Queen Victoria's Children

Season 1
 (1)
2013TV-G
It's a story of manipulation, conflict, intimidation and fevered attempts to escape the clutches of a domineering mother. Queen Victoria and Prince Albert shared a passionate marriage. But behind closed doors, royal domestic life often seemed like a battlefield. This history documentary for BBC Select asks, just who was Queen Victoria and why was her relationship with her family so damaged?
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English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. Episode 1
    December 30 2012
    59min
    TV-G
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    While outwardly, Queen Victoria's marriage to Prince Albert seemed regal and serene, behind closed doors the royal couple were far more tempestuous. Using letters, diaries, memoirs and journals, this history documentary on BBC Select gets under the skin of this complicated royal couple. How did their efforts to modernize the image of the royal family affect their children's upbringing?
  2. 2. Episode 2
    December 31 2012
    59min
    TV-G
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    After Albert's death, Queen Victoria focused her attention on her daughters, She clung to them, bullied them and arranged their marriages. But, as this BBC Select history documentary reveals, the princesses fought back, becoming independent women determined to find love and fresh purpose. The daughters attempted to become champions of women for a new era. But would Victoria allow it?
  3. 3. Queen Victoria's Children
    January 1 2013
    59min
    TV-G
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Queen Victoria's difficult relationship with her sons is explored, as this history documentary for BBC Select concludes. Leopold was physically weak but determined to break free from his mother's control. While Bertie, soon to be King, was blamed for Albert's death, with the Queen believing his sexual indiscretions had fatally weakened her husband. Would the Princes ultimately conform or rebel?

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Directors
Lucy McDowell
Producers
Lucy McDowell
Season year
2013
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RubyCReviewed in the United States on October 9, 2021
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Excellent documentary
Normally, documentaries about Queen Victoria paint her as some sort of grieving widow and saint. THIS documentary shows how totally self absorbed she was to the point of basically attempting to destroy her children's self confidence and lives all so she could make them pay homage to her, her grief at the loss of her husband, and to her overwhelming egotism.
She not only did to her children what her mother did to her, but she took it to new height of depravity!
I came to basically detest the woman.
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