Victoria is in her teens and is heir to the British crown in the 1700s. Her uncle, William the IV is the reigning king, however her ambitious mother the Duchess of Kent, and a power-hungry politician close to Victoria's mother, Conroy, manipulate Victoria to control the throne. They await the day that the king will die, hoping that they would take charge of the country since Victoria is too young. Victoria does not take well to these two people controlling her, and we see her strong and independent spirit when she rebels against them. Meanwhile, to strengthen ties with Austria, a pairing is made between Victoria and Prince Albert. This becomes another strategic move in controlling the young princess, thinking that Albert may influence her better. Despite the arranged match, Victoria and Albert like each other, and start writing each other letters. When the king gets wind of the Duchess and Conroy's influence over Victoria he appoints Prime Minister Lord Melbourne to be her personal adviser. When the king dies, Victoria, only 18 is crowned queen, and Victoria asserts her rights, and kicks Conroy out of the palace. By this time, Albert's feelings are quite apparent so the courtship continues, he proposes and they get married. They quite love each other, however, Albert finds that he has to compete with Melbourne when it comes to giving his wife political advice. This becomes a struggle for both, but their marriage is strengthened after Victoria realizes that it is Albert who is consistently loyal to her, after he saves her from an assassination attempt. Victoria and Albert continue as political partners, until his death at age 42. Victoria reigned as the longest ruler of the country beloved by her people for her industrial contributions to government.
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Best part of story, including ending:
Victoria was hounded by many people who wanted to outwit her, and as a young girl she asserted herself and claimed her birthright of the crown.
Best scene in story:
When she meets Albert for the first time.
Opinion about the main character:
She is admirable because she honors her duty to the country, and is not dissuaded by others easily.