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HER LITTLE MAJESTY THE LIFE OF QUEEN VICTORIAHer Little Majesty The Life of Queen Victoria written by Carolly Erickson was a candid tale of the life of Victoria a British queen whose obstinate and pertinacious behavior helped to maintain Englands impenetrable reign over the rest of the world Erickson aimed to prove that women such as Victoria were entirely competent of governing themselves and others even though women were regarded as inferior and in need of male supervision The author successfully accomplished her purpose of depicting Victoria in a positive light by imforming the reader of how she managed to triumph over adversity despiite her callous upbringingPrincess Alexandria Victoria was born on May 24 1819 to the Duke and Duchess of Kent in Kensington Palace Unfortunately the Duke passed away shortly after her birth Therefore Victorias upbringing was left in the hands of her avaricious and irascible mother in the hands of her fathers tyrannical equerry Captain Conroy With only their own self-interests in mind Victorias care takers attempted to deprive the young princess of her childhood by enforcing stringent rules and by confining her to the palace Her own relatives tired to deny her noteworthy status of being third in line for the throne and they publicly regarded her as an intruder However there were in fact many favorable aspects of Victorias childhood and adolescence Victoria was taught the grace of dance and the beauty of art in her childhood and she learned to appreciate her future role as queen through her extensive study of British history She was quite a determined and uncompromising young princess and this attitude remained with her throughout her reign as Queen of EnglandSoon after the death of King William IV Princess Victoria was crowned as queen at the legal age of eighteen Queen Victoria aspired to be a fit and upright ruler of England and iwth the assistance of the English government Victoria was able to constitute order
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