Queen Victoria's Children


Episode 1

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Queen Victoria's relationships with her children were complex and tumultuous. Behind closed doors, royal domestic life often seemed like a battlefield. In a 60-year family saga, this documentary explores the reign of Victoria through her personal relationships with her husband and her nine children. It's a story of manipulation, conflict, intimidation, emotional blackmail, and fevered attempts by her children to escape the clutches of their domineering and needy mother. A wealth of written mate...
Episodes 2016

S1 Ep3 - Princes Will Be Princes

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Princes Will Be Princes - The final chapter centres on Victoria’s relationship with her sons. It explores her difficult rapport with their eldest son Bertie, who she blamed and resented for Albert’s death. Victoria also had a problematic relationship with her son Leopold, the physically weak but spirited haemophiliac who put up the most determined effort to break free from his mother’s control. Ultimately, the idea of Monarchy based on purity is put to the test as the philandering Bertie comes ...

S1 Ep2 - A Domestic Tyrant

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A Domestic Tyrant - A royal saga full of passion, restraint, manipulation and secrets is brought to life in this three-part documentary exploring the tumultuous life of Queen Victoria. Spanning 60 years, this series uncovers the true story of the reign of Queen Victoria through her personal relationships with her husband, Prince Albert, and nine children. After Albert’s death, Victoria’s relationship with her daughters became oppressive. She both clung to and bullied the girls, and arranged the...

S1 Ep1 - The Best Laid Plans

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Gain a new understanding of Britain’s longest reigning Queen with this fascinating series which explores Queen Victoria’s life through stories of the personal relationships between her, her husband Albert the Prince Consort and their nine children. Queen Victoria and Prince Albert shared a passionate marriage but historians claim that behind closed doors their domestic life was a battlefield. Spanning 60 years, this family saga tells a tale of manipulation, conflict, intimidation, emotional bla...