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The whole of Britain and her Empire was a massive enterprise that spanned the globe and governed nearly a quarter of the world's people at the end of the 19th century. At the center of it was Victoria herself, a woman as formidable as her empire and equally capable of making history.
 
Here we celebrate this singular monarch and her times with a collection of insightful biographies, histories both serious and lighthearted, guides to tourist destinations, pictorial archives, and of course the wildly popular new PBS Masterpiece series based on the first years of Victoria's reign as the most powerful woman in the world.

 
 
 
 
 Guide to Britain's Working Past
 

Guide to Britain's Working Past

Anthony Burton.
 
ListPrice: $24.95
Sale Price: $5.98
 
From the handsome collection of locomotives at the National Railway Museum in York to the majestic ...(Read More)

 
 Cities of Empire: The British Colonies and the Creation of the Urban World
 

Cities of Empire: The British Colonies and the Creation of the Urban World

Tristram Hunt.
 
ListPrice: $35.00
Sale Price: $6.98
 
At its peak, the British Empire was an urban civilization of epic proportions, leaving behind a ...(Read More)

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

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

Paul Thomas Murphy.
 
Sale Price: $4.98
 
During Queen Victoria’s 64-year reign, no fewer than eight attempts were made on her life; the ...(Read More)

 
 Perilous Question: The Drama of the Great Reform Bill 1832
 

Perilous Question: The Drama of the Great Reform Bill 1832

Antonia Fraser.
 
Sale Price: $6.98
 
Evoked in the novels of Trollope and Thackeray, and described by cub reporter Charles Dickens, the ...(Read More)

 
 Queen Victoria's Stalker: The Strange Story of the Boy Jones
 

Queen Victoria's Stalker: The Strange Story of the Boy Jones

Jan Bondeson.
 
ListPrice: $19.95
Sale Price: $5.98
 
After her coronation in 1838, Queen Victoria was a frightened young woman; she was relentlessly ...(Read More)

 
 
 Dynamite, Treason & Plot: Terrorism in Victorian & Edwardian London
 

Dynamite, Treason & Plot: Terrorism in Victorian & Edwardian London

Simon Webb.
 
Sale Price: $3.98
 
Although Britons may think of terrorism as a relatively recent phenomenon, it has been a feature of ...(Read More)

 
 Britain's Castles: Heritage Series
 

Britain's Castles: Heritage Series

Susie Hodge.
 
Sale Price: $2.98
 
From Harlech and Conwy to Windsor and Stirling, this book profiles more than 50 of Britain's most ...(Read More)

 
 Kings & Queens: Heritage Series
 

Kings & Queens: Heritage Series

Vicky Wood.
 
Sale Price: $2.98
 
Covering ten centuries of civil wars, executions, abdications, and royal weddings, this little book ...(Read More)

 
 The Fishing Fleet: Husband-Hunting in the Raj
 

The Fishing Fleet: Husband-Hunting in the Raj

Anne de Courcy.
 
ListPrice: $15.99
Sale Price: $10.95
 
In the late 19th and early 20th century, many of Britain's young women adventurously set out for ...(Read More)

 
 Balaclava 1854—The Charge of the Light Brigade: The History of Warfare
 

Balaclava 1854—The Charge of the Light Brigade: The History of Warfare

Brian Blessed, narrator.
 
Sale Price: $6.98
 
Sometimes considered to be the first "world war," the 1854–56 Crimean War pitted British, French, ...(Read More)

 
 
 Great Britain: A Three-Dimensional Expanding Country Guide
 

Great Britain: A Three-Dimensional Expanding Country Guide

Charlotte Trounce, illus.
 
Sale Price: $2.98
 
From Buckingham Palace and the Tower of London to the Roman spa at Bath and the magnificent castle ...(Read More)

 
 The Tower of London: A Three-Dimensional Expanding Pocket Guide
 

The Tower of London: A Three-Dimensional Expanding Pocket Guide

Nina Cosford, illus.
 
Sale Price: $2.98
 
Overlooking the city for more than 900 years, the Tower of London has variously served as a ...(Read More)

 
 Victoria: The Complete First Season
 

Victoria: The Complete First Season

Jenna Coleman, Tom Hughes, Rufus Sewell, David Bamber, Peter Bowles, Margaret Clunie & others.
 
ListPrice: $49.99
Sale Price: $29.95
 
Upon waking one morning in 1837, 18-year-old heir apparent Victoria (Jenna Coleman) is informed ...(Read More)

 
   
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