ILLUSTRATIONS
Queen Victoria, hoodoo in Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah3
Advertisement for Monarch Cycles6
Opening of the Crystal Palace, May 1, 185110
"The Queen in the Year of Her Accession," from a painting by Eugenio Latilla14
"The Queen at the Age of Eleven," from a picture by Richard Westall, RA.18
Illustration from The Races of Britain, John Beddoe, 188524
Title page from Discent of Her Majesty Victoria …26
Queen Victoria and Prince Albert at the Bal Costumé, May 1842, Sir Edwin Landseer, 1842–184633
Cartoon of Prince Albert34
Balmoral Castle, view from the southwest40
Balmoral, Bringing Home the Stag, watercolor by Carl Haag, 185443
Balmoral Castle letterhead by Sir Edwin Landseer44
Drawing Room at Balmoral, watercolor by J. Roberts, 185746
Portrait of Norman Macleod, 189747
Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in Anglo-Saxon Dress, William Theed, 186750
Queen Victoria, photograph by Southwell Brothers, c. 185869
"The Queen Receiving the Burmese Embassy," illustration by W. B. Wallen, 187274
Singer sewing machine advertisement75
"Q is the Queen"80
The Blue Room, Windsor Castle, watercolor by William Corden, the Younger, c. 186886
Prince Albert's tomb in the Royal Mausoleum89
After the wedding of the Prince and Princess of Wales91
The Queen at Osborne, engraving by W. Holl after a portrait by A. Graefle92
Mourning photograph of Queen Victoria and Princess Alice by Prince Alfred, 186293
The Old Shepherd's Chief Mourner, Sir Edwin Landseer, 183794
Queen Victoria's Family, by Emilie Chaese95
Queen Victoria's bed with posthumous photograph of Albert98
Queen Victoria with Princess Victoria of Hesse101
Cover of Baby's A.B.C.103
H. M. The Queen, woodcut by William Nicholson108
Isandhlwana: The Dash with the Colours110
Advertisement for "The Mikado" bustle126
Dash, Sir Edwin Landseer, 1836128
The Queen's Head: first penny postage stamp133

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations ix
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Chronology xiii
  • Queen Victoria's Secrets xxi
  • 1: Elements of Power 1
  • 2: Genealogies in Her Closet 23
  • 3: Dressing the Body Politic 55
  • 4: Imperialtears 79
  • 5: Queen of a Certain Age 104
  • 6: Domesticity; Or, Her Life as a Dog 127
  • 7: Petticoat Rule; Or, Victoria in Furs 156
  • 8: Motherhood Excess, and Empire 187
  • Epilogue: Victoria Amazonica 211
  • Notes 223
  • Works Cited 237
  • Index 247
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