Queen Victoria: Secrets of a Queen

Victoria gave birth to nine children, and survived seven assassination attempts. (ROYAL HISTORY)
Christian SchidlowskiPeter Bardehle
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English [CC]
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English (UK)English (US) [Audio Description]
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M TReviewed in the United States on October 25, 2020
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secrets? what secrets?
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for anyone who has ever read or studies Queen Victoria and her reign, there's absolutely NO new information in this show. i was very disappointed because the "secrets" in the title alluded to something that isn't already well known.
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C. R. HouinReviewed in the United States on May 15, 2019
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Stopped watching when the narrator stated that William IV was on his deathbed in 1838. He died in June of 1837.
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ChrisSherrillReviewed in the United States on November 9, 2020
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Click bait
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Nothing new. The title has "Secrets" but there were no secrets - click bait. I am not even a royal family fan and I knew much of the information. Not highly recommended.
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MadiantinReviewed in the United States on October 28, 2020
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Sooo...where are the "secrets"?
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Just a rehash of basic well-known info about Queen Victoria. Zero new information. Dull and plodding.
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Glama PussReviewed in the United States on May 27, 2021
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of monarchies, esply this one who was in fat herself a Saxe-Coburg-Gotha descendant, just as today's Dritish royals are not Brits but German (which is why Princess Diana was chosen as she has actual Spencer British royal blood). The Boar War, WW1 all fought for nothing. She was the Kaiser's cousin for crying out loud and yet on went WW1. "Oh England didnt want the spoils of war' as did the Spanish or Portuguese", what a lie, and all those terrible deaths bc of greed for wealth, power, empire. They barely touched on India and for example the robbery by GB of the Koh-i-Noor diamond that India still wants back today. Thank goodness for Gandhi as the Indians were indeed treated like slaves. Victoria seemed like one lousy mother and at least this movie gives the lie to the Albert-Victoria love story as it does appear she and John Brown were lovers. Typical of so many monarchs she was out of touch with her ppl, even as American politicians are today in 2021. As many better-educated on this subject than I have pointed out, not a lot of secrets were revealed. Ppl's daughters only burn diaries when there is much to hide. Do not recommend.
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*birdReviewed in the United States on May 4, 2019
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A Compact, Content-Rich Biography.
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A concise & informative biography that I wish I’d viewed prior to the PBS series ‘Victoria’. The biography is a very good overview of Queen Victoria’s life from infancy to death. It’s also an interesting behind-the-scenes tour; providing fascinating aspects of her life and the Era she defined.
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Meg CallaghanReviewed in the United States on December 12, 2020
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If you want a royal view
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It was fine enough. But seriously when it got to ~mention~ the life in Ireland at the time it said that there were “years of crop failure” in lieu of describing what was going on. The topic is very complex but I’m sorry that’s not a great starting point. If this is a historic representation then we should be mentioning at least the peoples — Irish but also Indian, Chinese and so many others — that were hurt by her reign. Yes she is a product of her time but this is misinformation if context isn’t given.
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hjsReviewed in the United States on November 23, 2019
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I just finished watching the Victoria series on PBS and wanted to find out more info. It was great to fill in some of the gaps, but would have liked it to be a bit longer. I will say that her daughter Beatrice burning the Queens diaries is appalling to me. They could have given us a lot more information.
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