My Name Is Victoria

This is an engaging alternate history for fans of Queen Victoria (1819-1901).  Miss V. Conroy joins the household of the Duchess of Kent and Princess Victoria at Kensington Palace at age ten.  Miss V. is to be Victoria’s companion and also a spy for the both loving and cruel John Conroy, the comptroller of the household. Princess Victoria lives in the palace under the Kensington System, which is designed to keep her isolated and obedient, under the strict control of all the adults around her.  The second half of the story follows the two girls between the ages of about 16 and 18.  As their friendship deepens and Prince Albert arrives on the scene, the very complex situation leads to a surprising ending.  The story is accurate enough to feel plausible. mjw
Title: My Name Is Victoria
Author: Lucy Worsley
: Candlewick Press
: 2018
Original Language
: English
Original Publisher
: Bloomsbury Publishing, U.K.
Original Copyright
: 2017
: 978-0-7636-8807-3
Hardcover pages
: 384
Age range
: 14 up
: Historical Fiction, Biography
Book setting
: England
Author’s ethnicity
: English
Author’s residence
: London
: Female friendships, Princesses, Queen Victoria (1819-1901) childhood and youth, Siblings

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