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Elizabeth Longford (1906–2002)

Autor(a) de Queen Victoria: Born to Succeed

27+ Works 2,395 Membros 29 Críticas 1 Favorited

About the Author

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 mostrar mais Pebbled Shore) are also published by The History Press. mostrar menos
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Obras por Elizabeth Longford

Queen Victoria: Born to Succeed (1964) 549 exemplares, 8 críticas
Wellington: The Years of the Sword (1969) 456 exemplares, 7 críticas
The Oxford Book of Royal Anecdotes (1989) 417 exemplares, 2 críticas
Wellington: Pillar of State (1969) 236 exemplares, 3 críticas
Wellington {abridged} (1970) 112 exemplares, 1 crítica
Eminent Victorian Women (1981) 105 exemplares
The Queen: The Life of Elizabeth II (1983) 78 exemplares, 1 crítica
Byron (1720) 74 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Royal House of Windsor (1974) 62 exemplares
The Pebbled Shore (1986) 34 exemplares, 1 crítica
Winston Churchill (1974) 34 exemplares
Elizabeth R (1983) 30 exemplares
Jameson's Raid (1960) 22 exemplares
Women of Achievement: Thirty-Five Centuries of History (1981) — Introdução — 22 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Queen Mother (1981) 18 exemplares, 1 crítica
Byron's Greece (1856) 17 exemplares
Catholic approaches (1955) 6 exemplares
Poets' Corner: An Anthology (1992) 5 exemplares
Piety in Queen Victoria's Reign (1973) 2 exemplares
Windsor 1 exemplar
Points for Parents (1970) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Travel Light (1952) — Introdução, algumas edições491 exemplares, 21 críticas
Mrs. Hurst Dancing: And Other Scenes from Regency Life, 1812-23 (1981) — Prefácio — 74 exemplares, 1 crítica
Maud: The Diary of Maud Berkeley (1985) — Introdução — 28 exemplares, 1 crítica
A Viceroy's India : leaves from Lord Curzon's notebook (1984) — Introdução — 24 exemplares, 3 críticas
T. E. Lawrence (1975) — Introdução — 21 exemplares
Happy and glorious : 130 years of royal photographs (1977) — Contribuidor — 19 exemplares
The Queen: A Penguin Special (1977) 16 exemplares
A Century of Conflict, 1850-1950: Essays for A.J.P. Taylor (1967) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Little Innocents: Childhood Reminiscences (1932) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Longford, Elizabeth
Nome legal
Pakenham, Elizabeth, Countess of Longford
Outros nomes
Harman, Elizabeth(birth name)
Countess of Longford
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de nascimento
London, England, UK
Local de falecimento
Hurst Green, East Sussex, England, UK
Locais de residência
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) (mostrar todos 11)
Fraser-Cavassoni, Natasha (granddaughter)
Fraser, Rebecca (granddaughter)
Pakenham, Eliza (granddaughter)
Clive, Mary (sister-in-law)
Lamb, Lady Pansy (sister-in-law)
Labour Party
Prémios e menções honrosas
Commander, Order of the British Empire (1974)
James Tait Black Memorial Prize (1964)
Fellow, Royal Society of Literature (1965)

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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.… (mais)
wagner.sarah35 | 7 outras críticas | Oct 17, 2022 |
Luziadovalongo | 6 outras críticas | 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 | 6 outras críticas | Jul 14, 2022 |



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