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Elizabeth Longford (1906–2002)

Autor/a de Queen Victoria: Born to Succeed

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Elizabeth Longford was a renowned biographer and wrote books on Queen Victoria, Wellington, Byron, Wilfred Scawen Blunt and the Queen Mother. Elizabeth Longford's first work on Queen Victoria, Victoria RI, Won the James Tait Black memorial prize. Her Biography of Wellington, and her memoirs (The mostra'n més Pebbled Shore) are also published by The History Press. mostra'n menys
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Obres de Elizabeth Longford

Queen Victoria: Born to Succeed (1964) 538 exemplars
Wellington: Pillar of State (1969) 228 exemplars
Wellington {abridged} (1970) 112 exemplars
Eminent Victorian Women (1887) 107 exemplars
Byron (1720) 73 exemplars
The Royal House of Windsor (1600) 61 exemplars
The Pebbled Shore (1986) 34 exemplars
Winston Churchill (1714) 33 exemplars
Elizabeth R (1983) 30 exemplars
Women of Achievement: Thirty-Five Centuries of History (1981) — Introducció — 22 exemplars
Jameson's Raid (1960) 21 exemplars
The Queen Mother (1981) 18 exemplars
Byron's Greece (1856) 16 exemplars
Poets' Corner: An Anthology (1992) 5 exemplars
Catholic approaches (1955) 5 exemplars
Windsor 1 exemplars
Points for Parents (1970) 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Travel Light (1952) — Introducció, algunes edicions469 exemplars
Maud: The Diary of Maud Berkeley (1985) — Introducció — 28 exemplars
T. E. Lawrence (1975) — Introducció — 22 exemplars
A Viceroy's India : leaves from Lord Curzon's notebook (1984) — Introducció — 21 exemplars
Happy and glorious : 130 years of royal photographs (1977) — Col·laborador — 19 exemplars
The Queen: A Penguin Special (1977) 16 exemplars
A Century of Conflict, 1850-1950: Essays for A.J.P. Taylor (1967) — Col·laborador — 9 exemplars
Little Innocents: Childhood Reminiscences (1932) — Col·laborador — 8 exemplars


Coneixement comú

Nom normalitzat
Longford, Elizabeth
Nom oficial
Pakenham, Elizabeth, Countess of Longford
Altres noms
Harman, Elizabeth(birth name)
Countess of Longford
Data de naixement
Data de defunció
Lloc de naixement
London, England, UK
Lloc de defunció
Hurst Green, East Sussex, England, UK
Llocs de residència
Tullynally Castle, County Westmeath, Ireland
Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford (BA|1929))
Francis Holland School
Headington School
Fraser, Antonia (daughter)
Pakenham, Frank, 7th Earl of Longford (husband)
Billington, Rachel (daughter)
Pakenham, Thomas Francis Dermot, 8th Earl of Longford (son)
Kazantzis, Judith (daughter)
Fraser, Flora (granddaughter) (mostra-les totes 11)
Fraser-Cavassoni, Natasha (granddaughter)
Fraser, Rebecca (granddaughter)
Pakenham, Eliza (granddaughter)
Clive, Mary (sister-in-law)
Lamb, Lady Pansy (sister-in-law)
Labour Party
Premis i honors
Commander, Order of the British Empire (1974)
James Tait Black Memorial Prize (1964)
Fellow, Royal Society of Literature (1965)
Biografia breu
Of the young Elizabeth Harman, The New York Times wrote, "As a child and a schoolgirl, [she] appears to have had a somewhat limited and certainly strict upbringing, and it was not until she got to Oxford University as a student in 1926 that she fully blossomed. Able, articulate and beautiful, she immediately became the Zuleika Dobson of her day, with undergraduates and even dons tumbling over one another to fall in love with her." In 1931, she married Frank Pakenham, later 7th Earl of Longford. The couple converted to the Roman Catholic faith and had 8 children. Elizabeth Longford (her pen name) was one of the first women to stand for Parliament and ran as a Labour candidate in 1935 and 1950, but was unsuccessful. She became a best-selling biographer and historian, specializing in the 19th century and Victorian age, as well as a writer for the Daily Express and The Sunday Times. She continued to write about royals and politicians well into her 90s. Five of her children became writers: journalist Catherine Longford, novelist Rachel Billington, biographer Antonia Fraser, poet Judith Kazantzis, and historian Thomas Pakenham. Some of her granddaughters have also became writers.



c_why | May 31, 2023 |
While I prefer Julia Baird's more recent biography, this older biography of Queen Victoria nevertheless manages to capture much about the iconic British queen. I particularly appreciated the author's note that Victoria was somewhat behind her own times on women's issues, but ahead of her times on racial issues. Towards the end of her life, Victoria brought several Indian attendants into her household (Abdul Karim is the most famous), to the displeasure of her children and ministers. She also survived multiple attempts on her life, kept a close eye on Parliamentary politics, and made matches for her children and grandchildren across Europe. Several times while I reading this, I thought of one of her descendants, who has a similar story of a long reign that spans the better part of a century. I would recommend this biography for those seeking to better understand Queen Victoria both as a person and as a monarch.… (més)
wagner.sarah35 | Hi ha 7 ressenyes més | Oct 17, 2022 |
Luziadovalongo | Hi ha 6 ressenyes més | Jul 14, 2022 |
This is a nice biography of Wellington for anyone who is interested in the Napoleanic Wars. The book is pretty accessible and easy to read. The Duke of Wellington was a brialliant military man. It was a pity his personal life was not as happy. I would recommend this to readers of Regency romances. You could get an idea of some of the actual history behind the stories of younger sons going off to war.
Luziadovalongo | Hi ha 6 ressenyes més | Jul 14, 2022 |



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