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Shooting Victoria: Madness, Mayhem and the Modernisation of the Monarchy

 
 
Author
Paul Thomas Murphy.
Publisher Head of Zeus  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 9.2 x 6 x 1.9 inches
ISBN 9781781854334
Pages/Publication Date 669/2012
Daedalus Item Code 52314
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During Queen Victoria’s 64-year reign, no fewer than eight attempts were made on her life; the would-be assassins included a bartender dreaming of becoming an admiral, a hunchback longing for notoriety, an Irishman haunted by the Potato Famine, and the proto-terrorists known as the Dynamitards. In this history—which features 16 pages of illustrations—Paul Thomas Murphy shows how these violent activities shored up lasting public support for the queen, at a time when other European thrones were toppling.

"This is a gripping book—Mr. Murphy's broad and confident knowledge of the 19th century is balanced by his gift for intimate and emotional storytelling."—Lisa Hilton

 
 
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