The Queen and Lord M by Jean Plaidy
Early on the morning of the 20th June in the year 1837, the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Lord Chamberlain came to the Palace of Kensington to tell an eighteen-year-old girl that she was Queen of England. The Victorian age had begun.

Young, determined to dedicate herself to her country, deeply and demonstratively affectionate by nature, the Queen immediately succumbed to the worldly charm of Lord Melbourne, her Prime Minister.

This is an account of the first years of the Queen’s reign before her marriage to the Prince Consort. The innocent young girl found that she was at the heart of Palace feuds, intrigues and scandals which were to oust her from public favour, and the charming Queen whose youth and innocence had so appealed to the people became the villainess of the Flora Hastings scandal, the despot of the Bed-chamber Plot and the subject of speculation concerning her relationship with her Prime Minister.

There was conflict between the Queen and her mother, the flamboyant Duchess of Kent, whose name was linked with that of Sir John Conroy whom Victoria detested; and of another kind with Sir Robert Peel who became a victim of the Queen’s spite; and there was the ageing Duke of Wellington who incurred her anger.

The scene is dominated by the imperious, hot-tempered Queen, unswervingly loyal to those whom she loves such as her dear ‘Lord M’. And there is Lord Melbourne himself, the ageing politician and worldly cynic, the Prime Minister with the stormy past. The publicly-conducted intrigue between his mad wife, Lady Caroline Lamb, and the scandalous Lord Byron, though over long before the Queen’s accession, reverberated though the years; yet in spite of being cited as co-respondent in two divorce cases, he retained his position as Prime Minister and became a partner in a love relationship with the young Victoria.

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