From editor's preface to the present edition:
These volumes contain the memorials of the Queens of England from
the Norman Conquest to the death of Queen Adelaide, in 1849.
The Memoirs are presented in chronologic order; and pains have
been taken to render them truthful and life-like portraitures. The
sayings, doings, manners of the royal ladies under notice, so far as
reliable authorities have preserved them, have been impartially and
faithfully chronicled; and those of their letters that were available,
have been introduced.