Joanna Richardson

The Prussian Marriage 1858

Joanna Richardson describes how Queen Victoria’s eldest daughter, Vicky, married an amiable future German Emperor.

William IV: A Portrait

Queen Victoria’s uncle and immediate predecessor was a good-humoured, simple-minded sovereign, whose bustling amiability much endeared him to his subjects, writes Joanna Richardson.

Stendhal and Napoleon

The whole of Stendhal’s youth was spent under the aegis of Napoleon, and Napoleonic legend played an increasing part in his later writings.

The Princess Charlotte

After a happy marriage, writes Joanna Richardson, the Heiress Apparent died, three years before her father became King George IV.

An Impression of Tennyson

Poet Laureate from 1850, writes Joanna Richardson, Tennyson became an acknowledged interpreter of Victorian morals and politics.

The Kemble Dynasty

In British theatrical history, writes Joanna Richardson, the famous Kemble line has an almost unequalled record of achievement.

Creevey and Greville

Joanna Richardson describes how the diarists of the early nineteenth century wrote some highly distinctive memoirs of politics and Court life.

Théophile Gautier: Social Historian

Poet, novelist, journalist and international commentator; Joanna Richardson portrays Théophile Gautier, a man who typifies the restless energy of the social period in which he lived.