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The astonishing story of Queen Victoria's passionate youth, her bitter struggle with her mother - and how her life was shaped by the life of her forgotten cousin, Princess Charlotte, the Queen who never was.

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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

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"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 * Spectator *
"History as exciting and tempestuous as you are ever likely to find" * Country Life *

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