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Drawing on new sources from the Royal Archives, Victoria: An Intimate Biography of the Woman Who Ruled an Empire
tells the story of a Victoria we have never known before: a woman who struggled with so many of the things we do today: balancing work and family, raising children, navigating marital strife, losing parents, combating anxiety and self-doubt, finding an identity, searching for meaning.
At 20, she fell passionately in love with Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, eventually giving birth to nine children. While Victoria and Albert’s relationship is remembered as monumental, there is much about their relationship that you may not know...