Queen Victoria's Letters: A Monarch Unveiled (Victorian Documentary) | Timeline

  • Published on Mar 19, 2019
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    Biographer A.N. Wilson uncovers the intriguing personal life of Queen Victoria through her journals and letters in this psychological portrait of Britain's longest reigning monarch. With Queen Victoria's writings read by Anna Chancellor.
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Comments • 357

  • Rhonda Smith
    Rhonda Smith 9 days ago

    Is it just me but him leaning on that tree is just creepy weird!👀

  • jerrij4242
    jerrij4242 12 days ago

    12:34 this is so ignorant! You can have a few good times in a bad childhood! This is in her own words. What are they trying to say she's lying? This is why I hate historian sometimes.

  • Sweety Pie
    Sweety Pie 16 days ago

    Victoria was mother of 10

  • Sarah Juarez
    Sarah Juarez 16 days ago +1

    Curious why her cousin George Duke of Cambridge. Didn't become King of England. And why she became Queen instead.

  • Cheryl Swart
    Cheryl Swart 21 day ago

    Just because she needed for nothing, doesn't mean she was a happy child. Money and riches can't replace parental affection and time and not seen as a meal ticket. Also - anyone who wasn't in her shoes, has no right saying stuff was true or not. Talk about victim shaming. This dude is seriously rude mentioning countless times how the Queen distanced herself from mother dearest.

  • Christian Patriot
    Christian Patriot 22 days ago

    Queen Victoria was way more than 3/4 German. Her closest British ancestor was Elisabeth Stuart, daughter of King James I.

  • Louise Nolan
    Louise Nolan 29 days ago

    10 sets of adverts. Stopped watching after first set

  • Lucretia Harris
    Lucretia Harris Month ago

    Too many ads does ads make you money.

  • jayne anthony
    jayne anthony Month ago +2

    it is really amazing how you can learn about her . i lover these shows like this

  • Teresa Dudman
    Teresa Dudman Month ago

    Is it just me or does the narrator look like a love child of Victoria? Close eyes no chin and miss matched ears ❤ X x

  • ks
    ks Month ago


  • J squirrel
    J squirrel Month ago +1

    The cinematography is amazing! Like a high schooler who gets an A!! Actually, I find it quite amusing and fun.

  • J squirrel
    J squirrel Month ago

    That camera angle, let me film you from behind the train seats as you talk, was very......... Unusual. 😳 15:20

  • Zach Dunlap
    Zach Dunlap Month ago

    This presenter is a wonderful blend of dry intentional and awkward unintentional comedy.

  • mikkim11
    mikkim11 Month ago

    I don't get it, in her letters Queen Victoria claims she had no brothers or sisters but she had 2 half-sinblings from her mother's first marriage who lived with her until she was 9 years old, and apparently her sister wrote her a letter thanking Victoria for all her kindness. So... she suddenly forgot about them as she grew older?

  • Darkside Hero
    Darkside Hero 2 months ago

    She was T H I C C

  • Sanchari Guha
    Sanchari Guha 2 months ago

    well am Indian , always have been intrigued by history of British royal family , so much different story , and i think most popular and most researched royal family in the world .

  • Lucy Robson
    Lucy Robson 2 months ago

    At 35:00 I nearly wet myself. :')

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    The Linux Vector 2 months ago

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  • zahria
    zahria 2 months ago

    And who is that crucket faced gossip woman? Looks like she genetically just escaped having the Habsburg drewl.

  • zahria
    zahria 2 months ago

    There is no such name as CHARLES in German. It's KARL.

  • Jpx S
    Jpx S 2 months ago

    ads are louder than the actual video.

  • Toast
    Toast 2 months ago

    How many ads? Not even attempting to watch. Greed 🤮

  • Nancy Couch
    Nancy Couch 2 months ago

    This would be the most incredible documentary if they didn't put so many ads on this...There are simply too many ads in which makes it completely UNWATCHABLE!!

  • ithalynn brooks
    ithalynn brooks 2 months ago +1

    I think that Conroy did something to her because she really hated him

  • Brianna Janelle Carlson

    Why are they making such a big deal over the fact she was 75% German? Aren’t the current monarchs over the English even MORE German?! KEMG keep England’s monarchy German. 🙄

  • Colleen Raymond
    Colleen Raymond 3 months ago +2

    Could there BE more ads in this video?

  • George Alderson
    George Alderson 3 months ago

    No longer the longest reigning "British" monarch though basically German

  • Kaleah Collins
    Kaleah Collins 3 months ago

    She was closer to her german grands like Leopold though her was born with herbs palsey ( doctors fault as well as his fathers) Vicky hated him yet Victoria spoiled him though she locked away her on son john forever

    • Salty Bishh
      Salty Bishh 3 months ago

      I can't decipher what it is you were trying to convey but you mentioned John.
      He was her great grandson and his story is quite different than the mistaken belief that he was locked away. He had a freedom that none of his siblings possessed.

  • Kaleah Collins
    Kaleah Collins 3 months ago

    She became her mother in her own way. She sucked as a mother but to her grandkids she was great

  • Kaleah Collins
    Kaleah Collins 3 months ago

    Queen Victoria's mother to wish she could considering the time frame she was barely holding on to Regency and had to fight to keep Victoria's place as well at least she gave her Albert & really thought about possibly a love match even though it's more so political. But at least she considered what her daughter was like and wat she needed. A strong male figure( not too old so its not a father figure) but secure within himself enough to handle her and her insecurities

  • Kaleah Collins
    Kaleah Collins 3 months ago

    This is why she like John Brown cuz y'all Brown reminded her of Melbourne

  • Kaleah Collins
    Kaleah Collins 3 months ago +1

    She hated those country toys cuz she never really felt British she always felt more German I think she probably would have been happier if she would have been queen of a German duchy of some sort

  • Ariel Heaven
    Ariel Heaven 3 months ago +1

    I am so lucky to have both diaries in my possession , read them trice and each time enjoy them more.

