So, you wanna read about....Queen Victoria

Recently I received an email from one of my beautiful followers, Alexandra asking me what books I would recommend for reading about Queen Victoria.

This inspired a new feature here on PTTP called "So, you wanna read about..."!  Here I will be highlighting various historical characters along with some reading suggestions/recommendations for that person.  I hope you enjoy!  If you would like to see a post about anyone in particular, please send me an email!

Queen Victoria is the longest-reigning British monarch, with her reign lasting 63 years.  She became Queen at the age of 18, when her uncle, William IV, died in 1837 and three years later she married Prince Albert.  They would have nine children together.

Historical Fiction

Victoria Victorious: The Novel of Queen Victoria by Jean Plaidy

Queen and Lord M by Jean Plaidy

The Queen's Husband by Jean Plaidy

Queen Victoria: Demon Hunter by A.E. Moorat


We Two: Victoria and Albert: Rulers, Partners, Rivals by Gillian Gill

Queen Victoria: A Personal History by Christopher Hibbert
Becoming Queen by Kate Williams

Queen Victoria (British History in Perspective) by Walter Arnstein

Queen Victoria (Essential Biographies) by Elizabeth Longford

Queen Victoria at Home by Michael de-la-Noy

Queen Victoria: An Eminent Illustrated Biography by Lytton Strachey

Twilight of Splendor: The Court of Queen Victoria During Her Diamond Jubilee Year by Greg King

Her Little Majesty: The Life of Queen Victoria by Carolly Erickson

Uncrowned King: The Life of Prince Albert by Stanley Weintraub

Victoria's Daughters by Jerrold M. Packard

The Last Princess: The Devoted Life of Queen Victoria's Youngest Daughter by Matthew Dennison (story of Princess Beatrice)

Dearest Vicky, Darling Fritz: The Tragic Love Story of Queen Victoria's Eldest Daughter and the German Emperor by John Van der Kiste

An Uncommon Woman - The Empress Frederick: Daughter of Queen Victoria, Wife of the Crown Prince of Prussia, Mother of Kaiser Wilhelm by Hannah Pakula

Edward VII: The Last Victorian King by Christopher Hibbert

Born to Rule: Five Reigning Consorts, Granddaughters of Queen Victoria by Julia P. Gelardi

The Royal Mob by Theresa Sherman (story of the 4 granddaughters of Queen Victoria)

The Queen's Knight by Martyn Downer



  1. What a terrific list and I think this is a great new feature. Another fiction title to add to this is "The young Victoria" by Cynthia Harrod Eagle. I really enjoyed this one.

  2. I haven't read anything about Queen Victoria yet, so this list might come in handy, thanks Amy!

  3. You're welcome dolleygurl!

    Michelle - thank you for adding the Harrod-Eagles book...I'll add it to my store on Amazon!

  4. What a great list! I really haven't read much about Queen Victoria, so I'm happy to have a list of titles all in one place.

  5. Wow thank you! This list looks great. I'm honored that you mentioned me and my email :)

  6. Thanks! I recently read We Two and want to read more. I've come across some of these titles but it is great to have more to pursue.

  7. This is a really cool feature! Love this list.

  8. Great List! I particularly love Kate William's bio of Queen Victoria. It's excellent.

  9. Great themed recommendation post. I've never really read anything about Queen Victoria, so a few of these are bound to end up on my reading list.

  10. What a fun idea! I'm looking forward to more!

  11. Nice feature. What a wonderful list. The links at the end are also good.
    Nice work.

  12. Please tell me Amy, that you have not read ALL of these titles! Oh MY! I feel sad.. i have read nothing at all on this splendid Lady! :)

    Awesome themed post.. something to look at for recommendation :)

    It will do me good, not to read these though :D LOL!

  13. I have the Plaidy's but really couldn't remember what each of hers are about, so I am glad to see what they are about now.. =)
    And I have the Erickson and Gelardi as well.
    Lots of great reading ahead of me!
    Thanks for the post!

  14. There's also The Widow of Windsor and Victoria in the Wings by Plaidy. I've yet to read any of them!

  15. Great idea! I hope you don't mind but I did something like it on my blog on Richard III. I have you mentioned up there as where I saw the idea first. :)

  16. Are you going to see Young Victoria on the weekend of the 18th? The trailer is just breathe takingly beautiful. Now I know some books to read after. Thanks Amy :)


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