Queen Victoria A life of contradictions

A fresh, witty, accessible life of Queen Victoria. Not since Lytton Strachey has the irony, contradictions and influence of this Queen been treated with such flourish or...

The First Iron Lady A Life of Caroline of Ansbach

History has forgotten Caroline of Ansbach, yet in her lifetime she was compared frequently to Elizabeth I and considered by some as ‘the cleverest queen consort Britain ever...

The Last Princess

Beatrice Mary Victoria Feodore, later Princess Henry of Battenberg, was the last-born—in 1866—of Victoria and Albert's children and she would outlive all of her...

Behind the Mask: The Life of Vita Sackville-West

Aristocrat, literary celebrity, ‘Rose Queen’, devoted wife, lesbian, recluse, iconoclast – Vita Sackville-West was many things, but she was never straightforward. Her life...