Little seems to have changed since Victoria's day in the instant magnetism of British royalty across the Atlantic; yet for the first generations liberated by revolution, the British Isles and its sovereigns seemed as remote as the Moon. In the young nation, Americans who were little interested in the sons and daughters of their last king, George III, developed a love-hate relationship with Queen Victoria, his granddaughter, that lasted all her sixty-four years on the throne, ending only with her death in the first weeks of the 20th century.
Stanley Weintraub is Evan Pugh Professor Emeritus of Arts and Humanities at Pennsylvania State University, adjunct professor at the University of Delaware, and honorary professor at West Chester University. He is the author of fifty-five books including biographies of Queen Victoria, Prince Albert, Edward VII, and Benjamin Disraeli.
Chapter 1 Chapter I: Republican Yankees Chapter 2 Chapter II: Coronation and After Chapter 3 Chapter III: Victoria and Albert Chapter 4 Chapter IV: Yankee Doodle Comes to Town Chapter 5 Chapter V: Seeing the Queen Chapter 6 Chapter VI: Before the Deluge Chapter 7 Chapter VII: Civil War at Home Chapter 8 Chapter VIII: An End to Seclusion Chapter 9 Chapter IX: Guest Tales Chapter 10 Chapter X: "Grandmother England" Chapter 11 Chapter XI: Command Performances Chapter 12 Chapter XII: Jubilee Encore Chapter 13 Chapter XIII: Last Encounters Chapter 14 Afterword: Caisson for a Queen