Queen Victoria's death in January 1901, shocked the British nation and left a great portion of the world without its most enduring figurehead. Victoria had been Queen for sixty-three years; people wept in the streets, and a million mourners lined the route of her funeral procession in London. In most people's minds nothing like this had ever happened before - nor would ever again.
Tony Rennell tells of the final days of the Queen's reign, brilliantly capturing dramatic developments in the royal household and the extraordinary mood of the country as - to her disbelieving courtiers - the queen unexpectedly passed away, leaving a nation unprepared for and unsure of the future. 'Last Days Of Glory' is a fitting tribute to a time past and also to the monarch who embodied the age in which she lived.
- Publication Date:
- 30 / 01 / 2002
- 129 x 198mm