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This list relates to the year 2019/2020 which does not start until 01/09/2019
  1. WE ARE NOT AMUSED: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF QUEEN VICTORIA HIS-6070Y 12 items
    1. Royal representations: Queen Victoria and British culture, 1837-1876 - Margaret Homans 1998

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    2. The Prince Consort: a political biography - Frank Eyck 1975

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    3. Remaking Queen Victoria - Margaret Homans, Adrienne Munich 1997

      Book Core Reading Remaking Queen Victoria (Cambridge, 1997

    4. The political influence of the British monarchy, 1868-1952 - Frank Hardie, Frank Hardie 1970

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    5. The Prince Consort: a political biography - Frank Eyck 1975

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    6. Victoria: a life - A. N. Wilson 2014

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    7. Victoria: biography of a queen - Stanley Weintraub 1987

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    8. Queen Victoria: A Woman on the Throne - Dorothy Thompson 2008

      Book Core Reading Dorothy Thompson, 'Queen Victoria, the Monarchy and Gender', in Dorothy Thompson, Outsiders: Class, Gender and Nation (London, 1993)

    9. Victoria R.I. - Elizabeth Longford 1964

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    10. Queen Victoria: a personal history - Christopher Hibbert 2001, c2000

      Book Core Reading C. Hibbert, Queen Victoria: a personal history (2000), chs 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 36

    11. Queen Victoria - Walter L. Arnstein 2003

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  2. Week 2: Childhood This week we will consider Victoria’s childhood. We explore how she was educated, her relationship with the Royal Court and the role of her mother, the Duchess of Kent. 6 items
    1. Queen Victoria - Walter L. Arnstein 2003

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    2. Becoming Victoria - Lynne Vallone c2001

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    3. A royal conflict: Sir John Conroy and the young Victoria - Katherine Hudson 1994

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    4. Queen Victoria: a personal history - Christopher Hibbert 2001, c2000

      Book Core Reading C. Hibbert, Queen Victoria: a personal history (2000), chs 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 36

    5. Victoria R.I. - Elizabeth Longford 1964

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    6. Victoria R.I. - Elizabeth Longford 1964

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  3. Week 3: Accession In 1839, Victoria became Queen. This week we will consider the popular response to the new Queen; Victoria’s relationship with her first Prime Minister, Lord Melbourne; and her firs 4 items
    1. Queen Victoria: a woman on the throne - Dorothy Thompson 2008

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    2. Outsiders: class, gender, and nation - Dorothy Thompson 1993

      Book Core Reading Dorothy Thompson, 'Queen Victoria, the Monarchy and Gender', in Dorothy Thompson, Outsiders: Class, Gender and Nation (London, 1993)

    3. The cult of the Prince Consort - Elisabeth Darby, Nicola Smith 1983

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    4. The Prince Consort: a political biography - Frank Eyck 1975

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  4. Week 4: Marriage Queen Victoria’s marriage to Prince Albert was the romance of the Victorian era. This week we will consider the affection between the pair, their partnership & Albert’s constitutiono 9 items
    1. Selling beauty: cosmetics, commerce, and French society, 1750-1830 - Morag Martin, ProQuest (Firm) 2009 (electronic resource)

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    2. Queen Victoria - Walter L. Arnstein 2003

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    3. Victoria and Albert - David Duff 1972

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    4. Queen Victoria: a personal history - Christopher Hibbert 2001, c2000

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    5. Queen Victoria in her letters and journals - Christopher Hibbert, Victoria 2000

      Book Core Reading C. Hibbert, Queen Victoria in her letters and journals (1984), chs. 4, 5, 7

    6. The Prince Consort: a political biography - Frank Eyck 1975

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    7. Victoria and Albert: a study of a marriage - Joanna Richardson 1977

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    8. Albert: a biography of the Prince Consort - Reginald Pound 1973

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    9. Albert, Prince Consort - Hector Bolitho 1970

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  5. Week 5: Prince Albert and the Monarchy 8 items
    1. The Albert Memorial: the Prince Consort National Memorial : its history, contexts, and conservation - Chris Brooks, Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art 2000

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    2. The great exhibition: a documentary history - Geoffrey Cantor 2013 (electronic resource)

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    3. The cult of the Prince Consort - Elisabeth Darby, Nicola Smith 1983

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  6. Week 6: Queen and Politics I: Peel and Palmerston 5 items
    This week we will explore Victoria’s relations with politicians during the first decades of her reign. In particular, we will consider the often strained relationship between Buckingham Palace and the Foreign Office.
    1. Palmerston and the politics of foreign policy, 1846-55 - David Brown 2002

      Book Core Reading D. Brown, Palmerston and the politics of foreign policy, 1846-55 (2002)

    2. The political influence of the British monarchy, 1868-1952 - Frank Hardie, Frank Hardie 1970

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    3. Outsiders: class, gender, and nation - Dorothy Thompson 1993

      Book Core Reading Dorothy Thompson, 'Queen Victoria, the Monarchy and Gender', in Dorothy Thompson, Outsiders: Class, Gender and Nation (London, 1993)

  7. Week 8 and 9: Motherhood/At home with the Saxe-Coburgs 9 items
    Alongside her political and constitutional responsibilities, Queen Victoria was also a wife, mother and grandmother. Over the next two week’s we will explore what domestic life was like for the Queen and her family.
    1. Serving Victoria: life in the Royal Household - Kate Hubbard 2013

      Book Core Reading K. Hubbard, Serving Victoria: Life in the Royal Household, (2012)

    2. Royal representations: Queen Victoria and British culture, 1837-1876 - Margaret Homans 1998

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    3. Queen Victoria's private life, 1837-1901 - E. E. P. Tisdall 1961

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    4. Victoria R.I. - Elizabeth Longford 1964

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    5. Queen Victoria's private life, 1837-1901 - E. E. P. Tisdall 1961

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    6. Queen Victoria: a personal history - Christopher Hibbert 2001, c2000

      Book Core Reading C. Hibbert, Queen Victoria: a personal history (2000), chs 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 36

    7. Queen Victoria at Home - Michael De-la-Noy 2004

      Book Core Reading Michael De-la-Noy, Queen Victoria at home. London: Constable, 2003.

    8. Queen Victoria - Walter L. Arnstein 2003

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    9. Queen Victoria's secrets - Adrienne Munich c1996

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  8. Week 11: Widowhood 9 items
    On 14 December 1861, Prince Albert died and Queen Victoria went into a period of extended mourning. The Queen’s widowhood coincided with popular criticism of the monarchy. Growing anti-monarchism was exacerbated by Victoria’s friendship with her highland servant, John Brown. This seminar will focus on these tumultuous years for Victoria and the monarchy.
    1. John Brown: Queen Victoria's Highland servant - Raymond Lamont-Brown 2014 (electronic resource)

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    2. Victoria R.I. - Elizabeth Longford 1964

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    3. The republic of Britain, 1760-2000 - F. K. Prochaska, F. K. Prochaska 2000

      Book Core Reading F. Prochaska, The republic of Britain, 1760-2000 (2000)

    4. Queen Victoria: a woman on the throne - Dorothy Thompson 2008

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    5. Outsiders: class, gender, and nation - Dorothy Thompson 1993

      Book Core Reading Dorothy Thompson, 'Queen Victoria, the Monarchy and Gender', in Dorothy Thompson, Outsiders: Class, Gender and Nation (London, 1993)

    6. 'Down with the crown': British anti-monarchism and debates about royalty since 1790 - Antony Taylor, Anthony Taylor 1999

      Book Core Reading Antony Taylor, Down with the Crown (1997), ch. 5