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Victoria's own diaries give unparalleled insight into her tightly controlled childhood years, and her coronation as Queen.
Queen Victoria's journals reveal how she struggled to reconcile her different roles as monarch, wife and passionate lover, and mother to a growing brood of children.
After Albert's death, Victoria retreated from public life. Her journals reveal the truth about the Queen's lost years after losing her husband, before she eventually emerged once more to lead her country.