The sixth book in a brand new series of brilliant, short, cheap, funny biographies of major world figures featuring fantastic facts and witty illustrations.Did you know that:* Although Queen Victoira ruled for 63 years, she was against women being given the vote or any positions of power.* After an assassination attempt, she carried a chainmail-lined parasol.
Described as 'a national treasure' by the Independent and as 'one of life's fact-finders' by the Scotsman, Philip Ardagh has written books on subjects ranging from archaeology to space flight, and has still found time to write the bestselling Eddie Dickens children's novels, now translated into over thirty languages, to review children's books for the Guardian ('on a regularly irregular basis') and to appear at events and festivals around the world. He won the Roald Dahl Funny Prize in 2009. He is married with one son.