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Author Murphy, Paul Thomas, 1957-
Title Shooting Victoria : madness, mayhem, and the rebirth of the British monarchy / Paul Thomas Murphy.
Published New York : Pegasus Books, 2012.
Book Cover
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 Floor2  DA550 .M87 2012    IN LIBRARY
  
Edition 1st Pegasus Books cloth ed.
Description xi, 669 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 521-658) and index.
Summary From a hunchbacked dwarf to a paranoid poet assassin, a history of Victorian England as seen through the numerous assassination attempts on Queen Victoria.
During Queen Victoria's 64-year reign, no fewer than eight attempts were made on her life. Murphy follows each would-be assassin and the repercussions of their actions, illuminating daily life in Victorian England, the development of the monarchy under Queen Victoria and the evolution of the attacks in light of evolving social issues and technology.
Subject Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901 -- Assassination attempts.
Great Britain -- History -- Victoria, 1837-1901.
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1837-1901.
Great Britain -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
ISBN 1605983543 (hbk.)
9781605983547 (hbk.)
OCLC number 794471313