Queen Victoria

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 39 ratings

The Captive of Kensington Palace Summary

The young Princess Victoria, strictly confined within the boundaries of Kensington Palace, is being moulded for her awesome future as Queen of England. Surrounded by her dolls and closely guarded by her domineering mother and faithful governess, she slowly becomes aware of the bitter conflicts that surround her. The jealous and scheming Duke of Cumberland is a constant threat to her rightful accession …her mother’s sinister friend, Sir John Conroy, makes her uneasy … and the bickering between her mother and the king seems never-ending.

Growing up is proving difficult for the princess. She longs for her 18th birthday when at last she will be free to rule the nation as she pleases and to re-acquaint herself with the gallant Prince Albert.

©1972 Jean Plaidy (P)2012 Isis Publishing Ltd
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  • Book 1

    • The Captive of Kensington Palace

    • By: Jean Plaidy
    • Narrated by: Jilly Bond
    • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    The young Princess Victoria, strictly confined within the boundaries of Kensington Palace, is being moulded for her awesome future as Queen of England. Surrounded by her dolls and closely guarded by her domineering mother and faithful governess, she slowly becomes aware of the bitter conflicts that surround her. The jealous and scheming Duke of Cumberland is a constant threat to her rightful accession …her mother’s sinister friend, Sir John Conroy, makes her uneasy … and the bickering between her mother and the king seems never-ending.

    Regular price: £15.09

  • Book 2

    • The Queen and Lord M

    • By: Jean Plaidy
    • Narrated by: Jilly Bond
    • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    On the morning of 20 June 1837, an 18-year-old girl is called from her bed to be told that she is Queen of England. The young queen’s first few years are beset with court scandal and malicious gossip: There is the unsavoury Flora Hastings affair, a source of extreme embarrassment to the queen; the eternal conflict between Victoria and her mother; and the young queen’s hatred for Sir John Conroy, her mother’s close friend. Then there is the Prime Minster, Lord Melbourne - "Lord M" - worldly cynic and constant companion to the queen, himself a veteran of many a latter-day scandal.

    Regular price: £14.39

  • Book 3

    • The Queen's Husband

    • By: Jean Plaidy
    • Narrated by: Jilly Bond
    • Length: 14 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Victoria and Albert have been destined for one another since birth. However, the passive Albert is well aware that marriage to a quick-tempered, demonstrative woman like Victoria could result in unnecessary scenes and stormy court feuds. And he is right. The young queen, as well as having to endure her constant pregnancies, is in perpetual revolt against anyone encroaching on her position – and Albert is doing just that. Despite attempts on her life and political crises

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A glimpse into the live of a much beloved Queen

    • By Molly Allen on 23-06-17

    Regular price: £15.79

  • Book 4

    • The Widow of Windsor

    • By: Jean Plaidy
    • Narrated by: Jilly Bond
    • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Albert is dead and the queen is preparing to spend the rest of her life in mourning. Yet the last years of her reign are to be momentous ones. Palmerston, then Gladstone and Disraeli, govern her empire through the high noon of its heyday. However, the court at Windsor, Balmoral, Osborne at Buckingham Palace is perpetually shocked by the actions of the queen’s son, the Prince of Wales. Forever in pursuit of horses, women and scandal, this is the heady harbinger of Edwardian years to come.

    Regular price: £15.79