  • Luke A
    Luke A 3 months ago

    34:45 Dowager queen not queen mother.

  • Commander Pinochet
    Commander Pinochet 3 months ago

    Overrated figure head that was just there

  • ไกรสร กาญจนเลขกะ

    I think the historians who tried to read and understand her deep personality and hapbit should' nt bring yourself to the conclusions what she was from all private letters she wrote. I think she wrote everything fllowing really from her heart, no pretending at all,it's the good informationsin historian evidences.though, I've never read the letters with my eyes but I think she revealed reality from her deep mind. I 've never seen such great monarchs like her write through life. I think she was the good talent monarch eger to learn things surround her that should be admirable.

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    splodger splodgy 3 months ago


  • PrincessKLS
    PrincessKLS 4 months ago

    I wonder, how did she know that was pregnant within a month of marriage? She had to have been further a long than just a month pregnant. Most modern day mothers and doctors don't know a woman is pregnant until they are at least 2-3 months along.

    • rescuemeifyoucan _
      rescuemeifyoucan _ Month ago

      because of lack of period I guess..and probably after 2/3 pregnancies she would be able to recognise the symptoms of another pregnancy

  • Kata1
    Kata1 4 months ago +1

    Gotta love the 'casual lean' against the tree... Even the cameraman was trying to hide it

  • Nickles A
    Nickles A 4 months ago

    WTF is up with that German Accent LMBO🤣

  • Faith constentine
    Faith constentine 4 months ago +4

    There should be NO ads with documentary’s there I said it .. love theses docos

  • Peter Lynch
    Peter Lynch 4 months ago +1

    Love, love, love THIS!!

  • NetTubeUser
    NetTubeUser 4 months ago

    This is interesting and informative but kinda soporific sometimes.

  • TheAuntieBa
    TheAuntieBa 4 months ago +1

    No matter how intelligent we are, as children we lack adult perspective. We hold our parents responsible for all our troubles, without realizing how young they were when we were born. Especially true for mothers, who’ve traditionally done the most child raising. They seem all-oowerful gods to us. When in my thirties I pieced together my own mother’s own neglected childhood, I understood much more. She had to repeat first grade; she was hospitalized for ‘failure to thrive:’ anorexia nervosa. It explained much.

  • Stew L
    Stew L 4 months ago

    Re. R

  • Trojanette83
    Trojanette83 4 months ago +1

    I have often wondered it QV spoke English with a German accent?
    My own German aunt who grew up hearing about Princess Victoria of Saalzfield (spelling ??). She said she was almost certain that without any immediate English speakers around either of them for a great number of years that it is almost certain that their German accent was deep, noticeable, and immutable. Any thoughts?

  • Trojanette83
    Trojanette83 4 months ago

    So how many of the surviving journals were left in QV's own handwriting?
    How and where do we get the information the QV wanted Beatrice to edit her journals? Was there any reason for it; or did QV 'task' her to do such a project just to give her something to do rather than, argue and bicker with her all the time?
    If, as we are told and must assume that QV was told by her mother to edit her journals why didn't QV take, it upon herself at any point during her lifetime to edit her journals on her own? Makes no sense. With as opinionated and firm as she could be sometimes it would stand to reason, for me anyway, just the opposite -- in fact having someone else edit, change, or otherwise speak for her is the LAST thin QV would have wanted someone else to do for her!!

  • Anjelia Rakic
    Anjelia Rakic 4 months ago

    I find her selfish and self cantered dress it down as much as u want. but if she was not so she would not have been able to rule as she did.

  • Sierra R
    Sierra R 4 months ago +6

    He has the funniest little walk, I’ve never seen anyone walk like that

  • Frazzled Haloz
    Frazzled Haloz 4 months ago

    Queen Victoria was a very controlling woman... from what I have read.

  • Christian Erik Arne Meyer

    Here is a link showing the true Monarchs as Victoria had a secret

  • Michael Gilbert
    Michael Gilbert 4 months ago +2

    I had to stop watching this video that was interesting because ever couple of minute they would go to another FU#King Commercial!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Carrie Bizz
    Carrie Bizz 4 months ago +2

    I'm Australian and live in Melbourne, Victoria Australia

  • Amanda H
    Amanda H 4 months ago

    Anyone who is good with management, sales and marketing knows your strength is in interpersonal relationships and emotional intelligence. The bedchamber stand off isn't just a "teenage tantrum" wouldn't you want to keep your ladies in waiting who you trust vs a demand by paliament? For her it was personal. For politics it's controlling her to their own advantage.

  • Tineke Williams
    Tineke Williams 4 months ago

    So ugly! And German! Ugh!

  • Kristy Burgess
    Kristy Burgess 5 months ago +5

    I find this presenter difficult to listen to. He seems lack empathy and 😒respect for the people who he's talking about.

    • George Alderson
      George Alderson 3 months ago

      He is an historian so I think that is how he is supposed to be

  • Lauren
    Lauren 5 months ago

    Why did they put this woman face on the title page? She looks goofy or on drugs out of her mind.

  • Tyler Maugle
    Tyler Maugle 5 months ago +2

    Fascinating documentary... Goes to show no matter how much money you have, everyone is human and has issues... Big issues...