• The amazing untold story of Victoria before she was Queen ... Kate Williams reveals a passionate young woman beloved of her future subjects but at war with her family

    Sunday Telegraph
  • Passionate, exuberant and entertaining, a treasure trove of royalty, intrigue and politics ... vividly and sensitively brings to life the girl who would become Queen

    Simon Sebag Montefiore
  • This fresh and vivid portrayal of the young Queen Victoria is deserving of the highest praise. I cannot recommend it highly enough

    Alison Weir, author of The Lady Elizabeth
  • Becoming Queen showcases an outstanding talent from whom we can expect much more

    Matthew d'Ancona, Books of the Year, Spectator
  • History as exciting and tempestuous as you are ever likely to find

    Country Life

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