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Last Days of Glory By Tony Rennell

Last Days of Glory

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Published to coincide with the centenary of Queen Victoria's death in 2001, this account traces the dying days of Queen Victoria, starting with Christmas 1900 through to her death four weeks later. It captures the intense atmosphere in the Royal household, in the country and throughout the world.

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Last Days of Glory: The Death of Queen Victoria by Tony Rennell

Queen Victoria's death, in January 1901, was an immense shock that unsettled Britain and the Empire to a degree that now seems inconceivable. She had been Queen for 63 years; people wept in the streets, and a million onlookers lined the route of her funeral procession in London. What would the country do without her? "Last Days of Glory" traces the dying days of Queen Victoria -from Christmas 1900 through to her funeral six weeks later -brilliantly capturing the intense drama in the royal household, where a beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother lay mortally ill, and the extraordinary fear and anguish beyond, in the whole nation and throughout the world.

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The eyes grow dim; trials and anxieties; whispers and denials; the news breaks; clinging on; sunset; a world in shock; secret last wishes; in memoriam; crossing the bar; the people's farewell; reunited. Sources of notes.

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Last Days of Glory: The Death of Queen Victoria by Tony Rennell
Tony Rennell
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Penguin Books Ltd
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