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Great Lives Series: Queen Victoria

She took the throne as a young and somewhat malleable girl, married for love, and spent the greater part of her reign as the formidable Widow of Windsor. Her children and grandchildren held thrones throughout Europe, and the Age of Victoria was known for both domestic reform and colonial conquest. Her long and fascinating life has been the subject of numerous books, films, and television series.

On Tuesday, March 16, 2010, Gillian Gill, author of We Two: Victoria and Albert, will give a talk on this monarch who defined an age. The lecture, part of the University's Great Lives series, is free and open to the public. For more information on Queen Victoria, check out this list of materials recommended by the reference staff of the Central Rappahannock Regional Library.