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Becoming Queen tells the little-known story of how the death of Princess Charlotte impacted the reign of Queen Victoria
Kate Williams has a BA from Oxford, an MA from University of London and a DPhil from Oxford. Her first book, England's Mistress, a biography of Emma Hamilton, was published to wide acclaim, and shortlisted for the Marsh Biography Award. She is also a lecturer and TV consultant, appearing on BBC and Channel 4 programmes to discuss her work, and lecturing to historical societies and groups. She lives in London. Her website is www.kate-williams.com
"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