Published to mark the bicentennial of Queen Victoria’s birth, Fit for a Queen tells the story of how Queen Victoria transformed Buckingham Palace from a lavish bachelor pad to an iconic symbol of the monarchy, a rallying point for the nation, and a cherished family home.
This delightful gift book accompanies the annual summer exhibition at Buckingham Palace and features many objects and paintings that illustrate how Queen Victoria came to the throne, the ceremony of her Coronation, and how she turned Buckingham Palace into a symbol of national solidarity. A charming and captivating book that offers fascinating insight into one of Britain’s most famous and influential monarchs, Fit for a Queen takes readers on a tour through Victoria’s palace home to show how it came to be a residence of Queens.
About the Author
Amanda Foreman is a well-known historian and biographer. Her books include Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire and The World Made by Women. Lucy Peter is assistant curator of paintings at Royal Collection Trust. She is coauthor of Portrait of the Artist and Royal Childhood.