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Censoring Queen Victoria: How Two Gentlemen Edited a Queen and Created an Icon
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Censoring Queen Victoria: How Two Gentlemen Edited a Queen and Created an Icon
by Ward, Yvonne M.

'Fascinating' BBC History 'Remarkable and clever' New York Times 'Original and important' Sir David Cannadine When Queen Victoria died, two gentlemen were commissioned with the monumental task of editing her vast correspondence. It would be the first time that a British monarch's letters had been published, and it would change how Victoria was remembered forever. The men chosen for the job were deeply complex and peculiar characters: Viscount Esher, the consummate royal confidant, blessed with charm and influence, but hiding a secret obsession with Eton boys and incestuous relationship with his son; Arthur Benson, a schoolmaster and author, plagued by depression, struggling to fit in with the blue-blooded clubs and codes of the court. Together with King Edward VII these men would decide Victoria's legacy..

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Publication date: 2014

ISBN: URN:ISBN:9781780743639

OPAC reference: KOHA-OAI-BCP:7888

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