‘Facts are introduced with a cool intelligence and take us through Victoria’s 81 years with skill in selection and quotation. Precise, informative, well balanced in comment... All is admirably documented... Mullen and Munson give a perspective to Victoria’s life and times’.
The Sunday Times
‘I must say at once that I have enjoyed this new biography... As an exercise in scholarly rather than journalistic compression, it is skilful and well proportioned... As a biography... it is indeed multum in parvo... Beginning as a BBC radio series, it should end as the most useful short account of Victoria’s reign now available to the general public... the true research involved in this account has produced many pleasant surprises.’
History & Archaeology Review
‘An excellent introduction to an enormous subject.’
‘This book stands out as by far the best short account of Victoria as a woman and Queen. It deserves a wide sale for its accuracy and charm, and its freedom from any attempt to force her into a mould. This delightful book.’
Church of England Newspaper
‘A remarkable woman, well portrayed here.’
The Birmingham Post
‘A vivid, intimate and sometimes unexpected portrait.’
Worcester Weekend News
‘It is the gossipy, human anecdotes that make this biography such a delight.’
Wiltshire Gazette & Herald
"The author's painstaking research and attention to detail is obvious."