The Queen is a landmark in modern journalism. It was the most popular upper-class women's periodical in Britain in the 19th century.
An unrivalled record of the life and aspirations of women in the Victorian age, The Queen offers exciting opportunities for research into women and society.
Published by Samuel and Isabella Beeton and Frederick Greenwood, The Queen reflects every aspect of society life in Victorian Britain. It includes a wealth of information and stimulating new material on many topics: the lifestyle of the middle and upper classes and the growth of consumer society; women's varying views of themselves and their lives; parliamentary reports and articles on social problems, politics and economics; household management; literature, music and the theatre, social etiquette and women's fashions in London and Paris.
As women's cultural and social horizons widened, the need for a magazine for women involved in business, industry and higher education soon became apparent. The Queen catered to independent and self-sufficient women. It provides a fascinating insight into their interests and social status during an era of change.