Victoria & Albert

Victoria & Albert

DVD - 2001
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In part one, kept isolated from the court by her domineering mother, Victoria seems unprepared for the throne when King William IV dies. But the teenage queen shows surprising strength and resolve, and puts her full faith in the political counsel of Lord Melbourne, the Prime Minister. With the help of Belgium's King Leopold, a meeting is arranged between Victoria and her cousin, Prince Albert of Germany. Though initially reluctant, she falls utterly in love when she sees him, and they are married after a brief courtship. In part two, the changing political fortunes of Lord Melbourne finally afford Albert the opportunity to become involved in the affairs of state, a role Victoria had previously resisted. Soon, his wise counsel leads the Queen to call him "king in everything but name". But their joint rule would not last long, as Albert's tireless work on the Great Exhibition of 1851 comes at the cost of his health. He never fully recovers, eventually succumbing to typhoid fever in 1862, leaving Victoria to rule alone for nearly 40 years.
Publisher: New York : A&E : Distributed by New Video, c2001.
ISBN: 9780767041300
0767041305
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (ca. 200 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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Shwayfet
Jan 29, 2017

I have not seen this one yet, but it is on hold for me. It will be very difficult for any film maker to portray Victoria any better than the current PBS presentation. (2017) Who knows today what she was like at 18-19, although we do know from her letters that she was sensual, no one actually knows. "Victoria" is absolutely superb drama!

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lorhu
Feb 14, 2012

Good portrayal. Colin Firth's brother a handsome Albert!

Veepea Sep 29, 2011

I enjoyed this miniseries; it was like "The Young Victoria" but more in-depth. It was well acted and really brought history, that can lost in names and dates, to life. When reading snippets of Queen Victoria's journal, you can see how she was just like everyone else, with a sense of humour, and hopes, and love.

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