems to never want to be alone and has her noble ladies in waiting perched on couches outside her door around the


  5. Zoeytron Zoeytron says:

    Serving Victoria Epub æ Ebook serving ebok, victoria pdf, 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 of pictures chimney sweeps the stove and fire lighter all the way to the royal rat killer the hundreds of servants of the court are brought to life ueen Victoria was what we would refer to today as a micro manager or yes even a control freak Her instructions were neverending what time to open the bedroom shutters when to fetch a handkerchief in what order to hand things to her etc Ironically she was loathe to confront anyone face to face to address a transgression but communicated her displeasure through a third party or with a note There was a


  6. Neeuqdrazil Neeuqdrazil says:

    Serving Victoria Epub æ Ebook serving ebok, victoria pdf, 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


  7. Jane Jane says:

    Serving Victoria Epub æ Ebook serving ebok, victoria pdf, 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


  8. Kilian Metcalf Kilian Metcalf says:

    Serving Victoria Epub æ Ebook serving ebok, victoria pdf, 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 husba


  9. Merry Farmer Merry Farmer says:

    Serving Victoria Epub æ Ebook serving ebok, victoria pdf, 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:

    Serving Victoria Epub æ Ebook serving ebok, victoria pdf, 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 claus


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