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Queen Victoria's Letters: A Monarch Unveiled

Format: 2 x 60
Broadcaster(s):  BBC
Available in HD

This is a revolutionary new look at one of history’s giants, the “Grandmother of Europe” – Queen Victoria. Through exclusive access to her personal diaries and letters, this fascinating documentary uncovers the woman behind the infamous icon.

Never before or since has a monarch so openly expressed themselves through the written word. For the first time, we hear Queen Victoria in her own words, as she opens a window on everything from the political turbulence of the age to her most intimate feelings. Renowned host A N Wilson, author of the definitive biography “Victoria: A Life”, takes us through exclusive archives to construct an astonishing and touching portrait. From a fatherless girl longing for emotional and physical closeness to a passionate wife tormented by consecutive child-births, and then a widow revelling in new-found freedom, Queen Victoria’s private writings guide us through every stage of the monarch’s extraordinary life.

With unprecedented access and penetrating insight from leading historians, this is an exhilarating journey to heart of the woman that defined an epoch.

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