Queen Victoria: Her Great Empire

You’ve probably heard of Queen Victoria. She is famous for: marrying a chap called Albert, wearing black clothes all the time, and saying ‘We are not amused’. But did you know that Queen Vic liked to go on holiday in disguise, was best pals with her Scottish servant – and loved playing cards for money? Or that she changed our world in all sorts of huge ways? Victoria might be dead, but her legacy is still alive and kicking!

  • A humorous biography in a Horrible Histories style
  • Packed with funny facts, quizzes, jokes and cartoons
  • The fascinating inside story on a key historical figure
  • Hugely engaging reading that supports the curriculum

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  • Alan MacDonald

    Alan MacDonald lives in Nottingham. He writes both non-fiction and fiction as well as writing for radio and TV. He has a particularly good track record for writing page-turning and accessible historical books.


    Alan MacDonald won the Nottingham Children’s Book Award for The Great Brain Robbery in 2004.

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    Winner of the Stockport Schools Book Award for Fintan Fedora.

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