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Title Queen Victoria's Children: Princes Will Be Princes - Ep 3 Of 3 / Director: Sanders, Richard
Published Australia : SBS ONE, 2013
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Description 1 streaming video file (55 min. 5 sec.) ; 321965670 bytes
Summary 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. Obsessed with her husband until she was tragically widowed, Victoria has often been labelled by historians as controlling, domineering and showing little maternal affection towards her children.This fascinating documentary uses letters, diaries, journals and photographs left by Victoria, Albert and the children to piece together the real Queen Victoria and uncover the details of life in one of the most famous families of history.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 to the throne.Follow the conversation on twitter #SBSdoco
Event Broadcast 2014-03-18 at 19:30:00
Notes Classification: PG
Subject Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901.
Families of royal descent.
Kings and rulers -- Children.
Man-woman relationships -- Psychological aspects.
Mothers and sons.
Kings and rulers -- Death.
United Kingdom.
Form Streaming video
Author Sanders, Richard, director
Rowe, Nicholas, cast