Queen victoria was on the throne of great britain for 63 years and during that time she surrounded herself with a loyal household staff serving victoria highlights the life and service of six members of her staff over the years and draws on their letters and diaries to construct a picture of court life. Serving victoria life in the royal household during her sixty three year reign queen victoria gathered around herself a household dedicated to her service for some royal employment was the defining experience of their lives for others it came as an unwelcome duty or as a prelude to greater things. The victorian book reviews 4 serving victoria life in the royal household by kate hubbard may 21 2013 june 3 2015 by carolynharris in most biographies of queen victoria the ladies and gentlemen of the royal household are sources of information about the queen and her court rather than individuals. For some royal employment was the defining experience of their lives for others it came as an unwelcome duty or as a prelude to greater things serving victoria follows the lives of six members of her household from the governess to the royal children from her maid of honor to her chaplain and her personal physician. Upstairs downstairs the illustrated guide to the real life of masters and their servants from the victorian era to the second world war by
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