4 Biographies About Great Victorians
These four living biographies cover four great lives during 19th Century England.
The Story of Ada Lovelace : The mathematical genius by Lucy Lethbridge
From BookDepository: Daughter of the famous romantic poet Lord Byron, Ada Lovelace was a child prodigy. Brilliant at maths, she read numbers like most people read words. Lady Byron wanted Ada to be as unlike her father as possible. Ada grew up surrounded by an army of tutors who taught her every subject every waking moment, except for poetry. In 1843 Ada came to the attention of Charles Babbage, a scientist and inventor who had just built a miraculous machine called the 'Difference Engine'. Ada and Mr Babbage started working together - a perfect partnership which led to the most important invention of the modern world: the computer! Part of The Great Victorians series - biographies for children aged 9 and up.
The Story of Charles Dickens : The first celebrity writer by Andrew Billen
From BookDepository: Young Charles Dickens's happy childhood came to a sudden end when his father was jailed for debt and, aged 12, he was sent to work in a factory to make shoe polish. By his mid twenties, he was on the verge of becoming the most popular novelist the world has ever known. He created hundreds of unforgettable characters and travelled all over the country and in America giving readings of his work to thunderous applause. But Charles never forgot his days working alongside poor and abandoned orphans. He helped children in every practical way he could: by raising money for children's charities and writing stories that changed the way people think about children for ever. Part of the Great Victorians series of biographies for children aged 9 years and up.
Queen Victoria : The woman who ruled the world by Kate Hubbard
From BookDepository: Victoria was just 18 when she was crowned Queen in 1837 - a tiny figure, with a will of iron. Never was there so queenly a queen. She made Britain great and the people loved her for it.But in 1861 tragedy struck, when her husband Albert died. The little Queen loved dogs and cream cakes and the troops who fought her wars but most of all she loved Albert. Dumb with grief she hid herself away. Suddenly it seemed the woman who had made the monarchy so strong would destroy it.Could anyone persuade her to be Queen again? Part of the Great Victorians series of biographies for children aged 9 years and up.
Florence Nightingale : The trailblazing nurse of Victorian England by Charlotte Moore
Florence knew she did not want a life of fancy clothes and parties, like the other girls. She was going to do something different - and important. But what? In 1854, she shocked everyone. Florence set out for the Crimea to nurse soldiers injured in the war. Nothing could have prepared her for the horror of the army hospital and the doctors didn't approve of women and plotted to send her away. But Florence was not to be beaten. She was going to change nursing forever! Part of the Great Victorian series of biographies for children aged 9 years and up.