Lecture, Central London, Wednesday, 15 Feb 2023 - 18:00

Queen Victoria: Images of Power and Empire

Black and white photograph of older Queen Victoria

This lecture will examine the images of power and empire projected by Queen Victoria over the course of her reign.

Beginning with her coronation, it surveys her depictions as a young queen. It looks at the transformation of her image after Albert’s death from devoted wife to grief-stricken widow. It examines portrayals of Victoria as grandmother of Europe and as Empress of India, and it concludes that the strongest image is that of the black-dressed Queen alone.

Jane Ridley

Professor Jane Ridley

Jane Ridley is a historian, biographer, broadcaster, and Professor of Modern History at the University of Buckingham. She has been in charge of the University's Master of Arts...

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